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Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by flying_whale, Sep 16, 2006.

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  1. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    So, did any of you take guitar lessons? Just wondering.
    I took for 2 months lessons from a friend to get me started, and since then I'm self taught, but i still suck none the less.

    P.S.
    Steve, when you start your internet lesson thingy, you can be sure that i will be your student in the art of shredding.
    I got tired of being alone by myself with my guitar, so i think that until i take lessons the only thing i can study is learning solos and getting my alternate picking skill up a little.
     
  2. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Took a class in school where I basically sat around and worked on something I found amusing while the other people were learning the difference between a G and an A chord. Took four private lessons with the same guy a while later, considering going back to get a different perspective on improvisation, but I must say that I learned more from John Petrucci's Rock Discipline than anything else.

    Jeff
     
  3. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    is rock discipline just a book that shows licks and arpeggios or has some text along with the licks explaining the theory behind the licks, phrasing and soloing strategies he uses?
     
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    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    took lessons from Steve for a year and a half, took lessons from Morris Acevedo for 6 montjs prior
     
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    <-Warheart-> † Fuck You Very Much †

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    Rock Discipline is a DVD/VHS/book. It's not really about what you said, it's more just showing you licks/fragments to use in solos. He goes through a few techniques used for fast playing (alt picking. legato, sweep picking). There's also a section on extended chords and how you can use them. I'm pretty certian you'd find it very informative.
     
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    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    Went to music school for 3 years. Had lessons once a week there.

    BTW. "self-taught" is such a funny phrase, I mean who else is going to learn you? Someone else can show you, but you're still the one that taught you
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Rock Discipline is more about developing the ability to learn and develop more efficiently, it's not a lick book/video (which I think are bloody useless) and it's less basic than, say, the Stetina series (and doesn't assume total stupidity in any of its parts, which is nice). There's some theory in there, and two transcribed solos, but it comes down to learning new ways of constructing and improvising solos and the material he plays clarifies how one goes about doing that instead of just showing off.

    Jeff
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    ok thanks man,
    i may to guitar center today and check it out.
     
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    Was self taught until about 3 years ago. Then I took lessons from Steve for about 1 1/2 or 2 years until he stopped doing live lessons.
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    through lessons from steve i will get to guitar world domination


    MWUHAHAHA:lol::kickass:
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    You may think so now, but the million year war for the universal shred empire has just begun!

    Xenu
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    i will be the darth vader of guitar. behold. you have been warned:lol:
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Vader was Palpatine's little bitch until the last bit, then he died minutes later. Xenu, on the other hand...

    Jeff
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    i should have watched star wars before posting...:lol:
     
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    i taught myself. what pushed me was listening and watching the people who inspired me to pick up the guitar "dime and kirk hammett", then when jeff came into the picture, i was pushed more.

    thought it would be a plus to take lessons, always something to learn
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    Kirk hammett is the reason i originally picked up the guitar. Now since i got into nevermore and necrophagist i'm even more inspired to play, and to be good and get some lessons from somenoe really godlike like steve for example
     
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    I studied clasical cello for five years before I switched to guitar.
    Then I worked with a jazz/blues teacher for a couple of years.
    Knowing some theory makes it all a lot easier.
     
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    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Hey Everybody!
    Well, this online lesson plan is coming up pretty soon( I'm planning on within the next 2 weeks, hell or high water, and i'll let all of you know every way I can when it's ready).
    Problem is we have_ to finish this album first( damn people and their schedules!:lol: ), and until I can get this thing done, I couldn't devote the time I need to getting going on teaching again. Update coming later today; I'll explain where things are real soon.:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
     
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    Souls of Black Thrashing Tempest

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    That sounds good Steve. Can you give a brief explanation of how the lesson will work? I mean, is it all tabbed, any sound files, etc.

    I can't wait! :headbang: I am really getting back into playing and am really excited. Plus I just ordered my C7 and this would be timed perfectly.

    BTW, not kissing ass here, just stating the obvious, You Rock Man! Thanks for your hard work.:worship:
     
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    yeah steve!

    i am highly interested in the lesson! put me on the list :D :headbang:
     
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