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Gilbert Made Easy, Lesson By Ben Higgins
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Tadas
Nov 26 2020, 12:27 AM
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Original lesson: Gilbert Made Easy by Ben Higgins

Hello and thanks for the feedback on the first video! I've started working on reducing the picking motion but I guess it will take a while until it's noticeable. :)

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Gabriel Leopardi
Nov 26 2020, 05:13 PM
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Hi Tadas!

Good job here! I note that your right hand movement is a bit more economic here. I think that there is still room to make it smaller, and that your right hand fingers also could separate less from the fretboard when they are not pressing. I notice that your right hand doesn't look comfortable with those 3 notes per string patterns. I think that some legato practice and focusing on relaxing and pressing with less strength will really help.

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Besides that, this lesson sounds good, I only think that your timing could be tighter and that this is totally related to the things that I've commented previously.

And again, your tone and vibrato are very enjoyable mate! Your playing is very promising, keep going!!! smile.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 26 2020, 10:34 PM
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Very nice. And we can tell a slight difference when watching your right hand - I am guessing it is mainly because you now are thinking very consciously about the picking movement.

QUOTE (Tadas @ Nov 26 2020, 12:27 AM) *
Hello and thanks for the feedback on the first video! I've started working on reducing the picking motion but I guess it will take a while until it's noticeable. smile.gif


Yes it will take more time. I also want to double check that you are also practicing minimising the picking motion at a slower tempo? Changing a habit is tricky and must be done in slow motion to start with.

Overall my feedback for you will be the same this time. Your level of playing is great and so is your tone. To bump things up to a new level, you should try to relax your hands more and minimise motion.

I would also like to suggest that you try phrasing your vibrato in a more gradual way, instead of going all in from the beginning. I think this will sound much more tasty - and its common practice (though subject to personal preference as well).

Well done again - you get a 9 from me!

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Todd Simpson
Nov 28 2020, 09:40 PM
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NICE!! I can see you've reduced pick motion/wag, but it's still a bit wide for Gilbert style licks. Try to use only the tip of the pick and don't go to deep on each strike. See how shallow you can make the strike and still make it work. Your vibrato is nice and wide but it doesn't swell up. Good vibrato starts small and then swells up to wide then back down. This creates and emotional impact in the listener. Go back and listen to the control of vibrato in the original.

Your synch is quite good here as is your palm mute. Putting all of these things together is NOT easy. It's a wide variety of techniques that must be brought to bear in order to play this. That defines Paul Gilbert style. He combines many techniques in nearly flawless fashion while playing ridiculously fast and apparently without any real effort. It's something worth shooting for.

Well played. You get a solid 9 from me!

Todd


QUOTE (Tadas @ Nov 25 2020, 07:27 PM) *
Original lesson: Gilbert Made Easy by Ben Higgins

Hello and thanks for the feedback on the first video! I've started working on reducing the picking motion but I guess it will take a while until it's noticeable. smile.gif

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Darius Wave
Dec 2 2020, 05:12 PM
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Hey there!

Really solid take in here! In my opinion slow tempo makes us use wider hand motion naturally. It's same with strumming - the slower we play, the wider we move our right hand. Regular distance in strumming or picking motion, helps us to keep the timing. I belive that any advices on more economic movements should apply to higher tempo. This one is a medium tempo practise and I guess most of players would keep a little wider motion range to get better attack and more even hand motion which leads to higher comfort of playing (relax)

You picking is solid in general. Just a few spots where the note was not 100% clean but just a slice. You tend to rush/play in front of the beat...but again...it's is a minor amount of time so it deosn't destry overall, good imjpression of your take. Well done smile.gif

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Jan 10 2021, 04:38 PM
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