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> Steve Vai Soloing: Whitesnake Era, Lesson By Jonathan Burgos
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post May 3 2013, 05:04 AM
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Original lesson: Steve Vai Soloing: Whitesnake Era by Jonathan Burgos

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post May 4 2013, 11:15 AM
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Hey Chandra!

This definitely is a demanding piece and I think that as an ensemble it's getting close to the general idea, but as they say, the devil is in the details, so, let's discuss these a bit:

- the licks at 0:22 and 2:03 could sound more defined
- 0:27-0:28; 0:37 and in a few other spots, the guitar seems to be out of tune..

I think that you need to spend some more slow practice on this one, for those alternate picking licks and to see what's up with the detuning sad.gif It's a pity, because it is a solid ensemble and it could be a 10 smile.gif

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post May 4 2013, 12:16 PM
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Very good take my friend! Comparing the number of flaws to the length of whole track You have a very positive proportion smile.gif This is not an easy one but You got the main concepts and I like Your warm tone. Also Your playing is full od confidence and that's good.

As for the tune it sound like Your guitar was just a few cents too low - I think this could be measure adjustment problem cause when You play lower notes it sound pretty ok. Maybe You could try to tune Your guitar on frtes instead of tuning the open strings.

Alternate picking parts need some more precision but I don't se anything bad in Your right hand movements - Pick angles look ok same as wrist angle and the width of your movement.

Unfortunately most of Your bends is at a bit too low pitch

Vibrato is very nice smile.gif

Timming needs some more focusing on the drum beat cause You miss them at some moments

Overall great work! Congratulations smile.gif

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post May 4 2013, 05:31 PM
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Hi man, good playing on this one. It's a very energetic lesson and your interpretation fits good with it.

There are some adjust that you should do to this one to make it sound perfect. There are some timing issues, mostly in the first phrases. Some fast sections should be practised to make them sound more precise and clear (01:58 and the ones that Cosmin said). I also notice many sections where are pitch/tune issues, this could be a combination of your bending technique with some guitar calibration issues, so pay attention to it and find the solution. (for example starting at 00:48).

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post May 5 2013, 09:01 PM
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