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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 26 2015, 07:16 PM
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Hi guys! Great to find your final takes here!! I'll analyze each take and be back with comments and the new assignment. I'm really happy to see that this program is making you work really hard and keep you focused. smile.gif


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post Jul 26 2015, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Beat Zbinden @ Jul 26 2015, 06:17 PM) *
Bleez
I find your version of this lesson awesome!



QUOTE (yoncopin @ Jul 26 2015, 07:16 PM) *
I agree, I feel like your interpretation is much more creative than mine. You got a little loose at the very end, but it was awesome.


thanks for the kind words guys smile.gif much appreciated. I was very impressed with how close you guys got with some of those licks. In such a short amount of time as well. I would be very pleased with myself if I had played it as well as you guys did.
I just plugged in my whammy pedal and tried to divebomb over the hard parts biggrin.gif


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post Jul 27 2015, 05:34 PM
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ASSIGNMENT III - ROCK: The comments.


Yoncopin:

Hi mate, congrats on completing a new assignment!

You solo has good things to mark. I like how you managed harmonics and melodic phrases. Your playing is tasty and the notes choices connect really well with the chords from the backing. The use of harmonics is very clever and sounds as good as Satch does it.

The problem appears mostly with the fast licks used as connectors. That’s when your take needs more polishing to make the whole thing sound smoother (for example the lick at 00:21). And it’s also what I feel the overall solo is lacking to be more interesting (as well as some phrasing direction)

Your vibrato is good but you have to be careful because sometimes it sounds a bit nervous. Remember to let the note sound and then add the vibrato to avoid this effect.

I like your tone for this one, it sounds clean but with a lot of sustain and connect really well with the backing track.


Beat:

Hi Beat! Congratulations on completing the new assignment!!

Your solo is very enjoyable. Except by some little sections where it’s not totally polished, your playing is smooth and has a very cool feeling. I like how your connected phrases and the use of whammy bar to add vibrato and to make flashy harmonics.

As I already said, there are parts that sound fantastic while there are some very little details that fixed could make this solo totally killer. Let me mark the details that could be fixed:

0:18: the lick is not clean
00:30: Not totally happy with this phrase.
00:37: There is a problem with the pitch here.
00:57: the note choice is weird
01:04: the end is not clear or defined.

I’d also like to add that your vibrato and bending technique are great on this one. Your vibrato is very natural and tasty, and your bending is consistent.

Talking about tone, there is nothing to argue, it fits great with the backing and style. Well done!


Bleez:

Great job completing this assignment!!
I have to say that you rocked this one. Why? This sounds in the style of Bleez. It’s awesome to see how you took this lesson and made it of your own. The way you played each lick, the use of bending technique and whammy effect bar have given this a totally fresh air.

I could mark some details to be fixed about technique and phrasing direction but what I want to say is: THIS IS THE DIRECTION! You have to continue exploring in this way, experimenting and taking your phrasing to a new level. I can start to see your own voice on guitar, and I strongly recommend you to work hard to continue developing it.

This assignment is a very important achievement mate. Congrats!


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post Jul 27 2015, 06:45 PM
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Thanks for the comments Gab, I totally agree with you on my take. I definitely need to work on improving my speed. I think it would make things more interesting which was my biggest gripe with my take. Can you elaborate a bit on "phrasing direction"? I'm not sure what you mean or how I can focus on improving that. Thanks!


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post Jul 27 2015, 07:04 PM
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thanks Gab, that just made my day smile.gif
Its weird because this lesson intimidated me the most. I even put off trying it for a few days because it was like nothing Ive played before but I ended up really enjoying playing it, even though I couldn't get the faster licks it was still a lot of fun.

I still wish I could have played Darius' lesson better, I would love to play exactly like he does in that lesson cool.gif


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post Jul 27 2015, 07:37 PM
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Thanks for the comments Gab!
I hope i can spend more time in details in the next assignment!
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post Jul 28 2015, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE (yoncopin @ Jul 27 2015, 02:45 PM) *
Thanks for the comments Gab, I totally agree with you on my take. I definitely need to work on improving my speed. I think it would make things more interesting which was my biggest gripe with my take. Can you elaborate a bit on "phrasing direction"? I'm not sure what you mean or how I can focus on improving that. Thanks!


Hi mate! Phrasing direction is related to the use of call & response, tension & release while phrasing, the structure of a solo and also the use of the connectors. The more you improvise and the more solos you analyze, the better you'll be at this.

By the way, great job with the video!


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post Jul 28 2015, 03:44 PM
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Assignment 4 – Fusion

This fourth assignment cover jazz fusion style as an excuse to work on topics that we haven't worked yet, and also to incorporate some basic concepts that can expand your playing, whatever style you usually play. I consider this lesson very cool to incorporate fresh phrases in the style of players like Scott Henderson, Greg Howe and Mike Stern, but what is more interesting is the introduction of the concept called "enclosures" that I'd like to see you trying in your own phrases. Please feel free to extend the backing if it's necessary.

The specific elements that we will focus on this one are:

- Economy Picking
- Use of enclosures
- Phrasing with Mixolydian mode

Lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Jazz-Fusion-Enclosures/

Deadline: August 8th


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post Jul 30 2015, 12:04 PM
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For me this is a very difficult lesson !! Until now I have never played anything from the jazz fusion ! This is not the music that I listen to ........ mad.gif
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post Jul 30 2015, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (Beat Zbinden @ Jul 30 2015, 08:04 AM) *
For me this is a very difficult lesson !! Until now I have never played anything from the jazz fusion ! This is not the music that I listen to ........ mad.gif


Just 10 days of unfamiliar licks to expand your playing... isn't it a good deal? rolleyes.gif


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post Jul 30 2015, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE (Beat Zbinden @ Jul 30 2015, 12:04 PM) *
For me this is a very difficult lesson !! Until now I have never played anything from the jazz fusion ! This is not the music that I listen to ........ mad.gif

Im exactly the same! It makes no sense to me at all, its far too clever for me smile.gif


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post Jul 30 2015, 07:28 PM
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hahaha it makes sense with the overall program.

Assignment 1: Blues (Bending, Vibrato, Pentatonic Scale)
Assignment 2: Ballad (Dynamics, Tone, Ionian mode)
Assignment 3: Rock (Legato, Slide, Lydian mode)
Assignment 4: Fusion (Economic Picking, Chromatic passing notes, Mixolydian mode)


However, it's not my idea to make you play something that you won't enjoy practicing. So if you are not totally connected with this style and have no intentions on get into it, I can reformulate the assignment... wink.gif

What do you think?



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post Jul 30 2015, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 30 2015, 06:28 PM) *
hahaha it makes sense with the overall program.

Assignment 1: Blues (Bending, Vibrato, Pentatonic Scale)
Assignment 2: Ballad (Dynamics, Tone, Ionian mode)
Assignment 3: Rock (Legato, Slide, Lydian mode)
Assignment 4: Fusion (Economic Picking, Chromatic passing notes, Mixolydian mode)


However, it's not my idea to make you play something that you won't enjoy practicing. So if you are not totally connected with this style and have no intentions on get into it, I can reformulate the assignment... wink.gif

What do you think?


As this lesson is useful for the overall program I'm doing this now . Sometimes you have to learn something that you don't like so much!
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post Jul 30 2015, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 30 2015, 07:28 PM) *
hahaha it makes sense with the overall program.

Assignment 1: Blues (Bending, Vibrato, Pentatonic Scale)
Assignment 2: Ballad (Dynamics, Tone, Ionian mode)
Assignment 3: Rock (Legato, Slide, Lydian mode)
Assignment 4: Fusion (Economic Picking, Chromatic passing notes, Mixolydian mode)


However, it's not my idea to make you play something that you won't enjoy practicing. So if you are not totally connected with this style and have no intentions on get into it, I can reformulate the assignment... wink.gif

What do you think?


its cool with me dude smile.gif I think its great having this lesson in the program. I just meant that I dont really understand Jazz music! Its a style of music that Ive never been able to listen to cool.gif
Im looking forward to trying to play it though, it's going to be interesting.

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post Aug 2 2015, 07:21 PM
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This is my new workplace for the next four weeks in my mobile home! I'm in the holiday.... cool.gif
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post Aug 3 2015, 06:12 PM
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Great guys! Looking forward your early experiences with this new one. smile.gif


QUOTE (Beat Zbinden @ Aug 2 2015, 03:21 PM) *
This is my new workplace for the next four weeks in my mobile home! I'm in the holiday.... cool.gif



Wou! That looks fantastic man! I've always dreamed on having a mobile studio like that one to make and album while traveling. smile.gif


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post Aug 3 2015, 06:24 PM
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It's going ok for me. I've learned maybe 60-70% of it but haven't quite gotten to full speed. I think my picking should be able to go that fast, but the rhythms and fingerings are so quirky.

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 3 2015, 01:12 PM) *
Great guys! Looking forward your early experiences with this new one. smile.gif



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post Aug 3 2015, 07:28 PM
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EGAD! due to stuff happening Ive only managed to begin this today ohmy.gif
Im a bit worried about getting this one learned in time mellow.gif

I have quite a bit of catching up to do. wink.gif



BTW Beat..... your mobile jamming station looks excellent biggrin.gif


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post Aug 4 2015, 01:53 PM
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Ok guys, thanks for the report. It's time to work hard! We are very close to complete the whole program. smile.gif


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post Aug 5 2015, 02:40 PM
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The deadline for this one is fast approaching and I haven't even started learning parts 5 & 6, nor gotten 1-4 up to 100% speed yet. I've been working on it as hard as I can but I think my take is going to have to be a partial.


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