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> Beginner's Corner 14: Minor Pentatonic Scale, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Jan 9 2012, 08:49 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 14: Minor Pentatonic Scale by Bear Rose

Now it´s my turn to get judged! Give my your worst, cause I just began playing guitar 3 days ago. And I hope it´s alright if I used a Capo, if not I can repost wihtout smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 10 2012, 10:57 AM
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Well played. Here are couple of suggestions:

- when picking, try to do alternate picks (do down/up/down/up...), instead of playing only downstrokes all the time
- try removing your pinky and ring finger from the pickguard
- practice this very slowly with the metronome at first, and see if you can get the picking movement right: it should be from the wrist, more than from the elbow
- watch for your timing - it needs to be sharp: you need to practice on slow tempos in order to get it right, and try to tap your foot so you have the sense of doing it properly with the drums

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post Jan 10 2012, 05:01 PM
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just 3 days??? wou man! smile.gif
I agree with Ivan's suggestions. I would add that in the original lesson Bear doesn't use Alternate picking technique so maybe that way you used only down strokes on this one. Also.. try to pick stronger the notes when you are playing the exercise. The timing isn't right in some parts so I suggest that you use the guitar pro file, set a slower tempo and practice over it.

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post Jan 11 2012, 11:56 AM
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Hey Sande! Congrats on your first take biggrin.gif for 3 days, I think you are pretty awesome tongue.gif

I agree with what the guys said and in addition - in time, you will become more and more relaxed, once your technique improves, but in order for that relaxation to occur, you should practice slowly so that you may be able to control each and every note! Follow Ivan's advice and you shall improve! Keep rocking mate!

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post Jan 11 2012, 05:03 PM
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to start this is a great take, on the last part I felt that you rush a little bit, be aware of that,

Your technique looks good so far, keep doing it!

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post Jan 16 2012, 03:57 PM
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6.6 keep after it man!

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