first to all, I want to tell you about all weak points I saw in your playing. I´ll do this in a constructive way, so don´t take it bad after all for this weak points you´re here.
* I noticed that you don´t use your pinky so much.
* a weak vibrato sometimes makes you miss the correct tune for every note.
* palm muting could be better.
which pick are you using?
if it´s too soft, you won´t get a powerful sound. I´m using dumlop 1.5 mm. so I think you give it a try. you should sound pretty close to me, taking in mind your pick-ups and your guitar are very similar. so, I think we could improve your sound from the hand and from the pick.
now your first assignment about technique is an etude on patterns that helps you to develop your pinky.
Time to complete: 7 days (next Wednesday)
Remember: you must provide audio or video of how progress is going. if you want it, and have the time to add drums and more instruments, do it. but for this first assignment I am not asking for it. so, since we have a dead-line to respect, you can rec your takes using only the metronome.
-using alternate picking..
learn this first assignment start at 170 bpm
increase to 190 bpm
increase to 210 bpm
increase to 230 bpm
once you feel comfortable with it apply the following:
start at 170 bpm (2 times)
at 190 (3 times)
at 210 (4 times)
at 230 (4 times)
rest or jam during 10 minutes and repeat the assignment for many times. remember to focus on your practice, concentrate and have fun during the process that´s better than 100 hour-practice.
once you got it, we still use this kind of exercises as warming-up.
as you ask me, this etude is also focused on one scale (Em) to give you some options in time of creating solos.
here you´ll find all the notes of the scale through out the fretboard.
after practice, you´ll notice that you are also improving your jam skills, because you´re putting attention on specific notes.
IMPORTANT: The following part is out of the weekly dead-line, so you can work on this if you have the time to do it.
I would like you re-practice this lesson since I think you like it.
and apply the following:
1-use the correct fingers at the intro.
2-look for a better position of palm muting.
3-and improve the galloping part.
have fun practicing and ask me for whatever you need.