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> Metal Essentials - Riffs #2, Lesson By Darius Wave
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post Oct 20 2018, 06:50 PM
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Original lesson: Metal Essentials - Riffs #2 by Darius Wave

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post Oct 22 2018, 03:49 PM
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Hi again mate,

I can see that you are working hard on your rhythm skills, well done mate!!

Your take on this lesson is very good man. I don't notice relevant issues to fix here. You can play all the parts right, clean and clear and your guitar tone fits well with the backing track.

As I've commented in other lessons, you could put some focus on dynamics to make your playing more expressive. I would also like to add that sometimes you tend to start the vibrato too early and that makes the riffing sound a bit nervous. Remember to let the note sound and then start gradually vibrato.

That's all for this one, it's a 9!

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post Oct 23 2018, 01:48 AM
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Nicely done!! You have a very strong palm muting technique and your hand synch is quite good as well. Without a good palm mute, bits like this can get very noisy. Also, with clean hand synchronization, the riff feels powerful and tight. If you didn't have good hand synch, it would make this hard to listen to. There is no way to hide poor technique on something like this but the good news is your technique is spot on and you seem to be having a good time which always adds to the impact of a well played piece!! You've got this one sorted. You are ready for the next one!!
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post Oct 23 2018, 07:00 AM
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Since this is an easier lesson - I would also recommend you use this opportunity to work on your right hand. It is already doing a good job, but you could try to get more attack from it while still remaining as relaxed as possible.

Also, Darius' sound seems to have more top sparkle, and seems more dynamic (probably with less gain). You could also try to get closer to that.

Keep up the good work, you get a 9 from me!

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post Oct 24 2018, 08:08 PM
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Hey there. This is a very nice take. Some little timing issues in general but for good sides - nice noise muting/clean playing.
From this perspective I can see you have a quite long fingers so maybe that's why combined with fish eye view, it looked kind of odd in another of your vidoes. I would still recommend to rethink getting rid of unwanted hand tensions like fingers rolled inside the palm but of course I do realize that from the other perspective there are players who do this as well....but maybe they hand nobody to tell them it's not necessary when they started playing so being used to so many years of this "grip" it's hard to fix it. Just thinking out loud...subjectively.

Now there is another thing that may give me more visual doubts rather than audio ones. Your right hand looks like it's more of a pick slant rather than strum, when you play powerchords. I actually use a medium strength strum for these moments (0:32 for example). It feels a little more energetic and improves the emotional connection between what you hear and how you play it. Slanting is more risku to give "sweep feel" and have minimal delay between notes of powerchord. I would simply involve more wrist motion to it...just like playing chords on acoustic guitar.

The reason things are this way is that many of "plug and play" amp presets have boosted treble in front of the drive channel. It's nothign else as cheating the amp that we play with more attack. It makes the player use less strangth because the amp is less demanding. If you would start from playing straigth in the amps drive...like Mesa DR, you would learn hom much strength it takes to get just the right amount of attack in your tone without boosting treble. I'm not sure if you play in a band or have experienced listening to a treble boosted amp in a live conditions but generally the treble is quite harsh and some people pass on it for the sake of warmer tone. Then the hand comes to action to compensate it....less gain and treble, more strength from the hand. The reason I'm writting this is not the point your at this moment be the point you can get to if you keep doing what you do. These are problems to be understood in the future but should be worked out since the very beginning. Try to experiment with more muddy, less "easy playing" drive to make shure you can get the same tone using only your hand and just the right amount of gain. You'll see how much of a satisfacion it is smile.gif
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