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> Take 6: Van Halen Style Rhythm, Lesson By Alex Feather
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post May 31 2012, 05:09 PM
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Original lesson: Van Halen Style Rhythm by Alex Feather

Ok here now i go with my weekly Van Halen record.... video isn't exactly synchron with sound couldn't yet figure out how to make a closer fine-tune with garageband and i movie.

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Alex Feather
post Jun 1 2012, 05:30 AM
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This is a very interesting take! First of all you are doing better every time! But in this one actually the second half of each part came out better than the first one! It sounds like when you are concentrating you are getting everything correct!
I would suggest to work on this lesson at a slow tempo and try to focus on every part separately!

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Ben Higgins
post Jun 1 2012, 11:34 AM
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Hi Dieter, it's good to see you're still working on this piece but I actually believe your previous take was the best so far. In this one, I think you're trying to compensate too much but playing in front of the beat, rushing the riffs. To help you, I made a video (took about a million years to upload to Youtube, otherwise I would have replied to this sooner !!)


I've focused on the problem areas that are holding you back, which is timing some of the riffs. If you can watch the video and work out the counting technique that I'm using, you can then do this whilst watching the main lesson until you're confident on exactly where each riffs and chord change comes in. I hope this helps ! smile.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jun 1 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hi Dieter! It's really good to find you working hard on this one. In this new take I can note that you are playing more confident so and thanks to that you are getting a better tone for every chord and lick. However you are not playing tight with the drums most of the time. Now it's time to concentrate on that. Keep on working! wink.gif

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post Jun 2 2012, 11:41 AM
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Hey Dieter! You got determination in learning this properly, which is very good!

I will also stress out the fact that you are rushing, which is probably happening because your heart is racing to get to the end of this piece and not make a mistake until the end. I think the key to your success is relaxation. Remember, this is not a competition smile.gif you should have fun and enjoy your playing. Once relaxation will kick in, your accumulated knowledge regarding this piece will show up and you'll be AT LEAST 10 times better wink.gif


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post Jun 14 2012, 10:53 PM
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