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post Oct 6 2014, 01:19 PM
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Hi mate! This sounds good, let's work on your tone. Please tell me what you are using currently...

About your tuning, I'm checking the track again to find the parts that have more important problems:

- from 00:04 to 00:12.
- from 00:14 to 00:22
- from 00:38 to 00:46
- from 00:50 to 00:58
- from 01:06 to the end


As you can see, now that I became more precise with the hearing, I find pitch issues everywhere. I insist that there must be something happening with your guitar and strings. However, as this can also be a problem with your pressing, I invite you to try playing the scale up and down over a backing track focusing on just avoiding doing extra pressure. Try this and share the recording here to be sure that you are not generating the problem.. if it's possible share a video doing it.


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post Oct 6 2014, 04:37 PM
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Big tuning problems actually.
I will check my guitar and my fretting hand as soon as I am back home.
Thanks for taking the time to help me as much as you do!
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Right,

It's not the guitar unfortunately! wink.gif It's quite ok with the intonation and my strings are pretty new!
I must relearn how to use my fretting hand. I press too hard sometimes. It's better but it's a long time process at least for me.
Sometimes my fingers make some micro bends towards the floor or toward the ceiling. It's a disease I'm working on to get rid of it.

In fact I find today that I do almost everytime some microbends when I know that I will make a bend soon or a vibrato effect by anticipation so I'm pressing too much.
I checked when it occurs and I rerecorded again and again the verse, listening and pointing where the problem is.

So here it is.
Hope it's better...
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post Oct 7 2014, 12:04 AM
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Hi mate! The improvement is awesome!! All the first phrases are fixed now, and the problem appears on some bends and higher notes close to the end. I'm so happy to now that finally you could find the real problem to start working on it. This was ruining most of your last recordings... so this is definitely the way to go!! smile.gif


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post Oct 7 2014, 08:52 AM
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Yes, I can almost hear these pitches issues when I am playing and I know how to work on them from now on.
My ears have improved a lot (there's still a long way to go I know wink.gif ) and they now help me with my playing. I wasted a lot of time checking only the physical aspect of playing (thumb placement and fretting hand tension for example) and although this is important I finally understand how aural skills can also improve my technique.
I can't believe how much I 've learned since I've been here.

So I will record a new and better take and shoot a video before the deadline.

Between the lessons, the REC Zone, the collabs and all the other stuff you know how to keep a man busy and motivated here!
Just love it!

I will check my material and make a list to begin to work on my tone.
After the collab I will get back to work on improvisation course week 2 and post something here soon.

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Hi again mate, I'm very happy of reading this. Let me say that you are also a very inspiring person for me, and also an example of how fast a guitarist can improve thanks to hard work and discipline.

Working on your tone and starting with the Week#2 are good complements to the lessons that you are currently working, so I'll be waiting for your news. smile.gif


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Hey Gabe

thanks for your kind words here and at REC. I will get these sixteenth notes down!

Tomorrow I will have some free time to shoot a video for the current collab.

I tried to fix the parts near the end and added some mid frequencies (I am a complete newbie for all these things but you knew that right wink.gif!)
And if there is still some major issues I will correct them before tomorrow night.


By the way here's my material:
- two electric guitars (a red Fender stratocaster with Seymour Duncan pick-ups plus and a blue Lag MetalMaster with Di Marzio pick-ups)
- one acoustic guitar (Lag)
- an all tube-amp Huges and Kettner
- a pc
- a Tascam US-144 MKII
- reaper with some free plug-ins (some from POD and Lepou I think)
- my Samsung Galaxy S4 for the videos.


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Hi again friend! The solo sounds good until second 00:37, where the pitch phantom appears again! Starting there your soloing is not consistent and most of the notes are out of tune, both single solos and bending sections, so please pay attention to it when you record the final version.

Also, remember to keep on working on your bending technique (mostly that video by Ben, or even this one by Satriani):



About your gear, I think that you have some great stuff there! Your tone on this last take is not bad, but some EQ adjustments as well as some little effect (delay or reverb) could make it sounds better and more connected with the backing. How did you record it?




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Hey Gabe

For the recording
Directly to the computer via my tascam soundcard
A Marshall amp-like with distortion on 6 (Pod plug-in)
A little bit of delay 180 ms I think (Pod plug-in also)
Added some mid frequencies with an eq from reaper
And some reverb following your suggestions
Just trials and errors and following my ears.
I uploaded the final version at the souful ballad collab thread. You can hear it there.

I rerecorded the ending. It 's difficult sometimes to hear where the pitching issues occured. But my ears are better everytime I focus on these.
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yes, I've heard and commented the last take. You are a hard worker! smile.gif I think that you are on the right track with your progress and guitar practice. There is a new improvement each day so you just have to keep on this attitude and keep on experimenting.

A good idea to improve your tone is to dedicate some minutes each day to it. Try different settings, different amps, just changing EQ, watch a youtube video, record what you get and save it for the next day. If it's possible save the presets or write down conclusions. Consider it as a part of your diary routine, because having a good tone is as important as mastering the different techniques.

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Hi Gabe

Here's a little piece I made based on week 2 of the improvisation course.
What I've been working on

- play what's in my head only, not ketting my fingers going on auto-pilot
- find the right tone for the mood of the solo
- targeting tones
- experimenting with vibrato to be more expressive
- throwing a five string arpeggio shape and make a melody out of it.

Today, I will begin to work on week 3.

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Hi Rhida! I'm proud of this recording! Your list of tasks is a very clever workout and the result is a very melodic improvisation. It sounds very musical, you are doing a great job!

The tone fits well with the backing, it has a good EQ but, it has a weird colour, as it would be a direct line recording without an amp emulated. The distortion tend to have a "mosquito" sound, that's how we call it in Spanish, don't know if you understand what I mean saying it. It needs to sound more real, less digital, with more dynamics.

Your playing is very good. It's great to hear you playing without pitch issues. I just heard 2 or 3 notes with this old problem, the overall sound perfectly tuned.

So we can say that your playing is evolving really good. What can you say about the impro course? Are you noting improvements in your playing?


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Oh yeah definitely!

The impro course allows me to perfect my technique and apply what I learn from the lessons. It 's also an excellent ear training for me. I listen a lot to the backing track until an idea comes in my head. Then the next practice session I will do the same coming with a melody that fits with the previous one. And I continue until I have the complete solo. Recording each idea again and again until I'm satisfied with the sound and pitch.
I try to incorporate at least an idea I was not familiar with. For this one for example it's the arpeggio shape near the end.
I will make a solo for each week. And when the course will be over I will be coming back to it and applying new concepts everytime I work on a week.
You 've made an eternal course for me anyway.
So thanks a lot for this course my friend!
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Awesome! I'm so happy to read your thoughts about the course and even more of feeling your totally motivated with the workout. I said this many times to you but I want to congrats you for the hard work that you are doing at GMC. Your progress is going really fast, and there are great things coming.

I'll be waiting for new samples. Keep going!! smile.gif


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It's all because you bro! wink.gif
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You know what?

I always thought of myself as a metal guy.
But since i've been here, I became a lot more open-minded than before.
I never really cared about U2 but I always loved the way The Edge lay out his guitar parts and his sound.
My metal journey is slowly morphing in an all rock journey actually wink.gif .
So thanks for sharing as I never heard this song before.
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That's really cool to hear. I love metal, but I love even more the music. I'm happy to know that GMC is helping your to open your mind and start exploring other styles. smile.gif

I consider that being able to listen, analyze, feel and enjoy different styles of music is a great advantage for musicians. Even if you want to dedicate your life to play 1 style, it's very inspiring to listen to other styles.

Have you seen the movie "It might get loud"?


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Never. Silly me tongue.gif !
I'm downloading it right now.
I will see it in the next few days as I will be on vacation for a week.
Food for thought it seems.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Is it ok if we call this thread: Rhida's Music Journey?? biggrin.gif


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