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> Triplet Etude, Lesson By Piotr Kaczor
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MisterM
post Mar 12 2019, 05:56 AM
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Original lesson: Triplet Etude by Piotr Kaczor

Hi GMC

I’ve been working on this lesson since august 2017
You can see my progress on the different videos below, (clic on show "SPOILER")

Since then, I have worked almost every week, sometimes I wanted to break my guitar, so difficult it was but I never gave up.
My reference Take is that of "digana" because it plays a perfect take, this guitarist is so relaxed, I am admiring.

When I compare with the original, I still hear flaws but I feel like I have made a giant step from the beginning,
It’s not perfect, but it’s time for me to deliver it to you.


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Kristofer Dahl
post Mar 12 2019, 08:28 AM
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Very nice!

For most part the mistakes I can hear are not within the difficult picking passages. This tells me you have been focusing very hard on the picking and you got it down.

One reason you may have felt this was incredibly tricky to get down - is because it seems to me that all your picking movement is coming from your wrist (+ a little bit of forearm). This is great as it allows for consistency at higher speed.

However: The real precision comes from the thumb joint movement. And crossing strings without any thumb joint movement is very difficult. This could explain why you seem to resort to economy picking as soon as you get the chance.

It might seem like the most skilled guitarists don't use the joint movement, however I believe most do. But because it is there for high precision only, you won't really notice it.

So given how good your technique looks now, I would suggest focusing a little bit on picking with the thumb joint only. When you have done this for a little while there is a major chance you will emerge as a very skilled and flexible picker.

To practice this, start with a 1-2 string picking exercise, and lock your wrist and forearm. So the only way to pick will be using your thumb joint (because the other parts are "locked" - ie not allowed to move).

You get a 7 from me. I am very excited to follow your progress cool.gif


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Todd Simpson
post Mar 12 2019, 06:33 PM
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Kris nailed it imho. For the sweep bits, keeping the thumb joint stiff works great, however for the other bits, you have to work twice as hard and move twice as much as your motion is coming from the wrist / down toward the pick, instead of coming from the thumb/forefinger / back towards the wrist. In essence, picking backwards in terms of where each strike is initiated. For scale/note bits, using the thumb to articulate the pick allows a great deal of precision with a very small expenditure of energy and very fine control.

It's easy to work on thumb/forefinger picking. Just pick any scale and run it up and down and look at your thumb. If your thumb is NOT bending a bit with each string traverse, then slow down and focus on letting the thumb joint bend and use the first finger to pull in towards the palm to articulate the pick in small movements.

Adding this technique to your playing will yield huge results imho. smile.gif

You did a really good job on playing this bit considering you did it with a stiff hand the entire time. I could not have pulled it off. Small wonder it took so long. Solid 7 here!

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Original lesson: Triplet Etude by Piotr Kaczor

Hi GMC

I’ve been working on this lesson since august 2017
You can see my progress on the different videos below, (clic on show "SPOILER")

Since then, I have worked almost every week, sometimes I wanted to break my guitar, so difficult it was but I never gave up.
My reference Take is that of "digana" because it plays a perfect take, this guitarist is so relaxed, I am admiring.

When I compare with the original, I still hear flaws but I feel like I have made a giant step from the beginning,
It’s not perfect, but it’s time for me to deliver it to you.


<div class="youtube-embed"></div>

Spoiler:
August 2017


August 2017


April 2018


March 2018


September 2018
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 12 2019, 09:30 PM
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Hi MisterM! You already know my thoughts because we are working at the mentoring program. I'm here just for grading!

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Todd Simpson
post Mar 13 2019, 02:04 AM
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This is a video for a song I did with BEN HIGGINS a while back. I went looking for a good example of thumb/finger pick articulation. Watch the section where ben and I are doing the harmony/chorus bit that repeats. I use a lot of thumb articulation combined with econ picking and alt picking.


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Darius Wave
post Mar 13 2019, 04:19 PM
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Hey there!

This is a great and challenging lesson. I like the fact that the speed is at the magical spot where it is still slow enough to focus on each note, while it starts to demand from both hands to behave accurate - more discipline, different strength management etc.

Kris is totally spot on with his mention of thumb involvement. Your hand shaping is common for jazz playing. Easy to sweep and usually seen on more of legato-related players. I feel like I need to say that loud. I afraid you won't be able to cross some speed limit with this hand shaping. Everything is possible - people play guitar with their legs right? But....for some reasons most of us choose some good old solutions that worked years back and seem to work for new players as well. With this hand approach you can only go for strength-related picking (you can buil your body up to Zakk Wyld status and then you could easily play fast with lots of strength ). If you want to boost your speed abilities, you need to split the strength for more than one muscle and learn how to manage it to able to do it relaxed way. That's a thing to struggle for nearest future.


From other points to look at there a note separation missing at some points. You need to release fingers preassure when you want to separate notes played alternately on separate strings.

Besides this I liek the smoothnes of heavier part - even tone of each note and quite descent timing. It's nice piece of work you did there smile.gif
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post Mar 14 2019, 09:40 AM
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