What are you currently learning?

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  1. Mboogie7

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    What’s everybody currently working on learning? I’ve been getting really inspired again as of late and while I figure out what music I’d like to start studying, I figured I’d see what everyone else is currently working on.
     
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    I'm trying to learn how to shred because I want my songs to have cool solos!
     
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    Jerry Reed's The Claw
    Clair De Lune- Debussy

    I've been less motivated to play electric lately so I'm trying to augment it with more classical/bluegrass stuff.
     
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    Falling to Pieces - Firewind

    I made a list of solos that I would like to learn, and this song has a pretty cool one that is short and sweet.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Currently trying to learn how to play bass "for real" instead of the hack way most guitarists do by playing root notes with the kick.

    The barrage of advertising got to me and signed up for Scott's Bass Lessons. They are actually really good and worth the money, imo.
     
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    For electric - been relearning some Dream Theater songs from Evan's recent transcriptions, also been transcribing some stuff by Marty Friedman, James Murphy, Kevin Hufnagel.

    For acoustic - I picked up some Laurence Juber fingerstyle books of Beatles and pop songs that are fun to play and half are in alternate tunings. I also have a Pierre Bensusan book that i've just started checking out that's all in DADGAG.
     
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    Working on my lead playing and running through the CAGED sequence in D with minor scales. I really need to work on playing in minor keys on a standard tuned guitar since I always seem to gravitate towards major tonalities on anything that isn't on a Drop C guitar or lower.
     
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    Been in a rut, so decided to challenge myself with learning Jake's solo in Luck as a Constant. Been going well and almost got all the parts up to 85%. Still gotta piece it all together. Been finding by practicing each section for 10 to 20 mins every day or every other day allows better improvement for me.
    Also started learning Opeth's The Leper Affinity for something out of the ordinary for me. Some chord shapes im not used to so that's fun.
    I like to learn 1 "hard" song or solo, and an 'easier' one to keep my motivation up so i dont get bored and frustrated.
     
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    I started learning Drop Dead Legs on Monday. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to pick up my guitar since Monday because I've just been busy with school work, but I look forward to learning the rest of the song (basically just the solo).
     
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    Working on the unison bit in "In The Name Of God" by Dream Theater, very slowly.
     
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    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    Animal By Humanity's Last Breath. Self titled by them is still a top 5 album of all time for me. Some of the riffs are impossible to listen to without a stank face
     
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    I just found an old copy of John Petrucci's Rock Discipline. When I got into playing mandolin, I did the book thing and it worked out very well. I've played guitar for much longer, but never really worked through a method book.

    I do remember JP's Six Minute Trill-Drill from Guitar World in the 90s, where you did a minute each of index-middle trilling, then index-ring, index-pinky, middle-ring, middle-pinky, ring-pinky. The last one was brutal.
     
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    Working on learning fusion 360 to model parts for my 3d printer.
     
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    Basic speed techniques from uncle Ben on YouTube. I can’t shred, haven’t wanted to since I first started playing guitar but I decided to revisit it. Really for the show off factor if I’m being honest. I’m making far quicker progress as an adult with years of playing under my belt than when I was starting out as a kid. I like Ben Ellers videos and I still have my Paul Gilbert DVD I bought back when. I’m going to work up to that after I get the basics.

    Lots of Bobby Torres Frightbox studio lessons in anticipation of getting my home studio back up and running. Nearing the end of a long arduous move and I can’t wait to get back into that hobby. Jordan Valeriote is now on my radar from the interview I watched from Bobby. Learning lots of tricks but it’s their processes and procedures I’m finding most interesting. There’s so much I don’t know.
     
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    Motivating myself to finish my album. I’ll go a few weeks without getting anything done, then blast through a couple weeks of nonstop progress.
    Work tends to take the wind out of my sails.
     
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    writing new songs.

    we are going to cover whitechapels when a demon defiles a witch. i'm super pumped about learning that one.
     
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    Rick Graham legato workout 2 / meshuggah songs with my first 8 string! (woot) Also I really force myself to play in classical position to keep my back and wrist as healthy as possible since I deal with lots of pain and want to get rid of that.
    I should write more but hey, as long as I play, I'm happy!
     
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    Yeah this ain't happening any time soon.
     
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    Working on incorporating some theory into my riffing. Mostly some simple scales
     

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