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> Take 2: Vai Made Easy, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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George Hlio
post Mar 15 2016, 09:28 PM
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Original lesson: Vai Made Easy by Ben Higgins

2nd take on this one! I aimed for good phrasing and elimination of string noises... P.S. I am still trying to understand what am I saying to myself in the beginning of the video :) My previous attempt below: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=56671

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 16 2016, 03:35 PM
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Hi George, good second take!

I can say that you have really polished your take. I don't hear the unwanted noises anymore so you did a good job with your muting technique. I can also say that your timing is precise in most of the take and that your vibrato is a lot better!

The only thing that you could improve on this one is tone. I feel that the original lesson has a more enjoyable tone, it's smoother and fits better with the backing track.

I'm honestly impressed of how much you could improve your previous take. You can keep on practicing this one to give more and more feeling, but I can say that this is a GREAT take!

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Ben Higgins
post Mar 18 2016, 01:33 PM
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Hi George. You have made a massive improvement with your timing and noise control! smile.gif

The slides at 0:41 sound much more controlled but be aware of rushing with these. They just about ok with timing but they are right on the edge of being slightly early, ok?

The index finger is a little uncomfortable with keeping the timing at 0:53. Maybe sliding is something to devote some extra time to because it is hard to keep time with slides.

Overall, though, excellent work!

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Darius Wave
post Mar 19 2016, 12:05 PM
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Hey George!

Excellent improvements! Your playing became really tight here. I have nothing to complain here aside from one thing. You need to work out your vibrato because you have a very common problem with vibrating over increased pitch - you slightly bend the note and vibrate it while you should always go across fully released tension - right pitch of the note. Try to think of vibrato like a series of pulses - ultra tiny bend for a change with totally released pressure smile.gif

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