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post Jul 10 2012, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 10 2012, 10:12 AM) *
Mert, your technical skills are starting to create a dangerous gap between them and your articulation skills smile.gif Shall we pursue that patch for a bit?

Hi Cosmin, I think I know what you mean. I am feeling very good with my AP now. I think we should pursue the articulation patch as you say but I don't want to stop working on exercises and lessons for my technique. I still want to master sweep picking... We can do it in parallel probably. Actually the Metal Metrics 4 helped me a lot with articulation, still working on it and will do it perfectly someday smile.gif

At the moment I am working on Metal Metrics 4 and Mojo Oro part 3. There is a bit at the end of Mojo Oro 3 that is probably the most challenging thing I ever tried. You should have a look, it is really impressive. I hope I will manage to do that. I am close smile.gif I need to play 16th triplets at a tempo of 170bpm!! It is really hard, my fingers hurt after a while tongue.gif and I start to get a lot of arm motion also which is unavoidable I think. Even Muris gets that at that speed..

So when I am done with Mojo Oro 3, shall we concentrate more on articulation for a while with technical lessons in parallel but less in focus ?

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post Jul 10 2012, 02:25 PM
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hey Mert, I think it's a good idea smile.gif I congratulate you for your patience and ambition to tackle the mind boggling lessons of Mr. Muris wink.gif

Let's get Mojo Oro 3 done with and we'll shift towards the articulation lessons!

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post Jul 15 2012, 11:45 AM
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Hi Cosmin,

Long time no post smile.gif I have been working on Mojo Oro part 3. I realized that too much Mojo Oro is bad for you tongue.gif I have been feeling like a machine and somehow even though it is an amazing epic lesson, I didn't want to play it after some time. I think I've had too much of machine like playing maybe. I really struggled this week to pick up my guitar and practice this. At some point during the middle of the week I really didn't want to see my guitar anymore biggrin.gif but today I forced myself to get back to it and here I am hehe

Here is my first take which I think is ok for the REC zone probably. Here we go


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post Jul 16 2012, 09:57 AM
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Hey Mert smile.gif It's that story with the chocolate cake - it's awesome, but have only that for a whole year and you won't like it anymore laugh.gif

This lesson is killer and as you will notice in the REC zone, I have graded 8, as you have missed some notes. Nothing that can't be solved IN TIME smile.gif

So, ready for the next step? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 16 2012, 08:57 AM) *
Hey Mert smile.gif It's that story with the chocolate cake - it's awesome, but have only that for a whole year and you won't like it anymore laugh.gif

This lesson is killer and as you will notice in the REC zone, I have graded 8, as you have missed some notes. Nothing that can't be solved IN TIME smile.gif

So, ready for the next step? smile.gif

Thanks Cosmin smile.gif I would normally try to make a retake of this to get a higher score from you smile.gif But I am so done with Mojo Oro for now, I don't wanna practice it for a while... The third part was exceptionally difficult because of the last run which is the hardest thing I have every tried on an electric guitar.. Focusing on that too much, I forgot about the other parts tongue.gif so there were some choked up notes indeed. I could do better but I won't try for the time being.. You know when I was practicing for this I played it once perfectly but that I wasn't recording biggrin.gif

Anyway, yea what is next ?? You tell me smile.gif I still want to finish Metal Metrics 4 and work on more Metal Metrics possibly. For AP, I picked myself a lesson from Muris.. But as we agreed on, I will focus more on articulation for a while under your guidance smile.gif Like you, Benmeister also thinks that my bends and vibrato sucks tongue.gif those are my weak points together with sweep picking I think..


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Mornin' Mert smile.gif

I totally know how it feels man biggrin.gif Finishing up the take (the perfect one) and realizing in dismay that you have forgotten to push the REC button laugh.gif

I guess this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey/ is a great start for vibrato!

Ben did an excellent job with this series!

What say you my alternate picking friend? biggrin.gif

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Hello Cosmin smile.gif

That sounds like a good plan. Takes on Ben's Vibrato Odyssey and Metal Metrics 4 are on their way. But in the meantime I have been a very naughty student and practiced this lesson also
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...itution-lesson/

Here I am posting my first take for it. What do you think?


Also soon there will be improvements on my sound quality. I bought an SM57 microphone and now I can record from my cabinet. The only thing standing on my way is that I need to figure out how to synchronize audio and video.. My computer is pretty old and so are the software I am using sad.gif

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hey Mert! This sounds very good smile.gif as I told you, your technique is getting better and better and you are among the few always tackling the hard lessons here biggrin.gif THe ensemble is good, but you can still polish some blurry notes here and there - give it time and it'll come smile.gif

BUT let's see the vibrato and bending into action smile.gif eh?

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Hi Cosmin smile.gif

It is now Metal Metrics 4 time !! smile.gif And I have a surprise for you. Now I have better audio quality in my videos smile.gif It is hard work for me though so I will not do this for everything I record probably tongue.gif
Here we go



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Hey Mert! I like what I'm seeing and hearing man biggrin.gif

Your vibrato and bending skills have improved - still! there's work to do, in order to perfect them wink.gif The timing and execution are very good on the other hand!

I would like to see, Ben's Vibrato lessons on the REC as soon as possible and then, you can have another go on the Metal Metrics 4 biggrin.gif I'm curious to see what's gonna happen!

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 27 2012, 06:49 AM) *
Hey Mert! I like what I'm seeing and hearing man biggrin.gif

Your vibrato and bending skills have improved - still! there's work to do, in order to perfect them wink.gif The timing and execution are very good on the other hand!

I would like to see, Ben's Vibrato lessons on the REC as soon as possible and then, you can have another go on the Metal Metrics 4 biggrin.gif I'm curious to see what's gonna happen!

Cosmin

All right Cosmin smile.gif Thanks for the feedback!! I am on Ben's Vibrato Odyssey. I still need to practice a bit more and then I will make a recording of it very soon smile.gif I am curious to see what's gonna happen as well tongue.gif


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Hey Cosmin smile.gif thanks for the flattering words for the Djent collaboration take feedback smile.gif I enjoyed the final mix. Was really nice. Your solo is so great !!

Ok, time for some vibrato action smile.gif Here is my first take on Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 1.. Looking forward to your feedback on this. I think there is much to improve probably.



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Howdy Mert!

You are about 80% there mate smile.gif The idea is that you are sometimes hasting with the vibrato, which has to be as wide and round in this lesson, as possible. Try to give it more flow, by vibrating slower and more equal, ok?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 28 2012, 06:46 AM) *
Howdy Mert!

You are about 80% there mate smile.gif The idea is that you are sometimes hasting with the vibrato, which has to be as wide and round in this lesson, as possible. Try to give it more flow, by vibrating slower and more equal, ok?

Thank you C-Maestro smile.gif I will work on the lesson with your feedback in mind and make a new take for it sometime soon smile.gif
In the original lesson for example for C# on E string, Ben has a bit of a more aggressive vibrato as compared to the previous vibrato on the note D.. How do you achieve that without moving the hands faster ??


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Hehe biggrin.gif I know exactly what you're talking about. It's about pushing the string a bit harder against the neck while moving sideways from left to right, to execute the vibrato. It's called 'touche' comeing from French and it's that thing which words can't explain, when you hear a seasoned player phrase with great pronouncing. It's just like with words - when you speak dutch, you can articulate and say each word perfectly and be expressive with the mother tongue. But when speaking a foreign language, the words sometimes come out a bit hindered and not too expressive, due to the fact that you may not be used to speak that language so well. The ears will help out tremendously! Listen to great phrasers - Andy Timmons is a great example!


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Hey Cosmin smile.gif
I know you won't like this one %100 either but here is another take. Since it is a slow enough lesson and there are not so many notes, maybe you can point out the ones you don't like so I work on those vibratos more??


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Good morning Mert smile.gif I will only say this - watch this video and focus on keeping the vibrato constant, on the notes which you rushed when having to shift to the next note. The fun part is, that your rushed vibrato reminds me of Chris Cornell's playing, in this song:



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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 30 2012, 07:38 AM) *
Good morning Mert smile.gif I will only say this - watch this video and focus on keeping the vibrato constant, on the notes which you rushed when having to shift to the next note. The fun part is, that your rushed vibrato reminds me of Chris Cornell's playing, in this song:

Hello C-Maestro smile.gif
Here is another attempt. I tried to make it more spacy and less rushed. But I can't avoid some of the fast vibratos as this is how Ben also does those in the video (for example the vibrato before the last note of the lesson). Let me know what you think.


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Howdy again biggrin.gif Indeed, this one seems more rounded and smooth - it's a very fine difference - if you are to ask me, I think you can move on to Nr2 smile.gif Shall we proceed?

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 30 2012, 01:29 PM) *
Howdy again biggrin.gif Indeed, this one seems more rounded and smooth - it's a very fine difference - if you are to ask me, I think you can move on to Nr2 smile.gif Shall we proceed?

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Oh wow smile.gif I wasn't expecting that smile.gif Ok, shall I put it in REC and start practicing Nr2 then ?


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