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It's a technique in which you cross strings picking as a sweep, in the same direction. This lesson should clarify it:

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post May 12 2016, 02:56 PM
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Cool, thanks!

I guess I'll give that one a try first as well! smile.gif
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Hi Gabe,

So like I said I've been working on this solo from Joe Bonamassa in mountain climbing.
The last pentatonic run is just way to fast for me, so I came up with some improvisation of my own which is a bit slower.
I do need to refine it still though, here's what I've got so far:

https://soundcloud.com/lester-moorman/mountain-climbing-solo

Could you give me some feedback? Thanks! smile.gif
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Hi Lester, good job learning this one.

You already know each part, the notes and the rhythm now it's time to polish it. I think that it would be better to play over the backing without Joe's playing now, however I don't know if you have the backing version of this one. Some elements that you need to have in mind when practicing are:

- Adjust bending: Your bending is not targeting the pitch with precision, sometimes it's close but not there, other times it seems that you search for the correct pitch too much.

- Unwanted noises: There are noises here and there between licks. Try to minimize them.

- More vibrato: This style requires wider vibrato. Exaggerate it a bit while practicing to then be able to manage it as you wish.


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Thanks for your feedback smile.gif

Unfortunately I cannot find a backingtrack only, that would have been nice.

The most notable mistakes for me is the pitch of the bending. Many times I think I have it when I play and then I listen later and it's not quite there. rolleyes.gif
Am I correct that my bending is usually slightly too low in pitch?

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Hi Lester, yes, most of the times you tend to play it lower than the correct pitch.

The first exercise from this video is great for bending:





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Cool video! That should be really helpful! smile.gif

I actually recorder another take last week on the beginner solo lesson, but I didn't put it up here yet.
The reason I mention it is that I noticed that I am far less satisfied with it now then I was when I just recorded it.
Is it a good idea to always wait a little bit before submitting to evaluate it better? hope that makes sense biggrin.gif

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Hi Lester, it's a good idea to give you some time to analyse your own recordings, it's not fundamental but I think that it can be good to train your ears.


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Hi Gabe,

Just wanted to let you know that I am quite busy with rounding up the school year and some other stuff going on.
I do practice, but I do not really have a lot of time to try new stuff or record anything.

I'll be back in a couple of weeks! smile.gif

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Hi Lester! Great to hear from you! smile.gif

Thanks for the update. I'll wait for news.


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Hi Gabe,

What's going on? I realize I haven't been on here in a long time, too busy with studies, work and doing a blues concert. Sorry for being so quiet!
The concert was last Saturday, so now I should have some more time on my hands to try some new stuff. smile.gif

Are you still available for mentoring?

Cheers,
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P.S. I got a video from someone filming, if you'd like to have a look:

https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/6908ec...11152236/67e464

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Hey Lester! Welcome back friend! Sure, I'm available for mentoring!

I'm downloading the vid. Thanks for sharing!


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Awesome! Looking forward to learning some new stuff! biggrin.gif

I have to say that the things we did earlier really helped me play that concert!
This was a new project that I started and we did a blues concert, which involves a lot more bending than my previous band, which was mainly funk & soul

So especially the bendy blues lesson really helped me get a lot of those bends much more accurate smile.gif

What I'd like to do this time around is improve in improvising.

I currently know all positions of the minor natural scale, but when I improvise I usually only use the first 2.
I'd like to improve on that with some lessons and practicing with backing tracks.

I'd also like to be able to expand my possibilities with learning to use the minor pentatonic, major pentatonic and major natural scale.

Maybe the best would be to start with pentatonics? smile.gif


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Hi Lester! I couldn't download the video. It's very heavy and it fails. Do you have any link to watch it online?

About improvisation! Sure! Let's work on it. Pentatonic is the best to start. Could you please record yourself improvising over a blues backing track? That video would be our starting point.



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Hi Gabe,

Sure, I've uploaded it to youtube in the meantime, here it is:



I will upload a take this evening (it's about 09:30 A.M. at here at the moment smile.gif )
I actually haven't used the minor pentatonic in years and have never used the major pentatonic before.
Can I use both over a blues backing track? My theory knowledge in that respect is pretty poor I'm afraid rolleyes.gif
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I actually can't find the Major pentatonic scale in the scale generator...does it even exist?? biggrin.gif
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Here is my take! I am completely not happy with it, way too boring, but I guess that's the point..that I improve from here biggrin.gif

https://soundcloud.com/lester-moorman/take-1-bleus-improvising-a-minor-pentatonic-september-2016
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Great! That's a good starting point mate, let's start working.


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- Pentatonic minor improvisation over Blues progression.


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- Learn this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/BB-King-Blues/
- Improvise over the backing track of this lesson trying to create your own variations.


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- Read and work the concepts shared at 1. Blues Scale Theory and Application (from 1 to 1.5) from the Blues Guitar Theory Guide.

Exam and deadline:

By September 28th you'll have to share 3 videos:

- A video playing the lesson (4 coins)
- A second video improvising over the lesson's backing track (3 coins)
- A video explaining the concepts learnt at the blues guitar theory guide (3 coins)

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Great, deadlines are a good idea I think, forces me to some action smile.gif

I'll better get practicing wink.gif
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