> Rules

Here is where the magic happens: the REC board turns bedroom guitarists into real pros. Remember - it doesn't matter if you fail or pass, as long as you keep posting REC takes you will progress.

The entries will be graded by a number of instructors. After grading, members will be accredited with the appropriate points if they pass, and adjustments will be made to their REC level.
Passing grade is 6 or higher.

* Submit your REC take!
* More info
* Score board
* Recording tutorial

Closed TopicStart new topic
> Neoclassical Etude #2, Lesson By Marcus Lavendell
1 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
7 [ 2 ] ** [66.67%]
8 [ 1 ] ** [33.33%]
9 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 3
post Oct 30 2018, 08:33 PM
Post #1

Learning Tone Seeker

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 20-May 14
From: Denmark
Member No.: 19.825

Original lesson: Neoclassical Etude #2 by Marcus Lavendell

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 1 2018, 08:19 PM
Post #2

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 32.553
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289

Hi friend,

This is a very demanding lesson and you are close to master it. The main issue is related to hands sync which makes some phrases sound a bit sloppy. This type of pedal note licks are usually very tricky, mostly when you have to cross strings with alternate picking, which involves lots of inside and outside mechanics. I would dedicate some more time to this, to become more familiar with the speed. While doing it, try to make your right hand movement smaller, and more relaxed.

Once you can play everything clean at tempo, you can focus on dynamics and palm muting which gives this lesson an special feel.

It's a 7! Congrats!!

My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Darius Wave
post Nov 2 2018, 11:32 AM
Post #3

Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.652
Joined: 29-November 12
From: Poland
Member No.: 17.069

Hey there!

First of all this is a great lesson and a veyr tricky one. I think you did a great job working out all these position shifts and string skipping moments. I've been watching your right hand carefully and there are moemnt when you're at the edge of failling...I mean you right hand looks confused about picking direction. I have had that feeling that you were almost close to stop, but somehow you managed to get back on track. There are at least 3 moments like this in thjis take. I think it can be related to a feeling that some of these could be easier being played with an upstroke at the beginning. Maybe this is something your hand wants to naturally change. Any this hestitation causes the feeling of hand sync issues. according to recording quality limitations, that's all I can say right now. No matter on any further details, keep in mind you did a great job!
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Kristofer Dahl
post Nov 2 2018, 09:41 PM
Post #4

GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 16.282
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2

Very cool!

To me it looks like you are using "cross picking" here. This is a circular picking motion that is much harder to build high speed with. The advantage with it, is that it's a much more flexible technique and allows you to pretty much do anything in terms of weird string crossing patterns. The reason it looks like this to me - is because I can see your right hand is not only moving sideways, there also seems to be quite a bit of movement up and down (up & down from the pickguard / guitar body).

I also notice the part Darius is referring to and I cannot really why that happens - considering the flow you have.

Technique-wise I think you are on a very good path here, and with better recording technique a little more practice you will blow us away musically as well. You get an 8 from me, keep up the good work!

Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Nov 14 2018, 09:45 AM
Post #5

Learning Rock Star - Wiki Coordinator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.191
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 3.338

Pass: 7.3

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
Share your playing and get Pro-advice from our Instructors: Join REC
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th September 2019 - 04:03 PM