Freepizzas Bootcamp!, Fight Fight Fight and Fight Some more!!
Todd Simpson
Jul 8 2021, 01:00 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/freepizzasbootcamp


Practice!
Sarge

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Todd Simpson
Jul 11 2021, 01:06 AM
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This is a Mute/Picking drill to show me where your technique is currently at. No metronome requirement, or speed requirement. it also makes a handy picking workout! Give it a whirl when you can. You can record with cell phone/web cam etc. no dedicated audio needed.

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FreePizza
Jul 19 2021, 06:12 PM
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Hi Sarge,

Sorry for the delay but here is mission 1. 150bpm.

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Todd Simpson
Jul 20 2021, 04:40 AM
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Well fought Soldier! Welcome to bootcamp!! This is the first step in a Journey that will guide you towards being a living weapon. You are off to a great start! Your hand synch is TIGHT and your mute is SOLID. Your picking strikes are confident and your playing is aggressive. I like it!! You got this Soldier and you are ready for what's to come!!

You just...

LEVELED UP!!!!


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Hi Sarge,

Sorry for the delay but here is mission 1. 150bpm.

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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FreePizza
Jul 21 2021, 03:29 PM
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Mission 2. 200 bpm.

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FreePizza
Jul 21 2021, 07:29 PM
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Mission 3. I really enjoyed having the backing track (made by Ben I believe) for this mission. Great job on that btw, I'd love to be able to put together backing tracks like that someday. Not being a drummer probably doesn't help.

I think I could get this mission much cleaner if need be. I know I still have too much swing in my hand. I need to be more aware of that when playing/practicing.

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Todd Simpson
Jul 21 2021, 08:41 PM
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WELL FOUGHT SOLDIER!!! Impressive work. These first few missions are just to let me see your overall technique so that I can try to isolate anything that might need to be tweaked. The difficulty level will rise steadily and I can't wait to see how your fingers attack these Missions! Very impressed with your work thus far Soldier. You got this and are ready for whats next.



That ibby is a treat to watch in action. I love the look of that thing. Also the pickups look great as well. I'm glad you found an ibby that is a keeper!

You got this Soldier. You just..

LEVELED UP!!!

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Mission 2. 200 bpm.


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Todd Simpson
Jul 22 2021, 03:43 AM
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He's on point!! This is well done Soldier!! your moving well and your hands are nice and synched up!! You've got a good palm mute and your pace is very smooth and even. The one thing I would change is to move your fretting hand thumb down just a bit toward the center of the neck. This will allow your pinky greater reach and make it to where your hand doesn't have to stretch as far, which is resulting in a bit of hand wag. We can address this as move forward. You got this one in the bag Soldier!

You just...

LEVELED UP!!!!
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Onward!
Sarge

QUOTE (FreePizza @ Jul 21 2021, 02:29 PM) *
Mission 3. I really enjoyed having the backing track (made by Ben I believe) for this mission. Great job on that btw, I'd love to be able to put together backing tracks like that someday. Not being a drummer probably doesn't help.

I think I could get this mission much cleaner if need be. I know I still have too much swing in my hand. I need to be more aware of that when playing/practicing.


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