Clairvoyant Disease solo (Amateur attempt)

Supraja Vadlamani

Clairvoyant Disease solo (Amateur attempt)

Wow - this is so scary. It's taken me a lot of guts (basically the whole of my stomach) to (See more) post this. I literally bought this guitar in Jan so please don't vilify this attempt! Constructive criticism is welcomed 🙂 I also learnt this in about a half hour and I know the way that I played it isn't entirely correct but I hope to perfect it with practice 😀

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Annelene Frabe
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Annelene Frabe You bought your guitar in January and you're so good already?? That's really amazing! I'm so proud of you!
Supraja Vadlamani
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Supraja Vadlamani awwww thank you so so so much! <3
Mervin Moras
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Mervin Moras You've been playing since January? Sounds really good in my opinion! Keep it going 🙂
Supraja Vadlamani
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Supraja Vadlamani Thank you so much and yes, that's when I got my electric (end of December technically but it was second-hand and I broke the high e within the first five minutes of owning it - fixed it mid Jan eventually and then started playing it! I also had no amp until mid Jan haha! THANK YOU!!!
Jak Angelescu
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Jak Angelescu Very well done!! I have been anxiously waiting to see you post something for a long time now, and this makes me so happy to see you broke through your nerves to post it! I am glad to see that you posted this as a raw solo, as in you don't hide behind a lot of gain, delay, or play it along with the track. This is a very good thing to do! I love seeing that you're already trying to do good vibratos and bends. You seem to have a good understanding with what you're doing so far, you just need to practice it! I have two points I'd like to make though if I may. 1) When you are sliding around from note to note, you have a tendency to do it with only your first and middle finger. Finger positioning is crucial when sliding because if you slide up to a note with your index finger, you may have another lick on another string to follow right after that slide that would be best started with your index finger. But because you slid up and landed on a note with it, you'd have to jump your finger off of it to start the next lick and it will not only slow you down, but it will make your transitions choppy. So I'd like to advise you to spend some time with this solo and think if there are any other methods of fingering certain parts to make the next transition easier. 2) At the end of the video (and sometimes throughout) you're having a tendency to tuck your ring and pinky finger of your fretting hand way far down to where they're practically underneath the guitar's neck. You should always keep your fingers 'floating' gently above the strings so they are ready and in position when they are needed. Hope this helps and I look forward to more of your stuff!
Supraja Vadlamani
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Supraja Vadlamani Thank you so much for the tips - I've been working on consciously trying to gain more control of my pinky and ring so they're not too far away from the fretboard (the exercise you suggested in your hail to the king video helps sooooooo much - I religiously practice using all four fingers to exercise mobility) but thank you for pointing it out to me again! You absolutely rock! Also I saw you comment on somebody else's video a while ago encouraging them to post more and that being a beginner didn't have to get in the way of doing that and that contributed to my posting this here, so thank you not only for the advice, but also the (indirect) encouragement 😉
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