> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

Closed TopicStart new topic
> Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 5, Lesson By Ben Higgins
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
7 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
8 [ 2 ] ** [66.67%]
9 [ 1 ] ** [33.33%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 3
post Jul 3 2014, 09:27 AM
Post #1

Accomplished Rock Star

Group: Members
Posts: 691
Joined: 27-December 10
From: Germany
Member No.: 11.900

Original lesson: Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 5 by Ben Higgins

Now I can't play guitar for a few days with those hurting fingertips :D

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 3 2014, 04:40 PM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 31.412
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289

Hi Mad! Great to see you working hard!

I think that you are getting close to master this technique and lesson but there is still room to improvements. I think that there are basically two things to mark to mark on this take:

1. Be careful with the pitch of your vibrato in the first section. Sometimes you reach the next chromatic note and sounds like out of tune.
2. The rhythm of your vibrato isn't tight as it happens with the original lesson. This makes that your technique doesn't sound consistent and related with the backing's groove.

For both things, the best would be to keep on practicing this lesson over the original take, trying to compare pitches and the rhythm used. Then get back again to practice just with the backing and we'll see if there are improvements. Please keep me updated using our thread. wink.gif

My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jul 3 2014, 04:40 PM
Post #3

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.792
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820

That was brilliant, really very impressive.

Try to see if you can get the whole tone vibrato happening on the faster bits. As soon as you speed up at 0:14 you don't quite manage to get the whole tones.. they're just slightly under.

But when you play the full speed vibrato it sounds really good. So you don't actually have to make your vibrato wider because you've already got it happening wink.gif But if you had the ability to make it even wider if you needed it then that would be useful too !

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 4 2014, 11:30 AM
Post #4

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636

Hey Marc!

Vibrato is a very subtle technique and Ben has presented some very interesting examples in this lesson, which are prone to bring in some headaches for the folks trying the lesson biggrin.gif Well, you fared nicely and if you take the suggestions that Ben and Gabi have already brought on the table, you will surely develop better timing and pitch skills in respect to vibrato smile.gif

Now, take this one for a spin on slow speed keeping the things above in mind and see how it feels!

All the best,


Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Jul 5 2014, 12:10 PM
Post #5

Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.109
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338

Pass: 8.3

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 14th November 2018 - 06:12 PM