Claudiostrat's Boootcamp
Todd Simpson
Oct 9 2020, 09:00 PM
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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!

http://bit.ly/claudiosbootcamp

Practice!
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ClaudioStrat
Oct 13 2020, 05:25 PM
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lesson #1 attempt
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 9 2020, 08:00 PM) *
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!

http://bit.ly/claudiosbootcamp

Practice!
Sarge

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Todd Simpson
Oct 14 2020, 03:46 AM
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Welcome to the fight Soldier!! Your clearly able to play at this speed. Congrats there. However, it sounds like you are drifting in and out of synch with the metronome. If you are not used to working with a click, it will take a bit of practice to get used to it. I'd suggest slowing the metronome down a bit. Speed is a byproduct of precision and therefore speed is impossible without precision. So focus on the precision first and the speed will just come. Try to make a pick strike with each click on the metronome. There is no speed requirement in bootcamp but there is a precision requirement. You can easily play this drill, I need you to tie it directly to the clicks. You can increase the speed of the clicks and slow your playing a bit, and that way you get a reference click for each and every strike. It makes it easier to lock in to the beat. Eventually, you won't need the metronome. It will become part of your being. For now, it's an important part of the puzzle!!

Once more in to the breach!!!

Also, if possible, try to use a distorted tone on these drills. It doesn't have to be a lot of distortion, just a bit will do. It will exaggerate any slips ups in palm muting or string noise which makes them easier to spot and fix. If it's not possible to do, then we will work around it. If it is possible, it will only help move things forward in your journey.

Sarge

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ClaudioStrat
Oct 14 2020, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 14 2020, 02:46 AM) *
Welcome to the fight Soldier!! Your clearly able to play at this speed. Congrats there. However, it sounds like you are drifting in and out of synch with the metronome. If you are not used to working with a click, it will take a bit of practice to get used to it. I'd suggest slowing the metronome down a bit. Speed is a byproduct of precision and therefore speed is impossible without precision. So focus on the precision first and the speed will just come. Try to make a pick strike with each click on the metronome. There is no speed requirement in bootcamp but there is a precision requirement. You can easily play this drill, I need you to tie it directly to the clicks. You can increase the speed of the clicks and slow your playing a bit, and that way you get a reference click for each and every strike. It makes it easier to lock in to the beat. Eventually, you won't need the metronome. It will become part of your being. For now, it's an important part of the puzzle!!

Once more in to the breach!!!

Also, if possible, try to use a distorted tone on these drills. It doesn't have to be a lot of distortion, just a bit will do. It will exaggerate any slips ups in palm muting or string noise which makes them easier to spot and fix. If it's not possible to do, then we will work around it. If it is possible, it will only help move things forward in your journey.

Sarge

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Todd Simpson
Oct 15 2020, 05:04 AM
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Better!! I don't want you to get stuck here just out of the gate Soldier. So we are gonna badge this one up and Move Forward!! I'm going to do more of a review than my usual 'Bullet Point" critique, as this is one that needs greater feedback based on what I'm seeing in the vid. Let's cover the POSITIVE things first! You are doing much better here than the first video. You are much closer to keeping synch in this one. For the first half of the video, it's a huge improvement so well done!! Let's talk about some of the issues. The second half of the video starts to have more issues. Your synch begins to drift a good bit more. It could be simple hand fatique. You may still be pushing the speed a bit too far as your synch control seems to to get loose the longer you play it. The first half of the video shows that you can keep it in synch, even if just for a bit. Also, your tone could use a bit more distortion so add a bit more next time. Lastly, your right hand palm mute position needs some work. I want you to try to place your palm on the bridge to mute all of the strings. It looks like you are not palm muting very much at all in the vid and this leads to string noise, especially if there is distortion (typical lead tone) on the signal. That's part of why I want you to use more distortion, to let string noise stand out so that you can practice your palm mute and prepare for whats to come. This is going to be a tricky bit. If you are not used to picking while muting, it does take some practice. Try to leave your palm mute on the bridge and articulate the pick with your thumb and first finger. This will feel very odd at first. Eventually it will feel very easy and it will allow you to play open string licks, multi string licks, etc. without fear of string noise.

You've made enough progress to get you your first badge Soldier!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!


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ONWARD to Mission 2!!
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QUOTE (ClaudioStrat @ Oct 14 2020, 01:11 PM) *
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