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    BOB BATES ASSESSMENT DEC 2015

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    Craig Hardie
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    BOB BATES ASSESSMENT DEC 2015

    Post by Craig Hardie on Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:14 am

    Assessment of "Man Of The World" (Melody and Lead)

    Melody

    Your timing and execution is good with nice dynamics. Watch the following:
    Bars 1, 3, 5 - Inaccurate phrasing; the last note (diad) should be pushed off the beat (4 "and"). You are playing it on beat 1 of the following bar.
    Bar 7, 54, 57 - Not reaching the top string (melody) with your picking hand thumb.
    Bar 19 - Slightly rushed

    Lead

    Some work to be done here still, so I've provided a bar-by-bar breakdown:
    Bar 17-18 - Pull-off to fret 7 inaudible; slightly late picking the top string bent note
    Bar 21-26 - Phrasing shakey; Take a closer listen to where notes are played right on the beat; slides too long; triplet phrasing unsure
    Bar 32 - 2nd triplet not as accurate as the first, therefore late reaching E note in bar 33
    Bar 33 - Tail of bend (release) lost
    Bar 34 - Inaccurate phrasing (rhythm)
    Bar 35 - Inaccurate phrasing (picking late or early)
    Bar 36 - Inaccurately picked triplets
    Bar 37 - Bend pitch is flat
    Bar 38 - Inaccurate notes and phrasing

    Summary:
    1) Practise playing off-beat (8th notes)
    2) Tighten up rhythmic phrasing of 8th-notes and 8th note triplets with both down-only picking and alternate picking; establish whether this is an issue to do with timing sense or just a manual training matter by practising tapping/clapping rhythm exercises without the guitar (off beat 8ths, triplet 8ths)
    3) Practise 3 notes per string scale shapes with alternate picking
    4) Practise bend/pull-off combination licks on a single string


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    Bob Bates

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    Re: BOB BATES ASSESSMENT DEC 2015

    Post by Bob Bates on Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:47 am

    Thanks for the very detailed critique. Much appreciated. Lots to work on over the next two weeks by the look of it.

    Bob

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