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> Ballad soloing - dynamics and phrasing, Lesson By Darius Wave
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PawelBernardo
post Jun 27 2016, 02:39 PM
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Original lesson: Ballad soloing - dynamics and phrasing by Darius Wave

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Ben Higgins
post Jun 29 2016, 01:12 PM
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Hi Pawel, this is a strong take, my friend. For me, the best things about it are your subtle vibrato, which is very tasteful, the tone, which is just right, and your picking attack.

The bending phrases also sound pretty accurate too.

A couple of things that would improve it:

-Making the lines flow a bit more naturally. You've memorised all the lines but at the moment everything sounds very "studied" and I can feel the concentration.

-Try using the volume knob for those swells. I assume you're using a volume pedal? It still sounds good but using the volume knob is an extra challenge and is part of the lesson. Also, those repeating bends that occur late in the lesson should have the volume knob involved too smile.gif

Other than those minor issues, it's a good take!


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Darius Wave
post Jun 30 2016, 12:58 PM
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Hey Paweł!

First of all it's definitely one of best takes over this lesson. I like your dynamics and articulation as well as gain and tone match (maybe just a little to warm for my taste). You've got a good pitch sense so your bends are really well placed in tune.

There are several moments where you play slightly different than the original. I think you could get even closer because you are able to. Same as Ben pointed - volume swells executed from guitar pot are additional challenge so it would be great if you could add this as well.

Overall it's piece of great job smile.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 5 2016, 05:27 AM
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Hi friend!

This is a killer take! I'm impressed of your delicate and ultra expressive playing. Your dynamics control on this take is fantastic and makes me give no importance to some licks that aren't sounding totally smooth in the second half.

I can also say that your tone is just perfect for this backing and style, and that your vibrato technique is also on spot.

I have nothing else to add to what the other instructors suggested, just congrats!!


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post Jul 5 2016, 01:39 PM
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Edit: Please see Kris comments below smile.gif

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post Jul 5 2016, 07:00 PM
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Hi Pawel - and weclome to REC smile.gif First let me say your take sounds very good - well done!

Because of the rules we have set up for REC - your take does not qualify:

* You need to record the whole solo in one take (at 1:01 we can see an edit)

* It also seems there might be audio edits as I am hearing more pick strikes than I am seeing at 01:11

Please feel free to submit a new take with these comments in mind. It is very important that the instructors can grade your actual performance, as you will get much better feedback - and the system will be more fair for other students.


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