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post Jul 30 2014, 08:19 PM
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Original lesson: Neoclassical Solo For Beginners by Emir Hot

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post Jul 30 2014, 11:50 PM
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Well played smile.gif First off, the good stuff.

1.)Made it all the way through with no big mistakes, nice!
2.)Very good hand position right and left.
3.)Good alternate picking technique.

Now that bad stuff.

1.)Your timing is off just a pinch. You are "lagging" in various bits and just slightly behind the beat.
2.)Your vibrato could use some polish. When you land on a single note and hold it, give it some vibrato to make it a bit more interesting.
3.)Play with a pinch more aggression. Try to be just ahead of the beat rather than behind it. Best bet is to be on top of it. Always be the aggressor when playing lead. Vary your pick strikes, throw in semi pinch harmonics, extra vibrato, etc. Make the solo yours smile.gif This is just me though, it's what I like to see in a Solo smile.gif

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post Jul 31 2014, 05:05 PM
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Hey Petr smile.gif

I am here to grade, as we have discussed the details in the mentoring PMs. The main idea, tho, is to take some time to let the upgrades sink in wink.gif

As we have discussed, technique needs time and the more you spend your time on working focused and listening carefully, the betteryou will perform and the quicker the changes will occur.

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post Jul 31 2014, 08:49 PM
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Hi Petr, that was a strong effort.

As Todd mentioned, the timing is something that could be improved and is quite simple to sort out. You are a bit behind in some places, especially the hammer-ons.

I noticed that you played a string bend on the A string with an upward bend at 0:17. I would always advise people to use downward bends on all the lower strings. For the lowest 3 strings (E to D) try using a downward bending motion. You can use upwards motions for the G to high E strings.

Tonally the bend was fine, it will just be a bad habit to develop if you bend upwards on those low strings.

Apart from your timing issues, the overall performance was encouraging. Keep up the good work !

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post Jul 31 2014, 10:19 PM
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Hi Petr! How are you?

I can notice that my friend have already marked the things that need your attention in order to improve your playing. To summarize everything, you should work on:

- Timing: Practice the lesson playing along with the original lesson and try to copy the rhythm used by Emir, the notes duration and the overall groove. Try to go tight with the drums and guitar playing.

- Vibrato: You have to improve this technique. I recommend you to give a try to this lesson: Click HERE.

- Bending. Your bending is not reaching the correct pitches most of the times, so you have to incorporate some bending practice into your diary routine. Check out this lesson: Click HERE.

Keep on the hard work! wink.gif

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