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post Oct 31 2015, 09:29 PM
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Original lesson: Epic Metal Beginner Solo by Ben Higgins

after 5 or 6 weeks Guitar GYM (Thx Gab) and after Hone my Tone (Thx Darius) here my first try... Ben, PLEASE, more from this endless awesome epic stuff...PLEASE!

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post Nov 2 2015, 01:38 PM
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Hi again! smile.gif

I think you could easily make your guitar even louder in the mix. I like you timming in this take - there are only few spots where it goes slightly off. Also bends need to be practice a bit more to get better pitch match.

One of things that could help your playing for a long destance is to workout some good left hand habits - like using your left index for muting all strings below the one you play.

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post Nov 2 2015, 03:18 PM
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Hi Chris! Good job with this lesson!

There basically two next goals to achieve:

- Adjust the pitch of your bends.
- Make your vibrato more consistent.

For both things, the best is to practice a bit along with the original lesson, to compare bending pitches, but also to emulate a bit Ben's bending to get that regular and wide vibrato that goes great with this music style.

I also think that your guitar could be louder in the mix, or maybe you could increase some high mid frequencies to make it appear clearer.

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post Nov 5 2015, 09:29 AM
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Hi Chris. Wow, it's great to see somebody playing this lesson - Dankeschoen!!

I'll get the issues out of the way:

Bending: This is made even more difficult by having harmonies in the backing track, which can throw off your accuracy. Try to work on this and make sure you are hitting the correct pitch.

Vibrato: This is generally ok but when you add vibrato and bending you become a bit unsteady. This could be a question of finger strength so perhaps combine your bending practise with adding vibrato to your bends.

1:05: I knew this lick would be quite difficult when i wrote it because of the position shifts of the fingers. You perform the 2nd repetition better, probably because you're already in place. Just concentrate on getting the 1st finger to the right fret but perfectly in time. Then the rest of the lick will follow.

Those are the issues but the rest of your performance is impressive. You've got a good, relaxed way of moving your fretting hand about and you also have good coordination between hands. You manage the hammer-ons / pull-offs easily which can often be a problem for most people.

Well done - I hope to see more from you!

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