> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

Closed TopicStart new topic
> Harmonic Minor for Beginners, Lesson By Muris Varajic
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
7 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
8 [ 3 ] ** [100.00%]
9 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 3
post Mar 27 2015, 07:02 PM
Post #1

Learning Rock Star

Group: Members
Posts: 9
Joined: 15-May 09
From: Italy
Member No.: 7.178

Original lesson: Harmonic Minor for Beginners by Muris Varajic

My second post, i know that i have do a mistake around 0:24 but i think this lesson is good for improve my vibrato.


  • Gibson Les Paul Studio 2002
  • Prs Custom 24
  • Peavey V-type Exp Limited Edition
  • Ibanez Rx 640
  • Pod X3 Live
  • Fender Frontman 212R


♫ ♪ YouTube Channel Subscribe Please ♪ ♫
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Mar 28 2015, 07:21 PM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.792
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820

Hi Mark, this is very good stuff.

There are some moments where your timing isn't 100%. You sometimes rush a little bit. This often happens when recording but try not to let it become a bad habit.

Your bend at 0:45 sounds a little too high.. only just. Be careful not to over bend notes. Vibrato can often hide it when we don't get the exact pitch so try to work on combining vibrato with bends.

Overall it's a strong take. You've got good basic skills with timing, bending and vibrato so just keep doing what you're doing and improve these aspects a little bit at a time smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Darius Wave
post Mar 29 2015, 02:53 PM
Post #3

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.657
Joined: 29-November 12
From: Poland
Member No.: 17.069

Hey man! There are some problems with correct pitch when You bend the strings. Those are enough for a live playing (so it's not that bad) but at a studio level there is still a bit You can do to make it closer to the perfect pitch - just a few cents below or above. I mean mostly the 2 or 3 very first bends in this take. Sometimes it might be caused by the rehearsal gear. Just guessing. Try some headphones if You didn't yet. You might easily detect what I mean smile.gif Anyway good take smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 29 2015, 06:41 PM
Post #4

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 32.665
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289

Hi Mark, nice playing on this one.

Your playing is not bad on this take and as the other instructor said, now it's time to work on polishing details regarding timing, vibrato and bending to make your playing sound top level. There are some moments where your playing is not totally tight or where your bends are not reaching the right pitch so it would be good to now put all your focus on these things to polish your overall playing.

Both vibrato and bending problems are related to the pitches that you get, so you have to be careful when you combine both in order to keep your playing on scale and tune.

So, this is not a bad take but more practice combined with some more specific exercises for these techniques is the way to go.

Keep on the hard work.

My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Mar 30 2015, 12:40 PM
Post #5

Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.198
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338

Pass: 8

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th October 2019 - 01:59 AM