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Exactly! The dynamics in metal are less notorious but there is always room to use different intensities as an expressing tool. I shared the blues lesson because dynamics are fundamental on blues but I think that those guitarists that can manage dynamics in metal are the most interesting and expressive. Steve Vai is one of them off course...

Talking about Neoclassical and shred playing, Malmsteen, Friedman and Gilbert are good examples on how you can use dynamics in metal situations...


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post Jul 29 2015, 08:52 AM
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In the meanwhile, I made a cover of russian folk-band Melnitsa's song The Princess.

Here's the original version:



My cover song:



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Back to Neoclassical Solo Lesson.

Last time in the REC session when I posted Neoclassical Solo lesson most of the comments were about too wide vibratos, dynamics and smoother transition between notes.

In the following take (0:06 - 0:18) I made the transition smoother and tried to play some parts (0:14-0:18) quieter than others.

The vibratos pitch must be ok now. Moreover, I learned to play one more part with vertical vibratos instead of horizontal ones (0:47-0:56).



PS. the passing grade in REC section is now 6, so there's no need to post it there again? Last time I had 6/7/8, so I pass, right? If you ask me, I'd prefer to concentrate on the next lessons smile.gif

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Hi mate! Nice cover song. I like the original melody and also like the feel of your version with it's even more relaxing. Everything sounds on pitch and well played there. With the pass of time and the work here, you'll be able to add more expressive elements to your playing but it's just a matter of time.

The neoclassical solo sounds better regarding the aspects that we suggested. There is still room to make the vibrato more natural and some parts like the lick at 00:41 smoother and some others after that but this will happen with more days of practice. Also, the bend at 00:46 is not reaching the pitch well.

It's ok to go for another lesson now but I recommend you to play this one once or twice every day to keep on polishing it. Ok?



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I'm sorry for offtopic, Gab, but will you help me here please.

I made a cover video on one of my favourite Metallica songs and it seems that I have bend pitchs issues in solo part. Check it out:



Starting at 2:37.

When I recorded I tried to make sure it sounds at the right pitch, but now it doesnt seem to. How can I be sure? Is there any pitch measurer you can recommend or it's just a matter of practice practice practice?

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Oh, I found a solution!

Sorry for this offtopic smile.gif
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This is the best exercise I know for bending:





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I practise some lessons at the moment and in the meanwhile I'd love to start with music theory to understand what I'm actually playing. Gab, what will you recommend? Just hit THEORY at GMC forum or something more specific?
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I recommend you to start here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47852

and ask me every time you have a question. You should also check this thread:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=56472


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Thanks Gabriel!

Here's my second lesson. It is not among the task you mentioned but hope it is ok that once in a while I post lessons that are off our study programme.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Irish-Picking/



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Sure mate! Everything is welcome here!

Your take on this lesson is really good. Your playing is precise in most of the lesson. There are little sections where you have some hands sync issues but nothing really serious. Good job!


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Great!

Shall I necessarily procced to REC section with the lesson or it's fine?
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If we're done with the previous lesson, then I post here another lesson:

Cruzat Beer House Song Part2:



Looking forward to your feedback!

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PS. Gab, you gave me four lessons to work through in the first hand:
1) Alternate Picking (20 min)
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Tersiv...use-Song-Part2/
2) Legato (20 min)
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Hammer...Pull-Off-Etude/
3) Bending & vibrato (20 min)
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/neocla..._for_beginners/
4)Rhythm (20 min)
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Finnis...l-Stratovarius/

I've done first and third.

I cannot really practise the others at the moment, cause I'm in provincial small city in India for the next two months and they have no electric guitar here at all.

Would you give me a few more acoustic guitar lessons to work on?


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Hi mate, the new lesson is sounding good. The only detail that I've noted is that your playing sounds with staccato effect. Try to make the notes be a bit longer to make your playing sound smoother. Other than that this sounds good!

Some ideas to continue:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/William-Tell-Overture/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...-sorrow-part-1/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/viking...oncepts-part-4/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/viking...oncepts-part-5/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Slap-P...ustic-Workshop/


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Thanks, Gab!

If you don't mind I'd stick only to
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...-sorrow-part-1/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/viking...oncepts-part-4/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Slap-P...ustic-Workshop/
and skip the other two. See, I'm working on my motivation now and I noticed that I can prctice songs/licks/lessons only if they grab my sympathy from the beginning.

By the way, do you have any approximate strategic plan in your ming for the future lessons? Can you share it to discuss? For example, I'd love to work on In Style Of lessons when I'm back to my el. guitar.

ps. I'd share a video I recorded a few days ago. It was supposed to be with el. guitar but I couldn't find one, so I thought I'd do it anyways cool.gif



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Hi mate, yeah, let's discuss about the future.

My objective for the first weeks was to polish your technique and adjust details regarding vibrato, bending, posture, picking and left hand (legato and muting). That's why I've shared some technique lessons in the first routine.

Focusing on musical lessons (in the style of) sounds good for me and it's a good way to keep motivation and track of your progress. Our way to monitor status is the level of lessons and the grade you get at REC. I'd like to see a list here of "in the style of" lessons that you'd like to work to have it as reference.

While you learn these lessons, the idea is to do some complementary work that covers technique (that helps you master the in the style lessons) and some theory behind improvisation / composition (analyzing the lessons worked and learning the concepts behind the progression and scales is always helpful).



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"Favourite lessons + theory behind" sounds like a great mix. Let's see how it works!

I will make a list of "in style of" lessons right away when I come back, because Indian internet here is both slow and expensive, while I need to go through all GMC lessons related.

PS. I couldn't find any Guitar Pro tab in https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...-sorrow-part-1/ lesson, neither could I make part N1 work. Could you help me out?
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mmm I think that the reason why is that we cannot have guitar pro or tabs of copyrighted songs. You have to learn it from the videos.


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5) Viking Folk Metal Concepts PT4
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/viking...oncepts-part-4/



How is it?

There's lots of noise, yes, but I couldn't cope with it here. Anyways, it's the last lesson I have done with local indian guitar, so hopefully next Harvest of Sorrow lesson will have a lot better sound.
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Hi mate, this sounds good. I think that you only need to play the arpeggio section a bit more to make it sound more consistent. There are parts like at 00:22 that sound a bit weak. Then, when the strumming rhythm starts I feel that your strumming is not strong enough, you need to pick harder the strings to avoid that weird sound that can be hear in the video and make the string sound louder.


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Got it, Gab!

Here's a new one.
Blind Guardian: Harvest of Sorrow
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/misc-less...-sorrow-part-2/



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