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> Take 2: Megadeth Riffing Lesson , Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Nov 12 2015, 10:44 AM
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Original lesson: Megadeth Riffing Lesson by Gabriel Leopardi

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Darius Wave
post Nov 15 2015, 02:11 PM
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Hey there Charles! I think you should refer to feedback from the first take. I would additionally suggest to spoend some time on watching techniques of pick grip. You hold the pick in "weird" way. Most of players use side of right index finger instead of print. It makes pick grip more stable with less strength involved. Go through some picking lessons and see how other players hold the pick. I promise it want feel comfortable from the very first moment, but when you give it a try you will notice how things become easier to play through time and how you can skip even firther with your cpiking abilities smile.gif

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post Nov 15 2015, 05:56 PM
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Hi Charles!

I notice some improvements on this one compared to the previous take so you are on the right direction. The riffs start to sound clearer and your timing is better.

You just need to continue practicing with the previous comments in mind to keep on polishing this lesson.

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post Nov 16 2015, 12:36 PM
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Hi mate. This is getting there. I can hear the difference now between the clean chords and palm muted chords but there is still room for making the riffs much cleaner.

At 0:24 you swap from down strokes to alternate picking, which interferes with your timing. It may be that you're not comfortable with constant down strokes yet but do try to stay with using down strokes for the riffs, even during the single note lines. If you watch Gab you'll see he retains the down strokes even as the notes sound more like a lead lick.

Also, try to avoid going in front of the beat during the section that starts at 0:15. You can also afford to be a bit more aggressive with your palm muting as it is quite soft. To make it sound harder, just slightly increase the pressure of your hand on the strings.. or try moving your hand forward slightly, away from the bridge. This also increase the effect.

Keep up the good work!

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