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post Sep 14 2015, 09:41 PM
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I've known part I of this epic ages ago, but today I decided to start practicing it again and wanted to record my progress. Here's what I have so far:



It's still sloppy and there are lots to improve, but that will come in the next video I put up, I think smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2015, 06:04 AM
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Waow ..... Pretty Nice

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post Sep 15 2015, 02:20 PM
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Great! That last fast run is a beast laugh.gif
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post Sep 15 2015, 03:10 PM
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Awesome project mate! This is one of my favorite songs by DT, and I've always wanted to play it but couldn't because of the use of a 7th string guitar. I would get one just to play this song. I'll be following your progress here. smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2015, 11:21 PM
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Been working a bit on the first verse today. It's proving a real pain in the arse. I'm gonna have nightmares about 3/4s and 9/8s...


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post Sep 16 2015, 06:58 AM
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Very spiff!!!! There is always room to improve but it looks like you've got a good handle on this one!


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I've known part I of this epic ages ago, but today I decided to start practicing it again and wanted to record my progress. Here's what I have so far:



It's still sloppy and there are lots to improve, but that will come in the next video I put up, I think smile.gif



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post Sep 16 2015, 08:43 PM
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Here's second day of practice. Started working on part 2.



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post Sep 17 2015, 02:19 PM
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Hi Cael, great to see you progressing with this one!

What are you using to record your guitar? The camera's mic? If not, I think that you tone needs some tweaks, it's not warm in both rhythm and solo sections, it's more like a "mosquito" style distortion. If you are recording by line, this is serious, but if you are using your camera mic, I even think that maybe some EQ tweak would be a good idea.

About your playing, you have most of this part mastered. However you should take care of the riffs/licks between 1:45 and 2:21, where the faster palm muted group of notes are not sound smoother. I think that the problem are the sextuplets but it's related to your stamina.

I also noted that you tend to play the unison at 2:37 a bit "hurried" and that the final melodies could sound tighter, and the vibrato more connected with the backing. I feel that your vibrato is a bit nervous there, while the melody is beautiful.

I hope that the feedback helps, keep on rocking!


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Thanks for listening and for the advice, Gabriel smile.gif I'll take it with me for my next take.

The tone is actually from my soundcard. I just downloaded a tone called Petrucci 1992 to my BIAS and used that. Any suggestions what exactly I could tweak?


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post Sep 17 2015, 07:25 PM
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I've tweaked my tone a little bit, and here are two takes, one with single and one with double tracking:

[attachment=42960:A_Change...y_3_test.mp3]
[attachment=42961:A_Change..._tracked.mp3]

Are they better tone wise?

EDIT: Don't mind the playing too much, I messed up a few times. Hadn't warmed up before playing smile.gif

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post Sep 17 2015, 10:58 PM
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i'll try both tomorow, but i'm sure to find someting fine played !

i like to can play this track as you do (at least) and some opeth ones (it can be a goal for the future )

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post Sep 18 2015, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 17 2015, 03:25 PM) *
I've tweaked my tone a little bit, and here are two takes, one with single and one with double tracking:

[attachment=42960:A_Change...y_3_test.mp3]
[attachment=42961:A_Change..._tracked.mp3]

Are they better tone wise?

EDIT: Don't mind the playing too much, I messed up a few times. Hadn't warmed up before playing smile.gif




yes, this ones are better! I would try with different mic positions to see if the EQ becomes even warmer. By the way, if would be good if you do some A/B comparison with the original song while you try tweaking EQ or mic position.

But I like this one more...


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