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post Feb 2 2017, 07:47 AM
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Original lesson: In Flames Style Lesson by Gabriel Leopardi

Not sure about the tone. Used of the presets, but sounds in style.

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Darius Wave
post Feb 6 2017, 04:15 PM
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Hey there!

Frequency response of your tone seems to be matched to the style. Maybe just a little overloaded with lows.
Now I'm sure it's a bit oversatchurated (overcompressed). I would suggest to use less gain to get higher clarity of palm muted runs.

Ib overall take there are some tiny timing issues but that's less of a problem. Main thing to focus are unwanted strings breaking through your playing. You need to improve your muting job. They generate noise and destroy clarity of your playing which overall seems to be quite descent smile.gif Think of this point at first.

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post Feb 7 2017, 12:21 PM
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Hi there. This is not a bad take but there's a couple of technical areas that you can improve upon straight away

First of all is your picking movement. You've probably followed picking advice very closely and read / watched all about how less movement is good etc. For alternate picking runs and intricate playing this advice is mostly good but when it comes to rhythm playing you can afford to use more kinetic energy in the execution of riffs. This helps in two ways

1. More movement gives you more of a physical reference point to stay in time, a bit like dancing.

2. More forceful downstrokes due to more note velocity gives a stronger sound.

I feel you may be trying to apply your intricate alternate picking approach to a rhythm context so you're visibly trying to restrain your hand movement. Instead, let it move.. you don't have to clamp your wrist to the same spot on the guitar - it will only hamper movement.

The second area of technique is that you appear as if you don't have a full grasp of the picking direction you want to use. In the lead section in the middle, there are points where Gab may play a couple of downstrokes in succession but much of it is pure alternate picking. If you use alternate picking when he does, you'll have less trouble when it comes to the end of the line and you have to move back to the previous string.

Hopefully that all makes sense! smile.gif

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post Feb 7 2017, 05:55 PM
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Hi friend,

I think that you've received excellent feedback from my mates. Each of the things that captured my attention the first time that I heard your take are explained by them. Here is a list of relevant issues:

Tone: Less bass and less drive would clean up your tone a lot.

Timing/precision: I note that the melodies are ok but that there is more room to adjust your timing and play everything smoother. The reason and way to fix it is related to Ben's comment regarding your alternate picking technique, and the directions used.

Cleanness: There are some unwanted noises here and there in the lead parts. Be sure to use both hands to mute every note that you shouldn't play. Check out THIS LESSON for more info.

Dynamics: Your riffing needs more dynamics, more aggressive accents to give it the right feel. This is related to Ben's comments about your right hand small movements.

Ok mate, even with all these things to fix, your take is good, just keep on practicing to adjust details.

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post Feb 9 2017, 11:24 AM
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