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Richard's Thread, for Gab's Army
Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 15 2020, 08:55 PM
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Hi Richard! Welcome to your thread for Gab's Army, my mentoring program. Here I'll guide you with your guitar practice.

Let's start building your guitar routine. Some important things that I already know about you:

- Playing since the age of 9 (Classically trained)
- Favorite artists: Michael Schenker, EVH. Melodic rock.
- Main goals: Effective technique, Speed. Covers.
- You can practice 3 hours per day.

Let's start with one of these lessons so I can analyze your playing and recommend the right lessons and exercises.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Phil-C...n-Intermediate/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Blues/


What do you think?

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Dunstanmus
Nov 16 2020, 08:06 PM
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Hi everyone, what is the best way to record video and audio? I have never recorded so don’t have an interface etc.
I have a good amp sound and need to get that to the computer without a mic. Do I need something from Twonotes?
If you imagine I have my amps, a Boss GT1000 an iPhone and aMac. Please tell me what I need to buy to make the most of the lesson feedback.
Thanks Rich

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 16 2020, 09:15 PM
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Hi mate, great to find your post here! Please check out this video and let me know if you have any questions.

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Dunstanmus
Nov 17 2020, 10:12 AM
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ASIO4ALL does not work for MAC. Is there an alternative?

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 17 2020, 02:41 PM
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Hi Richard! I don't use MAC but I've googled and this is what I've found:

https://producerhive.com/ask-the-hive/asio4...mac-equivalent/

It seems that you don't need Asio4all in MAC.

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Dunstanmus
Nov 20 2020, 08:04 PM
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Hi Gab, I need to work out how to record the backing whilst using the DAW on a Mac. This is me having my first go.

https://youtu.be/_stZ8xEkElY

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 21 2020, 01:39 AM
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Hi mate! The link says "video is not available".

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Dunstanmus
Nov 23 2020, 05:24 PM
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https://youtu.be/2AVCjc3ZyMY

Can't get recorded audio onto this so this is through phone.

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 24 2020, 05:06 AM
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Hi mate! This video quality really works for this purpose. You can improve sound in the future. Maybe you can turn your backing and guitar louder so your phone captures more of your take and less ambient (and string noise), but this works.

Regarding your playing... good stuff! Your technique is consistent. The main element that needs some attention is timing. Maybe you were more focused on video recording issues than playing, but I would like to hear a new take trying to play tighter with the backings groove. What do you think?

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Dunstanmus
Nov 24 2020, 09:38 AM
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Yes cool. The fast picking runs are above my limit. I need work there. Does the timing require work throughout ?

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 24 2020, 12:59 PM
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Hi Richard,

Timing is an essential element, it's everywhere so we are working on it all the time. However, we need to focus on it when practicing in order to make it better. In this case, the problem is more related to groove when playing the riffs and lines. One thing that you could try is to keep your (right) hand moving up and down in 16th notes even when you are not playing. This simple trick can improve our groove a lot.

Playing funk is also a groove trainer. In this lesson the instructor keeps the hand moving as I suggest:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Funk-Workout/

You'll find some info here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=61438

That's Bumblefoot exercise is very powerful and Steve Vai's experience too.

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Nov 24 2020, 05:44 PM
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I understand the timing. I have done this at 160. I can't play the runs at speed. Can you help me with this please?

https://youtu.be/ctL2b9seu6I

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 24 2020, 07:14 PM
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Yes! Your problem here is crossing strings with alternate picking. That's one of the trickiest parts of this technique and requires special practice.

You need to isolate those 2 licks and work on them as exercises over metronome.

Some important items about this technique.

• It basically means alternation between downstrokes and upstrokes
• It can also help your timing for funk rhythms.
• It lets you use your mind to other things since the motion can be automated.
• Get in the habit of holding the pick between your thumb and your forefinger.
• Keep the exposed area of the pick to a minimum. (for precision)
• Try to do the movements the smaller than possible.

I'd like to see you playing this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...upstroke-focus/

and maybe this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-picking-chops/

And please check out the alternate picking crossing string exercises here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0



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Dunstanmus
Nov 24 2020, 07:22 PM
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Awesome thanks!

Gab, how long do students normally focus on a single lesson before posting progress? Do I wait until I am nearly up to speed?

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QUOTE (Dunstanmus @ Nov 24 2020, 03:22 PM) *
Awesome thanks!

Gab, how long do students normally focus on a single lesson before posting progress? Do I wait until I am nearly up to speed?


If you have specific questions you can post as often as you want, but at least once per week is ok to monitor practice.

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