> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

Closed TopicStart new topic
> Heavy Ballad, my take Jonathan Burgos Lesson 6
Heavy Ballad in C#min 6
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
7 [ 2 ] ** [66.67%]
8 [ 1 ] ** [33.33%]
9 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 3
post Jul 5 2011, 10:04 PM
Post #1

Learning Rock Star

Group: Members
Posts: 1.430
Joined: 16-October 08
From: The Netherlands
Member No.: 6.091


Here is my take of Heavy Ballad by Jonathan Burgos

Lesson Heavy Ballad in C#m

I used
- Logitech Pro 9000 webcam
- Korg Pandora PX 5D
- DAW: Music maker 2008
- MS Movie maker
- Ernie Ball Music Man Luke

This post has been edited by skennington: Jul 7 2011, 06:22 PM


Music Man Luke BFR , Music Man JP LTD 2008, Paul Reed Smith Santana III, Gibson Les Paul, Ovation Adamas, Ovation Ultra

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50 combo

Korg Pandora PX5D, Line 6 Pod XT Live

Guitar Rig 5, Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000, Magix MusicMaker2008

Visit My Website

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Daniel Realpe
post Jul 6 2011, 12:48 AM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.655
Joined: 11-October 09
From: Bogota
Member No.: 7.694

Hi dude!

I think your tone is really appropriate and it's nice to listen to. I would concentrate on timing, try to be even more locked with the drums. Slow down a bit

Visit my:

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 6 2011, 11:45 AM
Post #3

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636

Hey mate!

Indeed, Daniel's point is very good - you need to be much more aware of what's happening in the backing track - that's your virtual band right there and they need you to be synchronized with them wink.gif So, my advice would be:

1) Carefully listen to the backing track and find all the accents and also try to imagine how the guitar would sound over it.
2) Try and tap your foot on the floor when you play - it's your internal metronome who won't fail you EVER if you train it properly biggrin.gif
3) Now that you are conscious of the rhythmic details, try and record again and compare the two takes smile.gif

Also, when riffing, make the chord shifts clearer, as right now they seem uncertain.

Best of luck!


Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 6 2011, 04:49 PM
Post #4

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 27.599
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289

It's a good take! You have to concentrate a bit on timing and vibrato. The timing isn't precise and your vibrato should be stronger. Check out the original lesson to notice what I mean! smile.gif

My lessons

Don't miss my New Guitar Session at VCHAT,
this Wednesday at 20 hs (London Time).

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Jul 7 2011, 10:08 AM
Post #5

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341

Very nicely played with great tone (although a bit too much space FX in it).

Things to improve here are timing and vibrato, although I think vibrato is the smaller problem. Main problem is keeping those powerchords and notes tight with the drums, which is not happening, you are mostly behind the beat. Try tapping your foot while playing, and nail those notes precisely on kick & snare.

- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Jul 7 2011, 06:22 PM
Post #6

Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374

Very close on awesome lesson man.. 7.3 on this take

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 26th October 2016 - 12:17 PM