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> Take 2: Picking Hand Basics, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Aug 29 2014, 06:01 PM
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Original lesson: Picking Hand Basics by Ben Higgins

Hello :)

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Ben Higgins
post Aug 29 2014, 07:20 PM
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Excellent work my friend - well done ! cool.gif

This is a big improvement over your previous take. Much tighter and controlled.
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post Aug 30 2014, 07:15 AM
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Hey there mate!

As Ben said, there's a big improvement! Congratulations on playing everything even and controlled - you fixed the triplets section as well as the occasionally missing 16th notes in the last part - very good.

Now, you could play this take smoother, if you are to ask me and make it flow nicer from the picking hand, as now it sounds technically correct, but a bit rigid. This can be achieved by practicing the lesson for a longer period of time, after which the body starts to feel it as a natural thing to play.

Keep rocking!

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post Sep 1 2014, 06:45 AM
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Hi Anese! Congrats on this take! I'm with Cosmin about the next step on the work of this lesson. You have improved your timing a lot, so you have to continue practicing in order to give more "life" to your playing. Play the figures trying to feel the groove of the backing in order to make your playing sound more connected with the backing track. As Cosmin said, your picking is still rigid, try to make your hand flow smoother while you play, trying to get a more dynamic and groovy playing.

I think that you are now ready to start working on some other lessons based on this technique, as a complement to this one. These are some ideas:


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