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Bemineor
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posted 04-14-2003 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bemineor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Howdy !

Yep it`s pretty much all in topic. I study musicology at the moment and dream would be after that, LAMA or some other guitar oriented school. (moneeeeyy, I need more money...)

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James
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posted 04-14-2003 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
School's Out!

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Roband
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posted 04-14-2003 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Roband     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I studied music + electric guitar, m.m. 3 yrs in school.. don't know the american word for it.. (gymnasiet, på svenska (swedish))

And then one year music + classical guitar at another school (folkhögskola)

I've had five guitar teachers. I'm currently studying for Coste Apetrea, guitarist in the swedish band Samla Mammas Manna. He's a great player, and a wonderful person.
Plus.. he's playing in my favourite band =) =) A hero, in other words..

/Robin

[This message has been edited by Roband (edited 04-14-2003).]

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Jeff Felderman
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posted 04-14-2003 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Felderman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm totally self taught. I did my shedding in the early days learning from records (Jamming with the tunes and figuring out the chord changes) I've always been good at math and realized early on that the chord names stem from the notes in the chord and how they relate to the root. Most of the scales, arpeggios, etc. came from my ear training. I've always had a very good ear. Oh yeah, being into Steely Dan and RTF when I was just starting out on guitar didn't hurt either.

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CleanSweeper
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posted 04-15-2003 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CleanSweeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have studied formally with different teachers including some of my heros. I studied under Greg Howe for a while then I studied with Pat Martino. Some other amazing guys that really took me under thier wing was Bob Aslanian, a phenomonal Jazz Guitarist that was Al DiMeola's guitar teacher, he really helped me with my sight reading and disiplined me in extremely long practice sessions. Another guy was Mike Rubin who was a local guy that actually got me my first teaching gig years ago, he was the first to open my ears to modal concepts. There was another guy who I tried to learn from ozmosis though I did study with him a bit, Mark Hafer, this guy probably had the most amazing technique ever (subjective I know) I had a phone conversation with Greg Howe once some years ago right after he had heard Mark play and he said "I didn't want to pick up my guitar for a week, after hearing him" pretty strong words from a true master of the guitar himself. Scince then I have been studying on my own using Frank Gambale's books and videos, and I have to say it has done the most for my playing by far...this is not some sort of endorsement either, for me Frank's instructional material really is the most structured, informative and applicable. Peace

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Guitarzan
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posted 04-15-2003 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Guitarzan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Another guy was Mike Rubin who was a local guy that actually got me my first teaching gig years ago, he was the first to open my ears to modal concepts. [/B]

Just wondering...was this Mike Rubin who teaches/taught at Al's in West Chester PA and Media Music?

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CleanSweeper
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posted 04-15-2003 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CleanSweeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same guy...do you know him?

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Guitarzan
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posted 04-15-2003 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Guitarzan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by CleanSweeper:
Same guy...do you know him?

Yeah...I took lessons from him back around '88 and '89 before going to GIT. Cool guy, wasn't too much into jazz, but I learned a lot from him. I saw his band and have a tape of his songs.

-zan

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CleanSweeper
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posted 04-15-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CleanSweeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Cool, I used to have a ton of his live shows and a few studio demos as well, your right he wasn't a jazz guy, but he had a good grasp of theory. I remember him being heavily into Yngwie, and the neo classical progressions, he did a good job of breaking that stuff down, he also knew I was a huge Greg Howe fanatic and helped me break down alot of Greg's phrasing ideas and note groupings. I remember the first time I met him (I was 14 or something) was up in Media Music and he was doing some sort of clinic where he had like four guitarists lines up each taking solos. He invited me to join in the jam ring and I anxiously awaited my turn to shred. Keep in mind every other guitarist there is playing real tasteful melodic solos
and when he gives me the nod I just lay out the barrage of uncalled for and completly out of context notes. I wailed away with all my Malmsteen licks completly oblivoius to the fact that the chords had changed underneath!!!! Ouch....real embarrasing....Mike comes over to me with this grin on his face and says "Son, if you knew what the hell you were doing you might be pretty dangerous on that thing!!" we laughed it off and he gave me his card...and thats how it began..........Mike was very cool and very supportive, he came out to a couple of my gigs some years later and really encouraged me to progress. In fact he was pretty adamant about my direction at one point. At one time I had completly stopped playing rock music all together and was concentrating on jazz, I had landed a pretty cool gig with another guitarist doing these jazz guitar duets at local Italian Restaraunts. This one guy I was playing with was a real amazing player and he had run into Mike earlier that day and told him what I was up to and Mike says "He's playing jazz!!!!!????, you tell that boy to dig out his strat and start playing rock again!!!! What the hell is he thinking!!!!"
What a cool guy

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Edguitar
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posted 04-16-2003 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Edguitar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been seriously studying since 1981, although I have been playing since 1971. Those first ten years I was basically a singer-songwriter-guitarist who had learned enough to just accompany himself and entertain at parties and concerts.

In `81 after the death of a very close friend and super talented guitarist I found myself on a mission to continue what he had brought to our band, only to find that I would become so totally immersed in my studies that I would supercede what he had done and move on to my own thing.

From fingerpicking in a Classical style, I moved into Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, presently into Fusion. I have read so many theoretical books and have such an enormous collection of Books/CD's, Videos and Music Software on hand, that any Music University would be jealous of my library.

To tell you the truth, I feel that I will never be done as far as my education in music is concerned, because there are just so many avenues to still explore. If I was to somehow say that I've finally arrived, I'd probably get depressed and bored with music very quickly. It's the adrenaline that keeps me going!

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MAttButler
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posted 04-16-2003 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAttButler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me. Lot's.

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saigon club
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posted 04-16-2003 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for saigon club     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm an eternal student when it comes to music. It never stops.
SC

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Tonto Goldstien
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posted 04-16-2003 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tonto Goldstien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm an eternal student when it comes to music. It never stops

Ditto!

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Jeff Felderman
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posted 04-16-2003 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Felderman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by saigon club:
I'm an eternal student when it comes to music. It never stops.
SC


Totally in agreement with that. It seems the more I learn, the more there still is
to learn.

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Travisty
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posted 06-23-2015 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Travisty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I studied theory and it's practical application with an emphasis on modals with Mike Rubin while he was at Beam Music in Exton PA and guitarist for the Jack Daniels Blues Band in the late 70s.
Mike was a cool dude and really knew his stuff, what I learned from him changed my guitar playing life. After finishing up with Mike I did a couple of followup lessons with John Lilley of the Hooters and he had nothing to add to what Mike taught me.

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Jeff Felderman
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posted 07-06-2015 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Felderman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! I see I posted a response 12 years ago. Well, the learning continues. I have not been playing out that much as of late, but instead have dedicated a lot of time to working with my acoustic, writing charts and just trying to be in the moment and trying to spill out what I am hearing and feeling at the time. I plan to get my band mates together and throw some challenging tunes their way. Will see how that goes.

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An Minh
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posted 05-25-2016 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for An Minh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd love to be an eternal student in anything really. But I'm such a genius people run out of things to teach.

Actually they run away, or kick me out. Or both.

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An Minh
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posted 05-25-2016 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for An Minh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sounds very appealing. Is there a particular way you do that?

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Originally posted by Jeff Felderman:
Wow! just trying to be in the moment and trying to spill out what I am hearing and feeling at the time. .

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Alan
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posted 06-02-2016 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You spill out what you're feeling constantly. That's why the board is still open. For the spilling of your feelings.

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An Minh
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posted 01-21-2017 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for An Minh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazingly the board is still open. For spilling and opening.

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Alan
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posted 02-07-2017 06:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The experienced internet user ('Nettie') knows to patiently consider what he/she (gender TBD) intends to imply before committing it to 'the page'.

They weigh the pros & cons. They consider other peoples views (their 'scene'). They are careful not to cause unnecessary drama or hurt feelings ( i.e. never harsh the buzz of others).


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FG
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posted 02-07-2017 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Folks,
In my humble opinion ( I don't mind actually writing that instead of the acronym! ;o) ) if you stop learning your brain will shrivel up and turn into a kind of jelly soup!

Seriously though folks...it's what keeps your synapses firing...keeps your brain "young" and gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose...it's vital to life for me!

Now...what am I going to learn today!!

Later,
FG

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An Minh
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posted 02-08-2017 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for An Minh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frank that leads to a question for you: at your level now, do you still work on the technical aspects of playing at all, or is it all philosophical and spiritual ?

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Jeff Felderman
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posted 02-14-2017 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Felderman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by An Minh:
Frank that leads to a question for you: at your level now, do you still work on the technical aspects of playing at all, or is it all philosophical and spiritual ?

That's Frank's next career: Being a spiritual philosopher!

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An Minh
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posted 02-16-2017 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for An Minh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He can go for the New Age vibe with the FG signature Seven Modes of New Living.

Or the high spiritual path, which is Going Through Quick Life Changes and Find The Harmony Within.

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Jim Manone
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posted 03-18-2017 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Manone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I decided to get back into 'deshriveling of brain' mode. Luckily I had some FG materials laying around to get the fingers moving again. I love this stuff!

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