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Iluha
post Jan 13 2008, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (sam47 @ Jan 13 2008, 02:12 AM) *
This is a great idea! I'm not going to start out as indepth as you are just keep track of what ,when and how much I'm doing. It's a 100 page notebook so I'll start out seeing what I do in 100 days. If it works out (which I can't see whay it wouldn't!), I'll get another notebook. Thanks Iluha for the inspriation and motivation.


Excelent idea man smile.gif I hope it will prove usefull, and thanks I allways aspire to inspire!

and thanks PlayAllDay I hope I will be able to suply those recordings smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2008, 09:09 PM
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First Month Summarize!

Wow it's allready been a whole month, how time flies, and what a perfect timing it was to have the last week of the month so great for practicing, I could practice everyday atleast the amout of time I wanted to!

And my progress? showed just as well, so I thought I'll show my development over the first month:
1)Biggest development I achieved is in the alternate picking department, reaching from 40 bpm to 120 bpm on Pavel's Alternate Picking Lesson 1(Jumping from 110 to 120 in the last week), from 40 bpm to 70 bpm in Pavel's Alternate Picking Lesson 4(only the beginning of it, jumping from 60 to 70 over the last week), and from 40 bpm to 60 in Muris's Alternate Picking Lesson(only a small portion of the lesson, and though it's a small jump in bpm it contains quite tricky alternate picking patters)

2)Another good development comes in the sweep picking, jumping from 90 bpm to 106 bpm(jumping from 100 to 106 in the last week)

3)I am able to play Gabe's muse lesson at full speed, but I'm not satisfied with how it sounds recorded yet, so I will first record using the first backing track(I think it was 95 bpm) and hopefully in a week or two I will record with the full speed 112 bpm backing track smile.gif

and last but not least 4)I am getting closer and closer to mastering Muris's Bmajor Intermidiate lesson, only left is to work on those last picking runs.

That as long as gaining more and more experience in recording, losing my "stage fright", I feel that I made quite some progress and can only hope to continue progressing at this rate in the future! biggrin.gif

I would like to say thanks to anyone who continues to read this, and I hope some of you are inspired by this because this is my main goal with keeping this log public.

Anyways thanks guys and gals and I will see you on the next update next week(with the first recording(s)?) smile.gif


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post Jan 21 2008, 06:40 AM
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wow, some serious development there.
I've been renewing and revising my practice schedule for ages now, and I've just settled on one.
But this really gives me confidence in the fact that repetitive consistency is the order of the day for development!
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post Jan 21 2008, 08:02 AM
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Great to see you got a good week Iluha - can't wait to hear the recordings. Your speeds have improved remarkably fast!


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post Jan 21 2008, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (PlayAllDay @ Jan 21 2008, 09:02 AM) *
Great to see you got a good week Iluha - can't wait to hear the recordings. Your speeds have improved remarkably fast!

Once I got rid of the habbit to automaticly economy pick, my speed jumped smile.gif


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post Jan 27 2008, 08:46 PM
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5th week, shortest update ever tongue.gif

Well this last week was really bad timewise, I got home late everyday and so I allmost and didn't practice, only things I practiced here and there were alternate picking and Gabe's Muse Stlyle Lesson.

In the alternate picking I noticed that when playing at 120 bpm I was sometimes inconsistent and playd off beat, so I dropped the bpm to 114 and started alternating between 114 and 120, and I can say that it helped tons as I'm getting close to playin in a consistant rate at 120 bpm.

And on Gabe's lesson, well here's a recording! my first upload in the log! I made some mistakes, I started offbeat, made a small mistake at the beginning of the 3rd section(00:19) and had trouble with the D chord(man it's hard to pull my pinky while down the D chord!), and plus my sound is bad laugh.gif I'm not sure where that fuzz is coming from, is it from my guitar? or maybe my BOSS Micro Br? or maybe it's just the effect's settings?

There is a benefit to that I had such a long week, and that is that I accomplished alot of work and this week should be preety much work free! so if all goes well and no sudden things pop up I should have more than plenty of time to practice this week!
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post Jan 27 2008, 11:55 PM
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QUOTE (Iluha @ Jan 27 2008, 04:46 PM) *
5th week, shortest update ever tongue.gif

Well this last week was really bad timewise, I got home late everyday and so I allmost and didn't practice, only things I practiced here and there were alternate picking and Gabe's Muse Stlyle Lesson.

In the alternate picking I noticed that when playing at 120 bpm I was sometimes inconsistent and playd off beat, so I dropped the bpm to 114 and started alternating between 114 and 120, and I can say that it helped tons as I'm getting close to playin in a consistant rate at 120 bpm.

And on Gabe's lesson, well here's a recording! my first upload in the log! I made some mistakes, I started offbeat, made a small mistake at the beginning of the 3rd section(00:19) and had trouble with the D chord(man it's hard to pull my pinky while down the D chord!), and plus my sound is bad laugh.gif I'm not sure where that fuzz is coming from, is it from my guitar? or maybe my BOSS Micro Br? or maybe it's just the effect's settings?

There is a benefit to that I had such a long week, and that is that I accomplished alot of work and this week should be preety much work free! so if all goes well and no sudden things pop up I should have more than plenty of time to practice this week!



Hey Man!! You really learnt this lesson!! It sounds very good played!! Great Job! About the recording.. have you recorded it by line? You should use a mic to record your guitar... it would sound better.

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post Jan 28 2008, 02:00 PM
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Great work Iluha!!!

You've made some great progress and you've pretty much nailed the Muse lesson....said before but I'll say again one of my fave lessons here at GMC smile.gif . I know time can be an issue but you seem to be making the most of what time you have, keep up the great work man. Looking forward to the next update.

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post Jan 28 2008, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 28 2008, 12:55 AM) *
Hey Man!! You really learnt this lesson!! It sounds very good played!! Great Job! About the recording.. have you recorded it by line? You should use a mic to record your guitar... it would sound better.

Keep on rocking!


Thanks Gabe! yeah I recorded by line, because my amp is well, crap tongue.gif but I know you can record in high quality using line in, just listen to Marcus's and Muris's recordings, could it be a problem with my guitar? maybe the pickups needs to be setup?


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post Jan 28 2008, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Jan 28 2008, 03:00 PM) *
Great work Iluha!!!

You've made some great progress and you've pretty much nailed the Muse lesson....said before but I'll say again one of my fave lessons here at GMC smile.gif . I know time can be an issue but you seem to be making the most of what time you have, keep up the great work man. Looking forward to the next update.

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Thanks Susan! smile.gif yeah I'm trying to make most of every second I can spare, so far it's working out great, I hope it will continue like this!


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post Feb 3 2008, 09:13 PM
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Another Week Goes by

Like I said in my previous update, since Iv'e done so much work, this week I was home quite early everyday! managing to get alot of practice time! but the progress... well, it's actualy preety good but on one area it isn't at all, here's what I think happens.

If you watch the show "The Biggest Loser" You'll know that some weeks they lose insane amouts of weights while on other weeks they lose close to zero, and that's despite working in a consistant rate, so I think the same thing is happening to me right now alternate picking wise.

I'm still stuck at the same bpm's in my alternate picking exercises, most noteable is Pavel's Alternate Picking 1 lesson in which I stepped back from 120 bpm and worked on 100 bpm trying to get more consistant and even in my picking, my stability has improved but only a bit and I worked ALOT on it.. on Alternate Picking 4 I'm still on 70 bpm working on getting my pinky more independant as right now it drags along my ring finger. However in Muris's Alternate Picking Lesson I did have quite some progress, finally losing the habit to economy pick the pattern I'm practicing, jumping in bpm from 60 to 80 bpm.

And on the other areas, my sweeping as defintly improve and I can sense alot of progress, muting strings without even thinking about it and improvement in hand coordination allowed me to move from 106 bpm to 115 bpm, and last but not least is Muris's B Major Intermidiate lessons in which I'm REALLY getting close to mastering, just need a bit more work on the small tapping lick in bar 3 and that final picking run, I just need to memorize it and it will be that much easier!

You might have noticed I havn't said anything about theory study in the past few updates, well it's because I just don't know what to say... I'm continuing my current method of learning all the major scale positions on the neck and I'm still using the collaborations and just jamming with my friends as improvisation practice, so if you wanna check out how better I'm becoming just check out my entries in the collabs smile.gif

Yup, that preety much covers the last week, from the next week I plan on making this log a bit more intrensting by uploading a weekly recording of a lesson or a solo which I can learn rather quickly, just for fun tongue.gif and possibly a video explaining my approach on learning it, I hope you will find it intresting and fun!


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post Feb 9 2008, 10:43 PM
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Some Progress Finally!

Well another week went by, and timewise it was great I had alot of time, and I used it very wisely!

So I'm gonna keep it short and just list my progress:
Pavel's Alternate Picking 1 - I moved past my 120 bpm barrier and now I'm playing it on 126 bpm.
Pavel's Alternate Picking 4 - I had alot of trouble with this one as my I saw that my pinky just wasn't independant enough, so I slowed it down to 60 bpm and practiced it that way the entire week, and now I can play it alot easier on 74 bpm, so I will stick to 74 still for the time being.
Muris's Alternate Picking - Jumped to 90 bpm!
Muris's Sweep Picking - A small progress but still progress, I moved from 115 bpm to 120 bpm.
Muris's B Major Intermidate Solo - I'm so close to finishing it, I completely learned the tricky tapping I had trouble with before, and now all that's left is to fine tune the picking at the end.

As I mentioned last week, I'm gonna start making a weekly recording of a lesson/solo I could learn rather quickly to try and get rid of my stage fright bug, so for the first week I honoured our new instructor Carlos and I recorded he's first lesson and you can find my recording here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=11740.

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post Feb 10 2008, 04:02 AM
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That recording sounds great, I thought that was a very good first lesson from Carlos.
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post Feb 10 2008, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (inertia @ Feb 10 2008, 05:02 AM) *
That recording sounds great, I thought that was a very good first lesson from Carlos.

Thanks! yeah I agree, it's a very nice clean solo!


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post Feb 21 2008, 06:26 PM
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Well I'm back, I havn't updated the log last week due to some problems with my internet.. it worked VERY slow and didn't let me post anything on the boards :x

So on saturday I'll probably post a double, and hopefully more intresting update, plus two recording because I couldn't my recording from last week either.


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