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> Melodic Hard Rock Soloing in A Minor, Lesson By Jonathan Burgos
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post Feb 23 2013, 01:33 AM
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Original lesson: Melodic Hard Rock Soloing in A Minor by Jonathan Burgos

This is my first take. I am actually working on my string bending and vibrato technique, so i put some additional bendings into this one. Thank you for any comments! Jan

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post Feb 24 2013, 05:19 PM
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Hey Jan! I think this take is very good in what regards timing and phrasing in general, but you still have to focus on vibrato - you don't vibrate wide enough so it's barely felt. Use your wrist in a wide motion and get those vibrated notes to be heard clearly. Also, take care about those bends at the end as they were a bit out of pitch wink.gif

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post Feb 25 2013, 08:18 PM
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Hi Offa! Nice take! As Cosmin said, it's a good take but we can notice the two techniques that you have to work now: Vibrato and Bending. We have really helpful lessons here at GMC so just check these links and start working! wink.gif


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post Feb 27 2013, 12:26 PM
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Very nice take! My advise would be to focus on dynamics and vibrato. Try picking the notes harder and with more power. You can notice how Jonathan varies his attack on the strings to get different feeling, vibe and dynamics. This is very important step in making the solo stand out. On the intro legato run - try to get good separation between the notes by hammering down stronger with the left hand.

I think your bending technique is on the right path. Try working on vibrato as it always goes hand in hand with the bending technique. It will make the longer notes sing and be expressive. Vibrato really makes a huge difference when performing leads.

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