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> Carlos Santana Style, Lesson By Guido Bungenstock
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Med Amine
post Dec 31 2017, 01:41 AM
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Original lesson: Carlos Santana Style by Guido Bungenstock

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 31 2017, 05:11 PM
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Hi friend!

Great to find a REC take from you! smile.gif

Your performance on this one is really good. I don't note any wrong notes or timing issues along the whole take. Your playing is precise and consistent in most of the solo.

There are basically two elements that I feel need your work / attention:

- The first and main one is Vibrato. I think that your vibrato is not consistent on this one. In many cases it's a bit weak, and the "vibration" doesn't go with the groove of the track. It tends to be irregular. I've noted that sometimes you don't use the other fingers of your left hand to help the one that it pressing the fret and that's when the vibrato is worse. In the cases that you do it, the vibrato technique is a bit better but it still needs to be more regular. Also, remember to let the note sound and then add vibrato. If you start it too early, your phrasing sounds like "nervous". Check out the orignal lesson again to get some vibrato inspiration.

- The second thing which is much smaller is that there are some faster alternate picking passages that cound sound tighter. Isolating the parts or adding some picking exercises into your diary routine could help.

Ok mate, this is a good take and it's very close, I give you an 8.

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Kristofer Dahl
post Jan 2 2018, 08:05 PM
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Well done man!

Gab is spot on and gave you great advice regarding the vibrato.

Inspite of that - your tone and timing makes this truly enjoyable anyway. And speaking of the tone - you haven't dialed in a sound that close to Guidos tone - but I think you did a really good job anyway. You sound smooth, organic and dynamic.

You get a 7 from me - but if you work on your vibrato you will be heading for a top grade.

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Darius Wave
post Jan 3 2018, 11:21 AM
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Hey there mate!

It's clearly visible since the very first few bars - your already among the ones that know what's going on with the instrument wink.gif General performance is really enjoyable and looks very professional. Personally I notice your complex cooperation between right hand muscles - it works just perfect....I may be a little subjective on this one, because I do prefer to play this wayas well (using index and thumb motion to boost the smoothnes of pick motion).

Intro lick is a little nervous and not precise. I belive it's a casual thing and a matter of this particular, one recording that you've chosen probably because of further part being your best take.

Your tone is a little dark for my taste but it's responsive dynamics-wise and we'll keep that as a personal taste thing wink.gif

There's some guitar buzz cutting through the mix. Next time try to rotate on the chair, remove the phone from your pocket or generally recheck everything that generates noise. You should consider making a copper tape shielding in your electronics cavity. I believe it's 50/50 the missing shielding and single coil fault. If you use any kind of tube screamer or other distortion to boost the treble and change the response of amp sim, than this is the cause as well. I believe that the bridge humb is being split once you switch to a middle position so essentially there are two single coil playing together in your take. I think I would not go for any additional dist/ts pedal in front of driven amp while using single coils. It's already quite responsive and with additional dist/ts it sort of sounds like with wah wah turned on and placed in a high mid boost position.

Generally that's just a guess of mine referring to what I hear. If something is unclear just let me know through a PM wink.gif

Well done.

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