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post Nov 19 2007, 08:57 AM
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so i'm a new member here, and i'm kinda lost as to what lesson to check out
i read the page about this and it suggested that i take what i really want to take

just to give you guys some ideas about me,
i'm like a beginner-intermediate level, and i know some open string chords, A&E root bar chords, basic theory, and some basic picking techniques (I'm not a fast picker yet, but i'm not a beginner either)
I'm into metals, and i was actually looking for a way to start improvising and making riffs and stuff

i looked into couple of those lessons, but the instructions had some crazy stuff that i never even heard of... and it was as if they are expecting everyone to know that stuff (i looked into the theory lesson section, but really couldn't find a whole lot)
phrygian scale, dominant 7th, minor 3rd, etc. just to name a few

do any of you have any suggestions on what i should be looking at right now?
cause i'm definitely lost right now....

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post Nov 19 2007, 09:00 AM
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Check out Pavels Heavy Metal for Beginners Series
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post Nov 19 2007, 09:02 AM
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If its riffs you want to make then its riffs you have to learn... you might be passed this phase but I know I learned to play all metallica riffs be ear. Once i could do this i got the idea of what a riff was and how to make them. Learn some of you favorite ones then use some theory to create your own...

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post Nov 19 2007, 10:05 AM
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I believe all scaled and terms you mentioned are well explained in Andrew's theory lessons. smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2007, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Nov 19 2007, 02:00 AM) *

i second that. Pavel's riffing lessons for beginners are excelent.

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post Nov 19 2007, 12:14 PM
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A good tip when starting out here is not to get to caught up in the the jargon and just have fun playing the lessons!! Theory makes more sense when you have been playing a while because you have something to apply that knowledge too.

Good luck! And remember to give all techniques a little of your time , not just riffing. This way you will have a unique skill set ! smile.gif

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post Nov 19 2007, 01:17 PM
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If you cant find the scales mentioned in the lessons, you can have a look here

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post Nov 21 2007, 03:26 PM
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Learn that theory - it is not very hard and you will benefit greatly from that. Go to Andrews THeory board there you have it all.

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post Nov 21 2007, 04:18 PM
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I'm very similar in the skill set you described for yourself. Having played before and returning to the guitar many years later, I have to say learning the basic theory really helps put things together when you are creating your own music.

I also agree with Matt to jam out and not get too hung up on the theory. Kris has some good vids on how to practice along with 101 lessons that help break down some of the building blocks for guitar. I'm currently practicing some of those lessons, (mainly pentatonic 1 & 2 to learn to solo horizontally across the boxes), along with some of Andrew's basic theory.

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