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QUOTE (Vince09 @ Jul 9 2014, 12:35 PM) *
Ok Gab sad.gif Back to the same old problems.I will work harder


Don't worry! You just have to concentrate on this things. Playing blues licks tight over metronome is a very tricky thing, I would recommend you to use drum loops to make the job easier at first.

For bending, if you work on this exercise 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the night everyday, the problem will disappear and you will become great at bending!




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Thank you! smile.gif I included that bending exercise in my daily routine,I do it 30 minutes everyday.I wanna know what you think about this kind of muting in the link bellow biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Vince09 @ Jul 9 2014, 02:11 PM) *
Thank you! smile.gif I included that bending exercise in my daily routine,I do it 30 minutes everyday.I wanna know what you think about this kind of muting in the link bellow biggrin.gif

AlternatePicking part 1.2



Well, the clean sound can confuse a bit but it seems that you are muting too much the string so you have more pick sound than "note". I would try to do less strength with the right hand or move it closer to the bridge to have more defined notes. Please try it and share a new video.


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I set the Gain setting on my amp to 50%,I hope now it's better.I barelly touch the strings with my right hand and I can't go closer to the bridge,I am almost puting my hand on the bridge and it's not a comfortable position on a Fender bridge smile.gif

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Hi Vince! It's better but I would still experimenting because the notes could still sound clearer. I notice that your right hand can be even closer to the bridge, try it! just a bit and share the recording with me to see if it sounds better.


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Hi Gab!Here is a another recording...I hope it's better now smile.gif

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QUOTE (Vince09 @ Jul 15 2014, 01:42 PM) *
Hi Gab!Here is a another recording...I hope it's better now smile.gif

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yeah mate! It's much better! Is it possible to try this with distortion?

Practicing clean is very good for precision but using distortion is also good to be sure of the tone that you get and that you are muting the extra noises that appear when you have too much drive.


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Hellow again Gab!Here is another attempt from me biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Vince09 @ Jul 16 2014, 12:12 PM) *
Hellow again Gab!Here is another attempt from me biggrin.gif

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Hi Vince, the sound that you are getting is better and now I can focus on details. The things that you have to focus now are timing and accentuation when you play alternate picking with palm muting. You seem to play softer when you play the muted sections and I don't note the small accentuation that you should give to the first of each 4 16th notes. I can also notice that your playing isn't tight in these parts.

The best way to improve this would be to isolate the palm muting parts and practice them as a loop over metronome or drumm loop focusing on sound, timing and accentuation.


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Hi Gab!Here is the video we talked about.Sorry but after I shot the video I noticed the level of distorsion is low.

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Hi Vince, I think that your right hand could be more relaxed while you play this exercise but the motion seem to be right as well as the sound that you are getting. However I recommend you to use your guitar less inclined while you practice, to avoid an extra inclination of your right hand. Do you understand what I mean?


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Hey Hey Gab smile.gif I am not used to this right hand motion and I can't be relaxed at the moment...I guess it will take more practice biggrin.gif The guitar position is also something I got to pay attention ...normally I try to keep it paralel to my body but it slips into that position wich is comfortable in some way laugh.gif I think practicing on a chair would be much better for my guitar position....
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Yes! You have to avoid practicing for long periods with that guitar position because it's very different to the one that you'll have when you play live, standing up. Practicing some minutes standing up could also be helpful since you will notice that it feel different than playing sitting on a chair. Use both ways but avoid your bed, it's even not healthy for your back.

What about the blues dynamics lesson and your bending technique? Have you been working on it? Did you notice any improvements?



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Then first thing in the morning is to go buy a nice chair and a extra guitar strap for playing while standing up....The blues dinamics is going well but I didn't want to post any videos untill I am comfortable in playing those licks cause I want them to be perfect smile.gif Ben's string bending exercise is really great,it's amazing how practicing 30 minutes everyday can improve so fast your bending technique cool.gif


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Yes! You have to avoid practicing for long periods with that guitar position because it's very different to the one that you'll have when you play live, standing up. Practicing some minutes standing up could also be helpful since you will notice that it feel different than playing sitting on a chair. Use both ways but avoid your bed, it's even not healthy for your back.

What about the blues dynamics lesson and your bending technique? Have you been working on it? Did you notice any improvements?

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Everything sounds fantastic man. Getting a new chair specially for this means that you are giving a big importance to your guitar practice and that's very inspiring mate. Great decision!

In this video you will maybe get ideas on what things you should have in mind when you choose a chair for guitar practice:





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Thank you Gab!In the end I got a bar chair wich you can adjust your height and also at the midle it has a footrest.Unfortunetly you can't find a chair that gets closer to the professional chair that I saw in your video.

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Everything sounds fantastic man. Getting a new chair specially for this means that you are giving a big importance to your guitar practice and that's very inspiring mate. Great decision!

In this video you will maybe get ideas on what things you should have in mind when you choose a chair for guitar practice:


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QUOTE (Vince09 @ Aug 4 2014, 05:25 PM) *
Thank you Gab!In the end I got a bar chair wich you can adjust your height and also at the midle it has a footrest.Unfortunetly you can't find a chair that gets closer to the professional chair that I saw in your video.


Sounds good mate! Well done, I'll be waiting for your new videos. smile.gif


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Hi mate! How are you?

You asked me via PM to start some ear training. The first task is simple, please share here 5 songs that you like and that you've never learnt to play.


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Hey Gab!Thanks for hearing my call for help laugh.gif I am fine and willing to learn more biggrin.gif
I know that the songs I like are not easy but I definetly want to learn them.Here we go:
John Mayer-Slow dancing in a burning room
John Mayer-Waiting for the world to change acoustic
Gary Moore-still got the blues
Nirvana-The man who sold the world
George Harrison-Got my mind set on you

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You asked me via PM to start some ear training. The first task is simple, please share here 5 songs that you like and that you've never learnt to play.

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Hi mate, that's a very cool list! The reason why we need a trained ear is because our ear is the responsible of connecting our mind, our creativity with our fingers and guitar. Improvisation, composition, rhythm, bending, dynamics, vibrato, everything depends on what your ear captures and send to your mind, and how your mind decrypts it.


Let's start with this song that is the easier from the list. I shared a youtube link where you can't see kurt playing. biggrin.gif




There are two tricks that you can use to learn the song. The first one can be found explained on parts 5 and 6 of this lesson:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Riffs-Ear-Training/

It includes a nice assignment that you can also try try.

The other trick that you can use is the software slow downer that allows you to slow the tempo of the songs without altering the key. It's a great tool for learning tricky parts but you can also use it for starting.

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