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  • #178694
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    I saw your video Jak. It was nice. I thought you spoke fast bcz you had a lot of things to say. I found it really cool. Is that the case Jak?

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    #178695
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    Since we can make more than one. I’m kinda planning to make two so I don’t have to rush things πŸ˜…

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    #178696
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    I made this one. Will put it on Insta now.

    #178697
    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
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    @Sayonil I absolutely loved that so much! Super useful! I also loved how you showed the Before & After! And yes. I did talk fast because I felt I had a lot of stuff to cover lol! But now that we have more than one shot to do this I won’t be as fast talking in the next 1 lol

    #178698
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
    Participant

    Thanks Jak.
    Ya of course. After knowing that we can make multiple videos, I feel much more relaxed.
    Also, got a chance to practice talking in front of something which is not alive.

    #178704
    Syn Gates
    Syn Gates
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    Great work Sayonil! Very well explained and great example! The reason I like short videos like this is that it’s very easy for beginners to digest. It’s one simple concept and one simple example but executed at a very high level. VERY helpful. So yes, please feel free to do more videos, we can’t have too many concepts on display. Think about theory but broken down. Love the chordal application you did Jak. How bout going into scales that work in a major chord. Another video for minor. Another for putting them together. Talk about a lick from a famous solo and whats happening in it. If that lick is 5 seconds long, you can do more with the video like discussing the harmony/chords as well as whats happening within the solo like arpeggios rhythm and scales. How bout a video for transcribing solos. Then another for actually learning to play the solo to speed.

    There’s a great mental model(please look up mental models, https://fs.blog/mental-models/ ) called “First Principles” that I love. It’s a really simple concept of breaking down something to it’s simplest form. For example, “what is vibrato”. You know it when you hear it but how is it accomplished especially when there are thousands of different styles. Well at it’s simplest form, it’s the target note moving slightly in and out of tune. The bigger the vibrato the more out of tune that note gets before returning to home base. If you only use your fretting finger, then you can only bend the target note sharp, NOT flat. A vocalist can bend the note both sharp and flat so what if you prefer Lady Gaga’s vibrato to Jimi Hendrix’s(just cracked myself up with that one)? Well you may want to use a whammy bar to express a vibrato that goes both sharp and flat because no matter which way you bend a string with your finger, it will ONLY make the note sharper. But pressing the whammy bar will make the note flatter while pulling up on the whammy bar will make it sharper.

    Some of you I’m sure are thinking, well duh you stupid fuck, but you’d be surprised how difficult it is for people of all levels to hear something seemingly easy they want to emulate, but not be able to execute it to their liking subsequently moving on to the next goal and repeating this very same process. When it’s put like that, couldn’t you fathom that a lot of people wake up after years of playing hating their own style and having zero clue how to fix it. This is because they don’t understand something at it’s most basic form. We aren’t all given the gift of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s feel, but if we ask ourselves “what am I hearing that makes his feel so incredible and why does mine not sound like that?”, you will begin to dissect and most importantly, understand, what comprises “SRV’s feel”, or “Lady Gaga vibrato”, or even the fuckin “Moon Walk”.

    Hope my novel doesn’t confuse you as much as it confuses you ;/

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    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
    Keymaster

    ” I hope my novel doesn’t confuse you as much as it confuses you” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Classic.
    I actually loved the point you made about the whammy vibrato and Going both flat and sharp. I never thought about that before. There was definitely a lot of helpful information in there! And I will most certainly get on to it today.
    Now I have a whole world of ideas to feature

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    #178706
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    Yeah the part on confusing at the end made me laugh.

    I’ll be making my video on the unorthodox way I learn solos(kinda) tonight.

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    #178707
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    Thanks a lot Syn. Your novel was not that confusing as much as it doesn’t look. We will try to something in that line.

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    #178709
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    I cant really make a video but here is another one of the most important things when soloing. Use the pentatonic. SERIOUSLY, this scale although sometimes bland can be a huge help for people struggling and it allows for so much inflection. All the notes work well with each other and it requiers little theory to know how to use it which is great for all of you who feel daunted by theory and to be honest my theory is pretty $h!t but from personal experience it is a beast of a scale for anything bluesy or for a lot of metal and rock. Stay tuned on the forum for a thread I will make about different licks, runs and the such as it will be a huge factor in motivation (I don’t really speak in videos but I will do frequent q and a’s to ensure any problems are dealt with).

    #178711
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    Here’s mine. I did kinda overestimate how long 1 minute actually is but I hope I said enough in this one(if not I’ll just have to make more videos on it I guess)

    #178717
    Hector Trejo
    Hector Trejo
    Participant

    Wow! All of those tutorials you guys made were kick ass! I’m super excited about the constant evolution of this school! Thank you all for taking the time to make these lessons to help out the guitar community. We’re all learning from each other and it’s great. Here is my tutorial. It’s basically about taking your favorite simple melody and dissect ideas from that melody such as rhythm, nuance, etc. and applying it to your solos! This is the first of more tutorials to come. I hope this gives you guys some insight as you have given me!

    (I re-uploaded this reply because my old one didn’t seem to post)

    #178718
    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
    Keymaster

    Here’s my second one! @Sayonil I used your video with one of my lead melodies today and it helped!

    #178719

    Anonymous

    Hi guys, I dont know if I’m the Ben, but this is the first time I’ve seen this post and would love to get involved! Give me a few days and I’d happily post a few short videos on some of my philosophies!

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    #178728
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    Hell ya. Ids, Hector, Jak…these were nice lessons. Ids had such a casual approach. Loved it. I really hope people benefit from this.

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