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> Take 2: Metallica For Beginners, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Sep 11 2016, 07:47 PM
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Original lesson: Metallica For Beginners by Gabriel Leopardi

Hello, Tried to work on the comments I got two weeks ago. Timing on the solo was a bit wrong but I think it's a much better REC than two weeks ago. I hope I can pass and move on to the next lesson. On a sidenote, sometimes I think why on earth is Gabriel letting me do this over and over again.. But he is the first teacher that is making me progress! Suddenly I stopped struggling on songs where I struggled in the past. GMC is making my guitar journey alot more fun! Avalius.

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post Sep 12 2016, 12:26 AM
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Hi Avalius, I'm so proud of reading that mate! smile.gif

I know that it can be a bit frustrating to pass many days playing the same lessons, but that's the best way to get results. I believe that this quote by David Lynch about ideas, can be applied to practice, as well as to everything in life.

"Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper". (David Lynch, Catching the big fish, 2006).

We are going deeper, we are trying to reach to the details, in order to make your playing better.

Talking about your playing on this lesson. The main issue that needs adjustment here is timing. I can see that you've noticed it in the solo section, where I think it's not very dramatic, but I'm not sure if you note it in the rhythm section. I'm talking about the riff starting at 00:43. There, you are not going tight with the bass and drums. It seems that you are not playing the rhythm correctly.

The first thing that you should do is compare that part with the original lesson and try to identify the difference.

Then, try also to adjust the solo section that it not bad, but it's not going tight.

That's all by now. We can also add a new lesson so let's continue talking at the mentoring program.


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post Sep 12 2016, 10:40 AM
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Hi man, the first half is sounding better than your previous take - the timing is more solid than before so well done for that.

The problem with the remainder of the lesson is the riff section starting at 0:42. You're beginning it too late. What you're doing is playing 1 strike of the E note too many. I know that it does that in the previous riff but for the 2nd rep of that section, you need to cut it off early in order to begin the next riff.

If you look at the riff that you play next, the emphasis of that riff should be on the 2nd chord, the E5. And that E5 should occur on the first beat of the next bar. The F5 that precedes it should occur on the very last beat of the previous bar.

What you're doing is waiting until the next bar comes along and playing the F5 chord as the first one. This is what throws your timing out for the rest of the lesson.

Hopefully that makes some sense.

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post Sep 13 2016, 12:33 PM
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Hey there!

No worries....few weeks is not much time when we speak of learning new things and learning to play precise. Ask some other students how muhc time they did spend on lessons...you'll be surprised smile.gif Remember - it is not about time but about making things work. Doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you push yourself to make things as close as possible to original lesson performance. That's when the true profit starts to be vicible in your overall playing.

As Ben pointed - the first half has a visible improvemnt but the second half still have some notes not at the timing spots, where they should be. I belive you work hard and have a great time working with Gab. I think you should give it some more time and patience. Gabriel will help you for sure. At this point timing is still the weakest point.

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