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> Legato and Picking - Beginner, Lesson By Muris Varajic
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post Oct 19 2014, 04:55 PM
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Original lesson: Legato and Picking - Beginner by Muris Varajic

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 19 2014, 08:30 PM
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Hi friend! Good job with this lesson!

You are very close to get a 10 with this one. You are playing all the section very well, and now it's time to adjust just two little details:

- Timing: There are some very little timing issues here and there, mostly when you play legato. I consider that playing tight legato is more difficult than other techniques like alternate picking. It requires some more practice. You are very close to play everything tight with the backing, just pay attention to it.

- Legato notes sound: There are some moments when your legato is not totally clear. Some notes sound weaker and it means that you are not attaching the string with enough strength to make the phrases sound good.

This are the only two thing that I have to comment about the thing to improve of this very good take. Keep on the great job!

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Ben Higgins
post Oct 20 2014, 09:06 AM
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This is a very strong take. Your picking is tight with the tempo and sounds very consistent.

The legato sections are very good but lack sustain. This is possibly not helped by the tone you're using - the gain is very low which doesn't help sustain. Also you appear to be using the middle pickup position ? In my experience, the middle pickup position is always the weakest of tones on a guitar and you would be better served by using the bridge pickup, especially when playing fluid legato.

As Gab said, playing legato in time is a lot harder than picking. Slow / Medium tempo legato is even harder. So the timing could be improved but don't feel bad as it is a common issue with this technique. smile.gif

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post Oct 20 2014, 12:18 PM
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Hey buddy!

I am with the guys on this one wink.gif Congrats on a nice take, but please focus on developing your legato technique as it needs more focus on:

- timing - staying with the beat when playing legato - you don't have the right hand to trigger sounds, so that can be very hard on the left one, for sure
- control - making every note sound even in terms of timing when you play each note in every phrase at any tempo - especially slow ones wink.gif
- dynamics - not evenness in terms of volume

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