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> The John B. Sails, Lesson By Nicola Mandorino
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post Jun 20 2016, 04:13 AM
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Original lesson: The John B. Sails by Nicola Mandorino

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post Jun 20 2016, 01:30 PM
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Hi there, man.

You do a good job here. At first your timing was a little inaccurate during the parts with several pick strokes but you relaxed into after the first run through and the rest of it sounded much better.

My only suggestion at the moment is to try and make the note velocity (the volume according to how hard you hit the string) a bit more even on the higher strings. I know they won't all sound exactly the same... it doesn't even with Nicola plays it, because the strings have different tonalities and volumes.. but you could still yet improve your pick attack and make them sound just a bit louder.

Great work - keep it going!

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post Jun 20 2016, 08:36 PM
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Hi friend!

Great to find your first REC take! Congrats!

I think that you did a good job with this one. There are some little details that can be improved as Ben said but the overall take shows that you have a good sense of rhythm and phrasing.

If you'd like to master this one, I also think that there are some little timming issues mostly in the beginning and near to the end (maybe because you lost concentration). There is also some room to work on dynamics, which means that intensity that each note is picked.

This is a great first step! Keep going!!

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Darius Wave
post Jun 28 2016, 03:22 PM
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Hey there Skizik!

I think it's a very good choice of the lesson. It will definitely spot some basici ssues to be fixed at the beginner stage. for me there are two of these.

1. Timing - has been mentioned by guys above. I think you need to spend more time with original lesson and play over original video to compare if all notes are at proper timeline place.

2. Picking hand. I would highly suggest to record a video of your right hand with the same angle as in the original lesson video. You will notice your hand is more tensed and shaped a little different. I belive this my case some lack of comfort while playing. That's a good thing you hold the pick between thumb and side of right index finger. Pulling rest of the fingers towards the middle of your right hand is not necessary. Pick grip should be solid but at the same time a little flexible so while you hit harder, pick will surrender instead of slipping from the string. You can use relaxed (thrown out) fingers as an additional resting point for the right hand. As you can see in the original lesson, right hand isn't parallel to the strings - it rahter makes sort of inside and outside motions. It harder to explain than it is in reality. You can easily spot this on original video (right hand zoom) smile.gif

Aside from this I like your sync between right and left hand as well as quite even tone of each note smile.gif

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