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Victor Simion
Original lesson: Winter Tune by Piotr Kaczor

Hello,

This is a very nice lesson, and it's a little harder than it looks.

In the beginning I had so much trouble with the part where the lead guitar starts, I had no clue "what note and where to play that note", only if I was to play with the instructor, on the backing track I was clueless. Now I am not so clueless, but I am sure there are still timing issues.

I am pretty sure that the bendings could be improved also.

The palm muting on the last string is sounding with a lot of noise, I checked the other strings and it's not making so much noise.

But still I gave a try to play this lesson because it covers a lot of ground for me that I feel it needs to be polished..

Todd Simpson
Well done on learning this entire thing. It's not an easy piece of music and you clearly have put in some practice time on it! It does indeed cover a lot of ground and a ton of different techniques in one piece so it's well worth learning. I enjoyed your performance and you look like you are having fun playing it which is always important. It starts to run in to trouble about 1:23 where it seems like you lose track of the open string bit and stumble just a pinch til you get back on track. The open string work in this is another bit that's just not easy. Add to that, wads of string traverse. It's a complex piece. I gotta give you props for taking a swing at it. I think you may need to focus on everything after 1 minute a bit more and try one more time at a rec. Don't be thrown off by this. It's always worth doing a REC lesson really well. These are graded with a high degree of precision and difficulty as your rank is permanent and just like your musicianship, is earned a bit at a time. Dig in and go for it!!!
Todd

QUOTE (Victor Simion @ Jan 27 2019, 07:55 AM) *
Original lesson: Winter Tune by Piotr Kaczor

Hello,

This is a very nice lesson, and it's a little harder than it looks.

In the beginning I had so much trouble with the part where the lead guitar starts, I had no clue "what note and where to play that note", only if I was to play with the instructor, on the backing track I was clueless. Now I am not so clueless, but I am sure there are still timing issues.

I am pretty sure that the bendings could be improved also.

The palm muting on the last string is sounding with a lot of noise, I checked the other strings and it's not making so much noise.

But still I gave a try to play this lesson because it covers a lot of ground for me that I feel it needs to be polished..

Kristofer Dahl
Cool - you have chosen super inspirational lesson which is guaranteed to have a great impact on your playing and style.

Let's break down what we are hearing:

* You have dialed in a tone with lots of bright distortion, and you have mixed your take very high so we cannot hear the backing well. This means that during the sections where your playing appears to be spot on - we cannot really enjoy the music anyway.

* During the intro as well as the tricker sections towards the end - your timing is off. I would guess it is a combination of "stage fright" (well done posting here, this is the best way to cure it) - and a need to practice the faster sections separately at a slower tempo.

All in all you could fairly easy, just by tweaking your tone and mix, convey a much stronger musical impression. And playing wise I think you are pretty close to getting a passing grade for this level 3 lesson. Keep up the hard work - you get a 5 from me!
Gabriel Leopardi
Hi mate!

This lesson is a masterpiece, and as you've said, it's much more difficult than it seems. It covers many different techniques and elements. The main things to fix here are:

- Timing: This appears mostly in the first section when you play palm muted power chords. There, you are not going tight with the backing track. You tend to go after the beat. The lead sections are better but there are a few parts where your timing is not precise, for example in the first solo phrases.

- Bending: Your bends are not reaching the right pitches in the final section of the lesson. Isolate them, play the target note and then bend to it for some minutes every day.

- Vibrato: Your vibrato is not regular, sometimes it's weak, other times it starts to soon and makes your soloing sound like "nervous". We have many cool lessons covering this technique, check out our archive!


There are also other things to fix here that you and other instructors already commented. I recommend you to work on smaller blocks, focusing on one element at a time for some more days and share a new take, maybe in 1 week if it's possible.

Cheers!
Darius Wave
Hey there!

I generally think that there is a common mistake in thinking that playing tempo is a reference of how hard the lesson is. Playing actually cointains lots of various articulation techniques. Usually we need to spend some honest amount of time to workout the basics of each technique separately. It means, that when we take a combo like this one, it's natural it brings more trouble than expected smile.gif
My first impression is that the beginnin was more condifent even if it had some timing issues. Now towards the end things start to fall apart. Final bends need serious workout.

Around 0:20 you need to organize your picking. Your right hand hesitates and behaves wierd, wondering which notes to pick in which direction.

As for the bends - you need to spend some time working out your pitch detection skills. In this take you tend to overpitch the half-step bends and underpitch the whole-step bends.

Vibrato - you need to practise the "pulsing". Now you are holding the note a little sharp while you vibrate it. It makes it sound a little out of tune. To do that correctly you need to always cross the "zero tension" point with your finger. Pull and let the string go back naturally while still holding the finger on the fret - that's how it works in simplest words.

General tip:
Besides E1 string it is usualyl easier to have good control over the pitch if you vibrate the string downwards rather than bending it up as you do mostly in this take. It is as simple as that and could be a solution.

I hope you got some creative feedback that will help you develope your skills even better. Have great time playing guirta! smile.gif
Fran
Almost there, 5.25
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