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> (8, Pass) Metal Metrics 4, Lesson By Cosmin Lupu
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Mike RR24
post Jan 16 2012, 11:24 PM
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Original lesson: Metal Metrics 4 by Cosmin Lupu

Drop C Lesson with Cosmin.

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Ben Higgins
post Jan 17 2012, 09:45 AM
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Hey Mike ! Nice to see the metal flowing - nice 'Deth T shirt cool.gif

You've got some nice palm muting abilities going on. One thing that you could develop is a greater control over when it's muted and when it's not muted. Some of the bottom C (open) notes in the beginning riff should be played cleanly with no muting so try alternating between clean and muted versions whenever you practice rhythm work.

I noticed you rely mainly on the finger motion for vibrato. I'll send you a pm. with some advice about that.

So those are the 2 main areas that I would focus on myself to help improve your riffing. Your timing is good and you've got a nice, chunky, positive playing style. Good stuff cool.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 17 2012, 11:03 AM
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Hey Mike! Congrats on the take mate, good timing and good tone! Now let's work on the details wink.gif Spot on advice from B-meister, regarding the open C notes in the beginning - they have the be played without muting in order to make the riff sound as huge as possible.

Imagine Zakk Wylde playing this riff, in order to get a thorough idea about the attitude, feeling and sound - big, loud and tight where necessary!

There are micro bends coming out at about 0:30 which should be emphasized more and bending from the wrist should help a lot. The bends at 0:43 need to be more defined as well.

In conclusion, your take is very good and with a little more attention to the details it can be perfect! Nice work! What would you like to tackle next - let me know biggrin.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 17 2012, 06:20 PM
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Good job man!! You did a very good take! I think that you just need to add more intensity to your playing. I mean that you should play more aggressive with your right hand and also make the bends and vibrato more powerful. Your timing is really good and the tone is close to the lesson so just concentrate on your attitude and intensity and you'll be a riffing machine! There is one of the higher strings that is a bit out of tune and makes the D chord sound weird.
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post Jan 17 2012, 07:41 PM
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