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post Aug 10 2016, 12:05 AM
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Original lesson: Iron Maiden Style Lesson by Gabriel Leopardi

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post Aug 11 2016, 09:46 AM
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Hi, this is a good take but there's some minor things that could make it better.

If you listen to the main riff, do you hear that sound which is like two notes bleeding into each other? This is because the 1st finger is fretting the 2nd fret of the D string at the same time as trying to fret the G string. You can reduce this slightly if you focus the finger on the G string and slightly lift the tip of your finger away from the D string. It sounds a bit impossible at first but it's like you have to imagine pulling your finger down and away from the D string.

The gain setting you're using is obviously causing that invasive hissing sound. Reducing the gain and/ or adding a noise gate might help alleviate that but it depends on your setup I guess.

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post Aug 15 2016, 08:20 PM
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Hi mate,

Nice to find this lesson here! smile.gif

You definitely need to do something with that line noise. Maybe you have too much drive in your setting, or your guitar cable is not working well. Try lowering drive, using a different cable, and also adding a noise gate in your chain. It becomes very difficult to play clean with all that noise.

Regarding your playing, I think that this is very close. You need to focus on 2 main elements:

- Timing: This issue becomes more important in the last part of the lesson. Focus on making everything sound tighter with the backing track.

- Cleanness: You need to find the way to make everything sound cleaner and avoid "double notes" which means that you play the following note before muting the previous played.

That's all by now. Keep on working!

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post Aug 16 2016, 02:17 PM
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Hey there!

First of all your take is quite good and as Ben said - there are only minor things to focus on.

1. From the very beginning of your take we get sort of punch in the face from a noise comming out of your guitar. There are several reasons for this noise to come out but most often it's just a way too much gain. I can't hear any additional hum, typical for ground loops or cable quality related problems. This makes me even more sure it's just the gain thing. Distortion acts like compressor. At some point it smashes your playign dynamics and distort the overall sense of picking strength. Things are easier to play but that's not where the articulation equality should come from. Using less gain will expose some lack of precision in picking or just a bad match of picking strength. This much of a gain will make you not able to play at the volume of real band rehersal or gig. You would get lost within nasty feedback between guitar and amplifier. Very often we are pushed by some real life situations to change our concept of playing. Reality of using some gain ranges in a live conditions makes us workout our right hand to be able to give max gain from the hand and min gain from the amp. In other words - amount of gain determines how we practise and what we learn.

2. Again - already mentioned by Ben - two notes ringin one over another. You need to separate them. Ben had a good feedback on this one.

All above may look serious but in fact your take was descent and those are suggestions form next steps to improve your skills even more. Well done!

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