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post May 30 2014, 11:15 AM
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Original lesson: Neoclassical Solo For Beginners by Emir Hot

Sorry for the poor quality of the backing track, but my mic is very bad.

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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 30 2014, 04:24 PM
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Hi mate, congrats on your first REC take! It's great to see you already posting here. There are many important thing to comment about this take that I'm sure will help you to start improving your playing and setting your next guitar goals.

The first thing that I will comment is the audio quality. You said that your mic is not good, I think that you will be able to improve your sound for these videos without any investment. You could connect your guitar directly to your computer and use a multitrack software to mix your playing with the backing track. If you don't use a Pod Line 6 or something like that that emulates guitar amps, you can go for a free vst amp emulator.

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The second important thing to fix on this lesson is your guitar's tuning. It's not perfectly tuned, and the most important problem is your second string which is very out of tune, and it becomes even worse when you go to the higher frets. The reason of this can be that your strings are very old or maybe your guitar needs to be calibrated. You definitely must fix this because it's fundamental to practice with a well tuned instrument.

Regarding your playing, I can say that you have a very good timing and that the things that you should work for this one are vibrato and bending. These two techniques are weak yet, your vibrato is not consistent, it's very soft, and your bending is not precise, you don't reach the correct pitch most of the times. I recommend you to work on this lessons:


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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 1 2014, 02:00 PM
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Hey mate,

I think Gabriel pointed out all the important details needed to improve the take. Now, it's a great thing that you have entered the REC zone and step by step, if you follow our suggestions, you will become better and better smile.gif Let me know if you received my PM about the mentoring program smile.gif

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post Jun 3 2014, 03:23 PM
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Congrats for your take, man! Be sure to check out Gabriel's tips as he reached all of the important aspects that you should take a closer look to. Keep having fun continue recording - it's the best way of documenting and analyzing your progress! smile.gif

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Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 4 2014, 10:16 PM
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Closing this one without the final grade as the sound is not clear enough for objective grading.

Please try to work on your audio recording setup.
Ideally, you would have the guitar recorded in your DAW (audio recording software) against a backing track so that you can mix it together and use a video editing software to put together audio and video. If you don't have a setup to record audio in this way, you could maybe try using your phone camera to capture the audio both from the speakers (backing track) and the guitar amp. You'd need to experiment with the volume levels a bit to find the mix which allows instructors to hear both your play and the backing track.

Please feel free to open a new topic about this in the "PRACTICE ROOM" and I'll be glad to help you out setting up for recording guitar videos.

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