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post Jun 13 2016, 04:26 PM
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Hi Pmmalmeida! Welcome to your mentoring thread.

Before we start, I'd like to know a bit more about you.

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
- What are your guitar goals?
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
- Do you have playing live experience?
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
- What do you know about music theory?
- Can you record videos of you playing?
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.


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post Jun 13 2016, 05:28 PM
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Hello Gab,

I'm 38 year old Portuguese programmer that loves music. I do prefer Metal and Rock but occasionally I listen to other genders.
I'm married and have 3 kids, all of them also love music.

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- How many time have you been playing guitar?

I picked up my first electric guitar when I turned 18, 20 years ago =)

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- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.

My favorite guitarists are James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Mark Tremonti, but I also really like James Root, Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Mike McCready, Mick Thomson and Dan Donegan. My favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam and Alter Bridge, but I also listen to Stone Sour, Disturbed, Black Label Society, Pantera, Slipknot, Manditory, Walk of the Earth, Foo Fighters, Megadeth, Godsmack, Ill Nino, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Motorhead, Mudvayne, Probot, Rage Against The Machine, Manowar, Soulfly, Sepultura, Tenacious D, Steel Panther, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Millencolin and some others.

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- What are your guitar goals?

To be the best I can. I don't have any professional goals but I would like to be able to play the music that I love and listen to.

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- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?

I would love if I had the technical proficiency to play the rhythm and lead of any Metallica song for example. I would also like to understand music and be able to read it.

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- How many time can you play guitar each day?

I can play everyday from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

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- Do you have playing live experience?

Nope.

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- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?

I don't really know much music theory and technically I am very sloppy. On the strong side I do own a guitar =)

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- What do you know about music theory?

I know the 12 notes and I did learn something about intervals a while back, not much =|

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- Can you record videos of you playing?

Sure, I have previously recorded myself playing for the GMC:
https://youtu.be/6kyk0FNjMjo
https://youtu.be/FNKP_ZzHhVA
https://youtu.be/N78eiEoptl4
https://youtu.be/NsFo4OILMfs

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- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.

I will have to get back to you on this one. ASAP.

Pedro

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Hi Pedro, thanks for your info.

Let's work on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metall...-For-Beginners/

Learn it and share a take in 1 week. Deal?


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Absolutely!

Thank you so much wink.gif
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Cool! Keep me updated! smile.gif


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Hey Gabriel,

I've been working on "Metallica For Beginners" for almost a week now...
I'm actually quite frustrated by it... I didn't expect it to be so hard to learn, being a difficulty 2 lesson.
I know the whole lesson up to the solo, but the end result is far from perfect:
https://youtu.be/DkE0cU72Bbc
I chose not to record in 140 bpm, because I can hardly keep up at 120 bpm.

This week I plan to learn the solo and polish the whole song. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi mate, that's a good first take!

Don't worry about level and how much time it takes. As soon as you master this one, you will have the level to play a good percentage of metal songs! It's set as a low level because it's not fast but it combines different techniques that can be really demanding.

I think that you are going on the right track with this one and that you need to continue practising, but in small blocks in order to master each sections, starting by the ones that need more attention (like the faster riff lines).

Your palm muting sounds good, and you have a good sense of rhythm, you just need to train your fingers, try to minimise movement in order to make everything sound tighter.

Let's work on this one for a week. Deal?





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post Jun 21 2016, 03:28 PM
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For sure Gabriel!

I'm on it wink.gif
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Great! wink.gif


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post Jun 27 2016, 02:28 PM
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Hey Gab!

I've been working on solo, but I'm struggling a lot with it tongue.gif
I also have two questions with the solo tab, maybe I'm just misreading it but where you have
------15--15g14------14------------|
--17-------------17------15---L----|
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-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|


don't you mean
------15--14-15g-----14------------|
--17-------------17------15---L----|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|


And at the end
-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
--7s---------------|
-------------------|

Doesn't that mean to slide off the 7th?

BTW, back in part 1 where you have
________________PM
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--7--8--7----------5-----|
-------------0--7-----3--|
-------------------------|


when I listen to it it sound like
_____________PM_PM
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--7--8--7----------5-----|
-------------0--7-----3--|
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Anyway, I'll do a recording of my none existing progress today wink.gif
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Hey Gab,

Here is the new recording:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eXm9gf7aGI

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Hi mate, your corrections are right! I'll fix it. The slide is correct, the "s" there means slide.

About your playing. You still need to polish the rhythm section to make everything sound tighter. There are also pitch issues when you play single notes on both riffing and soloing. I think that you are bending too much the string when doing vibrato. Besides this, your guitar is not perfectly in tune, so this neither helps with the pitch of your take.

Please take care of those unwanted bends, check your tuning and give it a new chance.



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Ok Gab, I'm on it!
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Great! smile.gif


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Hey Gab, are you back?

I'm just checking in so you don't think I quit or something biggrin.gif
I'm gonna try a new recording with all the song, probably this weekend.

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Hi mate! I'm back and ready to check your new takes. smile.gif


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Hi Gab,

I'm really sorry but I went to my parents in law to drop off my kids over the weekend, so I could not practice nor record.
I can practice at work for like 30 to 40 minutes everyday, but it will be difficult to record over the next 2 months because I'll be going to my parents in law every night for the next weeks and then I'll be on vacation.
Anyway, if I can, I'll drop a take.

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Ok! Thanks for the update. Don't worry, keep on practicing and please keep me informed about your progress. wink.gif


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Hey Gab!

I'm back from vacations and practicing wink.gif
I will post a new take this weekend.

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Great! Welcome back friend! smile.gif


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