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Shuma13 - Metal For Beginners, First REC!
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Shuma13
Jun 22 2011, 05:44 AM
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Original Lesson : https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/metal_for_beginners/

My take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMUvQFy694



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Ben Higgins
Jun 22 2011, 09:12 AM
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Hi.. there are a couple of points that could be improved.. first is palm muting. Your attack is quite soft so those single note riffs don't have much impact. Also to help those single note riffs stand out and have more impact, try taking your fingers off the fretboard once you've played the note and really concentrate the attack and power into the finger that's playing. It give the phrasing an extra 'bounce' and helps distinuish the notes from each other.

The other was that you played the slide part too early and missed out a note (check out 0:11 in Lian's version)

Apart from these points it was a good take.. your timing is really good ! smile.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
Jun 22 2011, 11:53 AM
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Ben's points are very accurate - I would only say that riffing is an art itself and should be treated so smile.gif you must make every note count. Practice having this in mind and you'll see how more attention on the things you play will make them sound better and more defined.

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Gabriel Leopardi
Jun 22 2011, 09:36 PM
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Hi man! The lesson sounds good but as this is a metal lesson you should make it sound more aggressive. How to do this? Playing stronger with your right hand. How to achieve it? Concentrating working on your rhythm abilities. Ben & Cosmin gave really cool tips. I would add that for me the best Rhythm exercise for metal is the song "Master of puppets" by Metallica. You'll find this song covered here at gmc!

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Jun 25 2011, 07:05 PM
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