> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

Closed TopicStart new topic
> Blues Dynamics, Lesson By Piotr Kaczor
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 1 ] ** [25.00%]
7 [ 3 ] ** [75.00%]
8 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
9 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 4
post Aug 30 2013, 12:17 PM
Post #1

Learning Tone Seeker

Group: Members
Posts: 175
Joined: 28-June 13
From: Den Helder (Holland)
Member No.: 18.421

Original lesson: Blues Dynamics by Piotr Kaczor

Very great lesson which i really like. Think this is a good training for dynamics. Hope i put th right dynamics in this song. Thanks in advance

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Darius Wave
post Aug 30 2013, 07:11 PM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.128
Joined: 29-November 12
From: Poland
Member No.: 17.069

Yes this i better now...You're playing is clearer and better to judge smile.gif Thanx for showing us Your good will smile.gif You could make the backing track a bit louder. Always make a very short soundcheck with the cam before making main take smile.gif It will be another little improvement smile.gif

Now let's take a look at the lesson

1. Blues genre is hard to judge in case of timming because there are many miss-timming tricks purposely. I'm not sure how to rate this particular thing but it sounds nice with the backing track so I won't claim smile.gif

2. I like the way You feel dynamics - it shows You have a preferences to become a realy good musician but Your precision needs big improvement

I'm afraid it's not an easy lesson to copy all the dynamics keeping good precision. I don't hear any particular mistakes or common problems. Something tels me You exactly know and You felt the moments when You missed some notes. Unfortunately it was a lot of those moments in this particular take but don't be sad- it's just the lesson that reaches another level and it's natural this will need some more work. Try to play those very dynamic and speed mixed moments in different tempos. Try to catch the moment that are regular issues. Sometimes analysing and adjusting picking direction gives a lot.

Anyway...Very proud of Your attitude and constant work You put in playing smile.gif

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 31 2013, 12:29 AM
Post #3

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 27.594
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289

Hi man! You did a very good effort with this lesson that seems to be simply but it's very demanding. You are on the right track with this lesson but there is still room to work on this one. You first have to adjust the different phrases, even more the faster parts (like the first section), concentrating on timing, an on your bending pitch. Once you can play everything perfect, it's time for the main topic of this lesson: Dynamics. Check carefully the original lesson and you will notice how Piotr use dynamics in an amazing and expressive way. This would be the last step to master this lesson.

By the way, as Darius said, you are doing a good job! Keep on working hard. smile.gif

My lessons

Don't miss my New Guitar Session at VCHAT,
this Wednesday at 20 hs (London Time).

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 1 2013, 04:22 PM
Post #4

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636

Hey mate - first thing, I will congratulate you on your consistency - it's the right attitude towards progress!

I think Darius and Gabe noticed the important aspects and I will not repeat what they said already, but I will tell you that the more you focus on emulating the phrases you need to learn in this lesson, with full focus on articulation, spacing and dynamics, the better you will become. And listening to a lot of blues will also a make a BIG difference!

Keep bluesing!


Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Sep 2 2013, 08:42 AM
Post #5

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.694
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820

This was a great choice of lesson to learn. There's loads of valuable phrases in there.

The thing that leapt out at me as the most noticeable need for improvement was: string bending pitch. It wasn't that bad, you're quite good at it really.. but in some places it was ruining your efforts, like at 1:05 onwards. That section there requires really good control to make it sound in tune.. so if you nail these little things then gradually you're going to become a greater guitarist. Well done !

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Sep 2 2013, 10:30 AM
Post #6

Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.780
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338

Almost there, 6.75

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 25th October 2016 - 06:24 PM