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> Zakk Wylde - Opeth Style Lesson
post Mar 19 2009, 03:22 PM
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This is my attempt of the ''Opeth Style Lesson'' by Toni Suominen:

Unfortunatley the Backing Track in the original tempo has also the full guitar track on it, so I tried to get my guitar to cut through the original mix by using more mids...

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Filmed with a Logitech Quickcam 5000, and I still have this out of sync problem the longer the vid gets...

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post Mar 19 2009, 04:00 PM
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Rhythm placement - 4
Cleanness - 4
Feel - 4
Posture - 4
Sound - 4

I could hardly hear the backing and your sound might have been ok but the camera didn't really captured it 100%.

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post Mar 20 2009, 08:21 AM
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Rhythm placement: 4.0
Cleaness: 4.0
Feel: 4.5
Posture: 5.0
Tone: 4.5

Great job on this Zakk,

A couple of things, this type of riffing requires a special detail to picking rhythm consistency, there were times that you syncopated the rhythm, you never really got off the beat but sometimes you were rushing, and sometimes you were chasing the rhyhm a bit. I had to listen to it a few times to catch that. It may help if you do something to keep your mind on the tempo so you don't drift. Tapping your foot, banging your head....something to internalize the tempo.

I realize that this backing track is hard to record over, it sounds like your getting a good tone, but i am not sure how much of that is the other guitar in the backing track.


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post Mar 22 2009, 11:30 AM
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Rhythm placement: 4
Cleaness: 4
Feel: 4
Posture: 5
Tone: 4

Like others said, it's pretty hard to hear your sound. Other than that, it's a nice take.


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post Mar 22 2009, 09:52 PM
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Rhythm placement: 4
Cleaness: 4,5
Feel: 4,6
Posture: 4,6
Sound: 3,8

Great take! You have some little issues about the rhythm though.
The sound of your guitar is cool and it's loud enough, but I lower a little the score because if we cannot hear the backing clearly is harder to judge correctly some little details.

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post Mar 22 2009, 11:07 PM
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Rhythm placement - 4
Cleanness - 4
Feel - 4
Posture - 5
Sound - 4

The only problem I had with it was the sound fitting the backing. It just wasn't balanced enough. Work on that it will be perfect !

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post Mar 23 2009, 09:06 PM
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Final average on this one Zakk is 84.4%

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