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post Oct 2 2007, 03:40 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 2 2007, 03:39 AM) *
No worries Eddie,there are many fast stuff lessons already at GMC
so I guess few easier topics will not be the problem. smile.gif



Great, Muris!
Hopefully in two weeks or so I'll be able to record something.
I'm a bit tired now... Time for a film!
Thank you so very much for all your help, invaluable.
I'll get back to you next week, I've got a lot to practice till then (with my new metronome).
Cheers, (your fan smile.gif ) Eddie
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post Oct 2 2007, 06:58 AM
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Have a great time with movie Eddie and stop by to ask anytime!! smile.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 02:15 AM
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Hi Muris!
I did 4 days of just practicing scales to a metronome. I don't know how much it helped, but my AP and fingering have definitely improved. Still have problems remembering the notes, but I hope it will get better in time.
This week I'll start trying to play freely on your AP backing track to see if I can come up with something nice
and I'll do the same on Wallimann's tracks (minor and major pentatonic lessons).
If something acceptable comes out I'll try to record it.
BTW, while practicing I also "discovered" things like bends and tremolo...
That put a smile on my face for the whole day smile.gif
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post Oct 8 2007, 02:18 AM
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Hey Eddie, thats the great thing about practicing scales, its not just about memorising notes, you get in a lot of other types of practice too as you have discovered smile.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 05:10 AM
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That's great Eddie!!

You see,great thing about guitar is that you have the same shapes and boxes for each scale in same group.
With group I think of minor scales,major scales etc.
So memorizing only one will help you A LOT with figuring out rest of them.
That's the spot when dots over fingerboard are of great use. wink.gif
Just keep up the great work and please keep me updated!! smile.gif

p.s. would love to see your playing via video clip,
just to have better view over whole situation...


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post Oct 11 2007, 01:36 AM
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Just an update:
Still working hard on the 4 basic scales...
Your mixolydian lesson is a great temptation,
but I know I still have a lot of work
to do on my beloved basic scales.
I'll dive into mixolydian as soon as I feel ready (could take several months, I believe mad.gif )
BTW, my legato is also improving. smile.gif
Cheers, and thanks for your helpfulness,
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Muris Varajic
post Oct 13 2007, 01:21 AM
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Thanks for update Eddie. smile.gif

You'll see,modes like mixolydian etc are just sort of mirrored look of basic scales like major or minor.
Just notice different between them,which is usually only one note,and you'll have lot of fun with it. wink.gif


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post Oct 19 2007, 06:48 PM
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Hi Muris! Hope all is well!
This is just to tell you that if I don't log in very often lately
it's because by now I have a "fixed" practicing routine
and enough video lessons to study.
All the questions I had concerning this topic have already been answered,
and I don't want to add too many notions at once!
So now it's just a question of practicing and practicing and practicing smile.gif
However I'm now the proud owner of a third-hand line 6 pod (bean-shaped),
of a Tascam US-122 audio/MIDI interface and of a crappy laptop
running Cubase with different VSTs'.
I'd like to start recording something for you, so you can hear my progress
in the last few months. Are there any downloadable backing tracks
or do you think I should start trying to do my own?
However my scale practicing is doing fine, even though, as you can imagine,
problems always pop-up! I'm getting a bit faster with my AP,
but I'm not aiming at speed, my main concern is to hit clean and clear notes.
My bending and my legato seem to come quite natural, don't know why.
Ok, that's it for today... Sorry for the long post.
Back to scales!
Good to know you're out there! smile.gif
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post Oct 19 2007, 10:51 PM
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Hi Eddie and I'm glad you're doing fine with lot of practicing lately!! smile.gif

About backing tracks,there are probably some sites where you could download some
but I haven't done that before so I don't know the addresses...
And you could start making one on your own,why not. smile.gif
Cubase and VSTs that come along with it is more than enough to make one.
Haven't seen Tascam you mentioned but I believe it's fine audio card card for you now. smile.gif
Keep me updated of your recording progress and if you have any questions about that,please ask,
perhaps in sub-forum recordings?
Take care smile.gif

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post Nov 2 2007, 05:23 PM
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Hi Muris.
I came back to this thread today to ask you if you think that I've been practising alright.
I mean, listening to my Emin upload, would you say I've improved in these first three months?
Is the sound ok, are my bendings ok and so on...?
I know I used few notes, but I wanted to concentrate on other things,
and my scales knowledge is still poor. I start thinking of notes but then I fall back into box-thinking.
I guess this takes time...
Any suggestions and/or opinions?

As usual, a huge thank you. smile.gif
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Well,it's hard to put all your knowledge and technical abilities into one single tune or track.
So it's hard for me to say have you improved lately.
But the track was played really nice,with taste etc.
You used one scale which is more than enough for this time.
As a suggestion, you could take place in my collab "In Style Of You".
It's in key of A but none specific A,could be minor,mixolydian,dorian,harmonic minor etc .
Perhaps you could try your scale knowledge there?? smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2007, 08:49 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Nov 2 2007, 08:33 PM) *
Well,it's hard to put all your knowledge and technical abilities into one single tune or track.
So it's hard for me to say have you improved lately.
But the track was played really nice,with taste etc.
You used one scale which is more than enough for this time.
As a suggestion, you could take place in my collab "In Style Of You".
It's in key of A but none specific A,could be minor,mixolydian,dorian,harmonic minor etc .
Perhaps you could try your scale knowledge there?? smile.gif



Yeah, I will try that one out, but I won't go beyond my beloved basic scales...
Can I download the backing track?!
But I just asked you because three months ago I didn't even know the notes of open strings!
Never touched a guitar before, let alone play one. I was a PURE beginner.
That's why I asked... smile.gif
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QUOTE (eddiecat @ Nov 2 2007, 08:49 PM) *
Yeah, I will try that one out, but I won't go beyond my beloved basic scales...
Can I download the backing track?!
But I just asked you because three months ago I didn't even know the notes of open strings!
Never touched a guitar before, let alone play one. I was a PURE beginner.
That's why I asked... smile.gif
Have a nice day, Eddie


Sure,download track and play over it.
Then just upload both with and without BT starting from the same point
as BT I provided,that's all. smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2007, 11:55 AM
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If you want I'll make a lesson that involves scale on each string separately. wink.gif
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YES, YES, YES!
Please give me some Christmas homework!!!! laugh.gif
Now I feel ready for this lesson...
I promise I won't ask you for other lessons,
but please consider doing this single string lesson.
And it would be great if you structured it like you AP lesson:
first half major and second half minor. smile.gif
It would help me a lot to stop thinking in boxes!
I wish you all the best.
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post Dec 8 2007, 01:11 PM
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No worries Eddie,scales on one string,full alternate,you got it cool.gif


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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 8 2007, 01:11 PM) *
No worries Eddie,scales on one string,full alternate,you got it cool.gif


You're amazing! You always reply in such a short time!
All I can do is thank you...
Bye
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QUOTE (eddiecat @ Dec 8 2007, 01:29 PM) *
You're amazing! You always reply in such a short time!
All I can do is thank you...
Bye


You're welcome Eddie smile.gif

If am logged in,reply is fast as lightning biggrin.gif


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Just to thank you for your one string Ionian workout!
I'm starting to have so much material to work on during
these winter holidays! And that Bmajor lesson is still haunting me!!! smile.gif
Just as a reminder: it would really be lovely
to have the same exercise in Aeolian too! Don't you think?
Anyway, thanks a lot and have a great time! smile.gif

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No worries Eddie,will have Aoelian on my mind as well wink.gif


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Hi Muris! Good morning, I can see you're there!
Just to tell you that now I'm starting to see 7 basic scales, and not just 2 (not counting pentas)!
Yes, I'm talking about the modes...
So could you please edit the title of the thread to 7 basic scales?
I'm asking you this because I'm always afraid of forgetting
useful answers and the less threads I start
the less likely it is for me to forget where a certain topic is discussed.
Today I plan on practicing modes in 3nps...

Thank you, and have a nice day!

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