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post Jul 2 2015, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (Anese @ Jul 2 2015, 03:57 PM) *
Hello Gabriel
I Have changed my strings with a new set of elixe strings right before
I recorded that take.
But I've never calibrated my guita. I had this guitar for almost a year now.. Unfortunately there are no guitar techs where I live.. Is it possible to learn how to calibrate it by my self?
Any how before we go any further with this I will send another recording playing each string at a time to confirm if the guitar is really out of tune or not.
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Hello again Gabriel
I was thinking maybe the preset that I used had something to do with the problem.
upon reviewing the preset components I saw this thing called (equalizer shelving), I dont know what that is, but when I turned it off
my guitar sounded a bit wider and less dull.
so I changed to another preset called (punky) .. have a listen .. does my guitar sound more in tune now ? or is it the same.
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post Jul 3 2015, 04:44 PM
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Hi mate, the tuning seems to be better on this new take but it's not related to EQ. One experiment that you could do is to tune your guitar perfectly and then check each string pressing at fret 12, if the tuning is also perfect there, your guitar is calibrated, if not, it needs some set up.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 3 2015, 05:44 PM) *
Hi mate, the tuning seems to be better on this new take but it's not related to EQ. One experiment that you could do is to tune your guitar perfectly and then check each string pressing at fret 12, if the tuning is also perfect there, your guitar is calibrated, if not, it needs some set up.

Try it and let me know what happens.

Hi Gab
I was just watching some vids on Youtube about guitar intonation and I saw this 12 fret tuning check that you mentioned.
And when I tried that check on my guitar I noticed that some strings are just a mili fraction out of tune on the tuner.
Do you recommend setting it up?
As I saw in the video it's not a complicated process I just have to adjust the screws on the bridge.
This is the video I saw by the way:
How to set your intonation correctly, and always …: http://youtu.be/3phxqPP9UTU
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 3 2015, 06:07 PM) *
yes, it's not difficult. Go for it! smile.gif


Hello Gabriel
I after I checked some of the strings at the 12 fret I noticed that the low E and B strings were a little sharp.
I tried to calibrate it as I saw in the vid.
please listen and let me know if it's tuned or not.
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Hi Anese! Good job! The tuning is right now. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 12 2015, 03:02 AM) *
Hi Anese! Good job! The tuning is right now. smile.gif


That's good
well lets see how that sounds on the new sex pistols take. https://youtu.be/DiyKdPXgV0U
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Hi Anese, it sounds good now!

Just keep on practicing to be able to play the chords changes smoother and the last arpeggios tight and then share a new take at REC. Deal?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 13 2015, 04:49 PM) *
Hi Anese, it sounds good now!

Just keep on practicing to be able to play the chords changes smoother and the last arpeggios tight and then share a new take at REC. Deal?


Hello Gabriel
check this one
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Hi mate, this is much better! Everything sounds smoother. Well done! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 15 2015, 06:13 PM) *
Hi mate, this is much better! Everything sounds smoother. Well done! smile.gif

Keep on the good job!


Hello Gabriel

after I read your comments about my last take there was a bit of frustration but at the same time I was glad that you pointed something
I was totally not aware of.

watching those strings goin up as i switch to some chords is indeed something need to be fixed.
however before I go any further with this I'd like to check the action of my strings.
The problem is i can't really decide if they are high or low or if they are quite fine and there's nothing wrong with my string action.
so I took some pics around the 3rd and 7th fret.
take a look at those pics and let me know what you think .. while I get lost in you tube and enlighten my self more about this topic.

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Hi mate, it's great to know that the comments helped to discover an unknown issue. Now that you have it in mind, you'll be able to slowly avoid it.

About the strings action, from what I can see in the pictures, there is some room to set them lower. The problem can appear if the frets mute the strings when pressing, but if you set them lower and it doesn't happen, you'll find your guitar more comfortable to play.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 19 2015, 11:04 PM) *
Hi mate, it's great to know that the comments helped to discover an unknown issue. Now that you have it in mind, you'll be able to slowly avoid it.

About the strings action, from what I can see in the pictures, there is some room to set them lower. The problem can appear if the frets mute the strings when pressing, but if you set them lower and it doesn't happen, you'll find your guitar more comfortable to play.


Hello Gabriel
after viewing some vids about setting a guitar action, I did something usually known as the credit card - business card test, and it seems that
my action is fine there's no need to adjust.
however, I recorded another take please watch and let me know what you think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrTQ5ryviI
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Hi mate! Good job! It's great to see that your playing is improving from take to take! The tuning is ok now, so maybe it was a mix of things. I notice that you are doing less pressure with your fingers now so this could be the most important reason.

The only thing to pay attention is timing because sometimes you tend to go a bit before the beat. Other than that, this is very good.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 21 2015, 07:10 PM) *
Hi mate! Good job! It's great to see that your playing is improving from take to take! The tuning is ok now, so maybe it was a mix of things. I notice that you are doing less pressure with your fingers now so this could be the most important reason.

The only thing to pay attention is timing because sometimes you tend to go a bit before the beat. Other than that, this is very good.

Keep on the hard work!


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Thanks for your notes
please check this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIsZFziuUh8
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Good job mate! The tuning on this one is good as well as your timing! Great to see you progressing that fast! Congratulations mate! smile.gif

You can continue playing this one to train your hands, chord changes and rhythm, but you're also ready for a new lesson.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 24 2015, 02:52 PM) *
Good job mate! The tuning on this one is good as well as your timing! Great to see you progressing that fast! Congratulations mate! smile.gif

You can continue playing this one to train your hands, chord changes and rhythm, but you're also ready for a new lesson.



Hello Gabriel
How are you ?
sorry for not updating you about my progress. I was a bit busy.
the last thing I workded on was the legato lesson.
here's a take i've just recorded at 94% speed.
let me know what you think
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Hi Anese! Thanks for the update. This audio sounds really good! You are playing the lesson clean and tight so you are now ready to experiment with a faster tempo close to 100%.

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Hello Gabriel
Thanks for your feed back.
you brought up something that I wasnt really certain if im doing it right.
I don't really have any practicing plan or routine that I'm following.
once I pass a lesson i totally move to the next lesson and start practicing to add my take on the REC room.
I'm not doin this on purpose .. I know that I have to practice the previous lessons as well .. but I always start my practicing sessions with the
new lesson that I'm working on .. and once I achieve my target tempo.. or i get close to that hard chord shift .. I get that feeling of achieving the most wanted goal of the day .. and don't feel motivated to practice my previous lessons ... I don't know if i explained this well .. but i think I have a problem on how to manage my practicing..

one thing that I don't like is that depressing feeling .. when thinking how long I've been seriously hooked with the guitar .. and what did I acheive ??
for my experience with this online society, I've been here for almost a year and yet i only managed to pass 3 lessons .. that seems quite
nothing compared to the time I invested.

finally I do not feel that bad about it. .. after all i enjoy what I'm doing .. but sometimes I just feel a little worried about it.

Thanks for bringing this matter .. maybe we can sort it out together.

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Hi Anese,

I have to say that this plan is not bad at all, and that it's giving good results. If it keeps you going and progressing, it's ok. However, if you feel that it takes too much to master a lesson, maybe you are choosing lessons that are a over your current level. Again, this is not bad, but if you think that you'll feel more motivate by mastering more lessons, you could choose lessons a bit easier than the ones that you are choosing.
This doesn't mean that the lesson won't include new stuff for you, but it will take less time to master it... does it make sense?



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