30 Countries

by Sinisa Cekic

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  • Hi folks!

    The musical heritage of our planet is an inexhaustible treasury!
    East, west, north or south - every corner has something unique and yet common. Traditional music is part of a country's cultural heritage, which is connected to the people's history, character and temperament.

    In this lesson I have tried to give you a taste of these treasures, waiting to be explored, shaped and adapted.
    I recommend listening to World Music as much as you can. You never know what you can discover, and how you can get inspired.

    I would like to dedicate this composition to the entire world population, our cultural norms and musical heritage!

    Countries covered in this lesson:

    1. Japan
    2. Ireland
    3. Scotland
    4. Italy
    5. Spain
    6. France
    7. Austria
    8. Portugal
    9. Sweden
    10. Thailand
    11. Turkey
    12. Egypt
    13. Greece
    14. Polynesia
    15. USA
    16. Kenya
    17. Cuba
    18. Brazil
    19. Argentina
    20. Mexico
    21. Peru
    22. Romania
    23. Hungary
    24. Russia
    25. Macedonia
    26. Bulgaria
    27. India
    28. China
    29. Jamaica
    30. Serbia

    Gear used:

    DAW Sonar X1
    Ibanez SC 3120 J Custom
    Tom Anderson Crowdser
    Boss GT 10 guitar processor
    Guitar Rig 5

    Sound settings:

    In this composition I didn't use any midi converter/sample related to the guitar solo and rhythm sections shown in this video.
    Getting specific guitar tone depends on the ability and willingness to research to get what you want. Equalizers and filters do wonders by processing dry guitar signal, but what is more important is is to catch the vibe of the instrument you wish to emulate.

    In this lesson I will teach you how I approach playing all these different styles and emulating other instruments on the guitar as well as provide you with practical tips in order to make this journey a bit easier for you!

    First of all, you should make a plan and approach for each individual style, here is mine:

    1. Listen to the traditional music in the certain style
    2. Identify the traditional instruments used and typical phrasing of the instrument
    3. Find corresponding techniques on guitar which will allow me to emulate the style and phrasing of the traditional instrument
    4. Figure out typical scales and chord progressions used in order to compose the backing track
    5. Compose the guitar tracks and use clever mixing (usually VST instrument overdubbing guitar parts) to get as close to the given style as possible

    Don't forget that you can always contact me through GMC forum or lesson feedback for any questions you might have!


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