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> Take 5: Staccato Power Chords, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Dec 12 2014, 09:06 PM
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Original lesson: Staccato Power Chords by Ben Higgins

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post Dec 13 2014, 06:33 AM
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Hi Rhida!

Great to see that you are slowly adjusting the details that I marked on this one. I notice improvements in timing, sound of chords, and chord changes. This means that you are getting closer to master this cool rhythm. Please keep on this same way in order to make the chord changes sound even smoother and all the chords totally clear, with all notes sounding clean and defined.

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post Dec 13 2014, 09:23 AM
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Howdy Rhida!

Nothing else to add here aside what Gabi has already said - playing this lesson every day while being focused on the details - timing, clean playing and being as in synch with the drums as possible, will bring you to a takethat touches perfection!

All the best and keep rocking!


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post Dec 13 2014, 11:11 AM
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This is the best version yet !

All the little details are coming together now. The chord changes are timed much better and the clarity is getting there. The clarity is still and issue but it's an improvement over previous takes so please keep paying attention to the quality of the sound of your chords.

Strumming hand: From 0:31- 0:34 you need to get more tonal control over the palm muting. Your hand is very relaxed, which is good, but the floppiness of your hand is not allowing you to mute those open E notes in between each chord.

Try focusing on one chord, like the E5 chord and just repeat the muted open E string followed by 2 hits of the E5 power chord and cycle this over and over. Focus on making sure the open E is palm muted and the E5 chord is played with no muting. You can slowly add the other chords after a while but try to focus on the quality of sound again.

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post Dec 14 2014, 11:10 AM
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Aside from advices from guys. I've listened and I think that Your type of tone might blurry things up a bit. I mean it's acceptable in case of the color/frequency reponse but somehow I feel like it is not crunchy..if You know what I mean.Maybe it's worth trying to experiment with different type of distortion. The one You use sounds more like vintage big muff type of distortion. a lot of compression and very hard to bring tight palm muted notes. With this kind of drive You could have problems to define if You play correct or the distortion does not allow to make things sound like You want.

I'm just wondering and trying to search for tips that affect the way we play as well smile.gif

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