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Darius Wave
Posted on: Jun 15 2021, 05:05 PM


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Hey there. You audio is just fine with its sync to video.

Legato is more strength-related technique than it seems. From what I see you are going in good direction. Your hand has a nice, perpendicular angle to the neck and I can hear actuall "scrapping and hammering" which is a side effect of powerful finger work. I see nothing that could be a critical mistake.

The only thing to fix is timing - you rush a little (play in front of the beat)

Time will do the thing. Just keep this in your daily practise routine.
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Posted on: May 24 2021, 04:33 PM


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QUOTE (FreePizza @ May 23 2021, 01:28 PM) *
If only I could put my dream build together there with no limits. Unfortunately I have reached my gear quota already for 2021 according to my wife. 🤣😭



No matter how much (I mean...how little) gear you have...that amount is always "enough" for any wife out there....unless she's a player too and knows the GAS smile.gif))
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Posted on: May 24 2021, 04:30 PM


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Hey there!

It starts really promissing. You right hand looks slightly shy though. The beginning has a good flow and nice tone match. It lack just a little more accenting that Gab does in his original lesson video.

In the solo part you overbend the g note. It should be a famous blues-relate quarter tone ornament. In your performance it goes too sharp, giving almost clear, major feel.

There are soem minor timing issues

You have a most common, beginner issue visible. Don't worry - it's normal but it has to be fixed. When you fret more than one note on the same string, you should keep previous fingers on it. For example when you play a to b notes (G3 string), you should keep pressing with your index finger, while you fret with your ring finger. It's called fingers support. It makes string tension split for more finger and makes it easier to press not mentioning bending and vibrato. It's also quite logical if we think of how most of guitar lick are constructed. If you need to play index again, it's already on it's place.

It's harder to explain than it actualyl is to play but you need to trust me - you'll see in the future smile.gif
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Posted on: May 24 2021, 04:17 PM


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Hey there!

Looking clearly at your hands there is nothing to spot for tweaking. Everything you do is just as it should be. This way it's hard to give you any constructive feedback. This is a challenge you have to pass by yourself, giving it enough time and focus.

Yes - sweeping is effective technique and quite relaxed in fast tempo. At the same time it is way harder than it looks, when we play in slow to medium tempo. You definitely fail the timing. That's probably the only issue. Give yourself some time and patience smile.gif
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Posted on: May 17 2021, 02:55 PM


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Hey there!

For me it feels like you strat to sound more confident, even if it's not 100% tempo. Some of the spots sounded like you were not exactly sure of picking direction (previous take)...though...even Piotr has some difficult and slightly weird solution to the lick aound 0:10. Your picking direction differs in this spot. Last notes are playd with downpicking only, just like playing any of fast, metal, muted riffs smile.gif


You're doing just fine. Keep up the good attitude and you'll get through it - you are almost there Bruce!
Your hand positioning and shaping is just fine. It's only a matter of practise now. There is this old trick tyo set up the tempo above the one you need to play and force yourself to play over it for some time. Then you get back to 100%. Trust me...you'll feel it's easier. You need to spend some hoenst time in faster tempo before you switch back...only this way you'll see how it works.

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Posted on: May 17 2021, 02:41 PM


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Hey there!

Congrats on your very first rec take. It's always worth the challenge and demands some braveness.

Same as with your take over #3, things sound quite solid with minor details to review and tweak.

I wonder how it happened but it looks like for down-strumming you use your middle finger as main "tool" while index is straight and out of use, which is quite weird but you managed to make is sound reasonably fine so hard to tell is it actually a mistake. Be aware that this may come out as problem once you skip to higher levels of playing and things "designed" for guitar will not feel as natural for you as for other players.

With this lesson you had some problems with timing and you even manages to apply time signature change at some point (playing G for too long - probably 2/4 more). Looks like applying additional ornaments in chords (Dsus4 in here) brings you additional trouble.


Here's a little general advice. Try to point you right hand more towards higher strings. Your hand will still" capture" low strings on it's way, but they balance between low and high will be better. Very often notes of E1 disappear in your playing. Reasons may be two. One mentioned before (right hand point of strings hit) and second - fretting hand issues )occassional muting of "neighjbour string", while you fret on other one)

This all sounds very promissing. Please remember that fixing mistakes at the very beginning takes much less time than fixing bad habits, created through years wink.gif Wll done and keep up the good work
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Posted on: May 17 2021, 02:28 PM


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Hey there!

First impression is very positive. Overall it's pleasant to listen, and doesn't have any major issues.

There is some difficulty in judgment, caused by the lack of of any close microphone, that would capture more "in face" tone, with more details.

Refering to this audio as it is, I can suspect few minor issues with chord fretting. For example I'm not sure if the E1 string is audible when you play Am chord. Maybe you unpurposely mute it with your index finger? Fretting quality of F-major also has some headroom for tweaking, but this one is more difficult so it will take some more time - probably something you can workout over more lesson, rather than just one.

Now this will be subjective but for my taste you make a little too much move with your right thumb and too little with fingers. Try to make them all "come out" while you do the hit down.

Still you can be satisfied with this take, and I hope you had some quality time when learning. Well done smile.gif
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Posted on: May 4 2021, 03:13 PM


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Hey Tim!

Not much of complain but just to notice - you decided to go for quite and opposite tone to Diego's choice for this lesson.

I'm afraid I can still relate to all the feedback I've been giving for a last year. Seems like you can't skip through a bareer of your bad habits - mainly your loosend right hand that keeps stucking between strings, everytime you want to play something faster.

I'm also afraid it is not just a matter of time and practise. It is a matter of some serious changes to your hand resting points, pick grips etc...

If the path you've chosen gives you joy and satisfaction pf playing than it is no problem, but if you seriously think of a jump to another level, some serious changes should happen.

That's just so you know. Anywway...there is still plenty of good stuff in your playing. Just need to realize that that path you've chosen will not make you go further technically.

There is even this famous sentense/saying: "You can expect different results if you keep doing things all over the same way". I'm afraid that what we deal with in your case.

Of course you can still develope as a musician and that is a constant progress smile.gif
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Posted on: May 4 2021, 03:02 PM


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Hey there!

I feel like you're in font of the beat in the first (8th) notes section

In the triplets you got some more consistency while you kept playing for a longer "distance". First few where uneven.

What feels a good thing in this take is the fact that most of notes are tonally equal and seems to be played strong.

I think I would try to split some notes for accents and some for fills. Playing accents stronger and fills lighter, would make things easier to keep hand relaxed and to match better with the timing.

Try to imagine you are the one to trigger the drums. You just need to become player and self-listener at the same time smile.gif
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Posted on: May 4 2021, 02:55 PM


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Hey there!

Very nice come back. doesn't sound much like you had a break.

In a very first impression it is a tuning that seems to make problems. First notes on E6 sound sharp. Some other notes on high string sound little flat. Taking care of this would surely add more pro flavor to your performance.

I feel like it's some kind of frame rate problem in the video. Your moves are not clear enough and I can't determine the picking direction in some sections.

What I like is your confidence in playing, which transfers to your even picking. It is a really promissing take. Well done

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Posted on: May 4 2021, 02:32 PM


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Hey Kris!
Welcome to ReC section biggrin.gif

You could surprise us with some bad playing at least once smile.gif

I'm always impressed with some advanced country soloing. This lesson rocks smile.gif

Now just for the sake of honesty...we both now you are still not comfortable with the lesson so you are not as tight with the timing as we know you are able to be. I'm also missing just a slick of slap in some more notes than the beginning.

Other than that it's a great work and amazing stuff to work with smile.gif
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Posted on: May 4 2021, 02:26 PM


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Hey there!

Never be embarassed of showing your playing and asking for some feedback. Fortunately this community consists of many great people who are or have been at the point your are, and totalyl understand your situation.

Kris is spot on (as usually) with his "yoda" guidence - yes, just make sure you enjoy what you do, and practise will become fun as well smile.gif

Since most of the stuff looks more like it needs polishing than redoing from scratch I would like you to rethink this:

With medium to fast playing it is critical to manage you strength between tension and release state.

It is not 100% accurate to say that practise slow will make you play fast (it is in a sense but it needs extended explanation). At medium to high speed it demands from our right hand to change it's mechanics to distribute the strangth properly to speed. If you play slow and heavy and try to speed this up, you'll figureout you loose the ability to contonue playing at some point, due to over-tensioned hand. From the other side if you keep playing soft you''ll easily loose timing and "punch".

The trick is to peoperly layout accents that will be played stronger and matched with timeline...for example drum beats. When playing triplets you can play one per 3 notes stronger and 2 other softer so the hand will tense and then have two notes of relax.

Moments of tension are critical for good timing match and precise position shifts. You need to learn your mind when it need to highly focus for quick and precise position shift or for precise time of accenting. this way you can keep both - the reasonable tension of your hands and precision in playing. What I feel you're doing is trying to speed up sort of lazy and loosen hand state. It's especially visible on the tapped notes section.

Witm such a seed and short time between notes there is no chance to do thins without a tension moments unless you sacrifice some notes to get extra time for positions shifts.

I guess being in your shoes I would focus and that topic first smile.gif
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Posted on: May 4 2021, 02:10 PM


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Hey there!

This is an easy lesson in a sense of speed and number of notes. That's why it's especially important to focus on articulation. I guess this is usualy the purpose of lessons with less notes. You can "squeeze" more of your articulation skills.

General advices:

- spend more time on stretching strings and tuning - some notes sound little out of tune and a good tuning makes performance get like 50% of more pro feel

- Try to learn to leave fingers on frets when you play more than one note on single string. It's easier to split the string tension on more fingers - especially on string bending or vibrato. For example when you play your ring finger, you should hold index and middle as well, and make all three to press the string or hold it while bending.

- Try to copy right hand picking or strumming direction. Notice how Stephane's hand is "in the groove" with teh track. His picking is not random

- Try to use warmer tone. Stephane likes to use atone that has very little breakup but besides some treble cut with tone pot, he definitely uses his hand to control the warmth of his tone. At some spots you are in the good direction with this. Just roll off some treble in your guitar and you'll be closer to original.

Let's see what are the differences between yours and Stephanes approach:

- Second note (d) should be cut short

- There is a soft vibrato missing at 0:05 (d note again)

- 0:07 Stephane is doing a quarter tone bend. Not a vibrato as you did

- 0:10 there should be legato between d and e notes

- 0:12 that's the spot when tuning problems get exposed better

-0:26 this lick has totally different flow. Try to copy Stephanes hand motion and you'll understand the difference. Also...first note should be short - you played straight forward and it changed the feel of to pattern.

- 0:29 this bend should end earlier. You should release it more smoothly and give more time for the released note to ring

There are some more mistakes but they we can shorten the analysis by saying that you need to bring more attention to details. You apply different ornaments and timing to some licks. You randomly change legato with pick slanting.

I think there's a plenty of work to be done here even if it seemed to be simple lesson. Try to take as much profit as you can. Think that the moment you feel you're done with the lesson, is actually a moment when the real work begins. Once you feel you got the main structure, you can focus on tiny details and that's where the real fun starts smile.gif

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Posted on: Apr 9 2021, 04:07 PM


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Hey Phill!

In general it is quite pleasant take.

When we go into details, we can spot several issues. I experience problems with finishing licks, before position shifts - these notes are often fretted poorly.

There is not enough control over picking hand - when you have to pick a few notes in a row with downpicking, you tend to loos the control and precision.

Sometimes there are also pitch issues.

In the final note I wonder if it's a matter of setup or a dead note of your guitar - you can hear it almost immediately turns into harmonic, instead of ringing out.

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Posted on: Apr 8 2021, 06:56 PM


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Hey there!

In general I like your sense of groove and time for main riff. Time goes slightly off in the middle part - there is also a problem of different hand mechanics and articulation - your sound is very agressive and not muted. Guido uses slightly more "fat" drive that makes it sound not as crunchy, but still he does mute these notes.

In the middle part he also uses totally natural, alternate hand strumming behavior that is limited to play over few strings. They problem in understanding is at he stage of right hand that should "imagine" to play constant shuffle and use the picking direction as it appears in particular spot in the bar. You do play alternate but in totally different sense. You need to imagine "empty spots" where your hand keeps grooving. It's like with literelly every single funky rhyhtm pattern

Back to beginning - two essential problems - unclean breaks and sacrificed final notes of some runs. Too many random noises happening here.

Besides above you managed to workout a pleasant piece of music smile.gif
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Posted on: Mar 26 2021, 06:57 PM


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Well well...there is a visible improvement over your previous take.

Open string appeared at the spots it was supposed to be. You confidency of playing has boosted a lot.

Intro part still differs from Gabriels and it still lacks the breaks I mentioned.

As an opposite now your vibrato sounds shy - you put it from one edge to the opposite one. Now try to find a compromise.

0:29 in the final tapped note there should be some vibrato as well smile.gif


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Posted on: Mar 26 2021, 06:26 PM


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unfortunately the video has been removed....
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Posted on: Mar 26 2021, 06:21 PM


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Hey again smile.gif

Again - brighter tone would make good - especially to the muted parts.

The run at the beginning is still a mess. It really need to sit weel in your head before it can be executed precisely on guitar.

In general swingy (shuffle) songs prefer to have some lazyness to it (laid back) it is definitely better than being exectly on time or in frotn of the beat but...I'm not 100% condinced if the delay in your slided powerchords isn't just a little to big.

In the first part (main groove i would say) you are quite close with the timing. The issues appearing are mostly with precision. for example - one of notes form powerchord is not fretted well.

In the "chorus" part where you play muted pattern, you should be more carefull with your right hand. Try to keep it more steady so the noise of unwanted strings will not appear. also...Guido's muting is cleaner. There are note you forget to mute.

In the final part is similar issue as in the intro - not enough confidence to play it perfetly in time and precision problems appear as well



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Posted on: Mar 26 2021, 06:05 PM


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Hey Tim!

You make a lot of takes lately. Looks liek you enjoy it. Keep it up


Very first 3 notes - the middle one in original video sounds like it is not being picked, while yours has a clear sound of the pick. Try to confirm that - Gab sounds like he only lets the bend release.

0:10 you do not make muting/breaks between notes as Gab does

0:12 This phrase is missing sound of open string between these hammer-ons

vibratos are a little nervous and have tendency to go out of pitch

Final run has a hand sync problem - you are still not done with this one.


Besides above it is still a pleasant take to listen. You got it's main structures. They only need polishing. Also....from the tonal perspective, some treble could do some good - it all sound "under the blanket" while Gab's tone for this one is rather "open"



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Posted on: Mar 15 2021, 08:29 PM


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Hey there!

So...you working hard to get best of you. Well this is overall really good sounding take with tight and clean playing. Just a few tiny spots that sounded like "oh...was this finger here or there"...a miliseconds of hesitation that affect timing or hand sync.

I think you really nailed the rhythm and time, besides the beginning vere you rush comparing to drums.

0:19 - To to master a trick where you use more angle of the pick and very little circle picking. It will solve the problem of exceeded tension amount. You can also push you wrist to rest your palm on it's side instead of thumb side. It opens more room for wrist rotation which further gives abilties to play faster with less strength use.

0:29 - this is interesting problem (speaking in fully pro comparison level) - overexpression in left hand causes pitch to go slightly off. If you compare, the next attempt to the same chord sound perfect, most probabl;y becasue your hand had a while to sit well in that spot and adjust the tension to only as much as needed.
0:22 Try to be aware that overdone strums will cause pitch issue like this one.

We speak of very little details that actually come out at a pro level so you can be truly satisfied with this take. Well done
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Hey there!

As usual there are good and bad news. I like you attitude and focused work on the instrument. Your legato has this promissing touch of not being just a soft "slip through" but a solid hammering and pulling. I can guess but strength looks just right. It should work on a clean tone as well or acoustic guitar If you want to challenge yourself really honestly..but....that's not complaint, a proposition for self recheck

Now...now suprise...the timing seems to be a problem and right hand that seems to become and enemy instead of support. Well, sometimes I try to explain that you need to "play a playstation" on your guitar. When you need and additional extra "kick" or something, you use a combination of keys. In legato supported by right hand it's similar. You only whit where the note will simultaneously happen wiht the left hand. Not earlier, not later....exactly at the same time.

Mind can trick us sometimes and create problems from simple things. I guess you mind is telling you that the pick stroke should be somewhere inbetween and..simply doesn't want to accept the fact they should work on the same "click" in mind.

The timing problem is the key here - you rush and then try to stretch the whole thing to....suprise...put the finger slightly before you can pick the same note with a pick. For my observations that causes the problem.

Knowing your previous work I'm sure you have a good sense of time and rhythm so you need to rather find a proper way of how your mind imagines the lick, rather than a raw practise. Tricky thing.


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Posted on: Mar 15 2021, 07:56 PM


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Hey Tim.

I guess you've extended your gear since last time we had some mentoring smile.gif so how many Fenders appeared ?wink.gif


At the beginning the chords shapes are fine but you are not 100% comfortable with it yet - every hesitation is audible and has affect on both timing and clarity of elements of each chord - for example: some higher notes in chords gets lost.

In the first lick I would play both bends more lazy. Be careful with the pitch - you tend to cross the line and it doesn't work well for this piece. In this sitation a batter tension build comes from unfinished bend, rather than overdone.

At 0:22 Piotr does very subtle release on pitch and vibration. You sounds a little too square, too rapid.

At 0:27 the legato slide is broken - final note does not appear.

Around 0:35 same situation as already mentioned - bends are made rapidly and nervously. The whole flavor should come from slow na lazy performance of these bends.


In general there's plenty of little flavors hidden in this lesson and it's way more harder than the tabs suggest, due to variety of articulation and dynamics. At the pro level I would say you got the draft but now the real work over this lesson should start...



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Posted on: Mar 15 2021, 07:25 PM


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Hey there and congrats on your first attempt to rec.

I see you're at the stage of first steps so let me focus on one ciritical thing that will seem so simple, yet somehow not noticable but beginner players.

Use all your fingers to press the string.If you hold left index finger and need to press the same string with middle finger - keep index on it's place. If you then need to add ring finger...hold index and middle where they were. this way you use more than one finger to press the string. Of course only the last one will give a note but all other will help pressing and it will become easier. It also makes sense to keep a finger in it's place (position) for easier shifts (it's already near place you will need to use it - for example on different string, at the same fret - most of licks are consttructed the way it works). When you need to go bakc ,the finger is already there.

Even more critical for bends and vibrato. In both cases you need better control over string tension (bend/release) so doing it with multiple fingers makes strength to split and demands less effort from left hand. We all do this.

When you have some spare time, plase carefulyl go through these 2 vids:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/20-Quick-Tips/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/20-Beginner-Tips/

First one is short, second is extended and contains more detailed info. I think it would solve many problems and clarify many doubts you may have at this point.


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Posted on: Mar 15 2021, 05:24 PM


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Hey there and wellcome back.

It's a beautiful lesson and you did great job i terms of awerage preparation and tone match.

It is a difficult lesson and it's difficulty is hidden more in the way notes are being played, instead of actual speed. My first impression on tone and specific softnes of playing was positive. What I was missing is tone of harder notes. You need to extend your range of tonal skills in your fingers. You can notice Muris has more "slap" in his strong notes. It makes whole his take have more audible contrast between soft and hard playing. Overall it affects dynamics range. To be fair - not all the time...only it the spots it's needed.

You are already familiar with most of things to fix. I will not have any specific complaints. I like the fact you feel what you play...I mean...you have a good sense of music of this kind, to do this lesson some justice. Timing, pitch and hand sync issues will be gone through the time of practise. Besides these little imperfections you are right person on the right place to make it sound really well so I think I would give it some more time. Well done
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Posted on: Mar 15 2021, 04:49 PM


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Hey there!

Congratulations on your first appearance in REC zone. BTW...SG in gold-top finish looks great.

First impression is good. from a typical listener's point of view it is a descently prepared solo.

Now from a educational point of view there are little flaws to fix. Easiest to fix is intonation. Some notes sound a little out of tune. Remember that strings do stretch while playing and they do loose some tension on bends and vibrato, if you didn't stretch them enough before playing. Keep in mind if the last tuning peg move was loosing the tension, the string will loose even more while playing (will drop the pitch) Tuning process is slightly more complicated if you want to be 100% accurate.

Watch out for "over-bending" when you do the vibrato.

You are not 100% accurate timing-wise. It sounds acceptable overall but at some spots you rush and at some other you play behind the beat.

0:49 in this section you play wrong rhyhtm - ringing notes shoul be hit exactly at second beat of the bar. You play them at "1 &".

0:37 and at least 2 more spots you play these ascending notes with breaks (split) while Emir playes them with clear legato (while skipping form string to string we still can play legato or staccato). This clear split feel does not fit to this mellow track and sense of phrasing. You need to stop muting them.

Sometimes it is worth to copy exact picking direction of original lesson. There are moments when construction of the lick makes it easier to start downwards even on the weak beats in the bar but if you look closely...on every other straight forward run, startting at "3 &" Emir starts the lick with an upstroke (Like 0:06 to 0:10 of Emir's video). This has to a lot to do with natural balance of hand etc...same as swiming....you let the air out once your head is under the water, and take a breath when you take it out to above. Not the opposite. It's difficult to explain why does this have so much importance for your future playing. You need to put some trust smile.gif







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