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post Aug 20 2009, 11:14 PM
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Neoclassical Solo For Beginners
by Emir Hot


Hi instructors, please be as hash as possible. I sincerely would appreciate Emir himself to respond!

EDIT: ps. Im not a leftie, video got inverted. I'll sort this before my next REC smile.gif
EDIT 2 : Scratch above line - confused.
EDIT 3: Emir, just this feedback alone was worth this months subscription. Ive taken note and will work on mentioned issues. Thanks for your valuable time!

This post has been edited by skennington: Aug 28 2009, 12:46 AM

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Emir Hot
post Aug 21 2009, 12:11 AM
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Rhythm placement 4.3
Cleanness 4
Feel 4.3
Posture 3.8
Sound 3

Ok, there are many things I want to say. The first one is the sound. You need more distortion and probably some other preset for the amp simulator if you're using processor. Your sound has a really light gain and it's too crunchy. This one is maybe good for playing chords but not this kind of solo. You need more sustain for long notes and this sound doesn't allow you that. The next thing is your posture. There are some really strange fingerings that you use. Your 3rd finger is always "inside" when you're playing with 1, 2 and 4. Also you're sometimes using fingers that are not very logical in some situations. Like that little bend on the 5th string on 0:17. You used 2nd finger on the 4th fret and then 1st finger on the 2nd fret. Why not 3rd finger instead of 2nd? That shouldn't be a big deal if everything sounded correctly. Because of that you completely missed a couple of notes later in the solo. Another thing is the vibrato. It's really inconsistent and you're vibrating from the fingers. Vibrato in this style should ALWAYS be from the wrist. In this particular ballad feel on 100bpm you should vibrate in 8th notes feel. When you got into the situation to vibrate on the 1st string with your pinky you started left-right finger movement for vibrato like classical players. That's not going to help you on the electric guitar. If you're on the first string you have to vibrate towards the 2nd string and back, not left and right. Some notes were supposed to be picked but you played legato. That's also an important part. If you don't execute it like it's written in the GP file and the tab then you're making a completely different feel of a phrase. It didn't sound bad but it would have sounded better if you picked those.

Overall, I like this take. I can see that you're a talented player but you need to change some habbits that will bother you later when you get to learn some more complex stuff. Good work anyway

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Muris Varajic
post Aug 21 2009, 11:54 AM
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Rhythm placement 4.2
Cleanness 4.2
Feel 4.2
Posture 3.8
Sound 3.5

Fingering needs fix indeed, vibrato as well,
listen to Emir's advices and work hard, nice take tho. smile.gif


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post Aug 21 2009, 12:29 PM
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Rhythm placement 4.2
Cleanness 4
Feel 4.2
Posture 3.9
Sound 3.3

After Emir, I really have nothing to add biggrin.gif

Your sound is actually pretty good, but not for this kind of music. It would be a great AC/DC sound tho wink.gif

Just don't mix classical and rock guitar vibrato.

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post Aug 21 2009, 09:47 PM
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Rhythm placement 4
Cleanness 4
Feel 4.2
Posture 3.8
Sound 4

Great work! This is not an easy solo but you did it well.
I would maybe mention tuning yet that wasn't quite perfect.

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