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> Pentatonic Licks -- Intermediate, Lesson by Muris Varajic
Pentatonic Licks -- Intermediate
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post Sep 17 2010, 03:30 AM
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Pentatonic Lics Intermediate, Lesson by Muris Varajic
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I like the idea of students stating why they picked a particular lesson and what they hoped to get out of it for the REC program. I picked this lesson because of the variety of techniques used (tapping, vibrato, open note licks) especially for a lesson that's within my reach as a guitarist. And surely the lesson didn't disappoint. The trickiest part for me was putting vibrato on notes immediately after a bend, and immediately before changing position on the fretboard an octave up.Muris is a ninja. A fast ninja! :-) Getting it t sound smooth and fluid took some work. There are a couple of spots here where I could have done better (which I expect you guys will notice and point out) , but I'm hoping that I can work on those areas with each new lesson. As always, I really appreciate having you all take a look at it and welcome the feedback.

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post Sep 17 2010, 04:58 AM
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almost perfect!

you still have to work on the open strings part a bit,

but the part where you do slides and tapping is very well played and sounds very smooth

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post Sep 21 2010, 11:59 AM
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There are very small issues, like around 0:17 or around 0:37 with the open strings lick. Other than that, it's a very good take.


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post Sep 21 2010, 05:33 PM
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I agree with the above except that I'd also work a bit more on your phrasing and even up the vibratos a bit. Wonderful take, newertheless.

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post Sep 22 2010, 02:10 PM
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8.33 Jim, good job.

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