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post May 6 2016, 01:46 PM
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It looks like we are going to transition away from my video chat on Saturdays and on to other things smile.gif Not to worry though as it looks like I will be adding something new to the forums. Just what exactly I will be adding is yet to be determined but I"ll be trying several things to see what we can do that works well for everyone smile.gif If you have any suggestions or anything you'd like to see in the forum, and yes is can certainly involve video via youtube embed and such, feel free to post a suggestion.

Above all I want to make something that you guys want to be part of smile.gif Looking forward to seeing what we come up with smile.gif

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post May 6 2016, 02:24 PM
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i had sent a PM to kris about a Vchat solution, i never get any answer from him......

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post May 6 2016, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ May 6 2016, 03:24 PM) *
i had sent a PM to kris about a Vchat solution, i never get any answer from him......

Laurent


Got it - sorry for not confirming.

The reason we have decided to pause with Todd's chats is not only because 123flashchat was abandoned, it is because we need to prioritise with the resources we have.

When there are just a few students attending the chat - it makes much more sense for Todd to experiment with other instructional forum ideas.

Suggestions are welcome btw. So far the most promising idea is for Todd to start off with a shred-bpm-contest.


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post May 6 2016, 02:51 PM
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When there are just a few students attending the chat - it makes much more sense for Todd to experiment with other instructional forum ideas.


in other hand,Todd cannot do Vchat session with 10 guys, this is a no sense.
in average we are 4, i think it's enought.

So, no more chat, it's very sad sad.gif

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post May 6 2016, 02:56 PM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ May 6 2016, 03:51 PM) *
in other hand,Todd cannot do Vchat session with 10 guys, this is a no sense.
in average we are 4, i think it's enought.

So, no more chat, it's very sad sad.gif

Laurent

Indeed sad.gif

I hope something good will come out of this


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post May 6 2016, 03:10 PM
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Todd's chats were a big part of why I was a member of this site.
The attendance on a given chat might sometimes be small but there was a good number of students who attended on an irregular basis. I always looked forward to catching up with my friends.
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post May 6 2016, 03:17 PM
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hmmm...just to throw in an idea I thought of a game, we take a short backing which can be looped easily. After someone records a solo over it, he/she will choose someone (from a list) and that chosen person must records a solo as an answer. Time must be limited, everyone must have 2 days max.

Sort of like everyone challenging each other but as friendly as we always are smile.gif this video came to my mind;



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post May 6 2016, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE (GregH @ May 6 2016, 06:10 AM) *
Todd's chats were a big part of why I was a member of this site.
The attendance on a given chat might sometimes be small but there was a good number of students who attended on an irregular basis. I always looked forward to catching up with my friends.

+1. It was a good run while it lasted. Thanks to Todd and the rest of the instructors whos video chat lessons I have had the pleasure of attending over the years.
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post May 6 2016, 04:55 PM
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It was a good run while it lasted.


Hooo yeah !

yes it was a good time !!!! but now i have reserved all my sunday evening for the Vchat..... what can i do with this time !?

i know !! i'll practive Todd's lessons !!

7 more and i break the current record !

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post May 6 2016, 06:49 PM
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I'm going to try several new ideas in the coming weeks to see what resonates with folks smile.gif Thanks for the suggestions thus far! I"m going to try to have something to shar, the by Saturday so that in our usual slot, there is a bit of fun guitar play to work on smile.gif

Many thanks to Kris for supporting 5 years of online lessons. Onward!

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post May 7 2016, 10:25 PM
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NEW SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE!!!!!!

direct link: http://bitly.com/saturdayshred1

I've created a new thing called the "SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE" where each Sat, I will challenge you guys to make a short solo over a selected backing. This week, it's in honor of PRINCE, doing his solo over "WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS". If you didn't see this performance of his, it's amazing. I don't expect everyone to be Prince, the only requirement is that you download the backing, and record yourself on video playing a solo to it. Then upload to youtube and embed your vid in a reply in the challenge thread. You will get great feedback and a SHRED CHALLENGE mission badge. It takes a lot to put yourself out there playing guitar on the web for everyone to see, but that's what I want you guys to do!! smile.gif Click on the link at the top of this post to get started!
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post May 8 2016, 07:26 PM
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Excellent idea Todd smile.gif

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post May 8 2016, 07:58 PM
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I'm sure that this will bring new great stuff! That first challenge sounds killer! smile.gif


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post May 8 2016, 10:24 PM
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We have our first VICTOR in the Challenge!! PHILL 66. He was the first to submit a take and "Badge up' smile.gif
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I'm sure that this will bring new great stuff! That first challenge sounds killer! smile.gif



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post May 10 2016, 03:56 PM
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WELCOME TO THE SATURDAY SHRED CHALLENGE!!!!



To replace my Saturday Video Chats, I'm going to start a SATURDAY SHRED FEST CHALLENGE. The format is going to be rather open at first. Follow the link at the top to joint the challenge. It will be a new one each week due before the following week. Just make a youtube vid of yourself playing over the selected backing and get a critique and a mission badge if your playing is up to snuff!!! It's a challenge so push yourself!

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