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> Neoclassical Etude #2, Lesson By Marcus Lavendell
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SpiritCrusher
post Oct 30 2018, 08:33 PM
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Original lesson: Neoclassical Etude #2 by Marcus Lavendell



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Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 1 2018, 08:19 PM
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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!!


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Darius Wave
post Nov 2 2018, 11:32 AM
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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!
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Kristofer Dahl
post Nov 2 2018, 09:41 PM
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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!


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post Nov 14 2018, 09:45 AM
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