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> Take 3: Blues Dynamics, Lesson By Piotr Kaczor
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post Sep 10 2013, 07:51 PM
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Original lesson: Blues Dynamics by Piotr Kaczor

another take. Thanks

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 11 2013, 06:13 PM
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Hi mate, I compared this new take with the previous one and I have to say that the first section still need some work on bends (00:12, 00:25) and the slides (00:19), and the whole part need some more picking work to sound clearer and to improve your articulation. The slower parts are better now, and your bends are more precise there. So concentrate mostly on the first section an keep on working on dynamics for the second part. There are some bends at 1:47 that are also a bit out of pitch.

That's all, keep on working! wink.gif

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post Sep 11 2013, 07:06 PM
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Hi, Gab has made some good points. In general, keep working on string bending. You're quite good when the bends are slower but I can hear the difficulty you're experiencing when playing the faster bends. They still sound quite awkward.

You're getting better but this one will take a while to really master. The levels of phrasing and control that Piotr has put into this lesson is very high so don't be surprised or disheartened if it takes longer than you thought. smile.gif

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post Sep 11 2013, 11:39 PM
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Hey again friend! smile.gif Watch out for some basic issues like - You cover the speakers behing You so again they started to sound like recorded in You first videos and Your guitar became too loud because of that. If You are not able to record with external microphone then finding the position of camera and playing gear is only way to fix this. Best performance would be when Your pc speakers and guitar amp would be placed in the same place and directed to the same position + You have to make some experiments with camera position:

1. You could stand closer to pc desk and try to make speakers visible on both of Your sides - this will make sure that full range of (especially) high frequencies will be received by the camera.

2. Gear vs camera angle changes the tone. If You put Your practice amp on the desk or very close to it (on some chair or any box). Once again - try to rotate it so the video viewer will see the front of the amp

Look at our friend from GMC gear position. I know he records his audio in external program but...this kind of position of speakers and amp would give much better audio quality from the camera:

Of course if Your amp could be at similar height to the pc speakers that would be all best You could do by now smile.gif

As for the playing there are no more issues to explain - all pointed before. Again progresds is visible - especially in the bending pitch section but there are still problems with some random open striungs ringing in background.

Give me a sign or Contact me via Private MEssage - I could help You with the best, possible set-up for recording smile.gif Cheers!

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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 12 2013, 10:02 AM
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Hey mate - I am here to grade only, as the guys said it all. I also have a suggestion - can you post a let's say..50% speed recording using one of the slow backing tracks, in a post in the Practice room? or if you wish, send it to me in PM smile.gif I am curious to see if you can play everything well at that tempo.

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