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> Take 2: Simple A minor Soloing, Lesson By Darius Wave
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post Jul 23 2016, 10:40 PM
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Original lesson: Simple A minor Soloing by Darius Wave

Hi Guys, I worked hard on this second take. Thanks for all the comments and advise on the first take. Hope you like it. Cheers Peter

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post Jul 25 2016, 01:05 PM
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Hey Peter! First of all thanx for giving the lesson some more time smile.gif

I would like to underline that your new tone is like "day to night" positive change comparing to your first take. I can only suggest giving it slightly more gain so when you play those runs at 0:56, we would hear it's a distortion, not a clean tone (the moments where you play two notes at the same time). You would then also need to play even more soft at some notes but it would be a good thing because it's just a regular dynamics workout

At 0:31 - some tuning issues starts - I'm not sure if it's a intonation - maybe worth tryint to recheck because it's not only about the bends

At 0:04 there is a "dark screen" pop out. It happens a few more times. Maybe it's just at my PC but if not I hope it's not a glued take tongue.gif Also at this spot you forgot to add the vibrato, somewhere around the half of that bend note length

At 0:16 not all of those notes should be played with picking. There is some legato happening there.

Generally you have improved a lot of details comparing to previous take and I'm really happy to see this in progress smile.gif Since teh lesson contains a lot of bends I would highly advice to spend some extra time on stretching the strings before recording. I know that this might be the cause of some tuning issues - tune may fall during very first bends and this can be the cause on further pitch issues on higher frets. I usually take my tuner and tune the string, recheckign in high position but trying to keep the rule "always end on the "tune up" move on your tuning peg. This way string will not loose the tension when it's not eqal on both sides of the nut.

Well done! Hope to see another take since things strat to get really nice!

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post Jul 25 2016, 11:24 PM
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Hi mate, great to find a new take of this one!

I can notice really important improvements regarding your performance, and also regarding your tone. I think that Darius has pointed the most important improvements as well as the things that require attention during the next days of practice.

In order to summarize what I've also can hear here, I want to second the fact that your tone EQ is much better now and that some more sustain would help you to make the overall lesson sound better.

Regarding your playing, I note that your vibrato and bending is getting better. There is obviously more room on this elements, mostly on bending in the second half, but you are on the right direction.

Please continue practicing with this comments in mind and share a new take in around 1 week if it's possible.


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post Aug 11 2016, 09:19 AM
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Hi Peter this is a big improvement over the previous take.

The difference in tone is like night and day, as D said - well done. This is much more tasteful.

I notice more vibrato this time. It sounds so much more connected now. It has more lief. The big bends could perhaps use a touch of slight vibrato. You can see Darius adding a bit of vibrato to most, not all, the bends.

You might find some useful tips in this lesson. You don't have to learn it, just read through and watch and you'll see me mention about holding the bend, waiting a moment and then applying the vibrato


On those double stop bends near the end, make sure that the static finger on the high E string doesn't accidentally start bending as well when you bend up on the B string. It may take some practise but you'll get it soon smile.gif
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