> HEY MAN, I really need your help...

...the thing is, I need you to start progressing faster then ever, but to achieve that I need your help:

* Don't know where to start? Just pm me and we will sort it out directly, I am online every day.

* Join My Army. Sounds aggressive? It is! We can study anything from the most fearsome picking techniques to bombastic songwriting. A medal of honor awaits the brave. Seriously, this is an opportunity for you to get a personalised learning experience...what are you waiting for?!

* Join my next video chat! GMC startpage holds a video chat schedule. We always cover a lot of ground and have fun. Remember that you don't need any previous knowledge, and you can be passive in the chat.

* Jam with me - you will find active collabs here.

* Post a topic on this board, guitar related or not - doesn't matter! You will find that chatting with instructors boosts your motivation to practice.

* You haven't missed my latest video lessons, have you?

* Finally I want to tell you a secret. Nah I changed my mind - pm me instead ;)

 
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 17 2016, 02:59 PM
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Hi alpha omega! 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 Oct 17 2016, 04:12 PM
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Hi Gabriel,

I have been "dabbling" with guitar for a long time, starting in my college days 25 years ago. I'll pick up the guitar from time to time, but there are very long breaks of no playing at all. I want to get more "serious" about my playing, but am overwhelmed with all the material out there.

I know some basic chords and a few power chords, and I've played mostly rhythm guitar. I've never learned any scales, and I don't know any music theory. ohmy.gif I would consider myself a beginner, and would like to start learning things the right way! I do not have any experience playing live. After seeing some of the videos on here, I think maybe I am too much of a beginner for you! laugh.gif

As far as musical taste, I am into most genres of heavy metal, particularly Death / Black metal.

Some of my favorite bands are Agalloch, Katatonia, Insomnium, Amorphis, Megadeth, Slayer (all the old 80s thrash bands), Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, and on and on, lol. I've been collecting music for a long time and have lots of bands I like. Probably one of my favorite guitarists is Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. I really enjoy his ability to fuse different styles of playing and like how he alternates between really heavy parts and acoustic melodies. Same with John Haughm of Agalloch.

I think my main goals are to learn more chords and improve my rhythm guitar playing. Obviously I would like to gain some ability to play lead guitar parts, and work on my dexterity - I've always had problems with the fingers on my left hand not being very quick... Some music theory would also be nice - learning what scales work with what chords, etc.

I don't ever plan on being in a band, but would like to be able to sit down and jam with someone and know how to play a part that goes with what the other person is playing laugh.gif. In five years I would like to be able to sit down and play some songs from the artists I like, and to compose my own music in a home studio.

Right now, I would probably be able to practice a couple of hours most days... I just don't know what to start with or what order to work on things in. I don't currently have any sort of video setup to use for making videos, but I could probably sort something out fairly soon.

Thanks for your help, and I look forward to learning from you!

Regards,

Bryan



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Hi Brian, thanks for the info!

The first step would be that you choose a lesson, learn it and record a video in a few days in order to let me check your current level and start designing your customized assignments.

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post Oct 18 2016, 09:38 PM
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Do you have any recommendations as to what lesson(s) I should start with?

Thanks!



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It depends on your level, but here are some ideas:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metall...-For-Beginners/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Instrumental-Rock-III/


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