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> Lenni - Zeppelin Black Riffing - Take Ii, lesson by Adrian Figallo
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post Aug 23 2011, 09:55 PM
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Ok guys, you wanted it - you get it! tongue.gif

As you can see, this is my second try on Adrian's lesson, hopefully it turns out well rolleyes.gif

I focused mostly on the vibrato stuff, which I think became a little better this time. I also tried to improve the overall sound and although I'm not perfectly happy with that I like it a lot more than in the first video.

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In case anyone cares to compare my first try can be found here!

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As always many thanx in advance for your suggestions!

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post Aug 23 2011, 11:52 PM
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Tone is great, playing is great, including timing at this tempo which is not easy! very good job!

I would only complain about the noise between phrases, it could be neater, unless that's a desired effect

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post Aug 24 2011, 03:50 PM
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Great take! The vibratos are much better. I think that you could make them even more stronger but you'll do it with some more time of practice. I still hear some little timing issues in some sections but once again, with some more practice you'll get the correct groove.

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post Aug 24 2011, 07:00 PM
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Nice fat tone from a strat I like that dirtiness smile.gif Played good, but you need to get into the groove more, try to get slightly behind the groove and cut down the pauses in between the notes, it will sound even better.

Also, your posture is a bit strange. Try to record in the standing position, so your shoulders are more straight with each other. Try not to get it into habit of placing your spine like this.

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post Aug 25 2011, 04:34 AM
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Hey lenni, great take dude, i like your fat tone on this much more, it's kinda huge and i like it, but with a huge fat tone you want to work now on the control of the strings and unwanted noise.

Now, sometimes the "unwated" noises are more than welcome, BUT, that's what make a tasty player, you need to be in control, even for the small noises going on.

It'sa great improvement from your last take, now i recommend you practice your vibrato a bit more, make it wider and less agressive for this type of music.

And also, try to check my original recording again, wait a couple of days or week and get back to it, you will notice some "micro bends" if you compare it carefully with your take, those are the little things you gotta work on.

I feel like this came kinda harsh, but i think im dealing with a good guitar player who wants to make progress and the only way to do it is to work on your weak points, i'm not going to tell you your good side because you know it already, so get to work on those weakness, you got something good going on.

edit: and probably you are going to get the same score as last time, that just means that the instructors are taking you more seriously i guess, i think you raised the bar a bit with this take.

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post Aug 25 2011, 01:43 PM
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I agree with what the guys said! Try to lock in with the groove more and play tighter - that means exactly what Adrian said, a good guitarist can be noisy as well, but noisiness has to be controlled as well wink.gif practice, practice, practice...and you'll make perfect biggrin.gif

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post Sep 10 2011, 01:15 AM
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8.2 on this one Lenni, nice job.

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