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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #225 on: October 27, 2009, 08:35:23 pm »
i am learning all the 5 positions of the minor pentatonic scale in E, im NOT gonna stop until i can jam all over the neck naturally!!
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #226 on: October 27, 2009, 08:45:55 pm »
@marcus ... wow    :o

I thought you maybe had that already

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #227 on: October 28, 2009, 09:45:06 am »
Nah, im a beast at playing position one and five, but the rest is foggy. Ive set myself a goal to memorize all the notes + make and learn at least a couple of cool licks in each position, and being able to change positions easily! I think im going to make a vid of it, to push myself.                     Its cool to read that you all practice much and really want to get better, i find it very motivating for myself =)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #228 on: October 28, 2009, 10:01:53 am »
I meant pos. 1 and 4! Those where the ones i found easiest when i started
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #229 on: October 28, 2009, 10:14:25 am »
Working on the rhythm and solo for Nowhere Man. Which is kinda tough because they played the rhythm with a capo on 2 but the solo without a capo.

I'm going to have to get really good at getting that capo on and off faster. :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #230 on: October 29, 2009, 01:32:17 pm »
I meant pos. 1 and 4! Those where the ones i found easiest when i started

you should try to learn the positions just on string for example, all across the fretboard, to try to get outside the box and link all the positions in your mind..it helped me to get all the positions, now i can really see the pattern on my guitar's neck. then try to do the same with major pentatonic....then from different position on the fretboard, in the key of A, E, ...

and to learn how to use them.....TRANSCRIBE !

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #231 on: October 29, 2009, 03:00:40 pm »

you should try to learn the positions just on string for example, all across the fretboard, to try to get outside the box and link all the positions in your mind..it helped me to get all the positions, now i can really see the pattern on my guitar's neck. then try to do the same with major pentatonic....then from different position on the fretboard, in the key of A, E, ...

and to learn how to use them.....TRANSCRIBE !

thats a good tip mate, ive tried to think like that too! but now I now all the notes by heart, im trying to find some cool "default" licks to have in my "head-lick-library"!
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #232 on: October 30, 2009, 07:41:34 am »
another tip .... I posted this a while ago here (about practising a minor pentatonic) http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=17825.msg119319#msg119319

play an ascending pattern of two notes on each of two adjacent strings starting with the lowest note on the neck in the scale ... with E minor pent you would play

E string - open / 3rd fret
A string - open / 2nd fret

then

E string - 3rd fret / 5th fret
A string - 2nd fret / 5th fret

then

E string - 5th fret / 7th fret
A string - 5th fret / 7th fret

then

E string - 7th fret / 10th fret
A string - 7th fret / 10th fret

then

E string - 10th fret / 12th fret
A string - 10th fret / 12th fret

then

E string - 12th fret / 15th fret
A string - 12th fret / 14th fret

etc up the neck as before an octave higher

then a similar exercise on A and D strings, D and G strings, G and B strings, B and E strings

do it backwards too, or do it with alternate strings (E and D or A and G strings for example)


another good place to get some playing / practise tips for minor pentatonic (although he teaches tuned to Eb) is gr8bluesgtr (steviesnacks) talking about the 5 useful positions for soloing and the 'backdoor pattern' for connecting them ... it's a little different to the normal 5 positions of the pentatonic stuff but it might give you something to use

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #233 on: November 01, 2009, 03:49:06 pm »
Still elaborating the way I play 'Christmas When You Were Mine'.
Should I post a video on here (not sure if anyone would care)?
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #234 on: November 02, 2009, 04:09:02 pm »
  Started Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry". It's a good barre chord exercise IMO. Finished the chords for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", but I'm leaving the solos for a while.
Still elaborating the way I play 'Christmas When You Were Mine'.
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  I would. ;)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #235 on: November 02, 2009, 04:24:52 pm »
After this recent discussion on how to learn songs, I decided to take Tommy Emmanuel's (and PJMCM's as well as mumbaiblues') advice and concentrate on just one song till I can play it so that I'm really satisfied with it. That song is 'Good Riddance', and I'm currently 'perfecting' the simple strummed version as well as the flat-picked one (which I am probably playing in a slightly simplified version, but I don't want to ask too much of myself). Won't be long till I post my progress, I reckon. :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #236 on: November 02, 2009, 04:35:13 pm »
  Good Riddance Linsen(raises and proposes a toast). ;D
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #237 on: November 02, 2009, 05:38:12 pm »
Finally got to page 30-32 ish of A Modern Method for Guitar.  Also working on transcribing the parts of songs that I don't know.  Example would be I know the power chords and the intro to Enter Sandman but I dont' know the solo so I'm working on trying to figure it out.  Same with some of the GnR songs.  Just working out the parts that I don't know in songs that I know.  Hopefully I didn't make it sound too confusing or more complicated than it is. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #238 on: November 02, 2009, 09:27:37 pm »
Some really simple stuff just to expand the repertoire before the silly season gets here - Click Go The Shears (the words that is, the chord sequence is really simple) and the notes to "The Entertainer" (because I love the tune).

What I've noticed about most sing-a-long tunes is that a lot of people don't know the versus but get right into the chorus - so I'm dedicating some time to learning the lyrics to some fairly simple songs musically speaking.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #239 on: November 02, 2009, 10:43:28 pm »
Still elaborating the way I play 'Christmas When You Were Mine'.
Should I post a video on here (not sure if anyone would care)?

Decided to post anyway.
http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=18811.new#new
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #241 on: November 04, 2009, 04:39:30 pm »
  Finished learning the 5 positions of the minor pentatonic scale(phew). Started the 5 positions of the major scale(3 positions left!). So a pretty fun-filled week it has. :D
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #242 on: November 04, 2009, 11:22:17 pm »
The One - Foo Fighters

Have a guitar lesson on Friday so hopefully I'll get to learn Crazy Little Thing Called Love

If I can find a decent tab for Gay Bar I'll start that tomorrow

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #243 on: November 07, 2009, 09:15:07 pm »
I finally started...
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #244 on: November 08, 2009, 12:23:48 pm »
  Learning Patience. When I'm done with that, going to give my parents an offer they can't refuse. ;)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #245 on: November 08, 2009, 06:21:14 pm »
At the moment busy with -> Living on a prayer acoustic -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DctCyO-E3s

I can play the entire song but i wont stop till i play it withouth a mistake  ;D

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #246 on: November 12, 2009, 04:38:08 pm »
To get in the spirit I have started working on Christmas Even In Sarajevo by TSO. 5 guitar parts though.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #247 on: November 12, 2009, 05:16:38 pm »
  I'm embarrassed to say that I still haven't learned alternate picking :(. But I started today, and so far I reached up to 8th notes, but I'm still at the tempo of 135 per min.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #248 on: November 12, 2009, 07:20:50 pm »
I don't like alternate picking, I have to concentrate on it which makes me unable to sing along with it.
I think I do sweep picking instead (is that the correct name?).
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Re: So, what are you learning now? 2009
« Reply #249 on: November 12, 2009, 07:29:23 pm »
  Uhm, sweep picking is a heavy metal type of picking... ;)

 
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