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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #100 on: October 29, 2018, 02:38:58 pm »
Hi,

To be half as good as that after 22 months would be a dream come true and the icing on a big bun.
BUN I said!

Way to go, David. Awesome.

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Thanks Rufus, appreciate that.  Pretty sure you can do much better than "half as good" so make mine a chelsea (bun)

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« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2018, 12:17:02 am »
If I can, you can ... so dig in, have fun and make music

You more than have David. You're an asset to this forum.
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« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2018, 03:25:27 pm »
You more than have David. You're an asset to this forum.

Thanks ever so, Maggie ....

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #103 on: November 01, 2018, 03:48:53 am »
Hi David.

Great to witness your focused and systematic approach to assimilate and then apply Justin's material.

I can see that music will be a major source of enjoyment and form of expression for you. Keep it up!

I have comittted to learn the major scales and fretboard by heart. I am doing a daily (low effort) 10min memorising session, with the idea to stick at it until it is part of me. . I have not read Justin's grade 3 theory yet. Will go and have a look.

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #104 on: November 01, 2018, 05:02:03 am »
Thanks Barend.

Good for you on concentrating on learning the fretboard ... my learning of that is much less structured, more a byproduct of using scales :)

I was driving in the other day and realised that one thing was overlooked in the RC update.

I was refreshing my memory using SoundCloud uploads, so never mentioned our collaboration which was posted in YT ... a significant oversight, that needs rectifying ...

The collaboration with Barend was another leap forward.  I discovered how much is involved when stepping up from a solo multi-track project to a collaboration.  As always, I learned a lot, had great fun and was well pleased with the final result.  It was released as a video in order to offer translation of the lyrics as well as fine opportunity to share some of the beauty of Barend's home city, Cape Town.  If you missed it, here's the link ...



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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #105 on: November 01, 2018, 05:21:05 am »
I'm looking forward to listen to your rolling stones covers David P

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #106 on: November 01, 2018, 07:50:58 am »
I'm looking forward to listen to your rolling stones covers David P

Thanks Rolandson.

I'm looking forward to being able to some more, other than As Tears Go By. I've been dabbling with Ruby Tuesday and Dead Flowers. Ultimately, something like Honky Tonk Woman or Brown Sugar in an open tuning. Or Wild Horses with 1/16 note strum pattern. But I reckon quite a few more Road Case updates before that happens. :)

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #107 on: November 01, 2018, 08:50:48 am »
... something like Honky Tonk Woman ... in an open tuning.

Check out phx1973's cover with standard tuning / strummed chords for an idea to play it in an immediately accessible way.
G Major
A Major
D Major
E Major
... plus some embellishments

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #108 on: November 01, 2018, 01:00:53 pm »
Check out phx1973's cover with standard tuning / strummed chords for an idea to play it in an immediately accessible way.
G Major
A Major
D Major
E Major
... plus some embellishments

That's a good idea, Richard. I thoroughly enjoyed Tosh's rendition.

Same chords as Dead Flowers.

Struggle a bit to get a good rhythm and feel on these songs.  But given the musicians involved that's not surprising as I think they have something special going.

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« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2018, 09:13:20 pm »
Another big week to remember as I approach my 2nd JustinGuitarversary.

Firstly, I played 4 songs for a live audience.  I described that here so shan't repeat .... https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=32477.msg395182#msg395182

Today I visited my work friend, Alida, who recorded some backing vocals for Song For Lesley. She and her husband are experienced musicians, who used to do the two man band over backing tracks thing as semi-pros. She plays bass, he plays guitar and both can sing. They have a room kitted out with a mixer/PA system,  speakers and a full drum kit plus a bass amp.

I arrived and added my amp to the mix. All singing done through the PA to have any chance of being heard over 2 guitars and a bass  ;) Wonder what the neighbours thought, as it was pretty loud. Must say playing the electric loud was fun, though not easy. So kept the tone pretty clean. All were quite impressed with the sound produced by the Blackstar.

The afternoon was spent playing songs. Some from my repertoire and others that I know but hadn't played before. Trying to remember the progressions plus get changes and feel on the fly, song after song was a challenge.  I can concur with all who've said playing in a band will really accelerate your learning. I struggled a fair amount, but was never totally lost and at times it all sounded not too bad.

Couple of highlights ....

Hotel California. Not the typical 3 or 4 chord tune I usually play plus strumming that is more than my usual chugging away with Old Faithful or similar. And to be playing rhythm with the bass and hearing the solo over the top, just like off the record.  Well it felt proper.

Cortez the Killer. Duncan opted to play drums for this one. Singing and playing with live bass and drums, need I say more. Only thing better would've been to have Duncan cloned and playing a lengthy solo at the end.

Rocking in the Free World. I ended up just singing over those classic rock riffs. Getting the feel right at times on that was a kick.

All in all a fabulous afternoon hanging out and playing. Much talk about next time ....

What can I say ....

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2018, 11:14:16 pm »
Loud applause, cheering, high-fives ..... whaaa hooooo David.  :) 8)
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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2018, 08:11:56 am »
David

Sounds like a really good session. No doubt much to learn and expand on but a great experience. Are you going to make this a regular jam session, as it will certainly accelerate your skills ?

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2018, 08:48:56 am »
Loud applause, cheering, high-fives ..... whaaa hooooo David.  :) 8)

Thanks Maggie

David

Sounds like a really good session. No doubt much to learn and expand on but a great experience. Are you going to make this a regular jam session, as it will certainly accelerate your skills ?

Cheers

Toby
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Hoping so, Toby. 

It sure did drive home the point how different it is to play electric, riff-based rock is to my usual strumming, fire-side acoustic playing is.  Pretty much playing a different instrument :) 

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #113 on: December 09, 2018, 03:30:53 pm »
DP, you're living the dream. Playing good music live with cool people is the best. The muscle memory kicks in and it's so cool to focus on "being in the moment." And if someone digs what you're doing, it's the ultimate. I always come away re-energized after playing live with other people at a get together.

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #114 on: December 09, 2018, 03:36:51 pm »
Your so right Clint ... though in my case those muscles still have much to learn :)  Participating in a rock jam, rather than acoustic sing-along was a fantastic new experience.  As for dreams, my musical life has now well surpassed the dreams I had 2 years back.

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« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2018, 05:42:17 pm »
Really happy for you, David! It like you had a similar experience as I when I first joined a band. It was beyond great!

And I do agree on playing riffs on an electric is another ball game compared to strumming away.
Both has their own place in a band setting, but one must be aware that that are completely different animals.

I hope you will have the opportunity again, and again and again. It is highly addictive and does wonders to your playing. Both guitar wise and your general musician ship will benefit greatly.
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« Reply #116 on: December 09, 2018, 05:49:04 pm »
Really happy for you, David! It like you had a similar experience as I when I first joined a band. It was beyond great!

And I do agree on playing riffs on an electric is another ball game compared to strumming away.
Both has their own place in a band setting, but one must be aware that that are completely different animals.

I hope you will have the opportunity again, and again and again. It is highly addictive and does wonders to your playing. Both guitar wise and your general musician ship will benefit greatly.

Thanks Jesper.  Sounding promising that we'll do it again.

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #117 on: December 15, 2018, 08:18:59 pm »
Hi,

Really pleased for you, David.
Celebrate with a braai and a few tins of Castle.
Sterkte en gelukkige Kersfees.  ;)

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #118 on: December 15, 2018, 08:40:56 pm »
Hi,

Really pleased for you, David.
Celebrate with a braai and a few tins of Castle.
Sterkte en gelukkige Kersfees.  ;)

Kind regards,
Rufus

LOL Thanks Rufus.  Sounds like you are tapped into SA life (other than mine would be a Windhoek Draught).  You too, be blessed.

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« Reply #119 on: December 16, 2018, 04:56:12 pm »
As you may have seen from my posting of Three Little Birds over in AVOYP, today is the day I commemorate and celebrate my two year justinguitarversary.

There have been so many highlights this year, most recently written up in updates to the RC. So I decided to do this update a little and reflect back on the who journey.  And as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" so you'll be glad to get a a picture rather than (another) thousand words from me.

But when reading back over my RC this caught my eye, when reflecting on my thoughts before going to see a Rolling Stones concert film that inspired me to want to do more than just listen to music:

I'd heard Satisfaction on the radio back in the school days and Ruby Tuesday (a song for my "want to play that someday" list) and recall a magazine article all about Keith, Anita and drug addiction.  Didn't know much more that but opted to go along anyway ... a change from a night of beer and darts.

I guess my "someday" arrived when I posted a rendition of Ruby Tuesday a few days ago.

All I can say if you want to play is stick with Justin's programmes, be patient, be a good disciple (study and practice deliberately) and get into sharing recordings, which provides invaluable feedback and encouragement.

I'm not a special talent.  I love music and listened at times in my life a lot, so I suppose I have some sense of things from that.  But playing wise, I am not special, just another guy who wants to play and sing.  And two years later ... I have to say, with all humility, I can play and sing.  Not like a pro, not ready for paying gigs, but good enough to play and sing some songs in front of an audience.

Special thanks to Justin, I'm proud to be living his dream (to teach the world to play) and thanks to all my friends here, who've educated and encouraged me for nearly two years; I'm eternally grateful.

Enjoy the timeline

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #120 on: December 18, 2018, 02:31:57 am »
What a powerful, inspiring, well written post David and you've topped it off with a user-friendly one glance guide. Impressive.
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« Reply #121 on: December 18, 2018, 06:23:06 am »
What a powerful, inspiring, well written post David and you've topped it off with a user-friendly one glance guide. Impressive.

Thanks very much, Maggie.  Glad you picked up on the update, with the misbehaving Community server, probably not the best time to post it up but had the urge to do it on the day :)

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #122 on: December 18, 2018, 09:54:04 am »
Brilliant update David … so clear, so inspiring. :)

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Re: David P's Road Case
« Reply #123 on: December 19, 2018, 01:35:14 am »
What a great update, David, and the picture timeline is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing your playing, your voice, and your encouragement. 😃

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« Reply #124 on: December 19, 2018, 05:24:55 am »
Brilliant update David … so clear, so inspiring. :)

Thanks Richard. If I can serve as a measure of inspiration and encouragement to others on the journey,  that would be ultimately rewarding as a member of this Community.

What a great update, David, and the picture timeline is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing your playing, your voice, and your encouragement. 😃

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Thanks Mari.  It truly is amongst my greatest pleasures to share and encourage here. I'm oh so grateful for the opportunity and all I've received from this Community.  You are all so generous and supportive of me on my musical journey.

 

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