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post Sep 28 2014, 01:51 PM
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I always practice with the original recording first, I learn every lesson by ear so I can improve my ear training as well, like I always did. I'll give it a run down in the afternoon after resting my fingers a bit more and tomorrow I'll give it another go for REC. After that is back to focusing on the Muris Timing Exercise. I've managed to bump up the last lick to 60bpms but after that I feel confuse about what approach I should have regarding fast picking. Sometimes It seems better to let loose and just try to move the wrist, other times I want to move the thumb to have more accurancy. Shall I also record the lick in question at multiple times to give you an idea? smile.gif


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post Sep 29 2014, 11:08 AM
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Hey Cosmin, the vibrato lesson is on REC. I'm still gonna keep working on it until my fingers don't hurt anymore smile.gif Time for the timing exercise. Still going at it with the 32th note lick at the end. Can you suggest some other lesson for me to tackle at the same time since I presume this one might take a while to get the last lick on tempo? I'm still gonna practice it side by side. smile.gif


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post Sep 29 2014, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Sep 28 2014, 12:51 PM) *
I always practice with the original recording first, I learn every lesson by ear so I can improve my ear training as well, like I always did. I'll give it a run down in the afternoon after resting my fingers a bit more and tomorrow I'll give it another go for REC. After that is back to focusing on the Muris Timing Exercise. I've managed to bump up the last lick to 60bpms but after that I feel confuse about what approach I should have regarding fast picking. Sometimes It seems better to let loose and just try to move the wrist, other times I want to move the thumb to have more accurancy. Shall I also record the lick in question at multiple times to give you an idea? smile.gif


Hey mate! Just graded the take in the REC zone - it'll take a bit more work to get it flowing, so don't leave it yet wink.gif Ok? Keep it in the practice journal, as it will need more time, just like both me and Gabi have pointed out.

About picking - well, there are days and days smile.gif I usually use my wrist, but to be honest, I haven't been working on my picking in a long time, as in the last year or so, I have been more interested to write my own music and learn how to sing and play in the same time as proficient as possible wink.gif I think that this lesson from Darius will shed a bit of light on things:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Altern...Picking-Basics/

What do you think? As for a new exercise, how about this one? smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Intervals-Etude/

It will most likely take you through some unexpected situations in terms of alternate picking - let me know if it feels to easy, ok?



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post Sep 30 2014, 10:32 AM
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Hey Cosmin, just to give you an update.

The Intervals Etude was loads of fun to learn, really did a number on my ear. Also I transposed it since you were playing on a different tunning, hope that's ok. I should have a video tomorrow. I can already play it at full speed, just cleaning it up, specially on the 3rd part where it's the most unexpect situation for my fingers.

Also, as an added bonus, I noticed when I wanted to go down (or up) after finishing a "combination" that I wanted to mantain the same type of picking (outside picking) so I forced myself to do the inside where it should happen, hence more practice. smile.gif

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post Sep 30 2014, 01:31 PM
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Wow - you nailed it already? That sounds amazing and I am very curious to see how you are faring with it smile.gif I don't mind the transposition at all, I am curious to see how clean you can play it and how the timing feels wink.gif So, ready to see it when you are, before placing it in the REC zone, of course - deal?


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post Sep 30 2014, 01:57 PM
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Sure, no worries. Well, like I said, the 3rd part is the tricky one for my kind of fingering. The 3rds at the end I already did before and the 4ths is easy, the only thing I'm working there is trying to mute unwanted noises. The beginning was a matter of getting used to it but let's see how it works out smile.gif


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post Oct 1 2014, 09:27 AM
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Working with intervals is a totally different animal, because it involves different dynamics then the ones present in playing adjacent notes or even adjacent strings smile.gif I have another one for ya after you finish this one wink.gif In the same manner but trickier biggrin.gif What do you say?


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post Oct 1 2014, 10:32 AM
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Sounds good to me, here's my take as we discussed. If you think it's good enough for REC, let me know, I can always record a new one.

Notes:
- I really get nervous when I record for some reason. I'm satisfied with this take but I know I can do a lot better.
- I missed the note that was gonna start the 3rds and there is some noise here and there that I know I can avoid but overall, just wanted to give you an idea of how I am with it at the moment.



Also, I'm quite happy at how my videos are turning out. Despite not having the best materials for videos, I'm happy that they look at least, more than amateur to my eyes so to speak, just need to find out what's that motion blur kinda of thing that happens from time to time smile.gif.

Bring on the next one if you think it's time smile.gif

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Hey matey!

This sounds nice to my ears - indeed, it can be done cleaner and I also heard that missed note, but for the amount of time it took to get to this level, I think it's a great progress! Here's what I have in mind - take a bit more time to clean this one up and prepare a REC take and then we'll move one to the trickier one wink.gif Deal? About the vids - they look nice but, I think that you can experiment with the lighting a bit more. I am not an expert on this, as I always work with pros in the field, friends of mine who really know what they are doing in respect to lighting and that has led me a to become lazy in my interests towards this field smile.gif But, there are a lot of tutorials from which you can learn a lot in respect to lighting - here are two interesting ones:





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post Oct 2 2014, 01:17 PM
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Hey Cosmin, thank you for the videos, unfortunately I don't have as many lights as they request for the task but I can work with what I have at the moment.

Here's a new take and some notes:

- I changed the tone to try and force myself to pick harder so I could hear the notes better.
- Still have some noise essues here and there,specially when I'm string skipping on the same fret.

I would like your input on this, I've been just playing it with the backing track and the original video at the original tempo. Before that I slowed down to get everything right, do you think I should do takes with lesser speed or should I move on to the next task? Either way I'm happy to oblige smile.gif



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Heeey biggrin.gif The tone suits the piece MUCH better, but you have a certain slight lag when playing it now smile.gif I think you should stick with it a little longer in order to make it sounds clean and in good timing. I know that using a tone with less gain is harder on the hands, but once you master using it, nothing can stop you!

Don't try to rush this process - try to take more time and even play with the original recording in order to gain some wind in the sails. Then when you feel very relaxed with it, try to record once more smile.gif

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Hey man, sure thing, I'll keep doing it. I'll post a video when I think I'm good smile.gif


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That sounds perfect - don't let your usual fast pace take lead here wink.gif I know you are a fast learner, but in this situation, we are discussing about allowing the body to learn and become natural with something, which might take some time.


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Hey Cosmin, just wanted to let you know that I'm still going at it and to prevent my fast pace take as you said, I'll withdraw from recording a take until Monday or Tuesday, in order to have more days to train. So far, I can tell the difference by comparing to the first take smile.gif


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Hey bro, that's excellent! I am glad to hear that patience and hard work are paying off wink.gif

Usually, we have (me included, more often than not biggrin.gif) an impulse to 'get things over with and move on' - but getting things over with is not really the idea here, so I am glad that you have decided to take things step by step and put in some more time and focus on details.

Let me know when you are ready, ok?



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Hey Cosmin, hope you're doing good smile.gif

As we discussed, here's my take after a few more days practicing.

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- I tried to play as relaxed as possible and, I can tell I'm much less nervous as I was when I recorded the first take, which is good smile.gif.
- I still attack some notes harder than others but overall I think it's a great take compared to the previous ones.

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Hey buddy!

I think you've done really well in terms of evenness and dynamics - you seem very relaxed and it can be felt in your playing, but now, you need to focus on pulse. You are THIS little behind the beat smile.gif Just rush a tiny bit and you'll be ok with everything! Congrats on the fine tuning efforts here!

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Thanks man smile.gif

If that's the case, shall I record another one and post that one on REC?

Do you think you can give me the other lesson you had in mind now or do you reckon I should still pass some time on this one? smile.gif


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Hey mate, sure thing - try to record this one and please focus on it, so that you may finish it as close to perfection as possible - about the other one wink.gif I will ask you to wait until we're done with this one - you need to be able to focus on one thing only, so that you may play it perfectly. I know you want to start something else, but at this point, you need to give that extra something to this lesson so that you may finish it nicely. Deal?


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Here's a new take Cosmin smile.gif



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