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post Jun 26 2016, 05:51 PM
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Hi Clipstar! Welcome to your mentoring thread. Before we start I'll need to know these things...

- 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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Hello Gab

Below my answers to your questions ;-)

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
Been playing guitar for about 15years, but on a very casual level. The last 3 years, I haven't spend a lot of time on my guitar but my intentions are to play more again.

- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
I like a lot of music genres but I prefer different kinds of metal music.

Guitarists: Joe Satriani, Kirk Hamett, Joe Bonamassa, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Christopher Amott
Bands: Metallica, Arch Enemy, Escape the faith, System of a Down, Slipknot, QOTSA, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, and many other...

- What are your guitar goals?
Improve on soloing techniques. Building speed

- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
be able to play more difficult solo's

- How many time can you play guitar each day?
aprox 30minutes to an hour

- Do you have playing live experience?
a little bit, played some base guitar in a band when i was 17years old

- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
strong: quick learner
weak: clean playing when trying to play faster

- What do you know about music theory?
not much, I can read tablature and can read a bit notes

- Can you record videos of you playing?
yes

- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.
bad quality, but nowadays i have an audio interface via my line 6 pedal (pod X3 live) to record in good quality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqCjtND309Q

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Hi mate, thanks for the info. I would like to see you playing a guitar solo. Is it possible to record an improvisation over any backing track?
It's also ok ff you prefer to learn and record a solo lesson from archive, like for example this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nner-solo-in-d/

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Hi Gab,

Good idea!

I prefer doing the solo from the archive.
I'm not really good at improvisations , as I dont know many scales.

Let's give the solo a try! I'll post a vid when mastering it :-)

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Great! smile.gif


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Hi Gab

Below my take on the beginner solo in D.
I really enjoyed the solo, and mastered it pretty fast.

I'm excited for my trip towards soloing on an advanced level, with maybe shred as my endpoint/destination? biggrin.gif

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Hi mate, good job with this one!

The overall sounds good! There are a few elements to improve here that will be playing during this mentoring program like bending (pitch), vibrato, and cleanness.

ASSIGNMENT 1

Goals:

- Alternate Picking Work
- Working on expression elements.

Task #1:

The idea is start polishing your alternate picking in order to make your technique more consistent and be able to play at fast tempos. Work on this alternate picking lesson focusing on timing, cleanness and hands sync.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Altern...king-workout-3/


Task #2:

The second lesson for this first assignment is focused on phrasing, dynamics and other expressing elements like bending, vibrato.

This is the link to the lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ballad...s-And-Phrasing/



Exam and deadline:

By July 15th you'll have to share 2 videos.

- A video playing the alternate picking lesson. (5 coins)
- A second video playing the ballad soloing lesson. (5 coins)

Each of this videos will be evaluated (check the coins value below). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call".


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Hi Gab,

I'm in, man!

Looks challenging, but seems doable and is good for making my technique more consistent.

I like the way you demand me to upload my video's by 15July.
That motivates me, cause I need some deadline to push things, if you know what I mean ;-)

Have a good vacation, and I'll post my vids by 15July.

Greets,
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Hi mate, good job with this one!

The overall sounds good! There are a few elements to improve here that will be playing during this mentoring program like bending (pitch), vibrato, and cleanness.

ASSIGNMENT 1

Goals:

- Alternate Picking Work
- Working on expression elements.

Task #1:

The idea is start polishing your alternate picking in order to make your technique more consistent and be able to play at fast tempos. Work on this alternate picking lesson focusing on timing, cleanness and hands sync.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Altern...king-workout-3/


Task #2:

The second lesson for this first assignment is focused on phrasing, dynamics and other expressing elements like bending, vibrato.

This is the link to the lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Ballad...s-And-Phrasing/



Exam and deadline:

By July 15th you'll have to share 2 videos.

- A video playing the alternate picking lesson. (5 coins)
- A second video playing the ballad soloing lesson. (5 coins)

Each of this videos will be evaluated (check the coins value below). You need to get at least 7 coins to pass. If you pass, we can continue, if you don't you will have a second "call".


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Great! Good luck with your first days of practice! Keep me updated. wink.gif


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Hi Gab,

Here I am, 14th of July.

Dammit, Im not ready yet to post the videos.

The alternate picking workout is harder than I expected.
My pinky is working like hell and currently I'm able to play on 120bpm.
Busy working my way up to 160bpm.

Honestly this doesnt feel like a level 4 lesson as I've allready played a lot of level 5 lessons, but anyways, I really like it, as i feel, I'm advancing on my technique.

You want me to upload a 120bpm take to prove I'm practicing, or can I have some extra credit? ^^

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Hi Clipstar! Thanks for the honest update. Please post everything you can tomorrow. I'll give you my feedback and guidelines on how to continue... deal?



It's ok to post the stuff at a slower tempo.


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