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> Beginner's Corner 13: C Major Scale, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Aug 31 2014, 07:51 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 13: C Major Scale by Bear Rose

I played it ten times before this take and they were all better, particularly the timing. The nerves were getting to me a bit for some reason because this is about the fifth take, I kept fluffing the first couple of notes. All part of the game I guess.
Anyway, I've put it up so rip me apart smile.gif



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post Sep 1 2014, 06:58 AM
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Hi Phil! Don't worry about the REC button syndrome, it should disappear with practice. wink.gif

Your take is not bad, you are close, and considering the nervous factor, I can say that you are very close to master this one. However, there are 3 important things to have in mind for the next recording:

- Tuning: Again! Yes, your guitar is not perfectly tuned. I talked about this in the other REC take. We can't forgive tuning issues on REC. mad.gif

- Timing: Well, you've already said it, you have to work on timing. I shared an idea at the thread in which you asked about how to play tight over this backing used as a loop. It's not and easy groove to follow, but if you do the inner count, you will be able to play this one tighter.

- Vibrato: Your vibrato is weak on this one. Compare your take with Bear, check his way of playing vibrato and if it's possible start working on this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Bens-Vibrato-Odyssey-5/


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post Sep 1 2014, 12:11 PM
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Hey Phill!

I agree with Gabi and if you manage to internalize this piece a little better, I think you will be able to master it completely. Your playing is clean and judging by the fact that this was a take recorded when you were nervous, I must say you did a fairly good job!

Focus on the tuning issue, on which we have already suggested solutions, in the other REC take thread and in your personal thread, on the timing - check out my suggestions in the thread you started here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=695189 and if you practice Ben's lesson, suggested by Gabi, things will only get better and better.

Please let us know about the progress of this lesson and keep on rocking!

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post Sep 12 2014, 12:09 PM
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One more grade please! smile.gif


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First of all - you've got a very similar guitar tone to Bears in this one (especially considering instrument difference).
This is generally a pretty solid take. What are the issues I can hear are : sync between picking and fretting hand. Somehow it appears that you don't always hit the fret/pluck the string at the exact same time. There is also a bit of issue with dynamics (how hard you hit the strings). Try hitting (picking) the strings with more force which will results in also being more confident about the sync and timing. Bear hits notes pretty hard in the lesson with relatively flat dynamics (having all the notes sound pretty equal in volume). I think by intentionally plucking the strings harder that you'll get a stronger timing as well. Currently it feels that you are not always sure when to exactly pick the note in time. Trying to match the upstroke or downstroke patterns Bear uses in the lesson might also help with getting more confident expression.

Overall - this take is strong but I would really like to hear the take you feel very good about. I think that you can really rock this one easily. Try going for a stronger attitude and put on the "auto mode" when playing and try to intentionally "think less".
Recording can really hit our nerves and play tricks on us but I promise that you'll get more comfortable in front of the camera as you record more videos over time.


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post Sep 14 2014, 12:16 PM
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Hi Phil.

It's almost there! ;-)

But I'm missing a little bit more dynamic and FEELING!
It's a nice melody, so just add a bit more expression and emotion to it and it will get alive!!!


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Almost there, 7

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