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post Oct 5 2016, 08:17 PM
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Hi mate,

the lesson take is promising. You can play the whole thing and now you could dedicate some more days to adjust details. I notice that there are pitch issues in many parts of the lesson. It appears when bending but also when you play some phrases with vibrato. I'm not sure if there is a string out of tune, if your guitar has pitch issues, or maybe you are doing too much pressure with your fingers.

The important question is, do you note the issue?



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post Oct 9 2016, 05:38 PM
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Hi there,

Regarding your latest question, it depends smile.gif
When I'm clearly out of tune, or when I'm spectator, I can notice that kind of issue.
But when I play, I'm too much into my "thing" and it's quite difficult to play & listen at the same time.
You're right regarding the guitar, I've some probs with intonation. Even when I'm perfectly in tune at the top of the neck, it's not the case at the 12 fret. I have to correct that..

About my home job, here is what I have:

Regarding theory/analyse

The tune in in D major so all chords should belong to the D major scale (D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D).
Chords are:
D (D, F#, A), G (G, B, D), Em (E, G, cool.gif, A (A, C#, E)
Those chords can be seen as degrees I, IV, II and V
All notes in the solo belong to D major scale except a few passing notes
Don't know if you want to read more regarding that.. :-)

Video of the lesson.
This is the best I can do at this moment, of course it is not perfect, I always have an hesitation at one point.

I don't have time to do a video of my own tune on this, it was already quite time consuming to learn and play and shoot the Darius one smile.gif
I'm made some trials on the backing track, I mainly have a theme, but I find it quite difficult to develop something interesting.
So I give you one of my takes, I can try to search something from here, but it won't be lightning fast.
Major scale find me dry most of the time..

What I've learned..
First time ever that I really take care of notes that are playing during a solo. Not a surprise to see that all notes are in the scale and in the chords, more a confirmation.
Also that the "Darius touch" is very difficult to mimic. On this lesson, I find he plays a little bit like Neal Schon, and it's impressive how he can makes what he plays lovely with subtle touch.
I'm quite far from that :-) (I knew it, I did not learn it..)

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post Oct 10 2016, 03:03 PM
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Hi man! Congrats on your hard work! It's awesome how much profit you've get from this assignment.

At first, the theory side is always great in order to go deeper to what we learn and play. It can be insignificant at first, but after many solos and song analysed you'll have a very valuable background that will definitely help you to expand your creativity.

Your take on the solo is good. There is obviously more room to work on details, since as you've said, Darius playing is magic on this one. There is a lot of expressing work done on it so there is always more room to get more from the lesson. It's one of my favourites.

I wonder, if you'd like o dedicate some more days to work on details, or if you prefer to move to a new assignment. I recommend to continue with this lesson but it's up to you.



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post Oct 10 2016, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 10 2016, 04:03 PM) *
Hi man! Congrats on your hard work! It's awesome how much profit you've get from this assignment.

At first, the theory side is always great in order to go deeper to what we learn and play. It can be insignificant at first, but after many solos and song analysed you'll have a very valuable background that will definitely help you to expand your creativity.

Your take on the solo is good. There is obviously more room to work on details, since as you've said, Darius playing is magic on this one. There is a lot of expressing work done on it so there is always more room to get more from the lesson. It's one of my favourites.

I wonder, if you'd like o dedicate some more days to work on details, or if you prefer to move to a new assignment. I recommend to continue with this lesson but it's up to you.


Hello Gabe,

Tnx for your kind words.

I would say I can continue to work on this lesson.
First I have to improve what I can do on the Darius take, until I find it "RECable".
Second I can provide you my own take, way better than what I've done here.

That said, I would enjoy to do this while beginning to work on a new assignement, in order to have some variety on what I play.

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post Oct 10 2016, 07:54 PM
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Hi there (again..),

In order to deserve my next assignement, back from work, after the meal, I've grabbed my guitar and tried another version of the song.
The tempo is speed up in order to play a different way, more simple but that does not sound too bad (I think).

Bye

JL

ps: I've changed my track of yesterday evening. Tried to add a slide line on the second rythm part this morning..

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Your recording make me smile. This is beautiful mate, very musical. Nice work! You can polish your playing and tone on it, but the most important thing which is music is there! Thanks!!


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post Oct 16 2016, 04:24 PM
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Hi south america !

After some struggling days with that Darius lesson, I can already tell you that I won't be able to play this with 2 weeks smile.gif
I will continue to work of course, but all parts are more or less challenging, and I come back as soon as I have something not too terrible..

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Hi mate. Let's do the following.

Don't work on the whole thing, work on the first parts. The idea is that you can focus on less material and be closer to master it.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 17 2016, 02:02 PM) *
Hi mate. Let's do the following.

Don't work on the whole thing, work on the first parts. The idea is that you can focus on less material and be closer to master it.


Good idea !

If you agree, I would prefer to work on the second part in fact, the one beginning after the strumming part (59 sec).
There a 2 clearly defined parts for me, I think I could master (more or less) the second in one week.
In fact not even sure, but I will try this smile.gif

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Ok! Sounds good! smile.gif


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Hi there !

I just can't believe how time is slipping away :-)

I give you here the complete tune, but played at 75% of normal speed, and it still sounds terrible even if it is the best I can produce today.
It is quite challenging to play in fact, lot of "non linear" lines, but that's what makes the tune interesting. It is not "penta shredding" :-)

I guess I need to break everything in chunks now..

Regards

ps: I've submited a REC this afternoon, one of your early blues I used to warm up with. Darius is quite critical about it, but I understand what he means..



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Hi Krakou,

I'm checking the audio and it's true that you need some more time, but it's a good idea to work on it at this slow tempo by now in order to get more familiar with the licks.

About the other lesson, I'll check it. If you have many details marked by Darius, that's a great thing! One of the the most difficult things in life is to find honest people who comments us which are the things that we can improve to become better.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 3 2016, 02:16 PM) *
Hi Krakou,

I'm checking the audio and it's true that you need some more time, but it's a good idea to work on it at this slow tempo by now in order to get more familiar with the licks.

About the other lesson, I'll check it. If you have many details marked by Darius, that's a great thing! One of the the most difficult things in life is to find honest people who comments us which are the things that we can improve to become better.


So let's go back to blues 101 if I understand it correctly smile.gif
What's your plan ?
Lick by lick and working on the tone ?

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Here's a dry run, a capella.

We can start from here I suppose.

For the tone, I've added a screamer, which gives more bite.

I like my bend at 22, I like less the way I play just after the bend sad.gif


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Hi mate,

the first two goals should be to polish your bending and vibrato techniques. Then, dynamics.

I'd like to assign you this two lessons to complement the blues one:

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 4 2016, 05:00 PM) *
Hi mate,

the first two goals should be to polish your bending and vibrato techniques. Then, dynamics.

I'd like to assign you this two lessons to complement the blues one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ending-Workout/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ibrato-Workout/


Hello,

I got this for the bend lesson, it sounds ok for me, except for the half bend at 22, most of the time that one is not good.
But I guess you may find other problems ;-)

For the vibrato, it's another story if we talk about the first type of vibrato. There is a tiny tiny vibrato although I shake my hand and wrist and finger and everything I can shake. The other types, at least you can hear something..

JL

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Hi mate, I agree with your comments but I have to add that the bending lesson show issues on most of the double string bends. Check out the ones at 00:39, 00:45, and 00:54, but also around them, where your bending is not tight.

The vibrato lesson sounds weak yet, you definitely need to go deeper with this one.


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