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Ant’s Let There be Rock (Studio) Atempt 2 :)

04 Jul Ant’s Let There be Rock (Studio) Atempt 2 :)

http://soundcloud.com/antman88/ants-let-there-be-rock-studio

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Anthony Portlock
anthony240788@hotmail.co.uk

I am a obsessed fan of ACDC \../ also on the road to rocking with their songs Gibson SG Standard 2004 Epiphone Les Paul special limited edition 1998 Guitar Rig 5 have been playing for a few years on and off but playing seriously now for 5 years. Rock on!

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    andre peralta
    Posted at 06:21h, 06 July

    GREAT, almost nailed that tone, nailed the tunning, but it sounds that you are playing the live solos more than the studio ones, so as you said the solos arent 100% but you are in the right path, keep working!

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      Ant
      Posted at 13:25h, 06 July

      Thanks πŸ™‚ yea solos a hard one (as all acdc songs :p ) been playing the live versions too so this is kind of a mix between them lol

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    rjofig
    Posted at 09:45h, 04 July

    Rock on, Ant! What a great cover!
    Solos not 100% accurate? but they rock 100% πŸ™‚
    Cheers!

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      Ant
      Posted at 11:31h, 04 July

      Mr Ren, Thanks man!

      Been working on my mixing skills more latley that and my vibrato which i think is improving slowly been playing detuned 1 step with river plate backing and getting use to the feel of how my hand\arm\wrist is when i do a “correct” vibrato in all sorts of areas on the neck

      strength in my wrist is what i believe i am lacking so playing detuned makes it easier for me achive πŸ˜›

      covering this one werent to bad as it is about 18cents lower from standard tuning

      hows it going your end? πŸ™‚

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        rjofig
        Posted at 15:01h, 04 July

        I remember you mentioned that, and it’s interesting – tuning down a bit makes it go easier on the fingers/wrist. 18 cents – good to know! Cause I think your tuning was spot on.

        Me, I’m trying to get timing and alternate picking right now. It’s progressing, I’m beginning to play some of the simpler pentatonic licks faster consistently. Once I get that to flow well, need to take vibrato head-on πŸ™‚

        Cheers!

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          Ant
          Posted at 19:54h, 04 July

          Thats what find hard too the fast alternate picking timings off most of the time can hear it in this one just one of those things that takes a long time too πŸ™ still i will never give up πŸ˜‰

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            rjofig
            Posted at 10:52h, 05 July

            Yeah. Looking back at how I was playing in the past, I realize I was picking the wrong way (and of course getting wrong results most of the time) and that I really needed to get alternate picking to improve a lot.
            So I’m spending lots of my practice time now with repetitive routines to improve left/hand hand coordination, as well as the muting of unwanted strings using both hands, during alternate picking. I’m doing that at different tempos, mixing triplets, quadruplets, sextuplets, moving around the fret, and using simple licks for each type – so it’s easier on the left hand and the focus is on rhythm and timing.
            It takes a looong time indeed πŸ™‚ It seems to me being able to take a simple lick and go on repeating it consistently for several bars (like in Thunderstruck) is a good indication that the brain “locked” in the pattern and you can do it without thinking much, like riding a bike. No, never giving up, being happy with the small victories along the way πŸ™‚

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              Ant
              Posted at 13:58h, 05 July

              Play – Analyse – Relearn – Play

              Endless cycle πŸ™‚

              what i think that needs to happen first from a developing point of view is that you need a minimum requirement of strength and flex in the arm\wrist\fingers in the right muscle before you get “speed” i think speed comes last Strenght and Technique comes first

              i found that i have had to push myself to use the right fingers (pinky mostly) being aware of what im doing this then showed my lack of strenght in my arm and pinky (badly) to achive the bends and vibratos we all strive for, i didnt just think its not working for me i will go back to how i was doing it before NO! i said to myself lol i will carry on with this new posistion till its feels comfortable god damit

              now when i bend and attempt vibratos i always go with the pinky leading the way though in some cases use the ring finger and index is required for correct note fingering

              been doing this now for a couple of months and i think i can already hear a difference in my bends and vibratos for the good πŸ™‚

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                rjofig
                Posted at 13:55h, 10 July

                Hey Ant,

                Yeah, I definitely agree about the speed comment; I’m focusing on the timing, alternate picking and hand coordination usually at lower tempos – and I find that once you start locking some licks in, speeding up comes naturally (up to a point of course).

                Man, my pinky is very under-used and I’m afraid to face it and go through what you are going through, but one day the bullet needs to be bitten πŸ™‚ One challenge at a time.

                Cheers!

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    Ant
    Posted at 00:42h, 04 July

    Atempt 2 at the Legendary Let there be Rock!

    This time round i covered the Angus rhythem in the right channel then overdubed solos in centre πŸ™‚

    Solos not 100% accurate i just went with what i can currently do πŸ™‚

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