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Ben Higgins
post Nov 16 2012, 12:39 PM
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Task 42: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Palm_Muting_16th_Notes/

Gentlemen, you have done well with your previous riff based challenge. I invite you to work further on your palm muting skills with this mid tempo lesson.

Just like the Warrior thread, there's not much to explain as it's quite basic.. so jump on in and feel the crunch !! cool.gif

Deadline is next Friday 23rd November or your family will find out about your My Little Pony collection.... ph34r.gif

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Of course... you'll have no idea how they got underneath your bed and you will strenuously deny you knew anything about it.... but it will be too late by then...

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post Nov 16 2012, 01:28 PM
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Excuse me for intruding, but are those even 16th notes?
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post Nov 16 2012, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Nov 16 2012, 12:28 PM) *
Excuse me for intruding, but are those even 16th notes?


To be honest, I don't know ! laugh.gif

When it comes to counting with 6/8 I get confused....


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post Nov 16 2012, 06:56 PM
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That's really mean that Pony thing! mad.gif
I remember having played this one when it was published because I had the same guitar. I hope I will remember this fast enough to earn an other donut. Yummy biggrin.gif


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post Nov 17 2012, 07:34 PM
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No pony for me this week. laugh.gif
I'm quite satisfied with this. What do you think?




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post Nov 17 2012, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Nov 17 2012, 06:34 PM) *
No pony for me this week. laugh.gif
I'm quite satisfied with this. What do you think?



OMG, you're gonna get some serious hate mail now ! laugh.gif

But credit where it's due, you've done a fab job ! Really even and controlled.. nice tone as well smile.gif

Try to nail that chord that happens at 0:51.. it's a different inversion of an E power chord and a really useful shape to move around the neck because it makes a chord sound really wide and expansive. I think you added the F# on the 2nd fret to it which muddled the chord..

Congrats.. the Donut is yours. smile.gif



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post Nov 18 2012, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 17 2012, 09:13 PM) *
OMG, you're gonna get some serious hate mail now ! laugh.gif

But credit where it's due, you've done a fab job ! Really even and controlled.. nice tone as well smile.gif

Try to nail that chord that happens at 0:51.. it's a different inversion of an E power chord and a really useful shape to move around the neck because it makes a chord sound really wide and expansive. I think you added the F# on the 2nd fret to it which muddled the chord..

Congrats.. the Donut is yours. smile.gif

Hey ben, I've done this once again. I've submitted it to the REC program. Hope it's OK. Once again, I want to thank you for your comments which help us to improve. You rock! smile.gif



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post Nov 18 2012, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Nov 18 2012, 05:19 PM) *
Hey ben, I've done this once again. I've submitted it to the REC program. Hope it's OK. Once again, I want to thank you for your comments which help us to improve. You rock! smile.gif



Excellent, let me head on over now ! smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2012, 01:14 PM
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Hi Ben another great lesson this week. I think I had a light bulb moment tonight. look forward to your thoughts!


http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/palm-muting-16th-note-lesson

Grind that 2nd attempt was awesome. smile.gif Well played.
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post Nov 22 2012, 04:34 PM
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Well done Zoom. Your timing seems really good. You could have used a little more gain I suppose, to make those palm muting sound huge. The only downfall here is your chord changes. I would say there is to much blank between each chord (if this makes any sense).

Thanks for your nice comment and see you on the donut battlefield next week ph34r.gif


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post Nov 22 2012, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Nov 22 2012, 12:14 PM) *
Hi Ben another great lesson this week. I think I had a light bulb moment tonight. look forward to your thoughts!


http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/palm-muting-16th-note-lesson

Grind that 2nd attempt was awesome. smile.gif Well played.


Zoom, the shred lord from Down Under !! cool.gif

Thanks for your take my friend ! I must admit I did let out a little giggle when I heard your tone.. not because there was anything wrong with it, but because it sounds so mild compared to the aggressive metal backing !! biggrin.gif

I like it though.. the Zoom man can play any metal track with any tone he wants !

The palm muting and chugging was most consistent on the bottom E string which is interesting as you would normally expect people to have more trouble keeping a consistent chug on the fattest string.. when you're on the A string from 0:29 onwards there's some slight dips on velocity of the pick hitting the string.. but it's well within your grasp so please don't take this as a criticism, just an interesting observation. The E string stuff is top notch so you'll have no problem translating that to the other strings. smile.gif

As the Double G noticed, you could work on reducing pauses between chords. This is usually a result of just needing 'thinking time for the fingers' before they shift to a new shape. It just improves over time with the more riff / chord work you do.

Overall man, you've kicked major butt... I can't imagine you tackling and holding your own over a piece like this just a few months ago - well done ! smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 05:11 AM
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Thought I would have another shot at this one.
http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/palm-muting-16th-note-lesson-1
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post Nov 24 2012, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Nov 24 2012, 04:11 AM) *
Thought I would have another shot at this one.
http://soundcloud.com/zoomify/palm-muting-16th-note-lesson-1


Hey man, you'll hate me but your first take was much more accurate with the timing as here you're quite in front of the beat. Maybe you had the drums too low whilst you were recording ?? I often do that sometimes and realise when I start playing that I can't hear what I'm playing to tongue.gif

You have definitely improved the chord changes though.. there's not loads of space between them now - well done !

You had 2 rythm tracks recorded by the sound of it which were both in the centre.. if you have 2 tracks then you can pan one to the left and one to the right to widen your sound smile.gif


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post Nov 29 2012, 04:23 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 24 2012, 11:02 AM) *
Hey man, you'll hate me but your first take was much more accurate with the timing as here you're quite in front of the beat. Maybe you had the drums too low whilst you were recording ?? I often do that sometimes and realise when I start playing that I can't hear what I'm playing to tongue.gif

You have definitely improved the chord changes though.. there's not loads of space between them now - well done !

You had 2 rythm tracks recorded by the sound of it which were both in the centre.. if you have 2 tracks then you can pan one to the left and one to the right to widen your sound smile.gif


wink.gif Your right Ben you always are. I was really ticked of at my tones and have been for a while so I tried to download some fee plugins and get something better. But I don't like this tone anyway and I was fighting abit of latency with it also. So I've had a really brain freeze. I've since gone and found someone on utube who uses the same pod farm I use and he gets some nice tones. There is such an art in getting a good tone.

On the space between the chord changes on the first take I put them in there. I thought it was better for some reason.

Thanks for your thoughts by the way Ben smile.gif

Cheers
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post Nov 29 2012, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Nov 29 2012, 03:23 AM) *
wink.gif Your right Ben you always are. I was really ticked of at my tones and have been for a while so I tried to download some fee plugins and get something better. But I don't like this tone anyway and I was fighting abit of latency with it also. So I've had a really brain freeze. I've since gone and found someone on utube who uses the same pod farm I use and he gets some nice tones. There is such an art in getting a good tone.

On the space between the chord changes on the first take I put them in there. I thought it was better for some reason.

Thanks for your thoughts by the way Ben smile.gif

Cheers


Cool, thanks for the update Z. I did notice that you had a higher distortion tone for your latest take on Task 43.. is that one of the new ones ? It works well and will help you in the Tasks with higher gain riffs etc.


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