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> Take 2: Hand Synch, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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post Feb 10 2015, 06:46 PM
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Original lesson: Hand Synch by Ben Higgins

Been practicing this for months :D It really helps my AP.

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post Feb 11 2015, 07:50 PM
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Hi Ozzy! Great to see you working hard on your alternate picking technique.

I can notice a big improvement in your hands sync and in your alternate picking technique. This lesson is really helping to polish your technique. I can say that your sync is close to be perfect and that there are only some timing issues mostly when you play the faster sections. (starting at 0:03, and at 00:22). It would be also good to try to pick stronger with your right hand, and also differentiate the first of each 3 triples to give the rhythm more clarity.

I think that you should continue working on this one to adjust timing but also start any other lesson based on this technique. Let me know if you need help choosing.



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post Feb 12 2015, 09:16 PM
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Hey mate!

I am with Gabi on this one and in order not to repeat what he said, I think that you need to mentally be aware of the rhythmic subdivisions you are playing and anticipate them better in order to become more and more confident in executing them. Whenever I know a piece very well, I become very confident and it can really be felt in the playing.

Take the time to slow it down and focus on playing it as rhythmic and articulated as possible and after that, raise the tempo while keeping the same spirit when playing it.

Keep rocking mate!


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post Feb 13 2015, 03:08 PM
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Hey dude, this is really good.

During the opening run you are just a little bit in front of the beat... rushing a little. Maybe excitement at playing my lesson ? wink.gif

The timing and hand coordination are really good for the rest of the piece. The alternate picking technique itself is really moving forward in the right direction.

As my comrade say, the next step when working on alternate picking is making sure you're getting good articulation and tone. So.. tonal considerations come after you've learned the basics. Some notes you may choose to pick harder than others, especially if they're the first note of a run. smile.gif

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