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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2009, 11:52:39 pm »
I'm still doing Stage 4 of the beginners course and will probably move on to stage 5 this week. But I'm much less in a hurry now that I've started to practice songs a lot more. Was holding out on that a little for the first 2 1/2 months, as strumming and chord changes weren't really up to scratch. But recently I seem to have made a big jump.

Current favourites I work on most are 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Wish You Were Here' with a little bit of 'Heart Of Gold' every now and then thrown in. I got the strumming down fairly well by my standards and feel that 16th note strumming has probably been the biggest revelation in my 3 1/2 months of guitar playing. It totally transforms what seemed to be mere chord progressions into actual songs that even sound somewhat like the original. I can even sing along decently when I'm in good shape. And I have just started to work on the intro solo of WYWH. That still feels like it'll take an eternity to get down, but past experience with other stuff that I thought I'd never learn tells me that it's not going to be as bad as I now think. :)

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2009, 01:52:48 am »
Busy properly learning rythm parts for this song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8wo0KBQ3oI

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2009, 02:01:54 am »
Right now I'm going back over a few songs that I haven't learned completely, and I'm also trying to work on my major scales and improvisation skills.

The songs I'm working on are:

Bang Bang - Dispatch
45 - Shinedown
Everything You Want- Vertical Horizon

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« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2009, 02:03:09 am »
I am still working on SRV's Mary Had a Little Lamb solo. Finally got the rhythm down.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2009, 03:43:26 am »
Just learning how to play, especially chord changes

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« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2009, 04:10:34 am »
My own combinations of Major Chord progressions.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2009, 04:15:44 am »
Just got back from an amazing lesson and I'm learning scales, still practicing some A minor pentatonic licks, learning the E minor pentatonic scale and learning Black  Sabbath's Paranoid.  This song is too much fun.  I'm learning more indepth theory from this new teacher and a lot of other very important elements from this teacher.  This guy is goooooooooooooooooood!   I'm so glad I looked around and found someone who really cares about teaching and not just the money end of it.

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« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2009, 10:30:56 am »
- Mr. Bigs "To Be With You" (getting the solo up to speed)
- From "Blues You Can Use" (book): "Getting Funky"
- repeating RHCP's "Under the Bridge" every few days, since I want to record that one

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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2009, 05:27:56 pm »
"Getting Funky" I like that tune and have only mastered it at slow tempo so far, I was waiting until I could play a little faster and smooth at the same time.

Licksnkicks: Great to see you have a guitar teacher :)

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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2009, 03:09:35 am »
right now i'm working on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmQYRcmUjfI, with way more simple soloing of course, main riff is pretty easy and it's a great song

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« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2009, 03:23:52 am »
Well, I lost a little bit of motivation to play so I've been playing parts of songs that I know and have been writing riffs recently that I would love to turn into songs.  I've been listening to Slash's Snakepit, the second album, and I love it.  If it ever works on my computer (because it's a library copy ) I'll copy it to my computer so I can figure out the songs on the CD.  I'll be a good challenge because the rhythm guitar is much harder than I thought so it'll be worth trying.  But the rhythm guitar parts I like are in the songs Been there lately, Just Anything and Mean Bone.  I also like the ballad Back to the Momment.  Nice good hard rockin blues.  I can't stop listening to it. 

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« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2009, 12:58:31 pm »
Two of the most beautiful guitar songs the world has heard:

- Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here.

Other than that, I'm practicing speed by doing scales, scales, scales and .... scales and also some picking exercises to get the pick and hands on my team :)
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« Reply #62 on: September 11, 2009, 01:09:36 pm »
Now I learnt Blackbird but still practicing it every day I am started Dear Prudence and also playing the major scale in thirds, fourths, etc. Some arpeggios as well.

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« Reply #63 on: September 11, 2009, 11:12:33 pm »
repeating RHCP's "Under the Bridge" every few days, since I want to record that one

Look forward to that 8)

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« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2009, 12:35:16 am »
I just got A Modern Method For Guitar Book 1 by William Leavitt.  I'm going to use it to read music (without the tab beneath the notes) so that way I'll be more prepared for other types of gigs than just 'listen and copy what you hear' which I don't do well at.  I've got alot to work on. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2009, 02:14:58 am »
It's good Slash to be able to read musical notation and I'm sure you know that!  It really make use of your brain cells.  Good for you. 

P.S. I got me a new amp Slash.  I will pm you!

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2009, 07:48:30 am »
I'm laerning seek&destroy by metallica at the moment.
Not so difficult but quite fast. 8)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2009, 12:33:58 am »
LnK:

Cool! You got an amp.  Can't wait to hear how it's been for you with the amp. 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2009, 01:16:14 pm »
Currently "behind blue eyes" by The Who
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2009, 02:50:52 pm »
Currently "behind blue eyes" by The Who

great song - I learned that from following a version by fargenbastich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFgu-Pgp2ho

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2009, 02:52:30 pm »
got all the rhythms and chords now working towards the solos of sunshine of your love and stairway to heaven
touching on young lust aswell

trying to get a strong fingerstyle version of tears in heaven

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2009, 03:16:21 pm »
I'm just picking up the guitar, practicing pentatonic scales etc. on a friend's guitar currently, I won't have my own for another week at least. I was thinking about making a short video every week after my guitar arrives and posting it on youtube - it would be a good way to monitor my progress and motivate myself to become a good guitarist, and maybe (hopefully) show other people that it's doable.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2009, 03:32:13 pm »
... I was thinking about making a short video every week after my guitar arrives and posting it on youtube - it would be a good way to monitor my progress and motivate myself to become a good guitarist, and maybe (hopefully) show other people that it's doable.

http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=28.0

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2009, 11:22:02 pm »
Singer for my new band got it into his head that the Mosquito song by Queens of the Stone Age was a cool thing to do as an encore...
Which sucks, because even though it's just 4 chords (Am, C, E and D shapes) and an Am shape-based riff...
Playing the damn tune on a 12 string acoustic tuned to C# is a real mother******.
Someone should shoot Josh Homme for writing the damn thing, eventhough it's an excellent tune.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #74 on: September 14, 2009, 06:59:28 pm »
Okay I have to ask:

How the heck do you tune a 12 string acoustic to C#? 

I have some experience in playing a 12 string acoustic and never deviated from the standard tuning for the main strings and then having to look up how the harmony strings needed to be tuned.  So it's a little confusing to me how someone manages to tune a 12 string to C#. 

 

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