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> String-Skipping Melodies, Lesson By Trond Vold
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Beat Zbinden
post May 17 2016, 10:12 AM
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Original lesson: String-Skipping Melodies by Trond Vold

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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 17 2016, 02:15 PM
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Hi Beat,

Good job with this lesson. I think that you have learnt it correctly and that you just have to keep on practising to adjust some little details regarding notes durations and articulation. If you pay attention to some moments around 00:30 you'll notice that some notes are cut too early making the overall sound less smooth. So please focus on it.

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Ben Higgins
post May 18 2016, 10:53 AM
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Hi Beat, I can see that timing is the main issue with your take here. Have a listen to the your video and notice that you move to each new position early. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th note of each shape seem to be in time but the first note occurs to early as you move to each new shape. Just relax that back a little bit and they will sound fine then.

For the other shape there are two issues happening. Timing, again... you cut some notes too short in order to hurry back to another string.

The 2nd issue is unwanted string noise. Try to reduce this noise using your picking hand as much as you can - the problem of unwanted string noise is harder to deal with when string skipping so it will be an extra challenge for you - but you can do it!

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Darius Wave
post May 18 2016, 04:12 PM
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Hey Beat!

This one may sound easy but it's not. There's much to be done to keep it clean and with good timing. I can notice few things that need improvement at different level

timing - is quite ok through most of this take, but at some point you go a bit off the beat

Clean execution of licks - at some points (especially after first halp of the video) you tend to loose control over unwanted, open strings ringing. Because those licks are quite tricky, you need to involve your right hand much more, to mute all unwanted strings. It's hard to post a single solution - there's a need of analysis for each shape. Ask your self a question where the soft part of right palm or the side of right hand could do the job better, Sometimes it's enough to just touch those string for a moment once you figure out the start to ring. I know it would be hards to keep one hand shape sheme for all those runs

shortened sustain of some notes - as well as Ben and Gab I would like to mark this ascpet as well.

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