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post Feb 26 2018, 04:47 PM
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Hi Shaneb! 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 Feb 26 2018, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 26 2018, 03:47 PM) *
Hi Shaneb! 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.


Ive been playing for about 22 yrs. i took a break for about 3 yrs when my son was born and my job took me away from it in awhile
My favorite guitarists are jimmy page, david gilmour, tom petty/mike campbell, peter buck, ac/dc, rush et. classic rock. also country eric church, brad paisley, kenny chesney, chet adkins. i love watching tommy emmanuel.
my goals are to be able to entertain myself and my family. i would love to join a band or play in some jam sessions. my ultimate goal is to be able to play what i hear in my head.
i want people to say 'wow' hes good and to be able to play songs for my family. in 5 yrs i expect to be able to improvise solos and write rhythym progressions that can become songs. my best friend is on the east coast, me west so i want to send music back and forth to write songs and share ideas
i playing in my ships band (Navy) we played four songs in the talent show in front of about 100 people. it went well enough and i really enjoyed it.
i think i am strong in rhythym and being able to play almost anything simple. i struggle when i want to solo over stuff i write and how to make the rhythym better. i want to understand what scales to use and when. I struggle with technique advance stuff like fast licks and bends... i suck at bending. i am better at legato and flat picking. i am ok at fingerstyle
Theory- i know major scale, minor penta and some major penta. i can write progressions. i can solo really simple stuff. i undstand keys and circle of fifths,
i can record video and audio. i use garageband mostly.
i will put some recordings here for you to see and hear. i will upload some when i get home from work today.

thanks again i look forward to working with you!

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Hi Shaneb! Thanks for the info! Looking forward your recordings. smile.gif


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Here is what I have so far. It was sobering to record myself and I see a lot of mistakes. I wanted to send it this way. This is how I sound most of the time. Thanks
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Hi friend! Thanks for your videos!

I think that it would be good to divide your guitar sessions into 3 blocks:

- Technique Practice (Rhythm & Solo)

- Theory

- Improvisation / Composition


We need to fill this topics with some GMC stuff. What lessons are you working or you'd like to work? Do you have any ones in mind?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 27 2018, 03:55 PM) *
Hi friend! Thanks for your videos!

I think that it would be good to divide your guitar sessions into 3 blocks:

- Technique Practice (Rhythm & Solo)

- Theory

- Improvisation / Composition


We need to fill this topics with some GMC stuff. What lessons are you working or you'd like to work? Do you have any ones in mind?


I like the pick and strum country rhythm, muted strings rhythm guitar, open chords rock rhythm, pentatonic workshop, jumping around beginner, improving workshop, finger independence, right hand basics, country picking

I am open for anything else that may help. Do you recommend anything specific for warmup or stretching?

Just one more question , is there a thread you recommend for help recording video. Thanks again.
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Great! So what about organizing your routine this first weeks like this:


- Warming up:
https://youtu.be/1XsLRQFV7rY

- Technique Practice (Rhythm & Solo):
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pick-a...Country-Rhythm/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/jumpin...round-beginner/

- Theory / Improvisation:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ming-exercises/



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Yes. Sounds good. Should I submit recordings to you or will you see it if I submit to the REC thread?
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QUOTE (Shaneb @ Feb 28 2018, 01:05 PM) *
Yes. Sounds good. Should I submit recordings to you or will you see it if I submit to the REC thread?



It's even better if you submit recording to REC so you get my feedback, but also comments from other instructors.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 1 2018, 02:25 AM) *
It's even better if you submit recording to REC so you get my feedback, but also comments from other instructors.


Posted my first rec take!
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QUOTE (Shaneb @ Mar 3 2018, 08:59 PM) *
Posted my first rec take!

Thanks for the feedback. For some reason the sound was broken up after I uploaded but I am having trouble getting the correct tone for the lesson. The bending is bad I know I’ll work on the technique and find a lesson to help. Not sure about inotation but I’ll look up some stuff for that too. Thanks Gabe!
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Hi Shane, feel free to share a new take with the sound issue fixed. The intonation thing can be related to that. I'd like to check a better sound take.


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Hi Shane, these are the videos that I wanted to share with you related to your last REC take:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ibrato-Workout/ (Check also the spoken video part 1)

First exercise of these video: https://youtu.be/JNDyI5b3Fh8





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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 7 2018, 03:47 PM) *
Hi Shane, these are the videos that I wanted to share with you related to your last REC take:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ibrato-Workout/ (Check also the spoken video part 1)

First exercise of these video: https://youtu.be/JNDyI5b3Fh8





Hi Gabriel! Thanks for the advice. I am having some tuning issues with my Ricky. I think I will get some new strings ASAP and recheck the intonation. After I’ll try on other take just to see if that fixes it. I wanted to ask you about the ending of that lesson. What is the technique you use for the harmonic sound. I wasn’t able to replicate it. But it sounds great!

I am still working on the pick and strum country lesson. I was stuck so I wanted to try something new. But I hope to post a new take soon. I am also unable to complete the pentatonic lesson. The last set of notes, the hardest to play is giving me trouble trouble. I don’t feel that I am fast enough but maybe there’s something else I can do to work on the speed. I was hoping to add some more or new lessons. I have seen a lot of improvement while I noodle or improv. Also my technique is improving and my ability to make a good tone is getting better too. Still practicing everyday. Thanks!!.
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Hi Shane! Nice to see you with this great energy! Yeah, I've noted those tuning issues. If your string are too old, I would start by changing them. If the problems continues, you should ask a professional to set up your guitar.

That harmonic is usually called "Pinch harmonic". Here you have a lesson that covers this technique:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...inch-harmonics/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Pinch-...monics-Workout/

Please share a video playing that fast part that is giving you issues so I can suggest any tip or exercise.



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