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post Jul 13 2016, 11:55 AM
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Original lesson: Double Stop Ballad by Javier Aviles

This took a really long time to get to where I was happy with it. Really like the tune, thanks for your feedback!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 15 2016, 04:10 AM
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Hi mate!

This lesson is so cool to play, it's very tasty and includes lots of cool double stop ideas. Your work on this lesson is very good. All the phrases sound clean in this video, and I think that there is just a bit to do to be able to play a take as good as the original. There are some elements that you could work or focus in order to achieve it.

- Tone: Some more attack, high mids could make your take sound more defined.

- Timing: Your timing is not bad but there are very moments in which your rush some notes of the licks.

- Vibrato and bending: Not bad but there is more room to adjust vibrato, and I've heard at least 2 bends that are not reaching the correct pitch.

- Dynamics: This is the element that your take is lacking more. Pay attention to how different intensities are achieved with the combination of pick and fingers in the original lesson.

That's all by now. My grade will be good because the take is good. wink.gif

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Darius Wave
post Jul 15 2016, 11:32 PM
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Hey there!

That's a really lovely take over this lesson smile.gif In my opinion your timing is descent - you only loose control over it at the moments you hesitate where to put your fingers. I bet it's just a matter of getting even more familiar with the lesson. This point is called "fingers memory" and it gives us the ability to fully focus on dynamics and timing. For my taste your dynamics are fine - yes you could increase them even more (like Gab has pointed) but they are fine the way they are and your take is far from being flat smile.gif Truly enjoyed listening to it.

About the tone. I like your match. You use a humbucker pickup which has some limits in treble response and once you cross the limit it starts to sound harsh rather than "bottle" start-like. I bet having a single coil loaded guitar would completely do the job on the tone you have at the moment.

There are spots with some flaws...like the harmonics but I can easily notice how much work you done to make it sound like it does.

One more thing...let the notes ring as long as possibler...you tend to cut ends of notes and it tends to make your playing sound a bit "cut off". I know it's totally different skill but it matters.


Guitar is a nasty instrument in case of tuning. It is really worth to give extra minutes for tuning process to reach a compromise for open string and fretted notes. At some pointed the pitch is not 100% correct but let's say it's among the tolerance scale for a live performance, not necessary for a studio recording. Just give it a shott next time smile.gif

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post Jul 18 2016, 10:56 AM
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Hi man, this is a really good take. There's a lot going on in this lesson so I imagine it must have taken quite a while to get it memorised!?

The guys have made some important points which not only I agree with but I can't add to. Your technique throughout is great. You're doing everything right, the only mistakes were just minor fluffs that have no bearing on your actual ability.

It's always going to be hard to get a bell-like Strat tone without a single coil axe. You've got the right idea with the neck pickup and your tone isn't bad at all here. Very tasteful.

Good work!

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