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post Aug 18 2016, 09:03 PM
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Original lesson: Metallica For Beginners by Gabriel Leopardi

Hello guys, I'm a student of Gabriel Leopardi. Worked hard on this one, still not perfect yet, struggling to have a flawless take. I'll keep working on it to get it perfect. Here and there my timing is a bit off. Hope this one is good enough to get a new lesson in my thread since I've had it a bit with this one :) Thx for the lesson GMC Crew!

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post Aug 19 2016, 04:50 PM
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Hi mate,

As you've said, we are working on this one and some other stuff at the mentoring thread so I'll give place to other instructors to make their input about this take.

The most important thing to improve here is timing which becomes very problematic starting from the last riff to the end (solo section). There must be something related to that rhythm that is giving issues, please take care of it.

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post Aug 26 2016, 08:20 AM
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Hi dude, the first half of the take was pretty strong. Although the timing in the first section wasn't flawless it was definitely solid. Your chord shifting was done well and the palm muting is where it needs to be.

The 2nd half gives you more issues so naturally you'll have to spend some more time working on it in small sections. The confusion happens here, I think, because the riffing for that section starts before the end of the bar.. but you don't attempt it until the bar is finished, putting you way behind already.

Technically you're definitely capable of getting the right sounds and controlling them.. it's just timing that needs a tweak smile.gif

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post Aug 26 2016, 07:44 PM
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Hey there!

Good point by Ben. You are able to get proper sound of your guitar and your position shifts are well executed. You only need to work on timing and clean playing.

Timing is usually a matter of two things:
1. Focus while playing
2. Fingers memory

First thing doesn't need explanation. As for the other - I think you need some more time to practise until your fingers will not hesitate where to move and press the frets. As long as you need to think on where to place the finger while you play, you will not be able to fully focus on timing and precision. I'm talking mostly about the 2nd part where it's clear it hasn't been learned 100% yet smile.gif

AS for playing clean. Try to go throug hthis article. There are some important habits we need to get since the very beginning of our guitar adventure. It's a perfect moment for you to start thinking about them, since unfortunately playing on distortion demands a lot more work to mute unwanted "things" than actually just place the note we hear:


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