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post Jul 30 2014, 08:29 PM
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Original lesson: A Day To Remember Style by Gabriel Leopardi

Really liked this piece and its been awhile since I posted a record take. Time to catch up :)

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post Jul 30 2014, 11:45 PM
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Nicely done!!! Your right hand position is really good and you kepp your mute the entire time without lifting up which is something everyone struggles with. Very spiff!!!

Also your picking is very precise and synched up with your left hand. Bravo there as well!!!

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post Jul 31 2014, 05:49 PM
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Hey mate!

Nice going with this one wink.gif It happens to be one of my favorite bands!

I think you have basically got it down well, you have good timing and you are playing fairly clean, but there are some details which I would like to talk to you about:

- the beginning riff - up to 0:17 - it could be played tighter, because in comparison to Gabi's take, some notes sound a little blurry and it's a bit hard to tell what's going on. Another detail - that vibrated note, should be stronger and the vibrato, wider smile.gif

- 0:39, you had a little hesitation

- the ending riff, being the same with the beginning one, needs the same fixes wink.gif

All in all, you are very close with this one, but as you know, the devil is in the details!

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post Jul 31 2014, 08:57 PM
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Hi man, I made the exact same observations as Cosmin regards to your timing issues there. The riffs sound a bit awkward.. sometimes they go a bit behind and then feel rushed to catch up again. Obviously the camera sound is not best representing your playing so apologies if I'm judging it too harshly there but to the best of my hearing it sounds that way. smile.gif

As Todd says, your picking hand actions are really good.. nice and relaxed !

So just timing is the only criticism I have.. the rest is allll good. cool.gif

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post Jul 31 2014, 10:13 PM
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Hi Hajduk!

Great to see you working on this demanding rhythm lesson. I think that you still have to work on the different sections as isolated exercises in order to adjust each one and then connect them.

The first riff has some problems every time you have to play 16th notes. You are not reaching the speed so the best would be to practice it slowly until you train your hand enough to be able to make each note sound clear. Something similar happens with that short idea at 00:21 where you are not playing the amount of repetitions required for each note. You also have to be careful with timing in the whole lesson but mostly on the section starting at 00:31.

Finally, I would like to suggest you to use only downstrokes on the sections starting at 00:37 to get a more accentuated and aggressive sound. There is a difference in the sound that you get when you use alternate picking, compared with downpicking, and you can notice it comparing your take with mine.

You are close to master this one, but as Cosmin said, there are details to be worked to take this one to a new level. Keep on the hard work! wink.gif

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