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Jim S.
post Jul 3 2014, 04:08 PM
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Original lesson: Odd Grooves by Muris Varajic

Hi guys this one I have practiced a bit on.

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Ben Higgins
post Jul 3 2014, 04:43 PM
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Very solid take Jim. Your timing is 'spot on', as we say in England smile.gif

Your vibrato tends to pull the note and keep it out of pitch. Ideally, vibrato should give a vibration of the note's pitch yet at the same time not make it sound 'out of tune' if you follow me ?

So that's my only criticism, which is very minor wink.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 3 2014, 04:59 PM
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Hi Jim! Your take is very good. You played each lick with precision and feeling. However, when I compare your take with the great Muris take, I notice that there is still room to improvements. Here are 3 differences that I note:

- Timing: Your timing is very good, but there are still VERY little details that can be improved. Mostly when you play ascending sweep arpeggios. Muris gets a more accentuated sound and also a more precise timing. If you analize his playing, he "divides" the sweep, he doesn't play it as an only down motion, he picks each note. Pay attention to his right hand and you will notice what I mean. This divided sweep makes the note sound more accentuated. In your take, the ascending sweeps sound a bit before the beat, and this can be the reason.

- Dynamics: You try to give dynamics to your phrases but comparing with Muris take, you still can make it sound better. Sometimes the difference in intensity in your phrases is to big and some notes are close to disappear. Once again, compare both takes and you will notice what I mean.

- Tone: Work a bit on the EQ of your take and consider adding that delay that is being used in the original take to give the overall sound a cooler ambiance. This is not a fundamental thing but it's a cool detail to make it sounds cooler.

That's all! This take is close to 10, I will put a 9, just because I would really like to see a new take from you with these details considered.

Keep on rocking! wink.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 4 2014, 11:33 AM
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Hey Jim!

I am very happy to see what this lesson turned up to in your hands smile.gif I thought you would first send it to me before posting it here, but it's a great rendition and I think that you can nail it perfectly if you follow Gabi's suggestions. Keep in mind that those are VERY fine details - the kind that make the difference between a ..let's say 9.5 and a 10 smile.gif

You did well and you are on a good path with odd metrics, as you have shown a good balance in this take!

Keep rocking!


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post Jul 5 2014, 12:13 PM
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