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> Neoclassical Solo For Beginners, Lesson By Emir Hot
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post Jul 15 2016, 06:20 PM
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Original lesson: Neoclassical Solo For Beginners by Emir Hot

Hi This is my first REC. Thx.

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Darius Wave
post Jul 15 2016, 11:44 PM
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Hey Chris!

Impressive introduction in the rec section smile.gif Your take is descent - it's definitely a pass but there are little things to tweak. I had a feeling like your guitar has intonation issues. Because of the wide and agressive vibrato, this can be spotted only at some particular notes. From the other hand this might be a very common issue of making the note a few cents higher while making vibrato. I can hear your flat (non-vibrated notes) sound like the pitch is too low, but when you vibrate it sound like it's correct. I think you need to review your "release moments" while note vibration. Make sure to always go to a total realease to make your vibrate sound in tune. It does sound in this take but flat notes, played in positions sound like the guitar is slightly too low with the pitch.

Tip. You might have tuned your guiatr well but it has dropped the pitch due to bending (especially E1 string in this case). Try to finish your tuning with "pitch-up" (increasing the string tension). If your last move of tuning pegs was decreasing string tension, it will easy fall down with the pitch with your very first bend. Before touching tuning pegs, alwasy streth the strings if you notice it's tuned too high. It works even for a 100$ guitars - it's all about the tension equality on both sides of string resting points/saddles

I can't spot anything serious here. Maybe some other friend from grading instructors will spot somthing to tweka. Let's see smile.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 17 2016, 07:16 AM
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Hi Chris,

Congrats on your first REC video! Your take has a very cool energy and intensity. I think that your tone fits good with this backing and style and that you are very close to get a flawless take.

There are basically two elements that you should to work on this one. The first one is your vibrato technique and the second is your bending technique.

Vibrato: Try to make the vibration more regular and connected with the backing's groove. Be careful with the unwanted bend that makes the note sound out of pitch and try to avoid starting always the vibrato too early because it can make your phrasing sound a bit nervous. The best way to improve your vibrato on this one is to play along with the original lesson trying to emulate Emir's vibrato as a way to polish your ownr technique.

Bending: Sometimes your bending is not totally precise. This is a good lesson to work on this technique: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Beginn...ending-Workout/


Ok mate, I hope that this is the first of many REC takes.

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Ben Higgins
post Jul 18 2016, 11:01 AM
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Hi, I enjoyed this take. Your vibrato is very strong and expressive. As Darius says, be careful of pulling the note out of pitching and adding the vibrato whilst it's held out of pitch. Always allow the string to oscillate back to its original pitch in between the vibrato in order to give the listener the true reference point of the note.

The only technical weakness I spotted wad your bending at 0:46.

I like your picking approach, it's got loads of character to it. You're not afraid of digging in and using the attack of the pick. Good work!


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post Jul 20 2016, 11:47 AM
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