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> Take 2: Metal for beginners - Megadeth #1, Lesson By Darius Wave
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post Nov 3 2016, 01:41 PM
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Original lesson: Metal for beginners - Megadeth #1 by Darius Wave

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post Nov 3 2016, 03:09 PM
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Hi mate, you've received my comments on this one at the mentoring program so I'm here just for grading.

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post Nov 4 2016, 01:14 PM
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Hey Petr!

This take a visible timing improvements yet it's still no perfect. I would like to suggest you recording a take na headphones with enough volume to not hear acoustic sound of your guitar. It's a good refernce to recheck all your articulation and alos it helps wo feel tighter relation with drum beats.

Let me also share one more observation. I think you are rushing with the timing before moments where you have a little more to jump on the fretboard. You try to speed thing up so you would have just a little more time to make position shifts. Now it should be more like catching the fly - you need to concentrate your powers to make a fast move in a very short time:) You need to let notes happen on exact time spots they should be...with some justice to their ringing time as well.

In this take I can also notice that your pal muting is not tight enough. I would suggest to move your right hand a bit to the right, press a little harder and pick a little harder. This way you would get better tone-to-percussive sound relation.

I have a feeling that your tone is something that is not necessary good for learning hand dynamics and articulation. It is good frequency wise - in other words relation bewteen bass, middle and treble is nice and from that perspective it sounds good. Unfortunately I can notice it's a kind of over-articulated type of tone. It means that it has lots of attack it self and even if you play soft or medium strenght, you still get amount of attack like you've been playing really hard. That creates a problem for you to detect if your hand play properly.

I do not like to interrupt someone else's mentoring, that's why please just treat is as a suggestion but I'm sure Gab can help you to find a tone that will be more true/transparent translating your what your hands do. I belive a good tone is a tone that exposes our lack of precision or strength in picking at some point. It's important at the level you are to start thinking of this.

Overall I have to say that your routines and attitude to work out your skills are somthing that makes me feel things are going to be really good someday. Keep up the good work!

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post Nov 7 2016, 04:19 PM
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Hi Petr, you have definitely made some good improvements on this lesson, both in terms of your timing and also in you chord shifting.

Just listening to the first riff, for example, we can see the improvement. The first version was rushed and the chord shifts were awkward but this time it's so much smoother.

You still have lots of room to improve on the timing aspect. For example, the G5 / F#5 / A5 move at 0:48 is actually behind the beat. You move to the next chord a little too late.

The riff that follows it from 0:50 onwards is slightly rushed again, ok? So little details like that show you where you need to hone the timing still.

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