QUOTE (Alex Feather @ May 8 2012, 11:29 PM)
Hi!!! I am very excited to have you on board!!!!
Before we will start I would like to get a better idea about what are you looking for in mentoring so I have a few questions:
-What are your goals?
-What is your weakness?
-What is your strongest point?
-Your favorite guitar players?
I am looking forward to start working with you!
G'day! I'm excited too. Thank-you for accepting my request :-)
Goals: Understand as much as I can about the theory of lead guitar and learn how to apply it. I am more interested in theory at this point than the actual application of it.
Weakness: Knowledge of theory, concentration at times, accuracy, inability to play lead without a rhythm section
Strength: I enjoy practicing and have probably put in an average of 2 hours a day working on scales and to a lesser degree, chords, in the past 7 or 8 months. While practicing I often come up with ideas for and write new songs. I want to learn more.
Favorite Players: Slash, Wilde, whoever is playing lead for Dwight Yoakam, dozens of others simple and complex. I don't particularly want to emulate any of those players but if I understood what they were doing I might be able to come up with some pretty cool stuff on my own.
I have written a bunch of tunes, some of which you can access at http://www.reverbnation.com/greatwhitepine
. To get a better picture of where I'm at I'd listen to the leads in demons and daydream both of which are at the end of the songs. I also have a new rock song not recorded which has the following chords progressions... E E G A, E E A G, E E G A, E E A G, C D, C D, C D, C D. Can't seem to figure out a good lead part over the E E G A because I don't know where to go. This may be a good starting point for us however the chord progression is not standard so perhaps not. I can record it if you want to start there.