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> B.B's Blues, Lesson By Chris Harrington
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Rated Htr
post Sep 29 2016, 06:10 PM
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Original lesson: B.B's Blues by Chris Harrington

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Ben Higgins
post Oct 3 2016, 12:03 PM
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Hi man, this is a really solid take here. You've got a nice, smooth tone with enough sustain yet still clean, which is just what this track asks for.

Your overall playing style is very confident and direct. I like the level of picking aggression and dynamics you use.

The only thing that I believe you slightly miss is the subtlety of some of the bends. Some of the bends need to be more like quarter bends. For example, the bends at 0:17 and 0:19 sound too wide. They are perfectly in key and harmonically fine but they have a whole tone sound and lack the 'blues feel' that you get with a micro bend.

You just need to acquire a bit more subtlety for the blues but in terms of overall playing, excellent work.

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 3 2016, 03:33 PM
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Hi Rated,

this is a good take of this beautiful lesson. I think that the main thing to adjust on this lesson is the pitch of your bending which is close on most of the cases, but not perfect. You tend to go over the pitch, but there are also some bends that don't reach it.

Besides this, there is also some room to make your vibrato more consistent and regular, more connected with the backing's groove. Try lowering it down or adding more dry sound to the mix.

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Darius Wave
post Oct 6 2016, 12:07 PM
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Hey there!

You take is a good one, with nice tone, dynamics, timing and feel. There is nothing serious to point out to be fixed. As Ben noticed - there are some bends that should not actually be a "in-pitch bends". In blues very often bends are being a quarter-tone ornaments. Pleasy verify this with original lesson. Some more about the bends - you tend to over-bend. Let's be honest - it's not a huge pitch mistake but among your execution of other techniques, this one needs just a little more focus. Well done...this is a really descent take.

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post Oct 7 2016, 12:18 PM
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