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> Take 2: Classic Punk: Sex Pistols, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Jul 16 2015, 02:29 AM
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Original lesson: Classic Punk: Sex Pistols by Gabriel Leopardi

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post Jul 16 2015, 04:59 PM
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Hi mate! We've been working on this one at the mentoring thread and I can say that it shows improvements compared to your previous take.

Your timing is better on the whole take and the tuning is also a bit better. But regarding tuning, I noted that you are doing too much pressure with your left hand fingers, and sometimes you slightly bend the notes that you are playing so the tuning is not precise. This happens mostly over the D5 chord and on the bridge's riff. This is also generated because you are not playing this relaxed, your hands and body look tense.

I think that you need to continue practicing this one trying to relax your hands and body while you do it. This will solve the tuning issue and will make this sound groovier and smoother.

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post Jul 17 2015, 10:48 AM
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So we have a visible improvemnt, yet not perfect - let's take a look at some more details. Tuning sound better - still a bit of at some points but in deed you spend some more time to make it closer to perfection. I wondering on your right hand - too much of the forearm and not enough of the wrist involved in this strumming. Try to release some tension from the right hand - let your wrist do the job - at the moment it looks tensed.

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post Jul 20 2015, 09:31 AM
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Hi this is a much better take. As the guys say, tuning and tension are your main issues at the moment.

Tuning - You've already been given the best advice here which relates to how much tension you exert when fretting notes. The harder you push down on a string, the higher in pitch it goes. So tuning is a 2 part strategy. First, check that the tuning is actually right. Then it's down to you, the player, to fret your chords and keep them sounding even. But you're definitely on the right track so keep going.

Tension - You are using too much arm motion here which is unnecessary and will tire you out. Watch my video here about hand positions for speed picking. Even though the video is about speed picking, the same rules apply to strumming.


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