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Phil66
post Aug 14 2016, 09:16 PM
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Hello folks,
I'm working on part of THIS lesson and I'm struggling to get the rakes to sound right. I know the concept of how to do them but mine sound like a mistake rather than a nice percussive sound.

Any tips?

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post Aug 15 2016, 01:19 PM
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I'm sure both Todd and Gabriel will ask this too:

Do you have a video so we can see your technique? smile.gif


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post Aug 15 2016, 02:14 PM
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Thanks Ben,

Yeah I'll record one tonight, I was finishing off my session last night when I decided to ask.

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I'm sure both Todd and Gabriel will ask this too:

Do you have a video so we can see your technique? smile.gif



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post Aug 15 2016, 02:34 PM
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Ben had a good example in one of his vids a while back -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4aOiTOQNzE

about 1:28 for the Raking part.


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post Aug 15 2016, 03:00 PM
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Thanks Scott,
I'll have a look later. Mine sounds more like when you try to play your first ever chord.
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post Aug 15 2016, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 15 2016, 04:00 PM) *
Thanks Scott,
I'll have a look later. Mine sounds more like when you try to play your first ever chord.
Cheers


laugh.gif

That had me laughing a lot.

For me it's about muting way more "in" on the strings than I would usually to dampen the strings.


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post Aug 15 2016, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 15 2016, 03:00 PM) *
Thanks Scott,
I'll have a look later. Mine sounds more like when you try to play your first ever chord.
Cheers

I feel your pain biggrin.gif
Im a bit hit or miss with rakes myself tbh. Im working on one of Chris' blues lessons and there are a couple of ridiculously good rakes in it which Im about a mile off cool.gif
I used to mute the strings more with my picking hand but after watching bens video I changed to the other hand and Ive gotten a lot better.


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post Aug 15 2016, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 15 2016, 06:21 PM) *
I feel your pain biggrin.gif
Im a bit hit or miss with rakes myself tbh. Im working on one of Chris' blues lessons and there are a couple of ridiculously good rakes in it which Im about a mile off cool.gif
I used to mute the strings more with my picking hand but after watching bens video I changed to the other hand and Ive gotten a lot better.


Doesn't Ben say to actually mute with your picking hand though?


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post Aug 15 2016, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Aug 15 2016, 05:57 PM) *
Doesn't Ben say to actually mute with your picking hand though?

yeah sorry, I typed it round the wrong way. I meant to say I now mute with my picking hand smile.gif
Also, I dont seem to know my right hand from my left rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 15 2016, 07:48 PM
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Ello folks,
I'm not going to have time to do a video this evening, got in late from work so got to get my practise in.
I am using my picking hand to mute the strings but must not have the right angle or something. I can do them ok if I use my left hand BUT, this piece has bends immediately after the rake so I need my fingers on the strings ready to bend. Also it looks a better way to do it using the picking hand.

I'll try soon, I have to record a video for Gab on Wednesday so I'll link it here.

Gotta bolt, only going to manage one hour tonight sad.gif


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post Sep 7 2016, 08:33 AM
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Video is necessary, otherwise we have no idea what could have gone wrong in your rakign execution smile.gif Just a phone video would be enough but try to capture both hands smile.gif


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post Sep 7 2016, 09:46 PM
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Thanks Darius,

I've moved onto another lesson but I will try to find time to shoot a video of me trying. It's just as easy for me to use a video camera than a phone and the quality is better, my current phone doesn't have good video, I shattered the screen on my best phone and have had to go back to my older one.

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post Sep 9 2016, 12:53 AM
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It's like your a Psychic Ben smile.gif As a matter of fact, a video is always helpful smile.gif Trying to diagnose playing issues without seeing them is mostly a guessing game.

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I'm sure both Todd and Gabriel will ask this too:

Do you have a video so we can see your technique? smile.gif


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