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« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 12:20:25 pm by justinguitar »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:12:08 pm »
I was wondering What speed should i set my metronome to to play along with this song.
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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:16:20 pm »
Hi edward, and welcome :)

When you're learning, you should set the metronome as slow as you need to to be able to play the through 100% correct (without regard to the tempo of the original).

If you want to play along with the original, then you should be able to pick up the beat from the original recording (important skill to practice). If your metronome has a 'tap tempo' feature, you can use this to 'tap in' the rhythm of the original and get a tempo setting.

(Or you can cheat, and do a search for sheet music on the internet - this usually gives you a preview of the first page with the key signature & tempo - 'moderately' or 104 bpm, but *DON'T* just plug this into your metronome and try to keep up - learn to play it *S-L-O-W-L-Y* and gradually work up to seed as you improve.)

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 08:40:33 pm »
I really struggled with getting the song to sound "right" with the "Boom Chicka" rhythm when played slowly.
However when I thought "sod it, I'm going to go for it" and tried it at "full speed" it sounded so much better.
Trouble is it got a little sloppy in the middle but tightened up up again towards the end.

I know this approach is wrong, but it seems more relaxed, what do I do?

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 10:16:52 pm »
Country shuffle isn't easy, like you said it's a feel. One thing you can do is play along with the record at lower speed. There's a lot of software that can slow down recordings. I'm using Audacity (it's free). That helps to get the fine points in rhythm.

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 10:48:53 am »
I second the idea of playing along with the recording slightly slower to make sure you get the groove right. It's a tricky one and one that I'm still working on!
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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 09:15:30 pm »
Anyone have a link to the tabs for this song? I find it hard to lern it just by listening to the instructions and then going for it

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 09:46:17 pm »
No tabs on site, legal reasons.  I believe you can buy one of Justin's song books that has the song written out.

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 05:04:19 pm »
What is the ending that Justin plays after the alt base section?

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 11:09:40 pm »
I am confused. It seems that Justin says to play one bar each of E A E A D etc.. But, when he goes to the faster 'boom chick-a boom chick-a'  playing it sounds to me like he is playing two bars per chord. Is this the case or is it just my hearing?

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 02:18:42 pm »
... sounds to me like he is playing two bars per chord.

I listened to the intro again.  It's only one bar per chord, he's just getting four of those boom-chickas in each bar. 

Who you gonna believe?  Justin, or your lying ears?   ;)
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 02:58:15 pm »
... sounds to me like he is playing two bars per chord.

I listened to the intro again.  It's only one bar per chord, he's just getting four of those boom-chickas in each bar. 

Who you gonna believe?  Justin, or your lying ears?   ;)

So, does that mean he is playing 1/16 notes instead of 1/8 notes? My ears do play tricks on me  :)

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 03:11:30 pm »
I think it's like quarter notes
1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
D   D   D   D

where D are the downstrums.

Versus 16th notes
1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
B duB duB duB du

where B is the "boom" and the du is the "chicka".
...where the deer and the antelope play.  Well, they're not really playing.  They're fleeing in terror.

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 08:22:09 pm »
I think it's like quarter notes
1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
D   D   D   D

where D are the downstrums.

Versus 16th notes
1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
B duB duB duB du

where B is the "boom" and the du is the "chicka".


But if I count it out he seems to be playing 1 2& 3 4& twice through with the E chord before switching to A. This is either two bars of E or ???

I'll just keep at it and see if I can work it out.

Thanks for your help.

Phil

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Re: BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 11:04:15 pm »
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But if I count it out he seems to be playing 1 2& 3 4& twice through with the E chord before switching to A. This is either two bars of E or ???

Yes, you say potato, I say patato....

1 2& 3 4& 1 2& 3 4&
B du B du B du B du

1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a
B du B du B du B du
...where the deer and the antelope play.  Well, they're not really playing.  They're fleeing in terror.

 

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