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Beginners Corner

Feel pressured or nervous to put your beginning accomplishments up with those shredding out 32nd note sweeps? Firstly, you shouldn't. Secondly, this place is just for you! This is the BEGINNERS spot where you can feel comfortable posting your first riff, song, whatever!
It’s been 5 days since I posted an update (not counting my plea for help lol) I can see some improvement and that’s super exciting. Still a long ways to go, but want to share my progress with you all!
This is me practicing just the arpeggio's for the CAGED system from the lessons! I'm really digging this kind of practicing for myself. Playing things slower has me antsy, but I'm retaining this info better all while learning the fretboard more. Major and Pentatonic scales are feeling close to good, so I'm aiming to be able to play those together later in the week!
Learned 2 ways now to do the scale and my alternate picking feels much more natural, had to take a couple days off wrists started hurting haha.
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a help video in true awkward Alicia Style, but I’m back with an even better mom bun and more eye bags ! 🤣 Seriously though, I’ve been playing a little less than a year so this solo is teaching me a plethora of techniques and I’m working on a bunch.Hector has been fucking amazing (but I don’t want to aggravate him to death) there’s one spot where I’m not sure if it’s just more practice needed or if you guys might have some secret wisdom to share ! Let me know Fam! ❤️ Edit: so in the video I say 2 notes after the bend but it’s really 3 notes lol. I get nervous and screw up what I’m trying to say. 😬
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Never thought I would play this song at 100% speed but here I go. Endurance fails me though and towards minute 2 or 2:30 I lose the timing and try to catch up with the song. My challenge now is to be able to release some tension from my arms to be able to play the full rhythm clean
Hi guys! I’m back with a full cover of Zacky’s part for Hail to the King! Dedicated to our Mama Cat, Jak. Thank you for always being my number one fan and supporter since day one! ♥ I hope this does you proud!
For me the biggest and best “prize” in coming in 2nd on the Rockstar Student award is the lessons with the all mighty Hector Trejo to learn my favorite Avenged solo. I’ve only seriously been playing less than a year and this is so different from anything I’ve attempted before so I was a bit weary to post my journey, but seeing CJ’s updates has giving me the courage I needed ! So I wanted to share with you guys as I work on this. Today was my second lesson with Hector. There are so many techniques and things I’ve never done, and while it’s honestly awful now, I know what I need to work on and how to get there and at the end of the day I feel like this is going to be a major learning moment for me ! No matter how long it takes, I’m determined to get it, get it right, and make the school and Mr. Trejo proud ! Just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean you can’t aim big ! Practice until your fingers bleed ! Lol. Okay maybe not that much, but you get the jist 🤣
Inside Beast by The Gazette (Aoi/Rhythm Cover)
Hi guys!~ Decided to share one of the songs I have dreamed of playing for the longest and finally got down very well. I actually tagged the band in this one!
trying to work on proper finger placement. Last run through I didnt do too bad. apologies about fan didnt realize it was facing me
Well so i decided to post a small progress i have with the unforgiven, hope you like it!! i know its out of tempo but its something, enjoy!!
So, had to literally force myself to upload this video. Be kind to me 😂😂🙏 As I recorded this I noticed a lot of things I have to work on that I hadn't noticed while just playing (or trying too). Also, sorry for the crappy quality, I'll improve on that too hopefully. Let me know what you think I can do to better myself. Thanks 😘😘
Posted this on my insta a few days ago and figured I share here to get everyone into the spirit !!! I’m definitely going to need CJ to teach me his masterful editing ways ! Lol. Happy Early Samhain everyone !
Allright, so this was the first riff that I uploaded on this site ~ 4 months ago. By now, I'm using the intro, verse & chorus and the first two mini-soli as a daily warmup. For me, the warmup is there to get relaxed and get in the mood to play, so any serious metronome exercises (riffs, scales, etc...) come AFTER the warmup and are not part of it! So thats why there is no metronome in the video. :P I was inspired to actually film this by @[4668:@Alicia Willis] "First riff" challenge, so here is the link to my first filmed riff in my guitar journey for comparison: https://syngates.com/media/sweet-child-omine-intro-lick-80-bpm.3351/
Alicia had a nice idea. Posting a video of when you first started playing a song and now. I found 2 video's. One is when i started trying this solo and another is from a few months ago. Its still not perfect, but its nice to see the difference :) Sorry about the add through the video... I didnt have a video program to put the 2 vids together (if someone knows a good free program for that??)
I decided to take a step back and look at how far I’ve come. I found the very first riff I learned, “Enter sandman” and watched myself....no palm mutes, tons of extra strong noise and playing it all on one finger (no power chords) My guitar journey has been short, and often times I don’t feel like I’ve made much progress, but then I see old videos and realize I HAVE made progress, even if it’s slight and that’s motivation to keep going ! No matter how long it takes ! 😁
I spent the last week practicing and memorizing the C Major scales/triads from Bill Hudson's class. I think the next phase for me is to start moving in and out of different positions while staying with the metronome.
@[477:@Ids Schiere] metal poll inspired me to try some Pantera stuff and this Fucking Hostile is great to practice a fast heavy powerful rhythm. I can barely go 80% so far and I'm not sure if I'll ever make it to 100%, but I have to try :)
Sunday Funday ! Lol. Haven’t practice in several days due to some shoulder pain. It’s better now so I’m back at !
My Sharona (The Knack) solo. This is one of the most catchy rock tunes I know. I learned the rhythm some weeks ago and then started the solo, building up spe...
Trying to get the groove from the riff and nail it standing up. There's always some wrong note....
Still at it ! I tried to use as much vibrato as possible for my fingers. Idk if I can do anymore 🤣 Too much ? Too little ? Let me know ! Y’all are going to be sick of this song by the time I finally get it right 😅
As per @[1427:@Ed Seith] ’s suggestion, I’ve tried some alternate picking. I think I’ve done it in all of the place that make sense for it, please correct me if there are other spots I should do it. I also took @[477:@Ids Schiere] advice and tried to add more vibrato.