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Hi Gab,

I keep on working on my timing... The Am blues rhythm part should be ready soon, but the solo part is quiet hard for me... It's difficult for me to be in time with the rhythm part, as I am too concentrated on what I play to listen to the backing track. If you have any advices or lessons to help me for this, I would be glad.
I hope to be able to make a video on the power chord lesson from Darius, as well as for the basic rock rythm lesson.

Meanwhile, I worked also on another blues lesson: the blues chord in E

Here is my attempt, for you to give some comments:


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post Aug 30 2017, 02:29 PM
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Hi mate,

The key to play the solo right is diary practice and repetition in order to be able to get familiar with the groove and different techniques involved. When we get enough familiar with a technique and lick, we don't have to put our focus on each element, things happen naturally. When we are not able to do it, it means that we need:

- More days of practice.
- Divide it in smaller sections.
- Practice at a slower tempo.


Regarding the video. The lesson is going on the right track but you tend to go before the beat in many parts. I notice that you are moving your leg/foot with the beat which is a good thing. Try to feel the groove with your whole body and focus on going tighter.


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Thanks Gab,

too bad that there are not secret techniques... only practice... !
For training at slower tempo, it would be helpful to be able to download the slower backing tracks... there is only the "jam along" that is available for download, at full speed... are there any tricks to get those slower BT? I don't always have an easy network access when playing guitar...

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Hi Laurent,

Unfortunately, only normal tempo backings are available for download. If you need any specific one, I can share it. If not, you can use any tool for changing speed of backings like like Amazing Slow Downer or this page: https://audiotrimmer.com/audio-speed-changer/


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 31 2017, 03:10 PM) *
you can use any tool for changing speed of backings like like Amazing Slow Downer or this page: https://audiotrimmer.com/audio-speed-changer/

That's exactly what I needed... much better than using VLC!!
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QUOTE (petitkyu @ Aug 31 2017, 11:10 AM) *
That's exactly what I needed... much better than using VLC!!
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Hi Gab,

I'm sorry, but I will have to stop playing for a few days... I think I hurted myself at the left hand while training a little bit over-enthusiastically at bends... mad.gif ...I'll take this opportunity to read the GMC grimoire and progress in theory... Any advices about some starting materials ?
If you have any advice about proper warming up and stretching, I'll be glad to apply them...
Hope to come back soon...

laurent

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Hi mate,

I'm so sorry to know that you've hurt your hands. I strongly recommend this for waming up:



And regarding guitar theory, Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar I is great! It's very interesting and clear, and it covers theory and technique from beginner to advanced very smooothly. If you have the opportunity, go for it.




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