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post Jul 30 2011, 11:46 PM
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Just joined the other day and thought I'd try this out.

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post Jul 31 2011, 12:42 PM
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Well played, and great tone, gotta love SG smile.gif

As far as playing goes, I think most problems here are with timing. Everything else is OK, but timing needs to be tighter. Make sure you get into the groove a bit more and tap your foot while practicing and playing. This can help.

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post Jul 31 2011, 01:24 PM
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Good take! You should focus on your timing. Try to be as precise as possible when thinking of the pulse. The only way to develop that is through practice.

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post Jul 31 2011, 01:25 PM
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Great take.. maybe not perfect but still very cool. Ivan's right about the tone - very nice ! cool.gif

Ok, to follow on from Ivan's comment about timing.. more specifically I would say you're slightly rushing ahead during the twiddly bits. During the chord playing you're fine.. it's just the more intricate parts. Nothing a bit more practice of the piece won't cure.

What helped me develop good timing is a lot of strumming... with or without backing. The more strumming rhythm you do, you begin to synchronise with your own inbuilt metronome. The better you get at it, the easier it becomes to apply this sense of timing to more intricate guitar techniques. So, in a nutshell.. techniques like strumming that use big movements are good for developing rhythm and timing.. so this can later be applied to smaller movements like alternate picking.

I liked your use of classical vibrato 0:28. That was very well executed.. some of the very best I've seen on GMC in fact. Using your other fingers to bolster the finger that is fretting the note is the best way to play this type of vibrato - it's the way I teach it. If you can apply that approach to every time you use it then that will become a very strong asset in your playing.

For the more regular vibrato (normal 'up, down' wrist vibrato) - that needs some work to make the motion more from the wrist not the finger. The 'U' shape formed between your thumb and first finger is like a fulcrum that pivots on the guitar neck. The combination of your wrist strength and pivoting is what actually makes the vibrato happen, not the finger. The finger just provides a stable and strong grip on the string but it's the other factors that make the technique work. I hope that makes sense smile.gif

Watch some of my videos, or Marcus Lavendell's (just search the names in the search bar at the top) and study the way our hands move when using vibrato and hopefully it will help my point make more sense, visually.

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 31 2011, 09:32 PM
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Nothing more to add over the guys, stick to the advice and you'll nail it for sure!

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post Aug 1 2011, 11:11 AM
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Very correctly played smile.gif

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post Aug 5 2011, 05:09 PM
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7.6 on this one..pass!

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