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post May 5 2010, 06:36 PM
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I was inspired by the amazing progress that maharzan demonstrated in his detailed account here:
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Maharzan, if you read this post, yet another big kudo!

I have A question for the instructors who judge these submissions. Is replication of technique part of the grading?

I ask because I want to work on a video to challenge myself to improve, but some things I do the way I do them because they come more natural for me - for instance, I've spent alot of time working on my inside/outside picking (alternate picking between strings), to the point that in some cases, it comes more natural for me to pick as opposed to hybrid pick - for instance in the lesson video from the above thread, the descending pentatonic in demo #3, would be easier for me to use a pick than use hybrid picking. It sounds cleaneer and more pronounced because my fingernails weren't built for picking, so I would basically be picking with my fingertips, not fingernails...

Specifically: would not using hybrid picking in such a case, affect the grade?

oh, and would you dock Marty Friedman style points for holding his hand upside down? I would - laugh.gif .

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Myself, I wouldn't judge that,

I would go for the feel and sound of the piece, I really don't care what technique you use,

is that you on the pic? because it really looks like John Petrucci from Dream Theater, I just had to make the question.


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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ May 6 2010, 10:30 AM) *
Myself, I wouldn't judge that,

I would go for the feel and sound of the piece, I really don't care what technique you use,

is that you on the pic? because it really looks like John Petrucci from Dream Theater, I just had to make the question.



haha. That's a first cool.gif I used to get "you look like Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates - Psycho)" growing up, but never a rock star. I saw a recent interview of Petrucci - that boy's gettin buffed.

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For me tone, feel, articulation and rhythm. smile.gif


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hehehe, yeah, on that pic you really look like him



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Depends on who judges you but , most will go for the overall feel, timing, rhythm, cleanliness, sound and confidence ... as Daniel said ..

And you're not tryin to have giggles on our account .. are you ?? Common John !! Reveal your identity already !! laugh.gif

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It depends on the case, because maybe, what makes the lesson you're playing sounds not good enough to get a good mark, is the technique you're using or the bad applying of it.


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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ May 9 2010, 08:35 AM) *
It depends on the case, because maybe, what makes the lesson you're playing sounds not good enough to get a good mark, is the technique you're using or the bad applying of it.

true that,

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post May 11 2010, 06:48 PM
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You should go ahead and do the lesson for REC. Overall if the lesson is all about strict alternate picking and you use economy instead it won't be graded highest - but that in turn depends if you are able to play it with proper tone, feel, timing and comfort level, then you may just pass the lesson anyway if you make a good take.


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 11 2010, 10:48 AM) *
*snip* ... if you are able to play it with proper tone, feel, timing and comfort level, then you may just pass the lesson anyway if you make a good take.


well, there goes any chance I had at passing ^.^

Thanks for the replies. makes sense. I'm hoping to get my first REC done this month.
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ May 11 2010, 09:17 PM) *
well, there goes any chance I had at passing ^.^

Thanks for the replies. makes sense. I'm hoping to get my first REC done this month.
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ehheheh don't be pessimistic smile.gif Looking forward to seeing your videos in REC! smile.gif


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post May 13 2010, 09:37 AM
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Hey Thanks Christian. I didn't notice this thread earlier. smile.gif

Yea, its all upto you what you want to improve. In my case, I am trying to learn the technique as well so I try to copycat. smile.gif I haven't done hybrid picking and this lesson was definitely why I wanted to try as well. I don't have fingernails.. I bite them.. yaakss!! so it was all finger tips. The tips were smooth and now its super hard. I did grow a bulge (not sure what we call it) while practicing this hybrid picking but its now dead. I can tap too now biggrin.gif

If Muris will be checking, he will definitely pin point that since he has specifically mentioned its one of the techniques used in that lesson.

Again, it depends on what you want to polish out. smile.gif

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post May 13 2010, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ May 13 2010, 01:37 AM) *
Hey Thanks Christian. I didn't notice this thread earlier. smile.gif

Yea, its all upto you what you want to improve. In my case, I am trying to learn the technique as well so I try to copycat. smile.gif I haven't done hybrid picking and this lesson was definitely why I wanted to try as well. I don't have fingernails.. I bite them.. yaakss!! so it was all finger tips. The tips were smooth and now its super hard. I did grow a bulge (not sure what we call it) while practicing this hybrid picking but its now dead. I can tap too now biggrin.gif

If Muris will be checking, he will definitely pin point that since he has specifically mentioned its one of the techniques used in that lesson.

Again, it depends on what you want to polish out. smile.gif

Cheers!


You know, I wasn't thinking along these lines. Lessons are to improve the areas you're weakest at... good call biggrin.gif I've been practicing that pentatonic run both ways so i guess I'm covering my bases.

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Well, the entire point of this site IMHO is to help players improve. The only time criticism should be used is positively, and to encourage a player. I"m sure if you put your heart in to any lesson that the effort will shine through in your playing. I'd say go for it smile.gif No matter what, you'll learn something and be better off as a player.

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