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> Blues Licks, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Mar 24 2016, 08:05 PM
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post Mar 26 2016, 07:21 PM
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Hi Nico, this is a good challenge. An up tempo blues track with quick, precise bends.

You handle the bending really well and your timing is always excellent, which I'm really pleased about. I love your delivery of that repeating lick at 0:18 as well - very smooth.

There's only one recurring bend / note that isn't in the same league as the rest of the take. It's that C note on the 5th fret, G string. It never sounds quite right to me.

I think you're probably pulling the note a little too sharp. The issue with these fast downward bends is that the player doesn't have too much time to get comfortable with the bend so they often over compensate and yank the note too far out of pitch because they feel like they haven't got enough time. Focus on the licks that use that note, slow them down and perhaps play them without the backing track for a while and try to get the same subtle bending effect that Gab does.

Notice that the note is played initially with no bending at all but then the subtle bend is applied right before the note ends. Hopefully that helps.

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post Mar 28 2016, 03:07 AM
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Hi mate,

You are getting close with this one, but there are some elements that require more attention in order to polish every detail this lesson.

The first thing that I note (at 00:09, 00:12) is that your bending is not reaching the correct pitch with precision. You tend to stay a bit below t he pitch when bending but also sometimes (like at 00:22) you go too high.

The second important element that needs attention is timing. This is not something dramatic but it's a problem that appear in the whole lesson, here and there, you timing is not going tight with the backing, neither groovy, it's not consistent. You need to connect more with the groove. Do the exercise of closing your eyes and feel the groove of the backing before and while playing the lesson.

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post Mar 29 2016, 03:17 PM
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Tasty playing here. I had a similar impression as with your previous take from different lesson. You are very talented and do a lot of justice to the lesson but your only weak side is a pitch. It really worth to stretch the string well and retunea few times before recording. Recheck if the string does loose the pitch while you bend. If yes, then you need to stretch it while longer. As for timing I do not notice any serious issues to fix - maybe just a few little slips but overall it's quite tight. Well done

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