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> Staccato Power Chords, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Oct 17 2014, 04:23 PM
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Original lesson: Staccato Power Chords by Ben Higgins

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post Oct 17 2014, 11:14 PM
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Hi Rhida!

Good to see you working on a new lesson. This one is sounding very aggressive! I can say that there are two main things to improve on this take.

- Timing: You have to adjust the timing in some sections and the connection between chords which isn't always tight and smooth. The lesson includes some fast changes and slides that require more days of practice. Keep on it!

- Chords pitch: The are some chords that sound out of tune. Your guitar seems to be well tuned so the problem must be the pressure that you are doing with your left hand on the strings, generating some kind of micro bend. Try to fix is doing less pressure.

That's all. I feel that this one will be mastered soon! Keep the hard work!

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post Oct 18 2014, 02:13 PM
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Hi, good to see this lesson again ! smile.gif

Ok, you've got the basic feel of the lesson right - you need to tighten the timing again as you are a little in front of the beat most of the time.

When the lesson goes back to the main riff at 0:19 you should be playing those main E5 - G5 chords with up strokes. The lesson is designed to help you use both down and up strokes comfortably so try to give this a go.

Those chord slides at 0:18 are unclear. When you change chords from different strings, you have to briefly release the strings completely and move your entire hand and then re-apply the pressure again. As a watcher, it looks like you're moving the chord shape across the strings without releasing the finger pressure which makes them bleed in together.

If you can improve those aspects then you'll be rocking cool.gif
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post Oct 18 2014, 02:48 PM
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Hey mate,

I think Ben and Gabi have pointed out the details, so I'll just sum things up:

- the chords need to be played cleaner
- the timing - especially when it comes to chord shifts, needs your attention
- there are unwanted noises in between the chords, when there should be silence - that will come with the tightness that you must bring in playing the chords and spacing them out by using the stacatto technique, which is the main focus of this lesson wink.gif

Keep rocking and try to play alongsidethe orginal as usual, as it will help a lot!

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post Oct 19 2014, 05:18 PM
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