Farine54's Bootcamp!, Prepare For Glorious Purpose
Todd Simpson
Sep 12 2021, 07:24 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://bitly.com/farine54sbootcamp"

Practice!
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Farine54
Sep 13 2021, 12:46 PM
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Hy Todd,

Here my first take, I did it live with my smartphone, it's the fastest way to make a recording. But I will have to find another plan for it because I find the sound too muffled. This side will improve her for the next time.

BPM = 120

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Olivier.

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Sep 14 2021, 05:14 AM
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Welcome to BOOTCAMP Soldier!!! Your first Vid looks good!! The first few drills are very simple. They are just to get you familiar with the process here in Bootcamp. You are using a clean tone in your vid which is fine. It would be great if you could use a distorted/gain tone as well once you get past the first several Missions.

Your technique looks solid here Soldier and I don't see anything that I need to correct!! So you are off to a great start!!! To wit!!




Congrats! You just...

LEVELED UP!!

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QUOTE (Farine54 @ Sep 13 2021, 07:46 AM) *
Hy Todd,

Here my first take, I did it live with my smartphone, it's the fastest way to make a recording. But I will have to find another plan for it because I find the sound too muffled. This side will improve her for the next time.

BPM = 120

Thanks,
Olivier.


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Farine54
Sep 14 2021, 10:29 AM
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Thank Drill Sergeant,

I just watched mission 2, and I have two questions:

- 1 - during the rise of the fret do I have to make a slide ?

- 2 - Should I let the index finger press on the string ?

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Olivier.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 14 2021, 08:13 PM
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For these first few missions, do whatever your fingers tell you they want to do. It's just so that I can see your fingers in action. These first ones are less about learning new things than about letting me see you play. So these are much less strict than the advanced lessons. Play them in any way that is comfortable for your hand. The first one looked great!!

Onward!!
Sarge

QUOTE (Farine54 @ Sep 14 2021, 05:29 AM) *
Thank Drill Sergeant,

I just watched mission 2, and I have two questions:

- 1 - during the rise of the fret do I have to make a slide ?

- 2 - Should I let the index finger press on the string ?

Thanks,
Olivier.

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Farine54
Nov 1 2021, 06:12 PM
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Hi Todd,

I'm late on the mission, I'm sorry. I am coming to a time when I have a lot to occupy myself and to do. It will last for a long time unfortunately, but when I have some time I take these moments to play (they don't have many but it's better than nothing)

Here is my take for this lesson 2 at 120bpm, I'm not happy with the tempo, you'll see it too.
Thank you for your advice,

Farine.

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Nov 2 2021, 09:46 AM
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Good to see you back in the fight Soldier!!!! You KILLED IT on this one! It's all about hand synch and staying on beat. To wit!!



Impressive! You just..

LEVELED UP!!!

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QUOTE (Farine54 @ Nov 1 2021, 01:12 PM) *
Hi Todd,

I'm late on the mission, I'm sorry. I am coming to a time when I have a lot to occupy myself and to do. It will last for a long time unfortunately, but when I have some time I take these moments to play (they don't have many but it's better than nothing)

Here is my take for this lesson 2 at 120bpm, I'm not happy with the tempo, you'll see it too.
Thank you for your advice,

Farine.


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Farine54
Nov 2 2021, 12:30 PM
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Thanks Sergent,

here we go for the 3rd

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Farine54
Nov 10 2021, 07:08 PM
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Hi Todd,

Here is the last take of my work on Mission 3 (126bpm). Hope it worked out well.

Thank you in advance for your opinion.

Farine

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Nov 11 2021, 03:22 AM
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You are on a roll Soldier!!! This is very well played. You are tight on the beat which is the entire point of this. Your picking is strong and clear and your hand synch is spot on. You are off to a great start here. Counting time is something that some folks really struggle with. Not you!! Your timing is tight!!! Also your mute is strong and there are no missed notes.

The only change I'd suggest is try to add as much distortion/gain as you can when doing these missions. The more the better. Distortion will show you and me if there are any gaps in your mute. The less gain used on these, the easier it is to hide mistakes and slips in technique. If your gear just won't support high gain tones, it's fine, just use as much as you can manage. Don't make it a squealing feedback fest, just push the gain to where it sounds like a lead tone in a loud rock band. After all, taming distortion while playing with good techique is where we are headed in bootcamp as it's the best way to force the hands to keep everything in check.

I'm on holiday til this weekend so I'm not able to do vid responses at the moment, but I will be doing them again in a few days. I look forward to your next Mission!!! You NAILED IT!!

Congrats Soldier!! You just..

LEVELED UP!!

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QUOTE (Farine54 @ Nov 10 2021, 02:08 PM) *
Hi Todd,

Here is the last take of my work on Mission 3 (126bpm). Hope it worked out well.

Thank you in advance for your opinion.

Farine


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Farine54
Nov 16 2021, 01:50 PM
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Hi Todd,
here is the recording of my mission 4.
Tempo level, I was as far as I could (105bpm - 4/4), besides you will notice that I am on the edge of the razor (at the limit of the stall).

I have changed my way of recording. Since I don't have a High gain amp, I went through software (Recto sound) and the location of my monitors are much closer: you can hear better but there is a lot of bass ...

I still hope not to repeat biggrin.gif

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Nov 17 2021, 08:09 AM
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I watched this over and over looking for flaws and I don't see any. This is very well done. Precise, smooth, clean. BAM!!!! Also, digging your tone on this one. I can hear more gain and the mute is very solid. I use plugins as well! smile.gif





Congrats Soldier!! You just..

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QUOTE (Farine54 @ Nov 16 2021, 08:50 AM) *
Hi Todd,
here is the recording of my mission 4.
Tempo level, I was as far as I could (105bpm - 4/4), besides you will notice that I am on the edge of the razor (at the limit of the stall).

I have changed my way of recording. Since I don't have a High gain amp, I went through software (Recto sound) and the location of my monitors are much closer: you can hear better but there is a lot of bass ...

I still hope not to repeat biggrin.gif

Thanks for your com,
Farine.

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Farine54
Nov 30 2021, 06:49 PM
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Hi Todd,
here is the result of the work on mission 5 which gave me a hard time. I am losing speed (95BPM) compared to mission 4 (105BPM). There are a few skirmishes on the strings jumps.

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Todd Simpson
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Impressive work Soldier! This one has constant string traverse and a back and forth pattern which makes it a bit more complex. As you keep playing it, you can get some amazing speed out of it. To wit!



Congratulations you just..


LEVELED UP!!

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QUOTE (Farine54 @ Nov 30 2021, 01:49 PM) *
Hi Todd,
here is the result of the work on mission 5 which gave me a hard time. I am losing speed (95BPM) compared to mission 4 (105BPM). There are a few skirmishes on the strings jumps.


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