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post Mar 9 2015, 05:02 PM
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Original lesson: Ben's Land Of Legato by Ben Higgins

I've been working on this lesson tirelessly for a couple months now. You can see the beginnings in my Gab's Army thread if you're interested. Getting an entirely perfect take was very difficult so this one has a couple small issues, for example the slide was a bit weak. I think it's pretty good overall though and am pretty proud of my progress. Thanks for the feedback, especially for Gab's help along the way.

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post Mar 11 2015, 10:19 AM
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Hi there! That's great - You know exactly where Your week points are. Sucha detailed self-analysis is worth a lot when it comes to playing instruments. I think You did a lot of good with that lesson. Your left hand looks good (angles/position). You timming is nice a swell.I do not see much to complain here. Let's wait for Ben - maybe he, as a lesson author will catch some details. Great job!

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post Mar 11 2015, 10:37 AM
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Hey, it's nice to see this old classic being resurrected again biggrin.gif

Your timing and articulation is brilliant. It's difficult, as you will have found out, to make legato sound even at lower tempos. We, as guitarists, are tempted to compensate for a lack of finger velocity by hoping that speed will compensate so when we slow legato right down our weaknesses are exposed. So you have done a grand job of making it sound so even, I salute you !

As you've already stated, your slides and position shifts are where the issues are, which is to be expected. These bits are the most difficult aspects of the lesson.

What I sometimes do, when I've got to make a large shift to a higher fret, is to look at that fret and focus on it just before I move there. I'm programming my brain to say 'here, this is where we need to be' and then I've set the destination for the finger. This is easier at low tempos, of course, so I recommend doing that in free time and setting those shifts in concrete while you have the time to correctly 'program your brain and hands' smile.gif

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post Mar 11 2015, 06:35 PM
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Hi mate! Great to find this one at REC! I've already commented your take at Gab's Army so I'm here to add my grade.

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