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post Apr 6 2016, 07:22 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner Solo in D by Muris Varajic

Hello, here is my first rec...I must to change a camera but...i try to play good.. i know I have a mistake ..i will better another time :)

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Ben Higgins
post Apr 7 2016, 11:02 AM
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Hi man, welcome to the REC Zone!

Ok, first things that will help you sound better is to work on your string bending and vibrato

Bending - Your bending technique looks good but you need to get better at hitting the correct pitch. Have a watch of my video below for some tips on how to practise it

This is also a really good lesson for bending because it focuses only on bending and nothing else:


Vibrato - Your vibrato technique looks quite good in the way your use your wrist.. but it is a little too fast for this tempo. Try to slow it down and make it more controlled. The other thing to do is try to allow the string to come back to its original pitch in between the bending motions of vibrato. Otherwise it will sound out of key because what you're doing now is pulling the string out of pitch and then adding vibrato. So imagine vibrato is a series of string bends.... in order to make the vibrato sound in key you need to allow the string to return to its original pitch.

I hope that helps!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 7 2016, 05:01 PM
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Hi friend!

This lesson is great to have it as reference to monitor your progress. Besides the great comments by Ben regarding Bending and Vibrato, I would like to add that you need to work on alternate picking, legato, tapping and sweep picking.

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post Apr 12 2016, 02:11 PM
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Hey there! Congrats for your very first rec take!

No reason to be ashamed of any mistakes smile.gif That's what the REC is for - to show us how you're doing with your guitar, so we could help you imprpove even better and faster smile.gif

There are thing to fix for sure. Same as Ben I would focus on bending (vibrato is also a little out of pitch, but it's partially based on similar mechanics). Go through some bending lesson at GMC. Of course no one demands you to learn of of them but it's worth to at least watch some spoken videos and read comments/descriptions. There is a lot of usefull information hidden out there smile.gif

Also you tone seems to sound like without any cabinet simulation. If you prefer to record line out signal, it's worth to try to launch any kind of guitar speakers simulator, to get rid of those annoying treble frequencies, that are not supposed to be found in guitar tone smile.gif

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