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JamesT
post Oct 4 2008, 01:48 AM
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Thanks Supersize. Much appreciated.

Regarding the barres with ring and index finger, yes, I noticed that when I do that to play sequential notes on the same fret and it's tricky to keep the sound of the first note from "bleeding" into the second. It sounds cool in some situations, but here it's definately better I think to keep each note "pure". So in that pentatonic lick at the very end, I tried to make sure to get the fingering the same way as you did it in the video and use a different finger on each note even when the sequential note is on the same fret (different string). It's easier to get each note to ring independently though tricky to train my fingers. Funny how training your fingers is. All you gotta do is work through it slowly at first (like developing a plan) and then after a while your fingers can do it automatically. I'll work on adopting this for the arpeggio triplets section that's just before the break (chords played in riff).

Thanks for the complements. I'm learning so much from working through these lessons. smile.gif


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post Oct 4 2008, 03:05 AM
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That was played very clean and it sounds cool man. Great progress!! Guitar tone is great also. Just work on what Mirus suggested.

My suggestion:
Try to work on your vibrato before speed. This will help get you connected to the solo with feeling and expression. Stay at the same tempo as this recording an experiment with bend + vibrato, wide V, fast V (all on the key notes) and it will give everything more expression, movement and life. Relax your left hand some and let it happen.

At the same time start on a different recording with your same practice routine trying to play faster. Listen to them both played back and then be honest with yourself and what you hear.

Speed is cool and sounds great but if a listener can’t feel what you’re playing or relate they won’t listen.

You’re progressing really well. Keep going!!


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post Oct 4 2008, 08:51 PM
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Some great advice UncleSkillet.
Indeed, when I listen to my takes, I can hear that I want to improve my vibrato. Each new tune that I learn, I'm spending some time with this and hopefully over time, it will get more natural sounding and happen more automatically where I don't have to think about the mechancis of the vibrato, rather only think about the expression. Your explanation is the clearest I've seen on how to practice this.

So every day into my practice routine, I'm hoping to focus on the "expressive" aspect of playing while also working on the "technical" aspect ... speed in this case. So every day, I spend about half time learning new stuff, and half time pushing the tempo of stuff I already know.


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