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post Jul 19 2007, 12:58 PM
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Here goes, im a little nervous posting this. Please be nice im still only a new player! smile.gif

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:05 PM
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It sounds great Matt....keep up the great work.


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post Jul 19 2007, 01:07 PM
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Hey Matt,

Looks like your getting the blues licks down smile.gif

I actually liked it best when you slowed your licks down a bit, they sounded more 'thoughtful' that way.

Keep up the good work,

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:18 PM
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Wow thanks guys, and some great Tips ben. It gets a bit addictive blazeing around the fretboard, especially now my speed has increased - but your right Ben, when i slow down i play what i feel! smile.gif


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post Jul 19 2007, 01:22 PM
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Pretty cool bro.

I think you should try to land some time on a strong note, after a lick or a bunch of licks.
And work on your vibrato smile.gif
You can practice landing on notes and vibrato at the same time smile.gif

good job wink.gif

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ahh I see Benhowell also made that clear smile.gif

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:22 PM
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No problem Matt,

May i ask how long you have been playing?

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ Jul 19 2007, 01:22 PM) *
No problem Matt,

May i ask how long you have been playing?

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9 months! Since i met Mr Dahls website cool.gif


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post Jul 19 2007, 01:24 PM
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Ah ok, your doing REALLY well then my friend!

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ Jul 19 2007, 01:24 PM) *
Ah ok, your doing REALLY well then my friend!

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Wow thanks Ben! biggrin.gif And thanks for the tips Ezra - surley worth taking note off! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 19 2007, 01:29 PM
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No probs,

I thought you were going to say much longer than that-your playing and hand position/technqiue is much more confident than i would have though for only playing 9 months. Id focus on your phrasing-, slow things down a bit, listen to Robben Ford perhaps, and i think you'll be WELL above what you should be for playing that long.

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:31 PM
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Hey Matt, It sounds really cool. I loved the hammer-on pull-offs at around 30 seconds biggrin.gif very nice. Guitar looks sweet, all you need to do now is upgrade it to a wine red gibson like mine tongue.gif

Unfortunately my connection speed is low and i could watch only half as it stops loading. But i added to favourites and promise to watch it next month. Hopefully by that time you will have uploaded some more improv's smile.gif Keep at it Matt!

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post Jul 19 2007, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ Jul 19 2007, 01:29 PM) *
No probs,

I thought you were going to say much longer than that-your playing and hand position/technqiue is much more confident than i would have though for only playing 9 months. Id focus on your phrasing-, slow things down a bit, listen to Robben Ford perhaps, and i think you'll be WELL above what you should be for playing that long.

-Ben


Infact i dont think its even 9 months, 8 !

Hemlok, your Wine Red Gibson is MINE!! blink.gif


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post Jul 19 2007, 10:46 PM
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Cool man - you have the Pentatonic down cool.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 19 2007, 10:46 PM) *
Cool man - you have the Pentatonic down cool.gif


Pentatonics - Thats Life! laugh.gif


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post Jul 25 2007, 01:32 PM
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I agree - very well done for 8 months! I am glad you met Mr Dahl's website! blink.gif

Your improvising needs a pause with a strong note and cool vibrato like Ezra suggested. Check out Lavendell's vibrato lessons!

Well done! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 25 2007, 02:46 PM
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Thanks Kris I will do that ! Maybe someone could explain more about "strong notes" to me?! smile.gif


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post Jul 25 2007, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Jul 25 2007, 09:46 AM) *
Thanks Kris I will do that ! Maybe someone could explain more about "strong notes" to me?! smile.gif


Hmm. Well strong notes are .... strong smile.gif

A simple way of approaching this is to use notes within the current chord as string notes - a strong note works with the song and really emphasis the musical ideas you are trying to portray.

For example, in the key of G, playing a chord of G:

G B and D would be strong notes, G and D being the strongest. If for instance you played an A, that would be less strong, but if you were playing a G9, or wanted to create the illusion of a G9, playing an A would work better. In the end it becomes habit.

I never tried to explain this before so should propbably think about it a little more - I'm sure someone else will come up with some suggestions.


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I think you did a pretty good job.At the rate your at now you will be nailing all these video in no time smile.gif .I would just say to try and stay in key and play it slow first to make it as smooth as possible then speed it up once you got it down.vERY IMPRESIVE though at 9 months.Keep it up man.You can only get better from here as long as you practice daily and stay dedicated.

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Wow 9 months?? Man this is freakin great!! Keep up the awesome work man! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 25 2007, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 25 2007, 03:57 PM) *
Hmm. Well strong notes are .... strong smile.gif

A simple way of approaching this is to use notes within the current chord as string notes - a strong note works with the song and really emphasis the musical ideas you are trying to portray.

For example, in the key of G, playing a chord of G:

G B and D would be strong notes, G and D being the strongest. If for instance you played an A, that would be less strong, but if you were playing a G9, or wanted to create the illusion of a G9, playing an A would work better. In the end it becomes habit.

I never tried to explain this before so should propbably think about it a little more - I'm sure someone else will come up with some suggestions.


For rock it is actually that simple - the chord notes are the strong ones.

You don't necessarily need to memorise them - if you are jamming in the pentatonic scale the strong notes are never far away. So just experiment and try bending from the different pentatonic notes until it sounds good! Many times you don't even have to bend - just give a pentatonic note some vibrato - and there you have it! smile.gif


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