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> Metallica Made Easy, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Aug 5 2016, 03:05 AM
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Original lesson: Metallica Made Easy by Gabriel Leopardi

May not be magnificent as Mr.Dahl vocals but it was fun to try. Thank you for providing me with the backing track and letting me take a crack at it.

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post Aug 5 2016, 02:43 PM
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Hi mate!!

I'm so happy of finding this take! I think that it's the first time that we have singing stuff at the REC.

You have done a very good job with both guitars and vocals. Regarding your guitar job, I think that it's just perfect. I don't hear any issue to improve or fix, everything sounds like the original lesson / song.

Your vocal work is also good. There are only some little details that you could work regarding timing and pitch which are not dramatic but that should be worked in the case you want to sing professionally. Your voice is powerful and has a very cool "colour" for this style so you should continue singing!

Congrats on your great job!!! smile.gif

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post Aug 7 2016, 10:33 AM
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Hi man, this is pretty solid. As Gabriel said, the guitar playing is accurate like the original. The only thing that could sound better in my opinion is the two single notes in the main, like at 0:19. The first time it occurs they're not very clear. The rest of the time, it's mainly a timing thing. The second note gets cut off quickly in order to move back to the E5 chord so it just sounds a bit more awkward than it should.

That's my only suggestion of improvement smile.gif
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post Aug 10 2016, 08:38 PM
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Hey there! Nice take and entertaining vocals smile.gif

Same as guys I have nothing serious to complain. The only thing I'm quite sure could be improved is the strength of your playing. I sort of miss a bit of bite/sharpnes comming from the pick - not through all the lesson but for example at some spots in the middle part. I like the amount of drive you've choose and it would work totalyl pro if you would add just a bit more picking strength to it smile.gif Overall it's a great work! Keep rockin'
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post Aug 10 2016, 10:53 PM
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You have got great feedback already - some extra tips in case you want to get closer to my vocal sound:

When I sang this one, there was a huge difference in volume levels between my 'cleaner' voice and the more aggressive one.

The aggressive one requires me to turn the input gain extremely low and then a scream from the bottom of my guts ( a bit like a death metal growler, I believe). This kind of screaming requires very tolerant neighbours. Please also consider the video of me singing is playback, and in reality I would look completely wild when recording these vocals.

You have lots of attitude in your vocal lines which is what really matters. If you work more on a relaxed timing and more guts in your screaming I think you will develop a killer style!

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