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post Sep 20 2015, 05:50 PM
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Original lesson: Metallica For Beginners by Gabriel Leopardi

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post Sep 21 2015, 07:27 PM
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Hey there! Rhythm part is done quite well - most of it. Power chords sound clean and tight. There are a few timming slips and one of these is understanable - long time in backing track with no click or hi-hat count. When You start to solo over second half, first thing to notice is your vibrato - try to make it more regular - regular vibrato motion and down with the same amount of "bend". Simialar thing with vibrato speed - usually we go for 3 options - constant speed increasement, constant speed decreasement or constant speed through whole ringing time of particular note.

As for the tone I would go for something slightly brigther to make those palm muted riffs more crunchy and powerfull...to get that particular percussive sound besides the low end boost

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post Sep 22 2015, 10:00 AM
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Hi there. Your rhythm work is fairly solid and with good timing.

When you play the E5 chord with palm muting at 0:35, it doesn't sound as chunky as it should. It could be your tone or it could be that your hand is further back towards the bridge and you haven't found the 'sweet spot' for the palm muting. But my guess is that it's the tone you're got.

As Darius said, you need to alter the tone to get more brightness and attack. At the moment, it sounds a bit like ass so try to work on it, if you can.

During the lead section, you are often rushing ahead to get to the next note a bit too early so relax a bit and stay on the beat. You've got some advice from Darius about vibrato as well so if you work on these areas mentioned it will sound much better!

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post Sep 22 2015, 03:23 PM
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Hi mate,

As Ben and Darius commented here, the main issues here are timing and bending. Your timing issue becomes more important in the solo section while the rhythm section just need some little adjustment to sound good.

In order to work on this two things, I recommend you to work on smaller blocks focusing on this elements and do some complementary work on this two exercises:

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post Sep 22 2015, 06:27 PM
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