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> Beginner's Corner 14: Minor Pentatonic Scale, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Dec 21 2011, 11:27 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 14: Minor Pentatonic Scale by Bear Rose

Try not to laugh too hard! : ) I am looking for instructors to see if they can tell me what I am doing wrong because I just can't seem to get this down. Terrifying playing in front of anyone (or a camera). Thanks for your help and sorry for the poor sound quality....Windows 7 does not support the version of Movie Maker in Ivan's tutorial.



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Ben Higgins
post Dec 22 2011, 10:49 AM
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Hey this is not bad at all so don't put yourself down.. at least you're actually doing it !!

Ok, your main problem seems to me like you're just falling a little bit behind the beat, that's all. This is nothing major (bad muic joke !) to sort out. smile.gif

In the second half of the video is where your difficulty lies. The phrase is made up of two slower notes, and then 3 16th notes. Those 3 16th notes need to happen quicker than the 2 beginning noes. You start off ok on the E and A strings with that phrase.. but you start to lag behind a little from there onwards. The bit you play at 0:34 is how you want it to sound. If you can get the others sounding more like that you're on the home straight.

Just concentrate on the timing of the notes... keep listening to Bear if you need to.


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post Dec 22 2011, 02:36 PM
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Hey mate! Follow Ben's advice and everything will be just fine! Another approach you could use, would be to try and tap your foot to the ground as a metronome and in the same time, tap each note on a table with your finger - the idea is to manage to internalize the rhythmic connection between the metronome and the notes, without being distracted by the fact that you have to pay attention to where you will place your fingers.

After you have understood the rhythmic phrasing of the notes, you can go on and play them on the neck of the guitar! It'll MUCH easier! biggrin.gif

cheerios and all the best

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 22 2011, 05:56 PM
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This is actually very good, you're getting there. Don't be discouraged, you probably couldn't play it 2 weeks ago! And here it is, the whole pattern up and down. Keep rocking, it will be OK. Be very precise, and practice on slow tempos. It will be OK.


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post Dec 22 2011, 10:50 PM
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Sinisa Cekic
post Dec 24 2011, 12:00 AM
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Yeah ,try it at slower tempo, knows to be very tedious and boring, but there is no substitute for exercise smile.gif !


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post Dec 27 2011, 09:59 PM
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The advice the guys have told you are very good, I would add that you need to hit the strings harder. Exaggerate at first to get the hang of it. Just as a experiment try to lose the fear of hitting the strings.

After work on timing, but youll see it's much easier


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nice attempt man. 6.6 on this one. With the instructor feedback, i'm sure you will pass this one on your next take.


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