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    1. LudovicB
    2. ElRay
    3. ElRay
      I hadn't even known about the film, but when I saw that Philip Seymour Hoffman's was in it, I definitely added it to the "soon" list. Thanks.
    4. ElRay
      I'll have to dig-up "Synecdoche, New York". I may have to watch that while on a business trip. We don't get much time for "art films" right now. Definitely as the kids get older.
    5. ElRay
      Charlie Kaufman: Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :agreed:
    6. ElRay
      Sorry, It's a movie reference that got out of hand. :lol: - Conversation Between Mr. Big Noodles and ElRay
    7. ElRay
      Are you "The Dumpling Guy" to SW's "Mr. Big Noodles"?
    8. OmegaSlayer
      I know I didn't get it when I was a teen, and my skills developed very unevenly, which sucks a lot.

      So, one suggestion is to really point it out in your book in the best possible way, describing what happens when you practice freely.

      Glad I had been of help, and thanks for the book.
      Keep up the awesome work and have a nice day :)
    9. OmegaSlayer
      I checked the phrasing part but didn't apply it on the instrument but I can tell you that it's one of the thing that made me move my butt to start using guitar pro and made my exercises and my backtracks.

      What I think it's hard for every self taught student, which includes students using books, is to understand how important the metronome is, how important to start slow is.
    10. OmegaSlayer
      It's a book that takes time, and it's a book that has "character".
      I mean, you sense that going through it will level you up, but you can't rush it.

      I think it's good that you don't treat the beginner as an idiot with insulting easy exercises, simplified theory.
      I think that even throwing hard exercises (obviously not including insane stretches) at the beginning of guitar study will help anyway if the student accepts to follow a metronome.
    11. OmegaSlayer
      It's difficult both phisically and mentally, but never cheap or insurmountable.
      I wonder how many talented and skilled guitarists have the decree of independance in the movement of the two hands that you encourage to develop. :)
      Building strength and independance in the right hand is what I'm mostly looking for, so I find it great.
      For a guy that 99% of his life used a pick, moving right index, then thumb, something that I really have to apply to with patience, not to mention using all the fingers on a single string.
      It's like..."keep focused, keep focused, keep focused dude!"

      For now I'm still at the chromatic exercises and the table tapping, but I had a quick look at how you developed the book and the unusual path to start with no theory but just sense of music, then going onto scales, modes, chords...which I found very interesting.
    12. OmegaSlayer
      Was meant to write you a pm, to thank you about a book, and...well the thanks somehow ended up publically in the thread.
      I much appreciated it.
      It's giving me food for thought and cramps at the hands :lol:
      But it's good, hard things means there's still lot to learn.
      Lot to learn = lots of reasons to enjoy life :)
    13. Mr. Big Noodles
      Mr. Big Noodles
      Patrice Lumumba, first Prime Minister of Zaïre.
    14. Mr. Big Noodles
      Mr. Big Noodles
      A combination of court order, witness protection program, death of the village elder, and finding my spirit animal.
    15. Mr. Big Noodles
      Mr. Big Noodles
      Very well. We missed ya. What is new in the land of the thistle?
    16. Mr. Big Noodles
      Mr. Big Noodles
      Welcome back, me hearty.
    17. tedtan
      Happy New Year. May it bring you health, success and happiness.
    18. Fiction
      Cheers for the eBook, after 2 years someones finally managed to force my brain to retain the knowledge of the Modes & Cycle of fifths. Excited to get onto chord theory, but going to try and master this single note stuff first :lol:

    19. Monochromatic-7
      Man...that book of yours....incredible.thank you man,thank you.
    20. trickae
      Thanks for liking my post. I'm glad someones reading the only helpful advice I've ever given on this forum
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