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post Sep 12 2014, 07:10 PM
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Original lesson: Metal Power Chords by Lian Gerbino

I practiced this one because I'm not used to play power chords with 3 fingers. Must control the pinky!

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post Sep 13 2014, 12:27 AM
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Hi Rhida! Good job with this lesson. I can notice that you are not totally comfortable with the chord shapes yet but it's just a matter of practice.

There are basically two things to pay attention on the next days of practice. The first one is the silence between chord changes, it's a bit long, you should try to make it shorter to make the chord changes smoother. The second one is once again timing, there are some changes that are not tight with the backing so you should work on it.

Keep on practicing with these two things in mind. wink.gif

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post Sep 13 2014, 01:26 PM
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Hi man, you've been working hard !

When changing chords, ideally we want to leave them fretted as long as possible to get the most out of them. Then we change at the very last second.

This is hard to do at first because we are unfamiliar with the shapes and our fingers may not be moving like we want them to. So it's very natural to cut the chords too short and move earlier in order to get in position. But this means we don't get the right sound.

I recommend you to use the slower backing tracks provided and concentrate on the following:

-Let the chords ring as long as you can
-Move at the last possible moment
-Avoid playing in front of the beat

You'll get there. Just remember to give yourself plenty of time for this. Maybe a couple of weeks or more.

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post Sep 13 2014, 04:59 PM
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Howdy man!

Whoo hah, you are busy, aren't you? biggrin.gif Well, as the guys said, timing - in respect to the changes which are not in sync with the drums and the duration of the chords - should be the main point of focus. How? Making sure you switch the positions just before the actual change has to occur (see Ben's observation) and last but not least - as I always say - play and record with the original recording smile.gif You will see things like in a mirror.

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post Sep 14 2014, 12:33 PM
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seems like you have some timing issues. so here are my tips for you:

1. Practice ½, ¼, 1/8, and 1/16 with a metronome (or an easy drum beat)at a really slow tempo and try to play close as possible to the beat.

2. What Ben said here is right
-Let the chords ring as long as you can
-Move at the last possible moment
But i would add some more here: even the movements when you change to the next chords coiuld be in time, let's say a 1/8th note or better a 1/16th note before the next chords change. This way it will sound a lot more groovy. Sounds strange but it's try! :-D

3. A bit out of tune too. ;-)

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