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post Nov 12 2015, 05:56 PM
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Original lesson: Pick Like Yngwie by Ben Higgins

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Darius Wave
post Nov 12 2015, 07:26 PM
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Hey and congrats on your first take smile.gif

Before going into playing iself, a few tips/advices

1. We need to see both hands clearly - it's possible to spot some issues in your hand shaping or fingering if there are some
2. Usually it's best to place the camera in opposite to PC and speakers. This way it would capture fuller spectrum of your audio and more details from your playing. Your take sounds good but I think some parts are not clear enough to judge how precise your picking was in there. Both - speakers and guitar amp (if there is any) should be playing in exactly the same direction to avoid phase issues.

Due to above I'm not sure I'm able to give totally objective rate but I'll try smile.gif

First impression is very good wink.gif Your solo seems to sit tight with the backing though some moment creat a little doubt on timming but hard to spot cause backing track accents are lost due to lack of mds and highs in the backing track tone (camera position fault). I'm sure beginnign is nice and tight. You nicely handled those fast descending runs. There are some not enough precise spots in the middle part (at the finish of descending licks) and also in the middle seems liek timming goes slightly off. Some notes are just a little missed - need to polish left-right sync in there but I know it's hard to reach perfect precision at such a tempo and what you did by far is already a piece of badd ass work wink.gif I would enjoy to see your take with both hands visible and a little better audio.

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post Nov 15 2015, 06:04 AM
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Hi mate!

I think that Darius has given very important tips about your video to improve your camera angle and sound for future entries. About your playing, from what I can hear, you have a good right hand picking but sometimes you lose the sync between both hands, so the best would be to isolate the licks that are not sounding consistent and practice them at slower tempos, to be sure that you are playing everything with both hands in sync.

This is a picking based lesson, but it's in the style of Malmsteen. His vibrato technique is very characteristic, wide and aggressive. It would be interesting to dedicate some time to train your left hand to be able to play this kind of aggressive vibrato. It makes neoclassical playing much more expressive.

Ok mate, this video also shows that you have a very good level, so congrats and keep on working hard!

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post Nov 16 2015, 12:15 PM
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Hi man, it's great to see somebody tackling this lesson.

Your technique sounds very proficient.. your picking and fretting hand seem to be coordinated well to let the runs flow smoothly.

As Darius and Gab say, the two areas you need to work on are timing and vibrato.

Timing: The first part of the lesson you do correctly but when the main beat comes in, you lose your starting and ending place for each lick. I think it's because the first descending run starts too late and this you're ever trying to catch up from that point onward. Make sure you listen to the drum fills that signal when the next section is going to start.

Vibrato can afford to be wider and more aggressive - really grab those bad boys and wring the life out of them!

So you see that, technically, you're very comfortable with the lesson, you just need to make sure you're keeping on top off where you are in the track!

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