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post Aug 15 2019, 12:56 AM
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Original lesson: Paradise Lost Style by Gabriel Leopardi

My first GMC lesson I completly learned. I have chosen this lesson because I want to improve my timing and it has some tricky parts (for me) with dotted notes. Recoding is from a few days ago, I feel I could play it a bit cleaner now.

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post Aug 15 2019, 05:05 PM
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Hi mate! Great choice!

This one is very close but there is still some more room to improve timing here. There are basically two parts that need attention.

- The main/first riff. The overall riff can sound tighter, but the main problem is the last note of each one, which is not played upbeat as it is, you are playing it a bit before. Check out the note played at 00:11, that's the one that I'm talking about.

- The other part is the slide riff at 00:25. This one is not consistent regarding timing, and also the slide can sound better.

The other parts sound great to me. It's a 7!

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post Aug 16 2019, 02:03 AM
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First off, congratulations on learning this Piece. Every piece you learn is a personal victory so take pride in it. Also, REC is a tough arena with a very tough audience. The instructors grade things very seriously in REC so as to push each student to be their very best. I'm Todd just in case we have not met in the Forum yet smile.gif I do our Weekly QUICK LICKS series which is graded mostly on eing able to quickly play a short lick. it's an entirely different world than REC. I also run the SHRED BOOTCAMP which I'd love to invite you to join! Just shoot me a personal message if you want to give it a try.

Also, I don't remember seeing you in any recent collabs? The collabs are one of the best parts of GMC. They give you a chance to create solos and get feedback in a very laid back sort of way. Jump in to all of these if you can smile.gif It's a great way to round out your experience at GMC.

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*TIMING ISSUES: As Gabe pointed out, the last note in the main riff is just a pinch late. I hear it each and every time you play the main riff. It's a subtle thing, just a pinch late. It's not enough to throw me off of enjoying your take, but I do notice it.

*VIBRATO: I can see you have been working on your vibrato which is good! It's not tepid or week or back and forth style, it's solid, wide vibrato. Keep that up. It's vibrato that separates top players from everyone else IMHO. Much more so than another other technique or ability.

*TONE: Tone could use a bit of work but everyone could probably use a bit of work on tone. You have a good distorted/Metal Tone here. It could use to be a pinch more tight, meaning only that the lower frequencies (bass) are causing it to be a pinch muddy compared to Gabes tone. Gabe has AMAZING tone and always has. Most tone is in the fingers, but some of it lives in your gear. Tone is a never ending question. Again, it's not enough to stop me enjoying your track, I just noticed it was a bit more mud that I'd like to hear.

I think you are ready for the next challenge. Grab another REC, try a Quick Lick, Join Bootcamp, try the JAM WITH KRIS! Jump in and give it a go!! As for this one, Solid 7 from me!!
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Original lesson: Paradise Lost Style by Gabriel Leopardi

My first GMC lesson I completly learned. I have chosen this lesson because I want to improve my timing and it has some tricky parts (for me) with dotted notes. Recoding is from a few days ago, I feel I could play it a bit cleaner now.

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post Aug 19 2019, 09:15 AM
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Awesome to see you play this lesson, I had such a blast recording vocals for it!

Given that you say you struggle with timing issues - I would like to clarify that even though this lesson is not very fast, it might still present some serious timing challenges. Sometimes a really slow riff melody can be harder timing wise.

There are bits here and there that need more practicing, but I can tell you are digging this style - keep it up you get a 7 from me!

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post Aug 19 2019, 01:05 PM
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Hey there again and congrats on your first, fully learned lesson smile.gif

You seem to be very concious student. You probably realize most of the issue you need to fix. This lesson is easier than the metallica one so I have't found any critical issues to spot besides timing - like accents at "3 and". Sometimes you rush a little, sometimes you delay. Studio-level timing is long-term target so don't be to cruel for yourself. Give it some time and keep the attitude. You can focus on the bass drum accent (they support the accents on guitar in the same spots).

Again main technical issue I detect is your left hand habits. You take away the fingehs behind the ones you play while we actually add fingers instead of replacing them...most of the time. It is all about splitting the strength for at more different muscels. This is how you get better on any instrument. You learn how to manage strength to be able to do difficult things without any harm to your body/hands/fingers.
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