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> Take 2: Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Sep 26 2014, 04:21 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords by Bear Rose

Working on my right hand motions and timing. Guys you have no idea how much your help is appreciated! You're the best! Every GMCer should come to REC!

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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 26 2014, 06:01 PM
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Hey mate!

I must congratulate you on the timing in this take smile.gif You have really improved in terms of timing all around, so it was clear that this lesson was going to be better as well.

The important aspects which need your focus would be:

- the staccato effect executed when each chord is played - you sometimes do it and sometimes not. Please listen to the original take to see where the technique is implemented and try to record a new take having this in mind.
- clean chords - sometimes, the chords could sound cleaner - that of course, comes from playing the correct shapes when switching chords.

If you implement these two aspects, you will definitely get to the next level wink.gif

Keep rocking!


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Ben Higgins
post Sep 26 2014, 08:33 PM
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You're getting there man !

Moving the hand really does help keep you 'with' the rhythm section doesn't it ? smile.gif

As the C-Man said, you just need to add the extra details now:

-Get the staccato effect by cutting off the chords when necessary - listen to Bear for this.
-Get the chords sounding clearer. Practise changing from one chord to another and focusing on the fingers being in the right place and fretting the strings properly. Make sure they're not accidentally slipping off the string or fretting another string.

Keep up the good work !

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Sep 28 2014, 10:30 PM
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Hi man! Excellent job!! Your timing has improved a lot on this lesson and I think that the main reason is that you followed other advice! I'm proud. smile.gif

The only difference that I note on this take is the way you manage the length of the chords and when you mute them, compared with the original lesson. This gives the rhythm a different feel and groove, so I think that you should re-check it and try to play it the closer possible.

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post Sep 30 2014, 04:24 PM
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