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Offline DavidP

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Re: Suffolk112000's Road Case...!
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 08:57:23 pm »
So, I thought I would give a basic song a try. (Three Little Birdies) Sort of jumping ahead a little bit. I knew my chord changes still need much work. While it was fun giving it a go, it wasn't pretty. So I'll work on chord changes etc etc and some basic strumming and try it again after another week of practice or so.

Keep at it, it'll fall into place soon enough.

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Re: Suffolk112000's Road Case...!
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 02:30:26 am »
Thanks for the words of encouragement David.
Yeah, it's not going to be easy, but I'm up for the challenge and having a ball doing so.

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Re: Suffolk112000's Road Case...!
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 01:44:30 pm »
Just to keep the updates coming....
I'm still working on the A, E and D chord changes and some very basic strumming.
So, not a ton of major progress to report since my last post.
I'm now up to about 30 changes per minute. Once speed and accuracy improve just a little more, I plan to try a song again.
I'm practicing almost daily about 20 to 30 minutes on average each day. Really, the only time I ever take off is to give the fingertips a break.
Some things I'm noticing, I am finding it easier to find the chords. Still much work to go, but I'm loving the hobby and I'm glad I decided to stop thinking about it and start doing.

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Re: Suffolk112000's Road Case...!
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 03:28:10 pm »
Good for you!!  While there are always fresh challenges as you progress, I think getting started is especially challenging.  You are doing things completely new, both making chord shapes with your fingers and getting strumming going.  Once you have this grounded then I think you may find that you learn shapes like Em and Am a lot faster.  OK, Dm can be a bit tricky.  And the strumming just keeps getting better.  So keep going breakthrough to playing songs lies just ahead.

 

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