> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

 
Closed TopicStart new topic
> Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 5, Lesson By Ben Higgins
Grade
1-10
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
7 [ 2 ] ** [66.67%]
8 [ 1 ] ** [33.33%]
9 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 3
  
Chris S.
post Nov 20 2014, 08:32 PM
Post #1


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 811
Joined: 3-June 11
From: United States
Member No.: 12.988



Original lesson: Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 5 by Ben Higgins

I'd like to give a special thanks to Mr. Ben Higgins for creating this lesson and to Cosmin for opening my eyes to how bad my vibrato really was (and all this time I thought I had the world's best vibrato heheheh). I lost the callous on my middle finger and it hasn't calloused over yet so my finger is a bit under the weather after this one and I shall retire him for the day (unless someone cuts me off on the highway). Thanks!



--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 21 2014, 04:43 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



Hey Chris!

Nice to see this lesson in here, mate! Your vibrato has evolved fantastically and it's far stronger, wider and in pitch then it was just about 2-3 weeks ago - it's obvious you put a lot of time in it.

Now, what I would like to see, would be more interpretation and more precision in reaching the pitches at once - you tend to reach them all but not in the first place sometimes - see second 0:10 for instance smile.gif

What I would suggest about this lesson, would be to polish it some more as it can sound a lot more natural and precise, but it needs more playing and you becoming more and more acquainted and natural with the idea of recording.

Keep rocking mate!

Cosmin


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Nov 21 2014, 06:22 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.788
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



Hi Chris, well this is very cool to see !

Ok, starting off with the slow bends.. the semitone was a bit sharp and the last whole tone a little flat. This is a vibrato lesson so I'm not going to penalise you for that so much but it's always good to get a handle on being really accurate with bends for future reference.

When the lesson gets to the quicker stuff you've got the goods ! You can directly see and hear how the slow bends translate to that wide, aggressive vibrato and you demonstrate that very well.

The B string vibratos are almost as good as the G. They could do with a little bit of extra time, especially that really wide one before the end as it feels a little unnatural. I think you're playing the fretted note, then bending, keeping there and then applying vibrato.

Try letting the vibrato happen in such a way so that you return to the fretted note in between 'bends'. Hopefully that makes sense smile.gif

Excellent work !


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 22 2014, 09:08 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 29.242
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi Chris, good to see you working on this technique. We tend to let it for later but then, we realize that this technique is one of the most important because of how better can make a solo.

Both Ben and Cosmin talked about the important things to have in mind in order to improve this one. You have to be careful with pitches, and also with the rhythm when you play the faster vibrato since it must have some relation with the backing's groove to fir good.

I think that the best to work on both things is to dedicate some time to play this one over the original lesson and then some time just with the backing, record yourself and check the improvements. IT's easier to analyze our playing when we are not playing, so that's why recording is very important.

Keep on the hard work! wink.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Fran
post Nov 23 2014, 12:58 PM
Post #5


Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.941
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338



Almost there, 7.3


--------------------
Guitars:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th July 2017 - 07:47 AM