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> Gary Clark Jr Style, Lesson By Gabriel Leopardi
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post Jan 13 2020, 01:06 AM
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Original lesson: Gary Clark Jr Style by Gabriel Leopardi

I used the signal chain Gabriel posted on the lesson

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 13 2020, 04:59 PM
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Hi mate!

Nice to see this lesson at REC! Gary Clark Jr rocks! biggrin.gif

The first thing that I will say is that your sound is really close so copying the chain really helped! Well done.

After that, the second important thing is that the solo section has some pitch issues and this seems to be related to your guitar calibration or strings. All the notes sound a bit off and it doesn't seem to be related finger's pressure (however this can be a reason).

Besides this, there are some playing elements that need attention:

- Timing: I notice timing issues when playing both the riff and the solo. This is not an issue that appears all the time, it suddenly appears in short fragments. I recommend you to compare your right hand with mine when playing the first riff. Notice how my hand moves naturally with the groove, while yours seems to make fast attacks when picking and then slow down. This is very clear during the first riff but it happens all the time and that's why I think your timing is not precise, and everything has room for groove improvements.

- Bending: The lesson is full of subtle bending (and other expressive techniques) details. I see that you are adding some of them, but in many cases I feel that there is more room to work on this. However, it's essential to fix the tuning issue before working on this. (For example those two bends at 00:40 and 0042 are not reaching the pitch.)

That's all by now mate! Keep on the hard work!

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Kristofer Dahl
post Jan 23 2020, 01:30 PM
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Cool - I think your playing here as some great vibes! I like how you dig into the lead notes and we can clearly hear you are feeling it.

I agree with Gab's specifics - and to me these are symptoms of slightly 'rushed' practicing. Had you practiced the slower tempos a bit longer, we would probably not see this missed notes (esp noticeable in the beginning when you could improve your hand sync) - or timing fluctuations.

I also notice Gab lets his notes ring out loudly in the main riff - this is a very nice effect which requires you to play relaxed and have precise finger movement control - in order not to accidentally mute ringing strings.

Keep up the good work - I will give you a 7 on this level 2 lesson.


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