Icethrone's Bootcamp, A Frozen Soul is a Soul that can withstand pain beyond death.
Todd Simpson
Jun 24 2020, 03:00 AM
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Welcome to SHRED BOOTCAMP! I'll be your Drill Instructor! And I do mean DRILL! As in a large power tool used in slasher films and Paul Gilbert concerts. Here is were you EARN THE LIVING DEATH out of your fingers and break through any speed bumps/barriers to become a MASTER CHIEF of Shred!
QUICK TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR BATTLE
*Make sure you get both hands in the shot when shooting your video*Make sure you use a metronome for the first several Missions and that the metronome can be heard.*After you complete a mission, shoot me a PM and let me know it's ready and I'll give you a debrief! These are pass / fail, so if you pass you BADGE UP and if not, I'll give you some feedback and you head in to the breach once again.
*The first several missions are VERY simple. They are just to get you used to the bootcamp process.
*Most importantly, there is NEVER a speed requirement in bootcamp. I want you to push yourself to play as brisk as you can, but NEVER at the expense of precision. If you find you are missing a note here and there, slow down a bit. Speed is just a byproduct of precision so my goal is to make you a very precise player. At that point, speed just happens.
MISSON #1

THE MISSION

1.)Your mission is to go all the way back to the very start. The base of the mountain.

LESSON 1. http://bitly.com/gmclesson1

Which you will play SUPER PERFECT!. Speed it up bit by bit until you feel your ready to take it to WAR (Any speed, it's up to you, no points for speed, only points for playing in a precise manner as speed is simply a byproduct of precision) Shoot a video and post it as a reply to this post. Make sure to EMBED the video by clicking on INSERT SPECIAL ITEM above the smiley face and then you'll get a drop down menu. Click on INSERT YOUTUBE VIDEO and follow the instructions in the Pop Up Menu. I'll then offer a constructive and brutally honest critique.

THE AFTERMATH

Upon nailing the crap out of lesson one at a speed you didn't think possible, and playing it a clean as a freshly waxed floor, you will be given your first insignia of Rank in BOOTCAMP! You will then proceed to Lesson #2 and so forth. Here is the link to the entire 400 plus Lesson Library. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...rtal:Techniques

Here is the link to your own PRIVATE HOUSE OF PAIN!...Er I mean.. SHRED!

https://bit.ly/icethronesboootcamp

Practice!
Sarge

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IceThrone
Jun 25 2020, 08:17 AM
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Geezus, you where not kidding about this being a house of pain. At first I kinda rolled my eyes, "Alternate picking pfff, what we are going to do smoke on the water next". But then I sat down set the metronome and got put in my place real fast.

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Todd Simpson
Jun 25 2020, 08:10 PM
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Welcome to the fight Soldier!!! These first few are just about getting used to the process of bootcamp. Also, it requires you to play over a length of ground with consistency so I can see if you have any gaps that needed tending. The good news is you are clearly well prepped for this. You will have no trouble with the first dozen or Missions. After that it will start to get a pinch tricky. Let's look at this one.

Let's Debrief!!!!!


MEDALS OF HONOR

*MUTE: First thing I"m looking for is a solid Guitar Mute. You are doing a great job of palm muting. Your mute does not drift. This will serve you well in Missions to come.

*SYNCH: Handy Synch is the second thing I'm looking at in this Mission and your hand synch is SPOT ON. If there is any drift in your hand synch, this drill will make it stick out. The good news is your synch is killer.

*PACE: Lastly I want to see if you can keep solid pace. This is harder than it sounds. Some folks tend to drift and rush/lag without realizing they are doing it. Not you! Solid as a rock.

You are coming in with a high level of skill which is great. These first few missions will seem pretty straight forward. They get tougher as you go and next thing you know we are doing really crazy stuff. Just like the Military, you get out of it what you put in so get ready to earn it Soldier!!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!!!



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Congrats on your first badge! You can add it to your signature file if you like. I made the smaller one below which fits nicely in the signature space.

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Welcome to bootcamp!!!!!!!

Sarge





QUOTE (IceThrone @ Jun 25 2020, 03:17 AM) *


Geezus, you where not kidding about this being a house of pain. At first I kinda rolled my eyes, "Alternate picking pfff, what we are going to do smoke on the water next". But then I sat down set the metronome and got put in my place real fast.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


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IceThrone
Jun 26 2020, 02:01 AM
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Day 2. I'm noticing that slide sound is really hard to get rid off on the bottom strings. On the top strings not so much.

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Todd Simpson
Jun 26 2020, 08:03 AM
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NAILED IT!! This is one of the best takes on this I've seen in quite some time. This one is all about making your hand repeat something over and over and over to the point that the hand/fingers get confused and start making mistakes. The good news here is that your playing is so darn solid that you play this up the neck on all the strings and keep it high and tight the entire time!! I know it's exhausting to get it right. It's a great warmup workout to get your fingers moving and find out where, on the neck you may need to put extra focus. Let's Debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

*FORM: First thing I'm looking for here is form. Are you striking to deep, to shallow, etc. You are showing great form and technique here. Keep it up!

*TEMPO: Secondly, I want to see if you are rushing or lagging. Nope. Not a bit. Your timing is solid as a rock. Nice!!

*AGGRESSION: I want to see you jump in and start killing git and BAM you did!!!

You KRUSHED it Soldier. These will get more challenging as you go but you are more than ready. You just..

LEVELED UP!!!!!!

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Keep it up Soldier!!!


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Day 2. I'm noticing that slide sound is really hard to get rid off on the bottom strings. On the top strings not so much.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


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IceThrone
Jul 1 2020, 06:54 AM
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Playing 3 note per string is something I already practice so no real problem here. I did fell of a bit and needed to re-engage the headbang to get back into it.

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Todd Simpson
Jul 2 2020, 03:02 AM
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Head banging is a great way to keep time! Some people tap their foot. Some people bang heir head!! You had no problem with the 3 notes per string and your hand synch was very tight. These first few lessons are meant to be easy enough for people who had never touched a guitar to get through them. Even if they play at a very slow speed. .You are well ahead of most people to be sure. You are ready for the advanced lessons already. I'm sure you will noticed the change once things start to ramp up. .I hope you enjoy them! For now, let's DEBRIEF!!!


MEDALS OF HONOR

PALM MUTE STEADY ON: Keeping a steady palm mute without moving your pick hand all over the place is key. You have a good and centered technique here. It's something that some people really struggle with. Not you!! SCORE.

PICKING STEADY ON: Your picking is very even and solid as it should be. This is always what I'm looking for on this one. It's easy to rush or lag but you keep it tight to the timing. Well Done.

ENDURANCE: I have not had a chance to really see your endurance until this one and you have amazing endurance. I think you could keep this up all day. NICE!!

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Well done Soldier! Onward!!

Sarge



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Playing 3 note per string is something I already practice so no real problem here. I did fell of a bit and needed to re-engage the headbang to get back into it.

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