How to get the most out of “get feedback on your playing”?


diego-pacifici
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diego-pacifici
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03/31/2023 6:41 am

Hello Mike,


I hope all is great!


I noticed on the GuitarTricks website (didn't notice from the app) this super cool possibility to self-video-record and submit to teachers for an assessment on how one plays and advice to work on to improve. I think this is a fantastic opportunity to get expert advice but also, I imagine, to get advice on how to best leverage the incredible amount of content that's on the site based on this assessment.


What I'd like to ask is: What should I play in the video I'll record to make the most out of it? Should I play a song, or a few chords switching, or what? How long should it be? Should I prefer any specific angle to record myself? E.g. full frontal with guitar fully visible or what, provided I'll be recording by smartphone?


Basically, any help/advice to shoot a video that makes sense to get the most out of it would be really appreciated.


Many thanks in advance,


All the best,


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Mike Olekshy
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Mike Olekshy
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03/31/2023 4:17 pm

Hi there - thanks for the interest in the program and your great questions!


I recommend focusing on the aspects of your playing that you find challenging, or that you are trying to improve. You can play whatever you wish to illustrate where you're at.  We've had students play through an entire song, or play through chord changes, or even improvise with a backing track. You can video yourself any way you like, just make sure us instructors can see a full view of the guitar and your hands!


Give it a try, and we look forward to giving some constructive feedback!


Mike


Keep rockin!
Mike Olekshy
GT Guitar Coach

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diego-pacifici
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04/03/2023 7:20 pm

Hi Mike,


thank you so much, will go for it, look forward, thanks so much!


diego


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Mike Olekshy
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Mike Olekshy
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04/04/2023 1:57 pm
#3 Originally Posted by: diego-pacifici

Hi Mike,


thank you so much, will go for it, look forward, thanks so much!


diego

Excellent!  I look forward to your submission!


Cheers!


Mike


Keep rockin!
Mike Olekshy
GT Guitar Coach

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