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Ben Higgins
post Feb 17 2013, 12:57 PM
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Challenge Ben 4


Hi Guys, welcome to the 4th lick. This time it's a diminished legato lick in F#. It uses a 6 note repeating sequence on each string. When it gets to the high E string you need to use your pinky (or ring finger depending on whether you use your pinky or not) to slide up to the bend !! Lots of fun biggrin.gif

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post Feb 17 2013, 01:16 PM
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Nice. Good practise while watching the new Bond movie wink.gif


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post Feb 17 2013, 02:06 PM
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Awesome.. I can do this.. Cool!! smile.gif


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post Feb 17 2013, 03:40 PM
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Great ! Look forward to your versions smile.gif


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post Feb 17 2013, 07:10 PM
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This is my go at it. Decided to play once with picking and once with legato.

https://soundcloud.com/h4hgmc/challenge-ben-04-h4h

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post Feb 17 2013, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Feb 17 2013, 06:10 PM) *
This is my go at it. Decided to play once with picking and once with legato.

https://soundcloud.com/h4hgmc/challenge-ben-04-h4h


Wow, now that's some seriously badass playing right there ! cool.gif

I love both versions, that picking one sounds really good... and your tone sounds even nicer than usual, have you made some adjustments ? smile.gif


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post Feb 18 2013, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 17 2013, 09:19 PM) *
Wow, now that's some seriously badass playing right there ! cool.gif

I love both versions, that picking one sounds really good... and your tone sounds even nicer than usual, have you made some adjustments ? smile.gif

Thanks for your kind words, Ben. smile.gif

I used an Ibanez which has a V8 as the bridge pickup, with the exact same Guitar Rig 3 preset that I normally use for active pickups. So that was a winning concept?
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post Feb 18 2013, 03:34 PM
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H4H you beast ! cool.gif

I'm a bit rusty, I think. Tempo 90.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/ben-4

AP + Legato 2 times.

I'll try to get on 100 bpm in end of week.

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post Feb 18 2013, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Feb 18 2013, 09:24 AM) *
Thanks for your kind words, Ben. smile.gif

I used an Ibanez which has a V8 as the bridge pickup, with the exact same Guitar Rig 3 preset that I normally use for active pickups. So that was a winning concept?


I don't know much about pickups but that V8 definitely did the trick smile.gif

QUOTE (WeePee @ Feb 18 2013, 02:34 PM) *
H4H you beast ! cool.gif

I'm a bit rusty, I think. Tempo 90.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/ben-4

AP + Legato 2 times.

I'll try to get on 100 bpm in end of week.


Good to see that the mighty Finn has joined us ! smile.gif

For that bend after the legato sequence - try to get it so the slide/bend & pick stroke all happen together if you know what I mean ?



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post Feb 18 2013, 10:21 PM
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I did the the same as the other guys with AP and a Legato run. I'm not the best with particular lick with the sliding bend but figured I'd throw something into this weeks challenge. Also my legato with ring/pinky is obviously weak so I recorded a version of it separately. dry.gif

https://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/ben-higgins-lick-4


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post Feb 19 2013, 03:33 AM
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Man, you guys can all play like 20 times faster than me blink.gif . My right hand has always been slower than my left. I'm workin' on it though. Doing Ben's licks certainly help.
Here's mine with a quick backing track. I 'hear' it as D phryg/dom ...
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post Feb 19 2013, 10:08 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Feb 18 2013, 09:21 PM) *
I did the the same as the other guys with AP and a Legato run. I'm not the best with particular lick with the sliding bend but figured I'd throw something into this weeks challenge. Also my legato with ring/pinky is obviously weak so I recorded a version of it separately. dry.gif

https://soundcloud.com/degroot-2/ben-higgins-lick-4


Solid ! the slide to bend part was fine, sounded perfect to me smile.gif



QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 19 2013, 02:33 AM) *
Man, you guys can all play like 20 times faster than me blink.gif . My right hand has always been slower than my left. I'm workin' on it though. Doing Ben's licks certainly help.
Here's mine with a quick backing track. I 'hear' it as D phryg/dom ...
Attached File  DR000060.mp3 ( 614.34K ) Number of downloads: 96


I love your takes ! Really brilliant to hear someone else's imagination regards to where it could fit over a chord progression - nice work smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2013, 06:37 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 18 2013, 09:17 PM) *
Good to see that the mighty Finn has joined us ! smile.gif

For that bend after the legato sequence - try to get it so the slide/bend & pick stroke all happen together if you know what I mean ?

No problem laugh.gif I figured it out and I'm blazing already in 100 bpm !!

How do you guys play this lick ?

I use 1,3,4 fingers until the high E string I use 1,2,3 and bend with ring finger.




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post Feb 19 2013, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Feb 19 2013, 05:37 PM) *
How do you guys play this lick ?

I use 1,3,4 fingers until the high E string I use 1,2,3 and bend with ring finger.


That is how I played it. I tried playing it with the pinky too but found it better for me to slide/bend with the ring finger.


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post Feb 19 2013, 08:07 PM
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I use 124 and 134 alternately, and bend with 4.
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post Feb 19 2013, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Feb 19 2013, 08:07 PM) *
I use 124 and 134 alternately, and bend with 4.

same here , but when I slide up to bend , I slide in my 3rd
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post Feb 23 2013, 10:29 AM
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Update smile.gif

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/ben-4-1

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post Feb 23 2013, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Feb 23 2013, 09:29 AM) *


That's an improvement V-Man smile.gif

On the 2nd take.. I notice you miss out the 5th note (played by the ring finger ?). So when you're playing an ascending 3 note pattern pay extra attention to making sure all the notes are being fretted evenly smile.gif

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post Apr 28 2013, 03:01 PM
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Has been a long time since I posted anything so decided to give this one a go also but twisted it a bit. You know I like AP smile.gif It is at 120 bpm, I don't think I can do it faster with AP..
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post Apr 28 2013, 05:12 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Apr 28 2013, 02:01 PM) *
Has been a long time since I posted anything so decided to give this one a go also but twisted it a bit. You know I like AP smile.gif It is at 120 bpm, I don't think I can do it faster with AP..
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Very nice picking !! Don't neglect your bending and vibrato though.. it would be even better if you can go seamlessly from the picking lick straight to the next part with no stopping smile.gif


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