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post Oct 5 2013, 10:43 PM
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Original lesson: Morbid Angel Style by Ben Higgins

Here's my take of this brutal lesson :-) Hope you guys like it Cheers Peter

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Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 6 2013, 04:38 PM
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Hey mate smile.gif To me, this sounds like it has good timing all around, but it has some parts that could use a bit more focus in what regards definition - see around 0:50.

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post Oct 6 2013, 06:28 PM
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I think Your right hand is a bit too tensed. I hear some problems with clear separation between open and muted notes. Also like at 0:08 seems like it need some more synchro between both hands - it sound muddy and not clear enough to catch how many of which notes arte there by ear. But the tone and timming seems to be pretty nice smile.gif Well done smile.gif

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post Oct 6 2013, 07:46 PM
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Hey friend, it's good to see somebody tackling this lesson. There's quite a few areas that can be improved yet smile.gif

- I've noticed you pick entirely from the arm.. the wrist does not move on its own, the picking motion comes from the elbow downwards. I'm concerned that this will lead to muscle strain and cause you pain and much worse, especially if you try to work on faster picking.

I think that some degree of arm motion is ok.. I use some arm and some wrist. Even Rusty Cooley, who is a picking god, says that he does the same. So try to start using the wrist all the time when playing slow stuff. Eventually you'll get used to using it and after a while you can start adding it to the faster stuff. Hopefully then you will find the right balance of wrist / arm that works for you.

- Quite a few of the notes are not right, they're usually a semi tone out.. so just go back and re-check the tab for that.

- When picking, the angle of your pick hitting the strings sometimes produces a strange, metallic squealing kind of sound.. this sound happens when the pick is gliding across the strings rather than picking into it. Maybe try using your thumb to alter the angle of the pick a bit to see if this stops that effect.

- Watch out for palm muting. I think your picking hand is sometimes away from the strings during moments when it needs palm muting.

Hopefully you'll see my points as positive criticism and will give you some things to work on smile.gif

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post Oct 6 2013, 10:34 PM
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Hey Peter! Good job on this lesson. Ben has already given you excellent feedback to improve this take and your rhythm guitar in general. Those motion and angle suggestions are very important so take your time to incorporate them into your playing. Maybe you will have to slow down your playing and concentrate on it.

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