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post Nov 26 2013, 12:26 AM
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Original lesson: Hard Rock Riffing by Sinisa Cekic

Hi, this is my first recorded lesson here on GMC. So I'm very excited:) Anyway, sorry for the bad angle in the video. Will sit down next time. Enjoy.

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Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 26 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hey mate!

This take is very good and I think that the only improvement you could bring, would be to make it groove a little bit more - but that's something which will come with time and practice, as at this point it's a bit rigid. Also, take care with the final vibrato which sounds a bit out of pitch.

Another important aspect would be your right hand - you seem to hold it in the air when picking the faster runs - it would be of help if you would have your wrist positioned on the bridge and pick from the wrist not from the elbow - definitely more control over the playing will come in handy smile.gif

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Ben Higgins
post Nov 26 2013, 03:15 PM
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Welcome to the REC Zone - congratulations for submitting your first take smile.gif

Overall, I think this was really good.. your timing was accurate and all bends were in tune. There was one main improvement I think you could make... in the main riff, you end the E note slightly too early for my taste. You can hear the note I mean at 0:05. This happens during every riff. If you could stay on that note a bit longer (and add a small bit of vibrato) before changing that would sound much better !

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 26 2013, 11:14 PM
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Hi mate! Good job on this lesson. I think that this lesson passes, with a grade around 8 & 9. However there is still room to improve. There are 3 topics that can be better and you will notice what I mean if you compare your take with Sinisa's. This 3 topics are: Groove, Dynamics, Smoother playing during fast sections. There is not too much to say about this, just check Sinisa's lesson and pay attention to these topics, you'll see what I mean. Keep on the good job!

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post Nov 27 2013, 12:34 AM
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Nice one! You took a lot of focus to be precise. That's very good. I would agree with very first words from Cosmin. Groove will come through time and as long You keep the respect for making lessons carefully and with details, You'll reach the groove skill soon as well smile.gif Good job smile.gif

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