Feedback on guitar lesson recording..

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  1. jeff_farkas

    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    I recorded my lesson and I would like to get some feedback on it.

    It wasn't all that hard but I had to both get in the grove and be consistent with it. I think I hit both targets but some feedback would be nice.

    TIA

    Jeff

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    https://soundcloud.com/jeff-farkas/final-take-with-amp-ac15cc1-2
     
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    parts Senior Member

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    Jeff..nice..stayed in the tune..expressed your melody. You are doing well..keep it up..
    ..some of most exciting times are when you first start..
    Play..record..never be shy..let your voice develop and sing..

    You're on your way..enjoy

    Oh Yeah
    after 50 years it still is some of the most exciting times..
     
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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    It's fun to learn a new song and record it. I used my new Red Box(H&K) to connect up my amp and it sounds great.

    I'm going to finish learning a song today and record that and with luck I can get one more done by Monday.
     
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    parts Senior Member

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    When I started there was only little open reel mono recorders that were too expensive for me at 12 and my immigrant family. As soon as I could get one I started recording and listening to what I could play.
    Very much helped and I record most everything I do now..most just gets listened to once and discarded..

    Keep it up Jeff..you're on the track//
     
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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Thanks. I love the Presonus Audio Box. It makes recording easy and now that I can plug my amp in it's amazing. My teacher suggested my doing this so I got used to hearing my own playing and get used to playing in front of someone.

    I just wish there was one video on how to do what I wanted to do. It was a pain going through 5-6 to figure it all out, but worth the effort.
     
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    Nice work Jeff. Are you taking lessons someone in Knoxville?
     
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    I really like the way their pitch reads.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'll check his website out and see what I can find out. Sounds like you are doing well with him.
     
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    I started with him late Oct(2016) and he's really good and friendly. You should like him.

    Jeff
     
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    I've checked out a few of his videos after watching the Why I Created This Website video. Waterfall and another, both about right hand technique. Is it once a week?
     
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    I go one time a week for 30 minutes at a cost of 87 a month.
    Well worth it and he has a Jam Session over at the Voice Tank. 2 hours.
     
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    Nothing that fancy ~
    More like this
    [​IMG]
     
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    Good job!

    Constructive Criticism allowed?

    the reverb for effect is cool, and adds dimension, and personality, I would back off of the reverb and work on the timing instead of hiding behind it....Also learn the riff so that it feels natural and it play easy...
    once you have somewhat mastered the timing, try to slide into or out of single notes,,,,then learn around four or five simple fill licks and incorporate them into piece randomly spaced ....you'll have a masterpiece.

    Nice work thus far
     
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    Criticism is what I want so I can improve and thanks for the advice I'll make use of it and re-record the song.

    Jeff
     
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    Yep, timing is key, and that only comes with practice. You're doing really well Jeff :thumb:
     
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    Jeff

    I think you sound good. I am maybe interested in trying this guy for lessons as he offers some about five minutes from where I live. Does he sort of assess where you are to figure out where to start? Also, do you think he does a good job with helping you structure what to practice? For me, I think one of the hardest parts of guitar is figuring out what to practice.
     
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    He does assess your level of skill during the first lesson and he got me going on my right hand skills. My left hand wasn't all the bad, not great, but my right hand needed work the most at that time.

    And with the lessons he tells you what you should be working on and how to do it. He's great on teaching learning as much as things about the guitar. I really like how he's put in the effort in understanding the learning process.
     
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    Thanks Jeff, I sent him a note to see what he has available. At the end of the day, I think you have to teach yourself and put the practice in so teaching you how to learn makes sense.
     

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