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Can't agree more with your words mate. Keep on working on those things and please keep me updated of your progress! wink.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 11 2014, 05:49 PM) *
Can't agree more with your words mate. Keep on working on those things and please keep me updated of your progress! wink.gif


Hi there,

Don't know if you will call this post "progress" :-)
Honestly, I'm quite ok with this take, timing is better, felling could be better here and there but I think it is not too flat.

I give you also a "trivium" take. I guess when the guys are drunk to death they may sound like that, not even sure.
This one is not complicated to learn, and it's even fun to figure out I don't have to much problems to follow the rythm.
I just have to slow down for the intro part in fact.
But ok, to be perfect it terms of timing with this, it will take a couple of month/years, I don't really know.



Voilà !

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Hi Krakou! Good job on these lessons!

You are working hard, motivated and doing a very deep analysis of your progress. I checked both lessons and I can say that both are evolving very well.

Guitar Loves Piano, is very close because you are already playing it at the normal tempo. I like the way you are managing dynamics for each phrase, and I can say that timing, vibrato, slides and bending are sounding very good. I think that the main thing to improve on this take is your tone which is not as warm and expressive as your playing. I think that you should experiment a bit more with EQ to make it fit better with the backing track. Your playing is better than you think on this one, just keep on playing it to give it more and more feeling, but you are on the right track!

Trivium lesson is still on progress. There are notes that don't sound, grooves that need to be polished but you already know each section correctly, so it's just a matter of practice. The last riff is sounding too muted compared to my take, it should sound with less staccato.

You are doing a very good job, keep on rocking! wink.gif



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I just wake up and read your cool words..
Nice to begin the day.
For the tone, I've always fight with that, will go from scratch !

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QUOTE (krakou @ Oct 13 2014, 02:01 AM) *
I just wake up and read your cool words..
Nice to begin the day.
For the tone, I've always fight with that, will go from scratch !

Good night ;-)



Nice to read this mate, keep on the great job. smile.gif


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Hello Gabriel,

Just to give you some stuff to listen, the famous Blues Lick 2 lesson.
I've already had a 7 on that one and would like to avoid a 7,3 next time :-)
Played it a million times but it's not yet ok, I'm just getting closer !
The sound is better, the first one with the Charvel was harsh, with too much gain, and the second part is better too.

For the guitar loves piano, I'm still struggling with my tone.
I've tried with the Charvel with its humbuckers, my first dean with P90, but nothing sound like I would like mad.gif

And last but not least, I don't play too much, I feel some pain in my index left hand, and I want to avoid injury.
I know that from running, it's a real pain.
When you begin the guitar older, I guess you may have that kind of trouble easier than a nervous teenager, crap smile.gif

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ps: I like the Interpol stuff, Interpol reminds me The Chameleons UK, one of my favourite band from the 80's

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Hi Krakou! Great job with that blues lesson! You did a very good take. Most of the solo is sounding really good. I just can say that there are some little section where the licks could sound more defined, some other parts more groovy, your vibrato could be wider in most of the lesson, and there is a bend close to the end a bit off. This can sound like a lot of things but I'm being very strict, each thing needs some little adjustment.

About you tone, I also note that it would be cool to try to get a warmer sound. You should experiment with the EQ, adding more bass and mid frequencies to make the sound deeper. I think that the problem is more related to the amp, not the guitar. Don't you think so?




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Hello Gabriel,

I know I haven't keep you posted about any kind of progress those weeks, main reason is because I have lots of "frustrations" with the guitar those days :-)

Not that I don't play, not that I don't do some progress on some specific points.

I think my speed and coordination left hand/right hand has improved when I play linear, I can mess quite a bit in the "pride and joy" mode, with lot's of raking, and stuff like that.

But...

I'm still struggling with all the lessons I'm trying to master, without any spectacular progress.
And the problems are always the same. Untill a certain level of speed, it is ok, bends are well done, execution is clean or dirty "the right way" but I never reach the level I'd like.
Then I feel quite stucked in the middle of nowhere these weeks.

Hope I will escape from there one of these days :-)

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ps: don't like too much that "bouhou, I'm a poor little guitarist" tone of my message, but...
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Hey mate, this energy can be used in a opposite way, and convert it into motivation. Maybe the problem is that you are not setting specific "doable" goals to be achieved weekly, and monthly. You are trying to advance on many things at the same time, and that makes the overall progress slow and less motivating.

What about setting a specific goal for the next 15 days? For example, increasing alternate picking speed without losing sync. We should now set what's your current bpm for some exercises, and work on them, variations, other lessons/exercises, licks, adjust technique and movements, in order to see your goal achieved.

Please share here some licks that are giving those problems and your current status regarding tempo.


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Hello Gabriel,

Man, I can't believe how many guys are asking for you help/mentoring, it's very impressive to see all those dudes working with you mellow.gif

Ok, I've taken one of your first lesson on this site, the famous blues lick one
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guitar/blues-licks1/

If you listen to what I've recorded, you will hear bends almost correct but not always correct, vibrato almost good but not yet good enough, somme missing notes,..
This is what I got at required tempo (120).
If I play 20% slower, then it is ok, but every time I want to play at the correct level, it is not completely rubbish, but it is far from being recordable.

I also upload another take I've made but with my licks.
You will listen in the end of the record that even with my licks I want to do stuff a little bit too fast for me :-)

Hope everything fine for you !

JL

ps: these weeks I'm almost only listening to Opeth, funny how a lot of other musical production seems tasteless comparing to what those dudes have done.
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Hi mate! Great stuff! I'm really glad of finding here new from you and even more because you shared two takes: a lesson and your own licks. This is definitely the way to go if you want to develop your guitar soloing and composing skills! Well done. smile.gif

Let's go with some feedback:

- Original lesson: You can play the licks correctly but now it's time to polish them. It seems that you are not totally comfortable at this tempo so maybe you can decrease it a bit for practice. This makes that the timing of your phrasing is not going tight with the groove. Also, as you noted, your bending is not precise and I note it just listening to the first two licks in which the bends don't reach the correct pitch. I also agree that vibrato could be wider and more consistent. So, my suggestion is to work at a slower tempo and polish each lick at a time, working on them as a loop and focusing on details: timing, vibrato and bending.

- Your phrasing: You sounds much more comfortable playing your own licks over this backings. This sounds reasonable but it's not what it always happens. I like how the different phrases are clear and how they interact with each other. The use of silences between phrases lets your playing breath and clarifies the structure of your solo. I think that your solo is great on the composing/improvising side and I wouldn't change anything. But it needs to be polished technically to improve: timing, vibrato, bending and dynamics.

I'd like to suggest you the following tasks for this week:

- Polish blues licks 1 lesson.
- Polish your own solo.
- Start working on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Blues-...nor-Pentatonic/
- Record an improvisation of that lesson's backing.


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Hi there,

Still polishing the licks1 lesson, I'll try to post you something I find ok soon.

About the blues beyond, I've not listened to the lesson, I wanted to record something first on the BT :-)

Here is what I have , now I can learn the lesson !

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Hi krakou! This is a great idea! It would be interesting if you record a new improvisation after learning the lesson to notice what concepts and ideas are added by playing and analyzing the lesson.

Your solo is not bad! I can see that you creating phrases that are interacting one after the other. I like how you manage silences between phrases, and the groove of your playing. In order to make this more interesting, I think that it need more rhythm variations, longer and shorter notes and more dynamics. I would recommend to use more aggressive vibrato in some moments as well as longer bends.

In order to improve this solo, I would re-work some of the first phrases, since I feel that the first 3/4 of the solo needs some more variation, at least in the middle of it. I would let the first two phrases as they are, but re-work the following ones because I feel that it becomes predictable after some measures.

Learn the lesson, and analyze how the instructor manages these things that I commented here and let me know what you find.



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Hello,

Good, thanks for your comments.
Yes I agree it is quite predictable, and now that I've listened to the lesson I find it quite funny we begin with almost the same phrase.
But then what Jacob is playing is far more organized, he knows exactly what note he's playing, there is a clear intention behind every part, I'm nowhere regarding that approach, I just try that things sound correctly.
Now I will learn the whole tune.
Generally on such BT, you have more than 2 measures, here you have the felling you need to close just after the beginning.
Regarding dynamics, I have to admit it is quite obsure to me, even whan I watch a lesson about that :-)

About the blues 1 lesson, I've made a take at 100 bpm, I'm more comfortable at that speed (I also find it sounds better at that speed, I would slow down most of your blues lessons ;-)).
I think it is ok for bends, timing not bad, regarding vibrato, still weak.
On the tune, I really only find 2 spots where to bend, after 8 and 21 sec.

Hope everything's ok for you

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ps: I may learn one of your punk track to "relax" myself from the bends :-)

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Hi Krakou! Great job!

I consider this idea of sharing a improvisation before listening a lesson, and then analyzing and comparing that with the instructor's solo is a very rich approach. Please learn the lesson now and then apply the concepts learnt into a new improvisation.

Your take on blues licks 1 is very nice to here. I can say that it has a very cool feeling. It's true that there are some bends that are not totally consistent but I think that this blues intensive works will solve this issues soon. And obviously combined with the bending exercises shared by Ben on the video. About the other techniques, I agree with you, timing is ok, and vibrato could be better.

So well, there is more work to do, but your playing is progressing really well, keep on rocking!





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Hi Gabe,

Before I dive into the beyond, I wanted to do a test..

Then I promise you'll never hear about that BT before a couple of weeks !

We've never discussed about the influence of the guitar on the guitarist :-)
Fact is my "main" guitar is a Strat Ri 62, and I guess it is not the easiest piece of wood to play on the planet regarding action, pickups, radius (7,25), all that kind of stuff.
I really love it, but sometimes playing looks like a struggle.

So I've taken my first but second guitar, which is a Dean with P90, with an almost flat frettboard, lower action,..

Here is what I got. Ok, still a struggle for me, but at least you can hear vibrato.

Bye

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Hi mate, yeah, I can note the differences. Your phrasing sound more consistent with this guitar so you are clearly more comfortable with the action and fret-board of your dean guitar. Vibrato could be more notorious yet, but your bending become much more precise with this other guitar. So the trick would be, practice at home with the less comfortable guitar and then rock live with the easier one... haha just kidding, but there is some truth on this comment. I remember practicing legato exercise on my classical guitar to then get back the the electric and feel a gutiar hero. biggrin.gif


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Hello Argentina,

Not that this blues beyond is way beyond my current skills, but not an easy piece to play correctly :-)

The phrase are not usual for me, that's cool.

So here is my first draft, work in progress..

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Hi mate, this is a very good draft! I think that you are on the right track with this and that the next things to polish will be very beneficial to take your playing to a new level regarding feeling, phrasing and expression. You surely know that the things to adjust on this one are timing, dynamics and vibrato so please keep on practicing with putting all your focus on these details.

Also, once you feel comfortable with the original lesson, remember to work on your own improvisations over that backing trying to apply the things learnt from the lesson.



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Hello Gabriel,

Here is what I got for you today, it's records of the beyond minor blues lessons, your first blues lick lesson and the Gilmour from David Walliman.
Tell me if you think those are worth a REC and if not, what I still need to improve.

I've also played you blues licks 2 one million of times (maybe 2 or 3), and you know what ? this is not yet it..
Damn, that intro lick drives me nuts, sometimes I play the lesson at 140 bpm instead of 120 and it's ok, and when it comes to record I always fail.
I will be happy to play something else :-)

Hope everything's ok for you

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