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> (8, Pass) Iced Earth Style, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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Patrik Berg
post May 4 2012, 01:19 AM
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Original lesson: Iced Earth Style by Ben Higgins

played at 95% speed, recorded on my iPhone

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Ben Higgins
post May 4 2012, 08:57 AM
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Hey Patrik, well done on a brave take ! smile.gif

You've got a good right hand for metal ! I'd say the fretting hand let you down a little. You forgot the descending chords at 0:38 so try to make sure you know the lessons inside out as it will net you a better score.

It was generally tight so these are only minor points that I'm raising. Another thing will help you tighten your playing up even more is to try to avoid moving your chord shapes before playing them. If you listen closely around 0:52 and 0:56 you can hear your hands moving to the next shape before it's time to play it. I spent quite a lot of time eradicating that habit myself when practising this lesson. I just had to synch my left hand in with the sound of the chords and when they're supposed to happen. Just delay them as long as you can and move them faster smile.gif

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Alex Feather
post May 5 2012, 07:54 AM
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It's a very nice take! Timing and sound are pretty good!
I agree with Ben and for the next time be more careful with parts and make sure you are playing them correctly!

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Cosmin Lupu
post May 5 2012, 08:04 PM
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Ahoy Patrick! Your timing in general and tone seem good and the take is shaping up very nicely! The details are the ones which are holding you a bit from achieving perfection with this take smile.gif since it's Ben's lesson - his advice is thorough and just by following it and maybe pushing things to 100%, you will get the 10 wink.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 6 2012, 08:47 PM
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Hi mate! I agree with the other instructors about this one. You can play this one with a good timing and the only problem is that your right hand is a bit limited for the fastest grooves. I think that you could isolate those riffs and work on them over a drum machine as a loop. By the way you are close man. Keep on the good job! smile.gif

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