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> Ballad soloing - Dynamics & Phrasing #2, Lesson By Darius Wave
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Monica Gheorghev...
post May 30 2016, 10:42 AM
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Original lesson: Ballad soloing - Dynamics & Phrasing #2 by Darius Wave

Hi guys, Darek's team finished a new lesson. I worked with very much pleasure on it because it's one of the lessons that I love. Has a gorgeous melodic line, a bunch of details and the fact that required a hard work to find the perfect tone for it made the practice more delicious. Darek, thank you so much for everything you do for me. You are an amazing instructor!!! BTW my fingers are ready for Ballad Soloing #3 ;)

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Darius Wave
post May 30 2016, 10:49 AM
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Hey Monica! Working hard as usuall smile.gif

I won't post any comments to see what guys will say without any suggestion wink.gif You know all the feedback since we've been working with this one for quite long smile.gif Congratulations!

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Ben Higgins
post May 30 2016, 11:55 AM
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Oh man, another epic take from you again, Monica - what's going on? What's your secret?

I actually thought you had a hand coordination mistake at 0:24 but I listened again, went back and checked the original, and realised it's 2 quick notes followed by the 3rd. It was played correctly but it's possible you could play that bit with a bit more overall note velocity to make it sound more purposeful because I had initially misinterpreted it as a mistake but didn't on Darius's version. Does that make sense? I think you played it a bit softly so my brain went "huh?" But that's only a small point.

Other than that, only a minor timing fluctuation at 0:43.

Everything is great. Nice tone, good flow throughout. Having to keep a good performance for 2 mins is a lot to ask for when you know you're going to be examined for it - but you did an amazing job.

Great student + Great teacher = great results!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 30 2016, 05:22 PM
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Hi Monica!

It seems that you've created a killer team with the talented Darius! And the results are very notorious. I've been following your progress as a guitarist here at GMC and it's impressing. I also like the fact that you give a lot of importance to aspects that many guitarists foget when study as tone, dynamics, vibrato, bending, and other elements totally related to expression, feeling, to finding your own voice.

This take can have some little details to adjust (Ben marked them) but the overall shows a guitarist taking his feeling and expression techniques to its limits and that's so great, that means that you are on the right track.

Keep on the amazing job!

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