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> (pass 8.6) Thrash Like Mustaine, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Feb 11 2012, 05:02 PM
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Original lesson: Thrash Like Mustaine by Ben Higgins

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Alex Feather
post Feb 11 2012, 06:14 PM
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Wow! Sounds pretty good and tight! Good job on getting those riffs down!
You can work on your sound more cause it seems to me that there is too much distortion you are hiding behind

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post Feb 11 2012, 06:59 PM
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Hey friend! Great guitar!! smile.gif This lesson is very demanding for the right hand and you played it good. I think that you should mute a bit more the strings when you are doing the palm muting riffs to make it sound cleaner and clearer (check how Ben makes it sound in the original lesson). Some fast pentatonic parts end played with palm muted but you don't do it (for example the last notes of the lesson), I think that it sounds cooler with the PM as Ben plays it. There are also some little timing issues or notes that don't ring in the fast legatos. By the way, the take is good. Keep on working!

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 11 2012, 09:45 PM
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Great job with this one and great guitar. Very good timing, and picking, but as Gab said, you need to palm mute more. Check out the original and see how it's muted, you need to achieve this type of chugging effect. I think you are on the right track! smile.gif

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post Feb 11 2012, 10:48 PM
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This take is great! It is very demanding work, but you found a good way to play it well. Of course ,a few timing issues but nothing serious ,just keep rocking in a same way !

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post Feb 11 2012, 11:10 PM
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Hi Stephane, it's great to somebody tackling this lesson - thank you ! smile.gif

The guys have already picked up on the 2 areas that I would have mentioned - palm muting and timing.

Adding palm muting will really help riffs stand out and get that heavy 'chug'.

In a few places you were rushing in front of the beat a bit..

Apart from that you've got a nice, relaxed picking technique. Keep up the good work.

P.S. That's a beautiful guitar cool.gif

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post Feb 13 2012, 03:24 PM
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8.6..nice job!

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