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Advanced Rock Guitar: Catchy Pop Rock solo, Lesson By Guido Bungenstock
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Steve Gilfield
Apr 24 2020, 09:25 PM
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Original lesson: Advanced Rock Guitar: Catchy Pop Rock solo by Guido Bungenstock

I wish pop songs were like this one :)

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Kristofer Dahl
Apr 26 2020, 05:15 PM
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Nice!

Your control of bending and vibrato is very impressive!

* The rhythm section. This type of rhythm /riffing begs for downpicking - to get the right tone and consistency. Interrupting the constant downpicking in the middle of it - is blasphemy! wink.gif

* Your tone: the foundation seems fine but you totally lack the high end to make your guitar stand out. This will contribute to the issues you have experienced with previous takes: your guitar is either too low or to loud - it just won't sit in the mix.

A tip is to reference listen to Guido's guitar sound in the slow lesson parts - where he does not play over a backing. Compare with your recorded lead without a backing (don't compare when you play!)

Keep up the great work you get an 7 from me!

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Gabriel Leopardi
Apr 27 2020, 04:54 AM
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Hi Steve!

This take has good timing and energy. That's not a small thing for a Guido's lesson.

I don't hear relevant issues during the rhythm part (besides the downpicking thing that makes it sound less consistent there), but I think that there is more room to improve your bending and vibrato techniques during the solo section. You definitely can get much more from Guido's playing if you try to emulate the speed of his bends and the consistency of his vibrato technique.

I also note very small pitch issues close to the end of the solo, but this can be a random thing that will be fixed with more days of practice. I feel that the whole lesson will sound better with some more days of practice and focus on tone and dynamics.

Keep on the hard work mate!

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Todd Simpson
Apr 27 2020, 07:08 AM
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Well played!! Both the rythm and solo bits are really well done. I can tell you are grooving along with the track and that's a big part of it. When you are enjoying what you are playing, as with any musician, it always comes through. When someone is playing something they don't really like, that comes through as well which is why it's important to play things and learn things that seem fun and like something you'd want to play for no other reason than to play it smile.gif

I am seeing the same palm mute issue from the other vid pop up now and then. You are muting the low strings with the picking hand and the higher strings with the fret hand. It's a "Half Mute" approach which many fine players use. It's not "wrong" and your playing here isn't being impacted by it. I'd still suggest trying to find a mute position that can get all of the bridge if you can.

As for this one nice!

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Darius Wave
Apr 29 2020, 09:40 AM
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Hey there!

While observing your playing, I notice what I would focus most, being in your shoes. Your right hand is a weird thing at this point. You seem to be able to play some advanced stuff, but right hand looks like walking on the line between two skyscrapers (highest floor of course:) ). It doesn't looke like it comfortable and grooving. It looks like there is a constant fear of hitting unwanted strings while you should be able to freely strum through several strings at the same time and be able to make just one of them audioable. Playing needs balance. It's very similar to swimming or running or dancing. It's all about the smooth "breathing". In case of guitar we have a down/up strumming. When you start to "breath" on guitar you'll notice that the "breathing" direction depends on the note place in the bar, not on the random choice or not even on the economy (especially when you want to get some really mean sounds). Same as on bike, you need to find good breathing to speed ratio and once you find yout tempo, you actually stop feeling tired. You get in sync with yourself.

IT is exaclty the same with guitar. When we look at Guido, he is "breathing" in the pusle of 16th notes. Try to strum all 16th notes i nthe air and push your hand towards strings while the note should be hit. You'll see that this will cause exactly the same strumming direction as Guido has. That's the pulse, groove, sync...dancing on the instrument. It's not a magic, it's just focusing your attention to stop doign things against your body/nature. This solves lot's of problems but will not be easy to apply quickly. I'm just guessing to to me you look like a player whoe did start alreadywith eletric guitar playing solos or riffs. I've had some students like this (never had acoustic strumming perdiod) and you look like of of them. If yes, then the harder it is to explain why this lack of natural hand behavior makes any problem becasue there is no comparison you could have

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May 7 2020, 04:22 PM
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