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post Jan 27 2016, 03:04 PM
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Original lesson: MANOWAR for Beginners by Lian Gerbino

Here's my take of this lesson. There's still some work to make it perfect. After a jazz lesson (jazz swing lead), I've taken pleasure to play an heavy metal lesson.

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post Jan 28 2016, 01:56 PM
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Hi Alex,

This lesson is evolving well based on your progress at the mentoring program. You are getting more comfortable with the rhythm, chord changes as well as the solo section. During the next days of practice you still need to focus on:

- Making the gallop sound even tighter.
- Checking the pitch of power chords. For any reason I heard them a bit out of tune. Maybe it's extra pressure, or maybe just that your guitar is not correctly tuned.
- Practicing bending and vibrato to make it sound more consistent.

Write down this things and practice working on 1 at a time.

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post Jan 28 2016, 04:15 PM
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Hi Alex, this is a cool lesson to practise. It's got chunky riffs and it's Manowar!

You perform the gallop very well.. a lot of people have trouble with this rhythm but you do a very good job here.

The main issue I see in the riff section is that you're not playing the chords quite right. Lian adds an extra note on the E string but this is not the root note of the chord. You appear to be playing the chords of E5 (which is right) then F#5, G5 then A5.

Please have another look at the tab in part 2 of the lesson. It's important to know that the 1st finger frets the E and A string (the root note of each power chord is the note on the A string) but the 3rd or 4th finger frets the D string. If you took the notes of the low E string away, you would have the correct power chord, but Lian adds the low notes to make the chord sound chunkier. This can be confusing to many people as they think the power chords should be played on the E and A strings, giving them F#5, G5 and A5 instead of B5, C5 and D5.

I hope this makes sense to you. If not, feel free to ask one of us smile.gif
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post Jan 30 2016, 10:45 AM
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Hey there! You mastered the rhythm part quite well. Both the timming on clarity of riffs are ok. I would try to wokr on the tone since there is too much treble and not enough middle frequencies - at some moments we can hear the attack very clearly but we are not able to point what notes you're playing (not enough frequency range with root notes). That's just a little tweak needed to improve it. Lian has a simialr tone and your work on trying to copy it went into good direction - it's a mattef of one or two points on the eq knob left and right rotation to make it work adn get even closer to original tone from the lesson.

While you play on the solo part, you loose that nice anc clean muting job you did for riffs part. You need to keep unused string in toucvh with your fingers. I can hear some open strings coming out from the background. In the solo part also the very first bend seems to need some pitch correction.

Aside from above you did a nice job and comparing to your previous takes of other lesson I can see your constant progress smile.gif
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