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> Take 2: B.B's Blues, Lesson By Chris Harrington
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post Apr 7 2016, 01:04 PM
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Original lesson: B.B's Blues by Chris Harrington

Hey Guys, Here another take of this lesson. greetz Tim

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 7 2016, 04:56 PM
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Hi mate, this is getting better but there are still details to have in mind and room for general adjustments.

- Bending: Your bending is not precise, you can check the first one and you'll see that it's not hitting the pitch perfectly. You need more work on this technique. This is the most important issue.

- Smooth: There are some licks that could sound smoother, for example the repetitive phrase at 00:16.

- Dynamics: There is also room to go softer on some notes to make this one sound more expressing. Listen carefully the original performance to see what I mean.

Besides this you can give some attention to timing when doing legato and also check your guitar tuning which doesn't feel completely well.

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post Apr 9 2016, 10:54 AM
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Hi Tim, I can see one place where your choice of finger positions is making it harder for you. That repeating bend lick at 0:16. I notice that you use the 3rd finger to bend the B string and also to fret the 14th fret on the E string. This is creating an audible gap in the lick where you have to move that same finger from one string to another.

Instead, you should let your 3rd finger deal only with the B string and use your 2nd finger to fret the 14th fret on the E string. If you watch the original lesson parts, specifically the slow version, you'll see that Chris does this too. It can be hard to see so I can understand why you thought he was doing it with only the 3rd finger.

I hope this makes sense to you. Using your fingers in an efficient way means you can avoid unwanted pauses in your licks.

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post Apr 12 2016, 02:16 PM
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Hey Tim!

First of all - congratulations on your progress! smile.gif I can't say yet, that some techniques are 100% perfect and some other need more work, but I can say something else, positive instead - you have a visible progress in every aspect that has been pointed before. Your bending is way better (even if not still perfect), you've managed to remove a lot of gaps there were before. You've also keep better timing and more groove and taste.

As we repeat constantly - blues lessons are not easy ones so it may take a lot of time to get perfect, but more important is to show the progress with each take, and yes, you did it smile.gif Well done

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