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Original lesson: Extreme Britain - Cradle Of Filth by Ben Higgins

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Gabriel Leopardi
Hi mate!

This one is on the right track! There are just a few elements to work in order to take your rhythm playing to the next level.

- The main fast alternate picking riff (intro and close to the end) need some timing and dynamics work. I recommend you to start trying to accentuate the first of each group of 4 notes. This will give the riff a more 16th note feel, and this will also help you to play the parts tighter.

- The second section (starting at 00:30) has some differences. The first one is that Ben plays it with downpicking, and this give the part a totally different feel and accentuation. The second is that the part that in which you do a pull of (which has some timing issues) is played with Alternate picking. As I notice that you are having timing issues, I think that it can help if you use alternate picking there.

- The vibrato needs some attention in the last part. It's not consistent and it start too quickly. Remember to let the note sound and then add it gradually. I recommend you to work on this lesson:

Ok mate, please remember that I'm just commented the things to improve. There are many strong points here, so my grade is 7.
Todd Simpson
First off super congrats on learning this piece! It's a complicated bit of playing and you play it well! I also like how you are jamming out. You clearly are in to what you are playing which makes the performance a lot better for the audience. if the player looks bored or like they are doing their taxes it takes away from the performance and makes it less interesting for the audience. You are clearly in to it which is great!

I did notice that some of your palm mutes were a bit lighter in parts than the original. This is a subtle things. Harder muting makes a more metallic sound when you strike the strings. Also, down picking a part can make it sound heavier than alt picking, on a open string rythm. Stil, it's played well which is the point.

I notice you lag a bit about one minute in. During the fast part you are just a fraction of a beat behind. You don't miss any notes, just a pinch of lag. It is a very fast part. Isolating it and looping it can help.

You played well here and you get a solid 7 from me smile.gif

Kristofer Dahl
Very cool -

I think they key to improving this to a pro level - is focusing on your timing.

When I hear you play my first question is do you consistently tap the foot on each quarter note? . I can see you are having problems finding the downbeat in between different sections - this tells me your right hand might be keeping track of the pulse and not your foot.

If I am correct in my assumption - tapping your foot should solve most of the timing issues here.

All in all you are doing pretty good, you get a 7 from me.

Keep up the good work!

Darius Wave
Hey there!

Some pretty heavy stuff in this one wink.gif

Your take is pleasant to listen for average listener. When you start it sound promissing but the further you go, your picking start to remind a tremolo picking more than tight 16th notes. You right hand seems to be fixed to the guitar with a short leash...You look a little affraid to make wider struns/pick slants. There's plenty of metal riffin that has more wrist related mechanics and downpicking. If you want to continue your adventure through this sort of metal, you need to spend some time focusing on your right hand and it's limitations. When you play repatead 16th notes pattenrs, try to focus on every 1st of 4. Mek that one accented with stronger pick stroke. If focus to match it perfectly to drums/metronome, you'll notice that other 3 will automatically stretch and fit the timing.
Pass: 7
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