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> Take 2: Metal Essentials - Riffs #3, Lesson By Darius Wave
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George Hlio
post Jul 4 2018, 08:46 PM
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Original lesson: Metal Essentials - Riffs #3 by Darius Wave

That groove!!!! Amazing! I had no trouble this time with the fast part. After a lot of practice it came out a lot more natural!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 5 2018, 05:02 PM
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Hi again George!!

I think that this lesson has been essential to take your rhythm playing to a new level. I can see a very notable progress comparing this one with your previous take. I'm sure that you've worked hard to make that fast section sound tighter as it's today. Congratulations friend!!

As I've commented on Anvil Style lesson, there is some little room to make everything sound tighter, mostly in the slower sections, and also to improve tone (by picking stronger and adjusting your palm muting) and dynamics.

I would also try setting your amp with a bit less distortion to clean up the sound. This is related a bit to what I've commented at the "new guitar" thread. You can get a cleaner sound and more dynamics if you don't use a lot of distortion. Try it!

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Todd Simpson
post Jul 5 2018, 11:14 PM
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NICE!!!! I can tell you have been putting the time in Wood Shed!! You are making good use of your entire left hand here including using your PINKY! Also, good tight vibrato is in full effect and the chord bend at the end is impressive as well. Your hand synch is much improved and I can tell you are experimenting with your palm muting dynamics (lifting vs muting) which is a good way to add dynamics to a section. Experiment more with this. Lifting during a mute riff opens up the sound of the riff where muting tightens it down.

As for tone, it sounds like EMG pickups. Just no way around it as they sound a very specific way. You can sometimes get a more articulate tone out of passive pups and still have them sound quite heavy. Most of the tone really does come from your fingers, more so than many people realize. Explore creating variety in your tone with pick instensity and muting intensity. It can lead to a very dynamic performance. As for this one, I think you have it smile.gif
Solid 7 from me.
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Kristofer Dahl
post Jul 8 2018, 08:33 AM
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YEAH! it seems that for this lesson, you have passed the stage of having to worry about technique - and you can devote more brainpower to just digging the groove - and this is what we as listeners want to hear!

So in other words very well done!

In the fast ( ~00:45) part there is still some work to be done to tighten things up.

You get an 8 from me!

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Darius Wave
post Jul 8 2018, 07:06 PM
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Yeah...that's definitely tighter than previous one. It's clearly visible you keep yourself in control of everything...trying to have no unwanted noise and even tone of each strum. The tone is just fine. The more pro tightness is more a playing thing and wisely suggested gain take down...just a little. EMG's are totally fine for this playing. I like them myslef. I would complain on different kind of playing but definitely not on this one - here is where they've been created to work great.

You managed to make fast part sound day to night difference comparing to take no#1 but you are still not necessary using the exact same mechanics of right hand, I was using in original take. Yes - it's not a tensed forearm motion anymore but still it's not a totally relaxed wrist rotation. try to take a very close look at all my hand angles and resting point in this part. This actually shoudl be a piece of cake to play...it has been designed to sound powerfull but easy to execute. Try to copy exact mechanics to get main profit of this part.
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