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> Easy Fingerstyle Blues, Lesson By Fabian Ratsak
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post Jul 23 2015, 03:06 PM
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Original lesson: Easy Fingerstyle Blues by Fabian Ratsak

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post Jul 23 2015, 03:56 PM
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Hi Alex! It's god to see you working on this lesson.

You have the base of this lesson and now it's time to take it to the next level. The first thing that you need to adjust on this lesson is your timing. There are many timing issues here and there and the reasons can be related to technique and also to concentration. In both cases the way to go is more practice and focus.

The more you practice this one, the better it will sounds since you won't only improve timing, you'll be able to improve your tone and dynamics so everything will sound more expressive.

About your posture and hands position, I think that it would be helpful if you try to keep your right hand fingers closer as the instructor does in the lesson and also re-check which fingers he is using to play the strings.

So please keep on the hard work! wink.gif

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post Jul 24 2015, 06:33 PM
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Hi, as Gabriel says, your timing needs the most attention right now. You start off quite well but as the finger patterns become more complex you lose your way.

Pay particular attention to getting those hammer-ons to sound more clearly around 0:33 as well.

That last descending chord progression sounds too staccato at the moment. Try to let the chords ring for longer and again, try to get the timing more solid too.

Other than that, good job. Gab's advice about keeping your fingers curled in, closer to the strings is also worth following too because with fingerstyle, your fingers need to be ready to pluck any string.

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post Jul 26 2015, 04:48 PM
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Hey Alex! First of all some technical details. Always avoid the clipping/distortion of your mix. You need to decrease backing track volume first and then match guitar track volume so you won't hear/see clipping on your master track level meter. This take is highly distoreted so it takes away some information/details of your playing and tone. It sound a bit out of tune - it's worth spending some extra minutes on tuning the guitar. It's a nasty instruyment that requiers extra attention in this process. Make sure to stretch the strings a few times and recheck not only open strings but fretted notes as well. Proper tuning is a key to have professional performance even if you're not playing ultra advanced licks. Those are also extra points in the REC grade wink.gif

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