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Tutorials => Teaching Services => Topic started by: GuitarStarTV on March 13, 2014, 06:59:55 PM

Title: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 13, 2014, 06:59:55 PM
If there's anything you've always wanted to learn on the guitar but never found a good tab or tutorial please let me know & I'll do my best to help out!
Here's a link to my latest request which was the intro theme to boardwalk empire
Check it out & let me know what you think!

Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 14, 2014, 07:38:36 AM
If there's anything you've always wanted to learn on the guitar but never found a good tab or tutorial please let me know & I'll do my best to help out!
Here's a link to my latest request which was the intro theme to boardwalk empire
Check it out & let me know what you think!


Do you mean things like the outro/final solo in Metallica's Fade To Black? That's the one thing I wished I taken the time to learn (or attempt at least :) )
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 14, 2014, 07:42:13 AM
Classic solo! I love that song & think it's one of their best! Leave it with me & I'll upload a tutorial on youtube for you!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Mick on March 14, 2014, 08:09:17 AM

Leave it with me & I'll upload a tutorial on youtube for you!


How's that for service, nice one.  Look forward to seeing this one.  :tup:
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 15, 2014, 03:52:21 AM
Classic solo! I love that song & think it's one of their best! Leave it with me & I'll upload a tutorial on youtube for you!

In my opinion it is their best :) Actually, Fade To Black is my favourite song of all time ... by anybody. I'm going to be looking forward to that tutorial video! I better head over to YouTube and make sure I'm watching your account there! ;)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 15, 2014, 06:45:40 AM
It is a fantastic tune! Thanks so much for the suggestion! I'm going to enjoy doing it! Will do it in parts for you as it's quite long!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 16, 2014, 02:47:56 PM
Here you go my friend!
Part 1
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 17, 2014, 12:31:51 PM
Here you go my friend!
Part 1

This forum needs a Like button. Or an OMFG button. One of those ;)

That is awesome and I'll be all over that by this time tomorrow. I'll have to dig up an article I wrote a few years ago that illustrates just what this means to me. I'll just say for now, you're awesome. :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 17, 2014, 01:02:06 PM
Here you go my friend!
Part 1

This forum needs a Like button. Or an OMFG button. One of those ;)

That is awesome and I'll be all over that by this time tomorrow. I'll have to dig up an article I wrote a few years ago that illustrates just what this means to me. I'll just say for now, you're awesome. :)

Wow that's so kind of you to say mate! Think you should upload your own vid of it once you've done for me to see!
Good luck with it mate & look forward to seeing this article.
You are awesome too just for playing a guitar & getting so much out of it!

James
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 18, 2014, 09:36:00 AM
Wow that's so kind of you to say mate! Think you should upload your own vid of it once you've done for me to see!
Good luck with it mate & look forward to seeing this article.
You are awesome too just for playing a guitar & getting so much out of it!

James

What I'm thinking of doing is recording the parts as I learn them into Reaper. If I manage to pull it all off (the upcoming fast part will be a challenge for me) then I'll have pieced together my favourite solo of all time. Then I'll be sending you virtual high-fives ;)

I'll share my audio recordings on SoundCloud hopefully.
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 18, 2014, 10:11:15 AM
Wow that's so kind of you to say mate! Think you should upload your own vid of it once you've done for me to see!
Good luck with it mate & look forward to seeing this article.
You are awesome too just for playing a guitar & getting so much out of it!

James

What I'm thinking of doing is recording the parts as I learn them into Reaper. If I manage to pull it all off (the upcoming fast part will be a challenge for me) then I'll have pieced together my favourite solo of all time. Then I'll be sending you virtual high-fives ;)

I'll share my audio recordings on SoundCloud hopefully.

Sounds good to me mate! Can't wait to hear them & don't worry we will get you through all the fast twiddly bits no probs!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 18, 2014, 12:27:26 PM
I'll get cracking on the sound recording soon. But in the meantime I can tell you that lesson 1 is done. Thanks once again :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 18, 2014, 12:33:12 PM
I'll get cracking on the sound recording soon. But in the meantime I can tell you that lesson 1 is done. Thanks once again :)

Great work! I'll get the 2nd bit up ASAP for you! Get the fingers ready for the fast bits! Lol!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 18, 2014, 01:04:49 PM
Great work! I'll get the 2nd bit up ASAP for you! Get the fingers ready for the fast bits! Lol!

Awesome. Also, I meant to share this link. This is the article I wrote (http://www.scarebear.org/2014/03/ultimate-guitar-lesson) back in 2010 that I referred to a day or so ago.
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 21, 2014, 11:58:11 AM
Great work! I'll get the 2nd bit up ASAP for you! Get the fingers ready for the fast bits! Lol!

Awesome. Also, I meant to share this link. This is the article I wrote (http://www.scarebear.org/2014/03/ultimate-guitar-lesson) back in 2010 that I referred to a day or so ago.

Here you go my friend! Part 2....
Hope it's all good for you & enjoy!

I'll check out that article too!

Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: FollowingMyDreams on March 22, 2014, 08:40:12 PM
Hello I am a newbie acoustic guitar player and am currently looking for someone to help me work out a song. not sure if this is the type of place to ask lol . basically a man who was like a dad to me is dying of cancer I don't know how long he has left but there is a really random song that I remember from my childhood which holds a lot of fond memories and I would love to play it for him, It would make his day and mine  ;D . so if there is anyone out there who could help me do that it would be really appreciated . I don't know anyone who plays guitar  :-[ thank you  :) . the song is ( Melanie Safka, I don't eat animals) told you it was random  :P
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 23, 2014, 06:20:29 AM
Hello I am a newbie acoustic guitar player and am currently looking for someone to help me work out a song. not sure if this is the type of place to ask lol . basically a man who was like a dad to me is dying of cancer I don't know how long he has left but there is a really random song that I remember from my childhood which holds a lot of fond memories and I would love to play it for him, It would make his day and mine  ;D . so if there is anyone out there who could help me do that it would be really appreciated . I don't know anyone who plays guitar  :-[ thank you  :) . the song is ( Melanie Safka, I don't eat animals) told you it was random  :P


Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 23, 2014, 01:16:51 PM
Really? Thank you so much it really means a lot , I don't have a clue where to start lol. And have no one else  to ask  . It's a pretty awful time at the mo and I know it will lift some moods especially with my dodgy singing  ::)
Thank you again  !!!

Heidi  x

Sorry to hear the bad news. But I'm sure James will sort you out. He's doing a great job teaching me my favourite guitar piece. You're in good hands :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: FollowingMyDreams on March 23, 2014, 02:48:51 PM
thanks scarebear, hope so  :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 23, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
Really? Thank you so much it really means a lot , I don't have a clue where to start lol. And have no one else  to ask  . It's a pretty awful time at the mo and I know it will lift some moods especially with my dodgy singing  ::)
Thank you again  !!!

Heidi  x
Not a problem! It's a great song & once you've done get a recording up to watch! Would love to see it!
Thanks to Jason too for the kind words! Lol!
Good luck Heidi! :-)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 26, 2014, 11:41:05 AM
Hello I am a newbie acoustic guitar player and am currently looking for someone to help me work out a song. not sure if this is the type of place to ask lol . basically a man who was like a dad to me is dying of cancer I don't know how long he has left but there is a really random song that I remember from my childhood which holds a lot of fond memories and I would love to play it for him, It would make his day and mine  ;D . so if there is anyone out there who could help me do that it would be really appreciated . I don't know anyone who plays guitar  :-[ thank you  :) . the song is ( Melanie Safka, I don't eat animals) told you it was random  :P
Here's a link to my youtube video tutorial!


Hope this helps you learn this song for a great cause!

James
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: FollowingMyDreams on March 26, 2014, 02:26:37 PM
Thank you  so much James I really appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 26, 2014, 02:28:20 PM
Thank you  so much James I really appreciate it  :)
Not a problem, hope it helps you learn it & make the person you are learning it for smile!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on March 27, 2014, 03:28:35 AM
Nice video. Very nice looking acoustic guitar too! You're proving to be quite versatile :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on March 27, 2014, 06:17:15 AM
Nice video. Very nice looking acoustic guitar too! You're proving to be quite versatile :)
Lol thanks mate! I do the best I can. I'm just so passionate about guitar & want to give something to others! Love my acoustic & you can't beat the authentic sound!
Hope you're ok mate!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 14, 2014, 01:15:05 PM
I'll be honest. I struggle with the first fast part. I am getting there with the parts that needs to be played. But killing the string noise as I jump from the G to the E string is where I am still spending my time. Having said that, if you're still up for the third part, I might be able to put the next piece together while I continue to get my head around this part.

Thanks for your patience (and video lessons) :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on April 14, 2014, 07:41:57 PM
I'll be honest. I struggle with the first fast part. I am getting there with the parts that needs to be played. But killing the string noise as I jump from the G to the E string is where I am still spending my time. Having said that, if you're still up for the third part, I might be able to put the next piece together while I continue to get my head around this part.

Thanks for your patience (and video lessons) :)

Hey mate! Don't worry I will get the next part up for you plus a little breakdown of how to nail that fast bit! Hope you are doing good & I will post it as soon as I can! That fast riff is tricky but once it's down it's a really useful riff to have in your collection!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 15, 2014, 04:00:17 AM
You rock! Literally ;)

I've been meaning to point out something else that I love about these videos you're kindly doing and I hope you don't mind me pointing this out.

A common disadvantage (for me at least) with many YouTube guitar lessons is that they're over-polished with a focus on the instructor's gear, setup and/or recording space. One of the things I used to love about getting lessons (way back in '87 for me) was the environment I received the lessons. It was in a friend's lounge room and he'd teach me the riffs I wanted to learn. I picked up Paranoid, Breaking The Law, Smoke On The Water and the intro the Stairway in that environment. There was always background noise as someone else was watching, listening and/or just watching TV. It was real.

Your videos remind me of that realism. You appear to have a child around and that has honestly made me smile. Not just because you can hear them, but because you didn't stop the shoot or restart the video. It's a small thing, but I love it. It's a real-world guitar lesson delivered via YouTube.

Kudos!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on April 15, 2014, 06:10:17 AM
You rock! Literally ;)

I've been meaning to point out something else that I love about these videos you're kindly doing and I hope you don't mind me pointing this out.

A common disadvantage (for me at least) with many YouTube guitar lessons is that they're over-polished with a focus on the instructor's gear, setup and/or recording space. One of the things I used to love about getting lessons (way back in '87 for me) was the environment I received the lessons. It was in a friend's lounge room and he'd teach me the riffs I wanted to learn. I picked up Paranoid, Breaking The Law, Smoke On The Water and the intro the Stairway in that environment. There was always background noise as someone else was watching, listening and/or just watching TV. It was real.

Your videos remind me of that realism. You appear to have a child around and that has honestly made me smile. Not just because you can hear them, but because you didn't stop the shoot or restart the video. It's a small thing, but I love it. It's a real-world guitar lesson delivered via YouTube.

Kudos!
Wow! That's really cool of you to say mate! It's funny you say that because when I started out with guitar star TV videos I wanted to create an atmosphere that was relaxed and real. If my children want to play in the background or mess about that's fine! I would even put them in a video if their faces popped up on camera as my view is that it doesn't effect the video in any way. Also one of my youtube peg hates we're tuition videos that were vamped up with tons of effects & focused more on their sound than delivering a good lesson. That's why I use a crappy 10 watt amp with no effects hooked up because at the end of the day my job is to deliver a lesson that is easy to understand not to look good on camera. I've got nothing to prove & I think youtube is way too full of people just simply showing off when they should be teaching someone who needs their help!
Anyway that's enough waffling from me! Lol! Thanks again for the kind comment mate!
Oh also I hope you don't mind but was going to use your comment as a review on my page?
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 16, 2014, 01:11:19 PM
Oh also I hope you don't mind but was going to use your comment as a review on my page?

No problems at all :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on April 22, 2014, 07:05:56 PM
Hey hey Jason!
Here's a link to the next part of the solo! Good luck & if you need any help just ask & I will see what I can do!

Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 23, 2014, 03:48:08 AM
Hey hey Jason!
Here's a link to the next part of the solo! Good luck & if you need any help just ask & I will see what I can do!


That's awesome. I've had a quick look at the video and feel more confident with this one. Lead guitar is not my strong suit, but I'm believing I'll get there with these videos. I can't thank you enough.
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on April 23, 2014, 08:38:51 AM
Hey hey Jason!
Here's a link to the next part of the solo! Good luck & if you need any help just ask & I will see what I can do!


That's awesome. I've had a quick look at the video and feel more confident with this one. Lead guitar is not my strong suit, but I'm believing I'll get there with these videos. I can't thank you enough.

It's honestly my pleasure mate! If I can help people along their path of playing guitar then I will live a very happy man!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: FollowingMyDreams on April 23, 2014, 12:46:51 PM
I've decided i SUCK at playing guitar lol  ;D
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 24, 2014, 08:45:36 PM
I've decided i SUCK at playing guitar lol  ;D

If you enjoy it, then it doesn't matter (in my opinion). One thing I've already started doing with these lessons (especially the fast part that James is assisting me with) is work out ways I could achieve the same notes in positions that I find easier. I'm still trying to get the hang of the methods I'm being shown, but sometimes I want to hear the notes played properly and I'm working out alternate ways to get there. So I believe I've rekindled that enjoyment for learning that I'd forgotten about for so long.

Of course I'll still pick up my guitar every day, play some basic but awesome riff that comes to me and enjoy that moment. Tomorrow it's gone, but damn if I didn't have fun while it lasted ;)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: FollowingMyDreams on April 25, 2014, 12:09:34 PM
There are some good points in there  ;) I think one of my main problems is I have my fingers in too many pies lol , I'm not the most patient of people and I take on too much all at once . I think I need to put aside my other ambitions and concentrate just on guitar until I've cracked it . I think these private lessons will help well I hope so lol, I am def better at learning things in person than on the comp  . Will keep you posted may even post a vid of my terrible progress  :tup:
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on April 25, 2014, 12:51:12 PM
We may have quite a lot in common it seems ;)

Good luck focusing on the one thing. I am yet to master that. Which probably explains why I don't master many of the things I attempt  ;D
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Hinfrance on April 27, 2014, 01:35:16 PM
I've got a low priority request, if possible . .

Easter by Marillion is one of my absolute favourite songs. I have got the verse, and the first part of the chorus down, but there are some split chords in the second and fourth phrases of the chorus I can't quite get. Also, during the solo there are one or two bits that elude me.

Obviously I can't get the guitar to sing like Mr Rothery, but I'd like to be able to hit the notes!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on April 27, 2014, 03:53:00 PM
I've got a low priority request, if possible . .

Easter by Marillion is one of my absolute favourite songs. I have got the verse, and the first part of the chorus down, but there are some split chords in the second and fourth phrases of the chorus I can't quite get. Also, during the solo there are one or two bits that elude me.

Obviously I can't get the guitar to sing like Mr Rothery, but I'd like to be able to hit the notes!
If you would like I could have a look at this for you?
Would be happy to help if I can!

James
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Hinfrance on April 28, 2014, 01:54:21 PM
That would be so cool James. Don't break a sweat on it though!
Title: Nirvana - smells like teen spirit
Post by: GuitarStarTV on August 26, 2014, 05:11:55 PM
Hey all! Here's a tutorial for smells like teen spirit by the awesome Nirvana! Hope you enjoy it!

Title: Muse plug in baby guitar intro
Post by: GuitarStarTV on August 26, 2014, 05:42:01 PM
Here's another tutorial request for the intro riff to plug in baby by muse!
As always hope you enjoy it & let me know what you think!

Title: Blues riff
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 21, 2014, 06:27:12 PM
Hey everyone. This wasn't requested but thought I'd share my latest lesson with you all. It's a blues scale pattern & can be very effective


Hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Joom on September 21, 2014, 07:16:30 PM
Good one, GS...
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 22, 2014, 05:30:27 AM
Thanks my friend! Love blues and going to go into lots more detail over the next few lessons!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Joom on September 22, 2014, 07:35:01 AM
Blues is one of my old favorites, too, and you play it well.  Makes me wish I still had a working left hand..
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 22, 2014, 12:21:35 PM
Thanks my friend for the kind words! What's happened to your left hand if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Joom on September 22, 2014, 02:26:15 PM
The wrist was smashed in a bike accident years (and years) ago.  Never quite healed right, but was usable.  Later on a mishap with a piece of video equipment messed up some tendons in the hand itself.  Even then could still play a little.  But, as happens, here comes old age, and the last few years have seen it go from hard to play to just not worth the effort anymore.

They say they might be able to do something with the tendons in the hand, but after numerous accidents over earlier decades (bikes, cars, other crap) I also have a neck, back, hips, shoulders, and knees they want to cut on and I keep refusing.  Have to sign a paper every time I go in that I refuse neck and back surgery.

Sounds worse than it usually looks, I'm usually fairly mobile, except the last two weeks I've been sitting here with a pinched sciatic nerve and waiting for that to ease up a little.  That happens once every year or two, too much sitting.

Well then, that's a story I don't usually tell.    No sleep and too many pain meds, I reckon. ;D  In any case, can't play anymore.  One hand guitar synths on a keyboard is about it...
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 22, 2014, 08:13:58 PM
That must be really tough mate as it's clear you love music so much. You are an inspiration to others who face similar barriers and have truly earned my full respect as a musician and a person.
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Joom on September 22, 2014, 08:25:06 PM
Just life stuff, GS, but I do miss playing.  Mostly just jamming.  Guitar still sits in a stand in the corner, but pretty dusty.

Nice thing about computers is I don't have to give up on music.  Besides writing (my favorite part), I can still use a keyboard and synths to do basic stuff, and there's always loops and samples.  Got thousands (and thousands) of those.  Still, not like being in a room with some musicians building a piece from scratch and a few ideas.  I do love the music, though, and appreciate still being able to be a part of something cool once in a while...
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 22, 2014, 08:30:35 PM
Yep that's very true. I would do anything to stay involved in music as its part of who I am. If music runs through your veins there's no running away from it & if something makes you happy then it's worth doing whatever the platform!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on September 23, 2014, 09:12:54 PM
Great lesson. I look forward to the next follow-up lesson :)
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: GuitarStarTV on September 23, 2014, 09:42:16 PM
Thank you my good friend! Hope everything is all good with you!
Title: Re: Tutorial requests
Post by: Scarebear on September 24, 2014, 11:49:50 AM
Thank you my good friend! Hope everything is all good with you!

Life would be better if I could nail those lessons you gave me. I'm kidding, life is pretty damn good right now. But I do need to practice more guitar ;)
Title: Blues riff.
Post by: GuitarStarTV on October 03, 2014, 06:16:20 PM
Hey everyone!
Here's a little blues riff for you all. Hope you enjoy this & add it to your riff library!


Any questions just get in touch!