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> Nikeman64 - Bend And Slides Take 2
Nikeman64 - Bend And Slide For Beginners, Take 2
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post Jun 26 2011, 08:45 AM
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Hey GMC,

Second attempt on this lesson.

I have been studying on the bend pitches by playing against the backing track. First playing the reference note (1 or 2 frets higher) and then the bend. This has helped me in hearing and feeling the pitch. Obviously I have been doing these bends wrong for all these years (what a shame and what a waste of time) but that's what you get from studying alone, at home without teachers, I guess dry.gif . But hey, better late than never smile.gif
Same story for vibrato, I allways seem to have the intention of accelerating and going to fast, ending up : loosing the rythm feel. I guess I have to learn to put my build in reflexes on a leish biggrin.gif , but I'm aware of it and working on it. Study vibrato against metronome.
About the video Cosmin (thanks Cosmin ! )send me : Yep !!! Woaaww !!! Andy Timmons rocks !! The feeling he puts in his dynamics and articulation is awesome. His bends and vibrato are of the highest level and very inspiring to me !!!!

Oh yes, and Sinisa : my bench is still not bad but I'm getting older, my friend, and definitely have to be careful not to rip off a muscle and getting the weight on my head ohmy.gif ....... laugh.gif


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Gear : Les Paul, Line 6 POD X3

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post Jun 26 2011, 09:36 AM
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Good to see another great take from The Muscles From Brussels ! biggrin.gif

Nico your bending in this is really good.. you manage to nail the pitch very well. With a bit more practice you'll be able to time your bends even better as well.

I like your vibrato.. I'm pleased to see that you're also including some downward vibrato like I mentioned, which is necessary on the lower strings smile.gif

Very well done biggrin.gif

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post Jun 26 2011, 12:21 PM
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HA! Good going Nico! I am so glad I could help biggrin.gif! Keep practicing mate and you'll bend and vibrate top notch in no time wink.gif! When in doubt, look at Andy's stuff biggrin.gif he'll inspire you every time!

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post Jun 26 2011, 01:20 PM
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Awesome take, very nicely played. Bending and vibrato not polished up, but getting there, as Cosmin nicely said, in some time it will sound awesome! smile.gif

Try to pay more attention to your picking hand, some notes didn't quite come out, and I think it needs more work than the fretting one because of the timing too.

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post Jun 28 2011, 03:32 PM
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8.6, another good performance!

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