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post Sep 7 2015, 02:40 PM
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Original lesson: Iron Maiden For Beginners by Gabriel Leopardi

Hi GMC, here is my first try "Iron Maiden for beginners" from Gabriel... It is the first time I've tried to record the sound and the video seperate. The last days (weeks) I spent a lot of time in "How to record?", "How to make a video?", patches for my first effect board Pod HD500X, link between Pod and Laptop, and and and. I think every one of you knows how much time is "lost" for things like that. But now, it's time for practising...:) I know it is not perfect but I need a feedback from the instructors to improve my playing... Regards Chris

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post Sep 7 2015, 09:32 PM
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Hi Chris! Congrats on your first guitar video!

I know that this takes some extra time at first but it is totally positive to be able to create own guitar videos. At first to let us (and also yourself) monitor your progress and then to develop your guitar career.

When posting videos at REC program, the tempo required is the normal tempo for the lesson so I'm not able to grade this take but I can give you some comments about your playing. In the future, you can start threads at the forum to share your lessons in progress and share here videos when you are able to play the lessons at tempo.

Your playing on this lesson is better compared to the audio that you've sent me via PM. Your timing is much better, and I can say that the main problem here is that you are not comfortable with alternate picking at the faster sections. It's a speed limitation that will disappear with alternate picking exercises. You can take ideas from this program: LINK

Once you are comfortable with alternate picking and speed, you can focus on dynamics to give this a more organic sound, but please focus on the AP first, and keep me updated.


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post Sep 9 2015, 06:29 PM
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As Gabirle said - to grade a take we need to have a take in a proper tempo. You do pretty fine with position shifts of those power chords but main theme goes out of tempo. Again from things pointed by Gabriel - alternate picking - make sure to make exact copy of Gabriels picking direction on each note. You might want to try to slightly increase pick ange - maybe it's the reason of your pick stucking between the strings and having those timming issues. Aside from mentioned, you need to spend more time on notes separation (left hand mutnig of unwanted strings - there are moments we can hear some noise coming out under notes that should sound separated and clear.

As for the recording itself you're a on the very good path - all together sounds quite descent smile.gif

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post Sep 12 2015, 11:04 AM
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Hey this is some quality playing. The only issue is the faster picking section, as the lads have already said.

Everything else is very well played & consistent with good tone control, muting etc.

For the alternate picking, it could be that you're using too much muscle pressure on the thumb and index fingers to move the pick. I know that if I rely on this muscle movement instead of rotating from the wrist / forearm then I can barely get any speed.

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