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Offline Rossco01

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2014, 08:24:10 am »
Good effort McLabraid sounds different but still got the Wild Thing essence.
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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2014, 08:26:54 am »
Cheers Sweed and Toby. I'm keeping Hallelujah going (posted a really really rough cut on my soundcloud) but there is nowhere to hide with fingerstyle so if you've got a bum chord fingering or you fluff the pattern you hear it straight away. I'd agree moving quickly enough on F whilst maintaining a good chord is pretty tricky. As with everything on guitar though it's just about how much you want to practice it. If you do enough you get there eventually. There is just so much to learn.
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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2014, 07:43:48 pm »
@ Rolandson

re: California Dreaming

Nice tone and everything clean but the rhythm is still somewhat haphazard. More practice!
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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2014, 08:07:37 pm »
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the rhythm is still somewhat haphazard.

I think that's where you slipped the grip on your pick?

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2014, 01:22:52 pm »
at Tim Mason and Borodog.

Borodog is right. I still have to practice but I'm getting better

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2014, 03:22:07 pm »
@Rossco,

Very nice. First fingerpicking but sounds like you practiced it already a lot. Bum notes here and there but nothing a little practice won't fix.

Nice song btw, has Justin a lesson on this? Would love to do that also some day.

Keep it up!

@Rolandson,

Nice try at (according to Justin) one of the most difficult songs in the BS book. Like others said, you haven't got the rythm down yet, and I have to agree.  Sure, It's a very difficult rythm, but Justin explains it well in the video. Most important advice I can give is to slow waaaaaay down, get the rythm right and then start to speed up again. That's the way I managed to get the rythm right. P.S. There are some pushed chords which doesn't make it any easier ;-).

But still, great effort!

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2014, 03:33:10 pm »
at de_conne

thanks. You right about slowing it down.
I don't know why but slowing a song down is pretty hard for me.

the strumming pattern I use right now is
 Am   G
D D DUDU

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2014, 04:37:30 pm »
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I don't know why but slowing a song down is pretty hard for me.

Are you using a metronome?

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2014, 04:51:31 pm »
@rossco Sounds good! not much practice huh? Can't wait to hear hallelujah.

@McLabraid I have never heard an unplugged bass, and it's been awhile since I heard Wild Thing, but it sounded neat.

@Rolandson So much better this time. It sounds like it's almost there. Woo hoo!

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2014, 04:58:52 pm »
Are you using a metronome?

I'm not sure why Rolandson has a hard time slowing down a song but for me it's hard to strum that slow.

I set my metronome at 40-45  bpm which is about the max where I still change chords without pausing but the strumming feels like waiting waiting waiting okay STRUM! waiting waiting waiting... I don't know why that is.

Actually feels easier without the metronome but my rhythm is probably all over the place, because I think I am pausing a little when I change chords.

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2014, 05:09:06 pm »
I need a metronome to slow down, but even at 60bpm it's hard because my thoughts start to drift. 40-45bpm sounds impossible to me...

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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2014, 05:26:01 pm »
Playing extremely slowly is indeed very difficult and can be counterproductive. Basically there is a point below which it is impossible for your internal clock to keep steady time.
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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2014, 05:33:45 pm »
@ BadOmega

When using a metronome that slow try counting between the beats 1 2 3 4and 1 2 3 4and start your
chord change on the and and hit it on the 1. Strum 2 3 4change Strum 2 3 4change. This will help with
eliminating the pause between changes.
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Re: Beginner's Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2014, 06:55:38 pm »
@ BadOmega

exactly. Chord changing isn't the big problem besides changing from G to F. I wwill use a metronome tomorrow. Let's see how that works
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