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Picking Hand Basics, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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Vince09
Nov 26 2014, 06:08 PM
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Original lesson: Picking Hand Basics by Ben Higgins

Hi!This is my first lesson that makes it to REC..Hope you will enjoy.

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 26 2014, 06:22 PM
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Hi Vince!! Congrats on your first REC take!! smile.gif

I have to say that this take is very good. I can note that you have been working on this one very hard and the results are totally positive. The notes sounds loud and clear and this means that your picking hand is strong and consistent. I only note some very little timing issues in the first 8th notes (sometimes you play a bit before the beat), and also in the last part that combines 16th notes with 8th notes, in which sometimes the transition is not totally precise.

I recommend you to use our foot or head to follow the tempo while you play this one in order to feel the groove and go tighter with the backing track's drum groove. It will help you to feel the groove instead of thinking on it while you play.

So, I hope that this is the first of many REC takes from you. You have a 9!

Keep on rocking.

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Cosmin Lupu
Nov 27 2014, 08:28 AM
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Hey amigo!

We have been discussing this one in your mentoring program and I think it came out like this pretty fast - 3 or 4 tries? I think so, but anyway, a very important aspect here, is that you have started to make BIG improvements to your playing and once you began tackling things which are closer to your current level, results appeared almost immediately smile.gif

Let's keep the pace steady and you'll surely evolve faster than you first thought wink.gif

All the best and keep rocking!

Cosmin

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Ben Higgins
Nov 27 2014, 10:18 AM
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Wow I've got no issues with that at all.. it's great smile.gif

I can't really hear any timing issues there, maybe I'm going old and crazy ?

Those 8th note triplets in the middle section are among the most accurate I've ever heard them being played - great job !

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Nov 27 2014, 05:51 PM
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