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> Take 2: Dio Style, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Feb 10 2017, 08:23 AM
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Original lesson: Dio Style by Ben Higgins

Attempt Number two at Dio Lesson! Still can't do the 1-3-5 but the timing and the small subtleties have been worked on. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=54746&p=716089&#entry716089

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Darius Wave
post Feb 10 2017, 06:33 PM
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Hey there!

Great to know you've been working to fix timing issues. It's not that bad at all, at this point, but still it doesn't fit with the expectem rhythm well enough to say it's "tight". The lick around 0:08 sound like it starts too early. It's a hard one because there are several fast rhythm values to be launched after a pause.

You seems to have some problems with control of unwanted strings noise. They cut through the mix, affecting sustain of the notes you play. IT makes faster runs sound blurried.

Around 0:47 you play powerchords for exchange with responses of high strings licks. Notice that Ben does hold those "responses" a little longer. You cut them pretty straight and fast, while Ben applies vibrato and than releases his left hand to go back to low strings.

Those are essential things I've noticed to need a fix. There's still a headroom to improve your performance, but this one is still pleasant to listen smile.gif
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Feb 11 2017, 08:40 PM
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Hi mate,

I can see important improvements comparing this one with the previous take, and I can also see that each of the elements that I've marked in my previous feedback are better in this take.

The next step is to polish details regarding dynamics, timing, articulation, improving harmonics, and adding vibrato. Each of these elements are expressing tools that will make your playing sounds more "professional" and obviously more "expressive".

By articulation I refer to notes / chord duration, and the silence between chords, notes or sections. This problem is more notorious when going from power chords to double stops in higher strings. This movement is not smooth.

Dynamics can be improved along the whole lesson, but I'd like to mark the galloping part, where I recommend to compare your right hand work with Ben's. Notice how his movement is bigger, to be able to attack strings with more aggression, and give the galloping the right accentuation.

You have added more harmonics work in this new take, but there is still more room in this direction. Keep on experimenting, and comparing, trying to emulate how Ben does it in this lesson.

The best would be to work again on smaller blocks, and compare your vid with the lesson thinking on these elements, and work on 1 element at a time.

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post Feb 16 2017, 01:06 PM
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First: at times it is obvious you have found that sweet pocket and you're really grooving with the music - well done, you are unto something here!

There are however some quite problematic sections as pointed out by Darius. If you fix those, I will be headbanging to your next take - guaranteed!

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