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Victor's Bootcamp, Fell Deeds Awake! Now for Wrath!! Now for Ruin!!
Todd Simpson
Jul 23 2020, 05:21 AM
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REC is always graded very tough so make sure your ready! You've been doing great here in BOOTCAMP. keep it up!!! I look forward to seeing your next take Soldier!!

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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Jul 22 2020, 03:58 PM) *
Here you are referring to Tightness Etude from what I can say.

And also I am practicing Alternate Picking #7 and hope to be able to enter rec zone with it and get a good grade.

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Victor Simion
Jul 23 2020, 07:33 PM
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Hi,

Here is Lesson 24 - Building Left Hand Strength



I listened carefully to my playing and I think that a few spots were not perfectly on time, but most of them were on time.
What do you think should I level up?

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Todd Simpson
Jul 23 2020, 09:51 PM
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You got this one Soldier!! It's a tricky bit of playing but you have sorted it! This is a great warm up lick and also makes a pretty fun solo lick as well. This is a "Shred" lick so it's built for speed. The more you play it, the faster it will get. You are off to a good start here and have good precision. It's just a matter of repetition now to get speeeeeeed!


LET'S DEBRIEF!!

MEDALS OF HONOR

PICK AND HAMMER ON: The "Pick and Hammer On" is a crucial technique for speed. It lets you play a top speed without having to pick every single note. You only have to pick one of every 3 notes which can really streamline a given lick.

MUTE OF DEATH:
Very solid palm muting on this one. Your mute keeps getting better each time so keep it up! On a lick like this, muting is extra important as it can trick the ear of the listener in to hearing pick strikes even when they are not there. If you keep a solid palm mute, and hammer on with the left hand, especially on the low strings, it can sound very percussive.

TIMING: Very tight and very evenly played. This is a long lick so it's got plenty of rope for you to hang yourself if you get off pace. Not to worry here as you stay on pace the entire time.

You got this one Soldier! Put it in your bag of tricks and go for the next one, you just..
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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Jul 23 2020, 02:33 PM) *
Hi,

Here is Lesson 24 - Building Left Hand Strength



I listened carefully to my playing and I think that a few spots were not perfectly on time, but most of them were on time.
What do you think should I level up?

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Victor Simion
Jul 30 2020, 08:37 PM
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The link I provided for Tightness Etude in one of my previous posts it's not working anymore.
I thought it was removed.

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Todd Simpson
Jul 31 2020, 05:30 AM
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Any links you want to share about any of your playing I'd be happy to watch and give you some feedback on smile.gif

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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Jul 30 2020, 03:37 PM) *
The link I provided for Tightness Etude in one of my previous posts it's not working anymore.
I thought it was removed.

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Victor Simion
Jul 31 2020, 08:06 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lI__Rxy5j8...eature=youtu.be

Playing at:

- 100 BPM
- 112 BPM
- 125 BPM

In the slower speeds takes, (100BPM and 112BPM) I think I missed a few notes.
The Speed 125 BPM is beyond my max speed so I kept the part were I think I played it best, and removed the others.
So let me know what you think is my playing at 125 BPM.

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Todd Simpson
Aug 1 2020, 05:13 PM
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Impressive!! You only missed one note in the second time through. The first time is very solid. The third time is pretty solid as well. This lick is much harder when picking every note, but it's meant to work up your synch. When used in a solo, you might only pick one of every three notes and just mute the entire thing to make it sound like they are all picked.

However, one thing you didn't do here was embed the video. Which is fine if this was just a preview but it's good enough for a MISSION VIDEO IMHO as there is a good take a both speeds so I'd say embed it and get ready for a debrief!!

Sarge

QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Jul 31 2020, 03:06 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lI__Rxy5j8...eature=youtu.be

Playing at:

- 100 BPM
- 112 BPM
- 125 BPM

In the slower speeds takes, (100BPM and 112BPM) I think I missed a few notes.
The Speed 125 BPM is beyond my max speed so I kept the part were I think I played it best, and removed the others.
So let me know what you think is my playing at 125 BPM.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


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Victor Simion
Aug 1 2020, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 1 2020, 04:13 PM) *
Impressive!! You only missed one note in the second time through. The first time is very solid. The third time is pretty solid as well. This lick is much harder when picking every note, but it's meant to work up your synch. When used in a solo, you might only pick one of every three notes and just mute the entire thing to make it sound like they are all picked.

However, one thing you didn't do here was embed the video. Which is fine if this was just a preview but it's good enough for a MISSION VIDEO IMHO as there is a good take a both speeds so I'd say embed it and get ready for a debrief!!

Sarge





I tried to embed it the first time yesterday, but got an error that is why I went for the link only.

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Well Fought Soldier!! This has a LOT of notes in it and it's played quite briskly. This is yet another "shred" lick that sounds best when played fast. You have two really good takes here. There is one bad note in the second take but the third take works. This is impressive playing Soldier. Your fingers are starting to find their groove and get comfortable playing briskly! Let's Debrief!

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PACING You do a great job of pick control on this one. Steady pace and even playing. Nice!!

NO MUTE NO DEAL:
Very clean palm mute per usual as I've come to expect. Without a good mute, fast playing just becomes a blur without detail so a mute is crucial.

BACK AND FORTH
Back and Forth like a champ! This lick has bits of Paul Gilbert and Yngwie in it and you krushed it!

You just..

LEVELED UP!!!
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QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Aug 1 2020, 02:36 PM) *


I tried to embed it the first time yesterday, but got an error that is why I went for the link only.

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