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post Nov 10 2015, 08:53 PM
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Original lesson: Ben's Land Of Legato by Ben Higgins

Hi GMC, I work on Ben's lesson since a few months. I had a big problem with the legato technique. Thanks to the advices of Stephane Lucarelli, Gabriel Leopardi and Bogdan Radovic, I understood my errors. I still have some work on the amplitude of my movements and I work above every day. I gave the best of myself

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post Nov 11 2015, 02:26 PM
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Hi there. This is a really good attempt. You've got a good basic grasp of legato. The phrasing sounds smooth and even. The main issue you have is timing, especially when changing position from one shape to another on a different string. In fact, this is probably the hardest thing about the lesson.

When you're coming up to a point where you need to change position to a new string, focus only on placing the 4th finger onto the required fret. From there the rest of the shape should follow easily. By only focusing on the 4th finger, you should not get too confused with your fingers and you should be able to let your fingers finish playing the shape you are already on without skipping any notes.

I hope that makes sense - good luck!

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post Nov 11 2015, 02:44 PM
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Hi mate! Great to find this lesson here. I've given you some feedback about it at the mentoring program. (HERE).

Your playing is very good on this one, the only thing that I feel you could improve here is timing. There are some patterns that sound a bit rushed. Other than that this is a great take.

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post Nov 12 2015, 07:07 PM
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Hey Mister! smile.gif

Again not much to spot aside from timming. You find myself agredd with Ben's suggestion as probably best that could be said here. Try to collect most of your focus into those miliseconds where you need to shift the position and think more of your pinky (probably creating sort of accent there should fix timming issues)

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