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> Take 2: Alternate Picking Workout #7, Lesson By Darius Wave
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post Oct 23 2018, 03:46 PM
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Original lesson: Alternate Picking Workout #7 by Darius Wave

tried my best to keep my wrist doing the majority of the movement , hopefully the audio/video should be ok now

Links to previous attempts at this lesson:
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post Oct 24 2018, 07:00 PM
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Hi mate,

I think that this lesson shows improvements in every aspect that was suggested in your previous take.

- Your sound is a bit better now however there is a weird noise in your guitar line. I also think that your guitar EQ needs some adjustment since it's a bit "trebly". I wonder how you are recording your guitar for this video. Send me a message if you need assistance.

- Your right hand movement is also better now, it looks more natural than your previous take. I also notice that your hands are a bit more relaxed.

- There are timing and sync issues here that need to be worked. I think that you still need to divide this lesson is smaller blocks and practice at slower tempo to make your movement more efficient, and play the parts tighter.

Ok mate, those are the main things by now. It can take time to master all these things so don't push yourself, keep on practicing and enjoy it.

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post Oct 24 2018, 07:52 PM
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After watching this and previous take I'm sure what is the main task for you in the upcoming practise period. Picking direction is definitely your weak point. Assigning picking direction is like planning the place for a building/construction. You need to do some measurements and prepare the groung before you start to put one brick on the another. Otherwise constraction may fail. Your right hand has spots were it literally don't know what to do - it hesitates. Planning picking direction for particular accents and string skipping moments can make the same lick be easy or difficult. Very first run in this lesson should start with upstroke. This way all main accents will be on downstroke and fit with the strong beats in the bar. Your hand seemed to figure it out and fixed it while second run of the same lick. If you keep noticing things like this earlier, you'll be able to workout some kind of order in your playing motions and this is essential skills to be able to properly play fast runs. You would not be able to do such a fix if the lesson would be at shred speed.

In general your audio is overdriven - more the guitar than the backing track but it's great that you search for better ways to perform. Keep up the good work and you'll both - improve your playing and quality of your recordings.

I will give this take a lower grade which is actually a more aprioriate becasue in the pevious one lots of stuff was not possible to be detected. This one is more judgable. Please don't get this in a wrong way. More clear audio and video let's us help you better. It helps to expose issues and search for solutions instead of masking the problem.

Keep up the good work!
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post Oct 25 2018, 03:58 AM
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Let me start by saying I see obvious improvement in your technique here. Well done on that!! This has just non stop pedal point licks which are NOT easy licks to play. Also, hand synch is a BIG part of what makes this one a tough rec due to the string traverse on top of the hand synch requirement. It looks like you have learned the entire piece which is worth of praise all by itself so super job there!!! The main issue for me is with your sense of timing. About 11 seconds in you get off the rails a bit and sort of drift around the beat for the remainder of the piece. With something like this, the timing needs to be spot on or it will stick out like a sore thumb. I'd suggest breaking this down in to chunks. Make it in to smaller sections that you can practice by themselves and then rebuild it as one final piece. Breaking a song down in to more workable chunks is often a great way to isolate problem areas and work out the kinks. You've improved and that's important, I think you can do better here so once more in to the breach!!
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