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> Take 2: Blues Licks, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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Beat Zbinden
post Apr 25 2015, 12:29 PM
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Original lesson: Blues Licks by Gabriel Leopardi

This is also a Result from Gab`s Army. To improve my Timing i play a lot of Triplets. This is my second Rec

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Darius Wave
post Apr 26 2015, 02:52 PM
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First impression is good - pretty descent tmming and clarity of playing. As for anty tweaks needed it's smilar case to other lesson take of yours - something is going wrong with the pitch when You vibrate notes. Maybe try to think of vibrato like crossing the "flat position" of a string while softly bending it up and down alternatively. At the moment it loks like You very slightly bend the note and keep vibrating it on that increased pitch value.

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 26 2015, 02:53 PM
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Hi Beat!

I've compared this new take with the previous and the timing improvements are very notorious, so this means that you are on the right track with the practice and extra works that you are doing to polish this one.

However there is still room to improve your timing on this one, but now you have to focus more on details. The overall is tighter, but there are notes here and there that are not tight yet.

Another thing that improved but that still needs more is your bending technique. Your bends are also better on this one compared with the previous take but there are some that don't reach the correct pitch, so keep on working on this technique too.

Well mate, it's great to see you progressing, keep on rocking.

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Ben Higgins
post Apr 27 2015, 09:25 AM
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I really like this take, Beat. It's cool to see traditional blues being played on a JEM too!

I like your tone and your articulation. Your version is quite staccato and aggressive which is a very personal interpretation. That's what makes us all so unique as guitarists. We can play the same lines but make them sound totally different.

My only observation is that you end certain notes a little too early for my personal taste which makes it sound as if you're trying to finish one phrase quickly to get into position for the next. It's almost as if I can hear you thinking ahead.

For an example of what I mean, listen to the moments at 0:10, 0:13, 0:19 (also has no vibrato so this note sounds very dull and dead). I would advise you to try and hold onto the notes for a little longer, just to show that you've actually played them for a reason. That's my only real criticism.. anything else like timing issues is probably a result of camera nerves because you're a tight player. Good work!

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