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> Take 5: Van Halen Style Rhythm, Lesson By Alex Feather
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post May 23 2012, 03:56 PM
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Original lesson: Van Halen Style Rhythm by Alex Feather

OK here not the Daily News .. but my Weekly Van Halen Record ! Sound and video clip are not exactly in timing - i recordet separately.

Links to previous attempts at this lesson:
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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 23 2012, 05:33 PM
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Hi Dieterle! You are improving from take to take. In this one I can note that you are more close with the timing and a bit more comfortable with the chord positions and arrangements. I think that you still need to continue practising this one since it seems aren't 100% secure all the time with what comes next. You also need to continue adjusting the timing to play it tighter. Keep on the hard work! wink.gif

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Ben Higgins
post May 23 2012, 10:09 PM
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Hi Dieter ! This is still improving but there's still some areas that are not in place yet.

That transition at 0:23 (and the other times that it happens) is still too delayed. There should be no break between the last note played and then the notes on the B & E string.

The descending lick at 0:37 is getting better but the first chord came in too early. You have to wait for the equivalent of an 8th note (I think that's right.. somebody else please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) before starting that descending run. Then it will be on time smile.gif

Those notes at 0:54 need to be played as natural harmonics so you're fingers should only be resting over the strings where the tab dictates, but only lightly touching the strings so when you pick it you get a 'ping' sound, like a chime of a bell.

Maybe Alex can help give you some more pointers to nail this. I think you're putting in a lot of hard work and we would all like to see you pass this one so let's do our best to help Dieter on this, hey Guys ! smile.gif

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post May 24 2012, 10:14 PM
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Hey Dieter! We're a bunch of guys on a mission here, so here's my input smile.gif you need to get more into the piece man. I mean, I think you have to stop thinking about the positions less and less, when you practice. Try and associate the sounds with the positions and try to anticipate what's next, always anticipate, so that you may hesitate no more smile.gif I think the details were covered by Ben successfully, so follow his and Gabe's advice carefully smile.gif


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post May 25 2012, 09:05 AM
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I totally agree with Ben he gave you a very detailed explanation! You are getting there and every take I can see big improvement! Just keep practicing this lesson and you will get it!

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post Jun 14 2012, 10:45 PM
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7.25 man..you are so close with this lesson.

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