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> Take 2: Double Stop Soul II, Lesson By Javier Aviles
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post Jan 14 2015, 06:22 PM
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Original lesson: Double Stop Soul II by Javier Aviles

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post Jan 15 2015, 10:56 AM
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Hey Vinman. This is an improvement over your previous take. I'll just comment on this one seeing as you have offered it.

Your timing is generally solid. The chords are clear as well, I think you took more care to ensure the clarity this time.

There's only 2 areas that I think were noticeable for needing improvement:

-Vibrato. The lead lines sound a bit basic as they are. They would benefit from some more vibrato. It only needs to be subtle, just enough to make it sound more lively.

-Sliding shapes to another fret: 0:44 and 1:05. This sounds a bit jumbled up. There's hammer-ons and a slide occurring here but they're not separated very well.

Other than that, it's solid work smile.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 15 2015, 05:29 PM
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Hi Vinman! Thanks for this new take.

Your tuning is much better now, but there is still a little issue with it, maybe you have old strings or your guitar need some adjustment? However now it start to sound good.

Your tone could be also adjusted a bit. Check the original lesson, the presence and definition are awesome. It would be useful to dedicate some time to adjust your EQ and maybe try different pick ups combinations to get a closer tone.

About your playing, I think that you have a good sense of timing on this one and that the problem is mostly when you have to play some slides, hammer on and pull ofs in the double stop licks. You need to focus on them, to make the notes sound clear and defined. This is fundamental to make the double stops sound good. It requires some extra effort of your left hand fingers since when you tap (hammer) and pull the notes.

So keep on practicing this one focusing on tone and definition of each lick. Focus on details but be sure that this is a very good take.

Keep on the good job. wink.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 16 2015, 09:49 AM
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Hwody mate,

The guys have pointed out the details, so there's no sense in repeating that, but I will point out the steps which I see as important in implementing the details as successful as possible:

- practice each part of the lesson while taking care of the details pointed out by Gabi and Ben at a slow tempo
- make sure you can articulate and control each note
- put the parts togehter over the slowest available backing - playing slow and steady is just as difficult as playing fast and clean and articulated
- rehearse with each backing in a gradual raising of the speed until you reach the desired tempo

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