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> Take 4: Staccato Power Chords, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Dec 3 2014, 07:39 PM
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Original lesson: Staccato Power Chords by Ben Higgins

A few days ago I noticed that my left hand muting was not in time. I practiced to make it better so let see if it is really better. Thanks guys!

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Cosmin Lupu
post Dec 4 2014, 10:29 AM
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Howdy mate!

Timing wise and clean playing wise, I can see the improvements! Very well!

Now, in order to make this even better, I would suggest focusing onthe following aspects:

- moving your hands less - both right hand when strumming and left hand when moving away from the fretboard
- separating the chords better and cleaner in the ending passages (at 0:15 and at the end)

If you nail these two aspects, you can have a great take!

Keep rocking, man!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 4 2014, 02:38 PM
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Hi Rhida! Great job with this one! smile.gif

This lesson is sounding better compared to previous takes. Your timing is much tighter now and the chord changes are starting to be more precise.

As Cosmin said, one of the main things to improve on this lesson is the sound of some power chords, mostly when you have to make fast changes like at 00:05, 00:18, 00:30 and 00:33. So the best would be to isolate these sections and work on them as exercises in order to improve the sound of chord to make them clearer.

You are definitely on the right track with this one, just keep on the hard work!

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post Dec 4 2014, 06:32 PM
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Your progress is audible and visible. The sliding chords are sounding SO much better. You need some tweaking yet but so far, so good...

During the turnaround section from 0:14-0:18 your picking hand is not really providing any palm muting here.. those open E notes should sound muted and I also notice that your hand is veering quite close to the end of the fretboard too which won't be the optimum position to control your palm muting.

The D5 / E5 change at 0:18 (and the last one too) need to sound a bit clearer. Your index finger is still fretting the low E string for those shape which would add a lower 5th interval to each chord. This is another chord shape which is viable and can be used but it isn't used in this lesson. So try to make sure the A and D strings are coming through better because that's what will give you the voicing of those chords.

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