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Old 01-28-2009, 05:18 PM   #61
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Just recorded this and wondered if my picking technique is up to scratch or if i need to change anything about it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=E7TJe...re=channel_page

excuse lame improv


You need to improve timing and dynamics.

You don't play with enough conviction it sounds in places like you're searching for notes rather then playing it if you mean it.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #62
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You need to improve timing and dynamics.

You don't play with enough conviction it sounds in places like you're searching for notes rather then playing it if you mean it.


Thanks, i'll work on those

and yeah i know what you mean, and tbh i'm not all that familar with Bbm around my fretboard
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:14 AM   #63
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Just recorded this and wondered if my picking technique is up to scratch or if i need to change anything about it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=E7TJe...re=channel_page

excuse lame improv
I'd just like to say that your guitar is sexy as sh*t.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:40 AM   #64
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Thanks, i'll work on those

and yeah i know what you mean, and tbh i'm not all that familar with Bbm around my fretboard


Yer, I don't wanna be a dick, but honesty pays best in the end, even if it sounds harsh now.

Understand what I mean?

I don't have any substantial tips for this, other then exaggerate ur bend and vibrato's, and then toning it down to something more "mature".

Like Ramm said^^ nice guitar
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:54 PM   #65
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I wish I could have used something better than my built-in webcam but that was all I had so the video might not be perfect, but neither is my playing
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:09 PM   #66
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I wish I could have used something better than my built-in webcam but that was all I had so the video might not be perfect, but neither is my playing



String noise muting is good.
Timing is good
Technique is good, you use all ur fingers looks good.
Sweeps are good going (a little bit cleaner, but maybe it's because of the guitar)
String skipping good.


What to work on, is dynamics.

I'd love to hear some vibrato's and muting stuff and downpicking stuff (unless ur not in that kind of stuff), but Vibrato is important, so get that up if you have the time.

Oh, what I mean by good is that you "understand" what ur doing. Your aware of ur playing.

I personally thought a few of the faster runs were a little to fast and had impact on ur accuracy.

I rate someone's understanding of what he does, if you can only do 3 string sweeps but you do em clean ur still good, the rest is horizontal growth.

Love the thumb up at the end.

If you can get more dynamics overall in ur playing and vid of a few vibrato's is the only thing. This will have major impact in how ur other techniques comes across.

You did a Legato run as well, could be smoother, but maybe it's smooth and it's because of ur guitar, so you get that 1. I think it's good though, just a matter of finger strenght building which comes on it's own.

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:55 AM   #67
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I got two video (for now >>) that need analyzing. Here is numero uno:

I pretty much want to know about my picking technique, but nit-pick to hell please :]


This one is pretty much all sweeps. I want to know what I can do to improve them, how good they are now. And, again, nit-pick all you want :]

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Old 02-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #68
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Vid 1.

Very large movements with the picking hand, tension in the right pinky that needs to get sorted out. Nervous sounding vibrato. Overall, no sense of confident timing till the metal riffs come in, but they could still sound a bit tighter imo. All the fast stuff around 2:10 is complete slop and you shouldn't bother trying to play this fast yet, you just don't have the accuracy or dynamic control yet.

Vid 2.

You just need to develop your ears, you're missing or half-hitting so many of the notes during the "fast run", and you obviously can't hear it. Your fingers also aren't fretting and defretting neatly enough and the notes ring into each other even on your "slow" example.

Posture's not bad, btw.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:52 PM   #69
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Vid 1.

Very large movements with the picking hand, tension in the right pinky that needs to get sorted out. Nervous sounding vibrato. Overall, no sense of confident timing till the metal riffs come in, but they could still sound a bit tighter imo. All the fast stuff around 2:10 is complete slop and you shouldn't bother trying to play this fast yet, you just don't have the accuracy or dynamic control yet.

Vid 2.

You just need to develop your ears, you're missing or half-hitting so many of the notes during the "fast run", and you obviously can't hear it. Your fingers also aren't fretting and defretting neatly enough and the notes ring into each other even on your "slow" example.

Posture's not bad, btw.

Haha yeah about the pinky... I don't really know what to do with my right hand pinky. I don't want it on the body, cause i've read that's anchoring. I've been working on my posture alot so that's good :]

I wasn't really sure what to play until the metal riff comes in. And I just played as fast as I could cause that's what the first post asked I should try playing things slower until I get them down perfect... but I always get bored with it at that point... I should work on that. And the vibrato... I need to work on that too. I've had other people tell me that too, but I don't know what to do to change it.

I could tell the half-hitting. You can hear the little 'screech' that comes along with that. And I know about that on the slow example. I played it with a little too much distortion... How could I go about fixing the fretting and defretting problem?
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Haha yeah about the pinky... I don't really know what to do with my right hand pinky.


Relax it completely and see what happens.

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And the vibrato... I need to work on that too. I've had other people tell me that too, but I don't know what to do to change it.


Slow it down, widen it. You need to sound like your in complete control of its pitch and speed, check the sticky.

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Old 02-01-2009, 07:29 PM   #71
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What you see in the video is my pinky relaxed.

I'll check out your video and the sticky, thank you :]

EDIT: And what kind of picking would you say I most prominently use?
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Seriously though, this vid's a bit rough but I'd be glad of ANY pointers the learned people of the forum might have.



Edit: I might try and get a better vid recorded over the next couple of days, especially if you guys want it to get a better idea of my playing.


Work on your vibrato. A lot. It's hideous, at least when compared to your other playing. Some sweeps in the beginning were sloppy as mentioned. Other than that, try to connect your licks better. It sounded like you had learned a couple of exercises but didn't really know what you were doing with them. :cheers.
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I'm currently stuck on a plateau, and can't seem to improve. I'm thinking it may be my technique..so..yeah XD

Sorry the sound quality is so bad >.>

NOTE: These videos were not originally recorded for advice, they were more of a "I'm bored, ooh look a camera! oh look youtube! kinda thing."

So, yeah.
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Work on your vibrato. A lot. It's hideous, at least when compared to your other playing. Some sweeps in the beginning were sloppy as mentioned. Other than that, try to connect your licks better. It sounded like you had learned a couple of exercises but didn't really know what you were doing with them. :cheers.


Yeah, I know it's very disjointed but as far as I'm concerned that's possibly the most major symptom of having no backing to work with.

What would you personally say I should do about my vibrato though? Wider? Slower?

I might record some more this weekend if I can get decent tone out of the gear I currently have; my Laney's in the shop being repaired

Scowmoo: You need to release your anchor, it's ok at the moment but I think the second you try to build any real speed it'll only hold you back because it's so heavy...

More than that you need some confidence in what you do; you can hear the uncertainty in your playing a mile off.

Other than those you're still a relative beginner so I'll just say practice everything more.
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Scowmoo, I'm afraid I don't have a PC that's happy with youtube atm ( ), but I think you're both fretting and picking too hard. Hope that helps.
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Yeah, I know it's very disjointed but as far as I'm concerned that's possibly the most major symptom of having no backing to work with.

What would you personally say I should do about my vibrato though? Wider? Slower?

I might record some more this weekend if I can get decent tone out of the gear I currently have; my Laney's in the shop being repaired

Scowmoo: You need to release your anchor, it's ok at the moment but I think the second you try to build any real speed it'll only hold you back because it's so heavy...

More than that you need some confidence in what you do; you can hear the uncertainty in your playing a mile off.

Other than those you're still a relative beginner so I'll just say practice everything more.


awareness.

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You must "sing" with the track.

Obviously if you play over a slow blues jam track, and pull out a "Zakk wylde" Vibrato, then most likeyl people will feel you have no control, cause it doesn't quite "fit".

There is not 1 vibrato that works for all. Although you could limit too this, ur good when you have pure control over it.

Another thing which is a leap forward, is not to do an immediate vibrato. It's stale and obvious.

Try too land on a note and start the vibrato like a half note later, that way it sounds more natural. I like to bend slow and at the top of the bend pull out a vibrato, which is imo killer too.

I usually start my vibrato's at the break up between the note itself and the feedbackish harmonic.
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Yeah, I know it's very disjointed but as far as I'm concerned that's possibly the most major symptom of having no backing to work with.


Yeah, but if you watch, for example, Gilbert's live solos you can hear him "connecting" the licks even without a backing track. Of course that requires you rehearsing some parts of the solo beforehand. Your technique is not just how fast you can play or how clean your alternate picking is, being able to play coherent solos is part of it too.

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What would you personally say I should do about my vibrato though? Wider? Slower?


More control. If it's always slow and wide, it's boring. You need to be able to adjust it to all contexts. I mean, listen to Hammett; his vibrato suits some songs but then again, on others it sounds totally out of place. Control is where it's at.

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Man, I know the feeling. I just changed the preamp tubes to my GH50L and it sounds pretty awesome now.
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