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> Take 3: Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords, Lesson By Bear Rose
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Phil66
post Aug 31 2014, 08:35 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords by Bear Rose

Still robotic but hopefully a little better.



Links to previous attempts at this lesson:
http://guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=52852
http://guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=52822


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post Sep 1 2014, 06:51 AM
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Hi Phil! Good job on this one! I can see that your playing is getting tighter and tighter after each take. Your tone is cleaner now so the chords are easier to hear. However, we have a big problem, your guitar is again out of tune, so your chords are not sounding good. It's a pity that you repeated the same issue than the previous take. Be sure to check your tuning before you start a new recording, and if this is a frequent issue, take your guitar to a luthier to set it up correctly.

Your playing is very good on this one, just fix the tuning issue and you'll get a perfect take! wink.gif


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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 1 2014, 11:50 AM
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Howdy Phill,

Congrats on nailing the piece, but as Gabi said, let's see what we can do about the tuning smile.gif If you ask me it can be:

- the guitar - it needs a setup and a luthier can help you out with this
- you are pushing the frets too hard and that's causing tuning issues

You can either take it to the luthier or try another recording in which you will focus on fretting lightly.

Otherwise, I have nothing else to spot wink.gif

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post Sep 12 2014, 12:08 PM
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One more grade please! smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2014, 10:51 PM
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This is a pretty good take. Your timing matches the lesson groove and you seem to fret the chords nicely.
As others have mentioned, please check the tuning of your guitar before recording. First two things that come to my mind about tuning are: your guitar might not be in tune or has tuning/intonation problems ; you might be pressing down too hard with your left hand and detuning the notes/strings that way.

Why is this important? Believe it or not, not playing in tune can really become a bad habit easily. I know quite a few young musicians who play in bands and live on stage who don't "play in tune". Basically their guitars are out of tune, yet they keep "shredding". Getting used to playing guitar which is not perfectly tuned or has intonation problems will affect your ear in a big way. Usually players who are not used to tuning their instrument or noticing out of tune guitar have issues with the bending technique and everything they practice (scales etc). Tuning should become a habit until your ear is used to the "correct pitch" so that you can eventually even tune by ear or even compensate out of tune instrument with your fingers on the spot while playing (by slightly bending strings for example etc in order to hit the "right pitches").

Back to this lesson, I'd suggest going for just one more take focusing on :

- Getting the guitar in perfect tuning
- Not pressing down too hard with your left hand
- Dialing in a more similar crunchy guitar tone to the one Bear used in the lesson (try adding a bit more gain or a overdrive pedal to the signal chain)


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post Sep 14 2014, 12:22 PM
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HI Phil,

Same here like in your previous recording! Add more dynamic and watch your timing!

1. It could be a a lot more groovy if your wrist is bit more loose and not so stuck.
2. The guitar is bit out of tune! ;-)
3. I would suggest for your next recording: Synchronize your Video AND audio more precise, this way we can observe your take a lot better! ;-))


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post Sep 14 2014, 01:13 PM
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Almost there, 6.5


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