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> Take 2: Blues Licks 2, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Sep 24 2016, 04:19 PM
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Original lesson: Blues Licks 2 by Gabriel Leopardi

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post Sep 24 2016, 11:18 PM
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Hi Krakou,

The first thing that I note is that the second string of your guitar isn't perfectly tuned but that's just a small detail since your playing is very good on most of this lesson. There are just a few issues in the last two licks, the other parts sound very good.

I've compared this take with the previous one that you've share and it's great to see that your overall playing is much better.

This video can be the new beginning at out mentoring program so let's continue talking there.

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post Sep 27 2016, 10:34 AM
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Hey there!

You new take sounds clearly better. I would have a few tips that you may not necessary find 100% necessary for this particular lesson but they could be already applied for this, and all your future playing

1. Right hand shape. Most of the time right palm is being used to mute lows tring, while we play on high strings. You should consider fixing your habit of that much angled wrist, because you will ahve problems with unwanted noises if you launch a distortion a little higher than the one in your take.

2. Left hand. Your fingers works very independent but not in a good sense of this word. You take yourself a lot of profit caused by bending the string with help of other fingers, or muting unwanted high strings with one of the fingers, behind the one you press. IF you looks closely at some guitar virtuasos you'll notice that their left hand looks different. It's all about the minimum motion and one of cases is to leve left hand finger in the place it was, after hiting the one. That's because if you would have to use this finger again in the lick, it would already be there. At the same time all the fingers behind are used for supporting vibrato and bending. It really makes things much easier strength-wise + easier to keep perfect control of the pitch.

You have to believe me that this is not a "personal taste advice" but a most commmon behavior that needs to be applied once you reach some level. I think it's time for you to start working on those things, before you find out some day, how hard is to remove bad habiuts if they last too long.

I hope this will help you to improve even more. All best and well done!

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post Sep 28 2016, 11:29 AM
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Hi man, there's some good advice from my comrades here.

I would add some thoughts about pick attack:

Your picking is nice and relaxed but you would benefit from being a bit more assertive with your picking. You could pick harder in some places to give some notes more of an accent.

This video might give you some ideas to try


Overall, good work.

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post Sep 29 2016, 08:54 AM
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