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post Nov 6 2017, 11:48 PM
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Hi HeithKliffTV! Welcome to Gab's Army, my mentoring program.

Before we start working, I would like to know 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 Nov 7 2017, 12:34 AM
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Hi Gabriel! Thanks for the quick reply happy.gif

- How many time have you been playing guitar?
7-8 years
- Favorite guitarists, bands and musicians.
Guitarists: Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Yngwie
Bands: Dorje, Mad Caddies, Lamb of God
- What are your guitar goals?
1. Solo (and speed equally)
2. Techniques (like hybrid picking
3. Songwritting
4. Musical Theory (and to be able to apply it)
- How would you like to you see yourself in 5 years (related to music and guitar)?
Im planning to livestream some guitar playing, songwriting, recording and such. I want to get to the point i can do anything! cool.gif
- How many time can you play guitar each day?
I practice a minimum of 2 hours a day
- Do you have playing live experience?
A small bit of jamming with friends
- Which are your strong and weak points with guitar?
Strong: Rhythm is pretty good, able to follow tempo, alternate picking, sweeping (on 4 strings)
Weak: Building chords(with theory), Speed, legatos, advanced techniques (hybrid picking and such)
- What do you know about music theory?
I can find my notes on the fret board,
C major/A minor scale by heart,
differences between natural, harmonic and other scales,
the basic on how to build chords (applying it is another thing though)
- Can you record videos of you playing?
I most certainly can
- Share here audios and videos that reflect your current playing.
I dont have any material to show you right now, but i can play these songs pretty well:
Lamb Of God - Laid to Rest
Killing in the name - RATM
My curse - Killswitch Engage
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Hi friend! Thanks for the info!

I would really like to see you playing any of those songs and if it's possible a guitar jam over any backing track.

What do you think?


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Ill get it done as soon as possible! It will take a couple of days, I have to figure out a couple of things with my new audio interface and Ableton wacko.gif
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Ok! Thanks for the update. I'll wait for your takes.


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Hi Gab!

Heres Laid to rest, done in one take:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha84uL5X4x4...eature=youtu.be

I got a little nervous so i messed up a bit unsure.gif
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And here is the jam over a backing track (forgot to record myself playing)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6h12baf4rl84zu/AminorJam.wav?dl=0
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Hi mate, thanks a lot for your video and audio.

From what I can see in your LOG cover, your rhythm playing is very consistent. I think that we can focus on your solo side during this first part of the work together.

These are my two suggestions for this first week:

Hand Synch: This lesson is great for Alternate Picking and Hand Synchonisation. The lesson has very good explanations so please get into it, read the texts, and practice it focusing on making everything sound clean, clear and with the right timing. Start at slow tempos:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Hand-Synch/


Legato Stamina: Then, I would like to suggest working on this excelent lesson to train your left hand. This lesson is level 7, so It's not an easy lesson. I don't want you to play it at the faster tempo, it's ok if you practice it using the slower backings, to build some stamina and dexterity.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/legato-stamina/

What do you think? Are you in?




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Sounds great! I will start working on them right now!
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QUOTE (HeithKliffTV @ Nov 13 2017, 01:32 AM) *
Sounds great! I will start working on them right now!


Perfect!! Keep me updated.


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Hi Gabriel,

The first exercise is a lot harder than it looks tongue.gif

I am very close to getting it at 75 bpm, this week i will make the video for it, then on to the next exercise!
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QUOTE (HeithKliffTV @ Nov 26 2017, 10:55 PM) *
Hi Gabriel,

The first exercise is a lot harder than it looks tongue.gif

I am very close to getting it at 75 bpm, this week i will make the video for it, then on to the next exercise!



Hand Synch?


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Ok, keep me updated!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXtdK_MR5eE...eature=youtu.be

There we go! Recording is a lot harder than i imagined tongue.gif
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Hi friend! Great to find your video here!

I think that this lesson has been a good choice for you. The overall is going on the right track, but it needs some more days of practice yet. I'll write here a list of elements and details to have in mind during the next days of practice.

- Your hands movement are ok. There is nothing relevant to fix regarding posture.

- I would adjust your guitar tone. I think that it has too much drive and highs. A warmer tone, and some with less distortion will make your guitar playing sound cleaner and cooler.

- I notice that there are still some hand sync issues that make the faster passages sound a bit dirty. Maybe you can isolate this parts to adjust them and then connect everything again.

- There are some unwanted noises here and there. The tone adjust will help, but take care of it.

- There are some moments where timing is not precise. I note it at 00:18, 00:29, and 00:36. It's not dramatic but it can sound tighter.


If you'd share this take at REC I would grade it as 7 so it is a pass! With some more little adjustments this would become a 10 soon.

Congrats on your great job.



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Thanks for reviewing the video! biggrin.gif

I will continue to work on it for sure, i wanted to deliver something better but i felt that i needed to show some progress.

I also started working on Legato Stamina as well but that will take a while!

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It's a great desicion to share videos frequently. My long feedback is just because I want to mark every detail I note in order to make this program totally helpful and effective.

Keep on practicing and sharing your progress!



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