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> Take 3: Bending Ballad, Lesson By Max Sokolov
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post Feb 4 2016, 12:36 PM
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Original lesson: Bending Ballad by Max Sokolov

Hello Guys, Another take of this nice lesson. I've practiced hard so i hope its good enough. Thanks guys, greetz Tim

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post Feb 8 2016, 12:39 PM
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Hey Tim. I think you need to try to bite this lesson through the "other door". Unfortunately the problems we spoke before are still there. A few bend at the beginning have a little better pitch than before but still not perfect. One of the biggest and repeatable problems are those picking runs between bent notes (like 0:13-0:14). IT still sounds like you are not 100% sure how to match them with the timeline and probably this is main reason why you loose the sync between left and right hand. I think it would be good to spend some time practicing it over original lesson video. This way you will not aonly improve your timming but also you'll have a reference pitch to "calibrate" your bending to.

Also one of the very essential things while playing on distortion is a muting job of both - left and right hand. A lot of times you simply take away your right hand of the bridge and strings. No the sustain of high notes is so weak that leaving low strings unmuted will definitely interrput it. You should be always in contact with all other strings so they won't break the sustain of the one you play at the moment. It's a nessential thing for playin with distortion. That might be the cause of some of your notes loosing the their wanted length.

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post Feb 10 2016, 07:01 PM
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Hi Tim,

As Darius said, there are still important issues on this take. He listed each of the most important ones: bending pitch, fast runs, cleanness. This is a very demanding lesson and I feel that it's over your current level. I don't mean that you don't have to continue practicing it, but I think that you need to work on 1 element at a time, to incorporate it until it becomes natural. For this, you can use this lesson or maybe some other ones more focused on each of the problems...

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post Feb 16 2016, 06:57 PM
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Hi Tim, you're definitely improving with your bending and overall control. As Gabriel said, this lesson has elements that are a bit beyond your current level but you can still use it to hone your bending skills.

You will want to improve the coordination between your hands because you can see and hear that the runs between the bends don't sound like they should. I recommend some lessons that work on building hand coordination so any alternate picking lessons of a lower level will help with that.

I'm still not convinced that you're helping yourself by having your guitar tilting out at the bottom.. it will make you stretch your fretting hand out further just to get round the neck. But it could just look weird to me only! smile.gif

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