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GMC Forum _ Darius Wave _ Practice Hints Needed

Posted by: Josch Jul 5 2018, 09:21 AM

Hey Darius.
Right now I am working on your lesson
The problematic parts are part 5 and part 7 (sweeping parts). Can you recommend me some lessons that will help with these parts?


Posted by: George Hlio Jul 5 2018, 10:58 AM

Hi Josch and welcome to the community! It is an awesome place here in GMC! Just stay active!!! The lesson you picked is great because it combines various soloing technique and judging by the Level (Level 4), I think that you surely have some guitar skill! That being said, sweep picking is a different technique which needs its time and it would be wise to start with a lower level specific lesson to nail it! I would recommend this lesson
It is also from Darius like the lesson you are working on and I have worked on this lesson too and it helped me a lot! Let us know what you think smile.gif

Posted by: Darius Wave Jul 6 2018, 09:02 AM

QUOTE (Josch @ Jul 5 2018, 08:21 AM) *
Hey Darius.
Right now I am working on your lesson
The problematic parts are part 5 and part 7 (sweeping parts). Can you recommend me some lessons that will help with these parts?


Hey Josh! I can see you already got a great support by George who seems to be quite well-orientated in my lessons smile.gif

These parts may be problematic but generally everything you need is in the lesson itself. Part 5 is actually an arpeggio but not a clean sweep pattern. There's just some economy picking involed. Best thing you can do is to spend lots of time with slow videos wathing mostly the right hand (picking direction is critical). You have to work it out so well, that you will play everytime exactly the samme picking direction at particular note. Only then you will progress the speed. As long as there is any kidn of random picking assignemt you will struggle with some playing issues.

Posted by: Josch Jul 19 2018, 06:01 PM

Thank you both.
I am working on the recommended lesson and there is progress.
I will keep you updated.

Posted by: Darius Wave Jul 24 2018, 09:49 AM

Great then! Alwasy good to show a video take to discus the issue smile.gif This way we make sure we speak and understand things teh same way smile.gif Good luck with your practise smile.gif

Posted by: Josch Jul 25 2018, 07:59 PM

Great idea. I will do that next week.

Posted by: Josch Aug 3 2018, 11:53 AM

I finally found some time to record. I just did one take:

Which part should I concentrate on?

Posted by: Josch Aug 11 2018, 10:17 AM

New Take:

Posted by: Darius Wave Aug 12 2018, 08:20 PM

Hey Josh!

Sorry for late response. I do not lead mentoring anymore because of amount of other duties but I respond here time to time so thx for your patience in advance!

There are no magical tips I can give you that will imemdiatelly help you. AS far as I see your on the good path. Both of your hands are positioned quite nice and if there appear any problems it's just because there is really much more practise needed to make this work. But...your basic mechanics are ok. timming isses are caused by you not being ready to play this yet but you do not do anythign on a bad;s just the time you need, not a tip a guess. Besides the fact you still have some problems to play faster runs in time, and the fact your sweep is not a sweep motion (your pick jumps between strings), I see nothign wrong I the way you hold your pick, rest your hands or position left hand fingers. Even your two differen takes show that time and effort you brought to it, gave teh results so just keep up the work you do and thigns will finally work out smile.gif

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