9 Mar Hi guys Has any one here ever tried out Frank Gambale’s Chop builder. Its basically a DVD, play along guitar practice routine and is a lot like. Frank Gambale’s Chop Builder is one of the best instructional videos for the guitar. The video contains exercises in alternate picking, scales. 22 Apr Hey guys and gals, Wanted to share a video that I’m working on for almost a week now [media] If you click through to Youtube you can find.

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Not only do I want to sort this out for my own practicing, but I need builddr remove any ambiguity when outlining the exercise for my students who are also blind.

I almost can’t even watch him play because I get jealous of his perfect technique. For example the harmonic minor string skipping one at Stylistically, we may never see anything like this again, and that may or may not be a good thing! Thanks in advance for any insights – pun intended.


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For those of you who own the DVD, can you answer a fingering question? BlindGuitaristAug 6, The video contains exercises in alternate picking, scales, modes, arpeggios, string skipping, sweeping and more.


This is a measure to combat trolling, ban-dodging, and builser. May 4, Messages: As I watch round five example four, in the last bar Frank seems to make a flub at least in the half-time close-up shot.

No way I can come close to keeping up! A community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. It probably should be Bb.

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Failing to abide by this will result in a ban. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Although I can’t even begin to play most of the more difficult examples If you are looking for technical exercises to add into your practicing, I hope you find this helpful.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands buildeer communities. BlindGuitaristJun 27, My theory here is this clip missed the cutting room floor and made it into the tape, and thus the transcription as well. I will double check this later today, but a good fingering for the last bar as best I can tell is: I rrank a good point to make about these things is that you really need to do them a couple days in a row to appreciate the value these kinds of exercises have.

Market buildeer is strictly prohibited. Frank may switch fingerings mid-bar in anticipation of whatever comes next. Since writing out fingerings in a post is laborious and confusing at best, I do have Franj and could meet you there. This includes the comment area of youtube videos as well as anything that’s embedded into the video itself.


It’s novelty helps it stand apart from the rest, and the production value is high. Frank Gambale’s Chop Builder is one of the best instructional videos for the guitar.

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If you would like to be considered for our whitelist, message the mods! You must log in or sign up to reply here. The next few notes after that need some thinking for sure, and there are a couple ways to handle it. Also, if you can find the videos, another thing that I’ve been doing is slowing them down with VLC to keep up- just in case you have any trouble with his sixteenths.

Is that Paul Gilbert on the left in the first one? It has been taken down. But, even knowing which notes Frank is playin gand exactly where he is playing them, I can’t figure out a workable fingering for this exercise. My Skype ID is “smartguitarist” minus the quotation marks.

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