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> (7.75, Pass) Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 1, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Jan 7 2012, 11:11 PM
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Original lesson: Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 1 by Ben Higgins

Thanks to Ivan for all his help with the recording issues. I know the vibrato ain't as wide as it needs to be and was hoping Master Higgins wouls give pointers.

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post Jan 8 2012, 11:34 AM
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Cheers mate, I'm always glad to help smile.gif

Very good effort on this one, I think you have a nice tone, and decent timing in this take. With vibrato, you still need to increase up & down motion. Left & right motion isn't enough to produce good vibrato with electric guitar strings, it's a bit shallow (although it can sound nice and controlled). Try increasing the bending of the string, and mix that up with the left & right motion you pursuit. It can be better then. I think you missed out this important component, so I'm going to be strict and give you a 7. I think it would be very beneficial to redo this one, so you really get the most of this type of vibrato.

I believe Ben should help the best with this type of combined vibrato, as I'm expert for up & down one, so awaiting to see what he'll say smile.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 10:37 AM
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Great take Llion !

I should probably mention to Ivan that this lesson is deliberately focusing on classical 'side to side' vibrato so Llion is following the lesson accuractely. I do encourage a mixture of up/down and side to side in the circular vibrato lesson but for this one it's strictly side to side. Funnily enough, of all the vibrato videos I've made, I haven't done one for the most basic 'up,down' vibrato but I'm planning on doing one smile.gif

Your timing and phrasing was good and followed my lead to the letter, using the same fingers which is what I wanted from people. wink.gif

To improve from there, I would even add extra idle fingers to the strings for more strength. You've got the basic technique right, the extra fingers will help you wring ore juice out of those notes.

The only thing is some of the earlier vibratos are a bit fast. Using the same technique you've developed, just slow them down a little bit. Not dramatically, but just a bit slower so they're not too rapid and nervous sounding.

Good stuff, you're on the right track cool.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 04:42 PM
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That was a good take, I like the tone,

I don't think it's really easy to do the side by side vibrato, but you did a great job here,

I'd say that you need to exaggerate a tad more so that we can perceive more obviously, and try to follow the tempo more evenly with the vibrato

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post Jan 9 2012, 05:10 PM
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I think Ben said everything there was to say about this one biggrin.gif so keep up with his advice to reach the top!! Good work!

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