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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 12:35:11 pm »
Sounds lovely to me! Nice and clean, timing good.
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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 01:00:14 pm »
Hi Barend, that's always my hope for practice, too, the little 'click'. And it does happen, all at once you realize it works one day, that tricky little thing you were working on!
It is very motivating to revisit songs that you struggled with to find that it has clicked without much effort. I often wonder whether I am spending too much effort on a specific part of a song instead of moving on and revisiting it later. Any ideas on that?

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 07:18:36 pm »
It is very motivating to revisit songs that you struggled with to find that it has clicked without much effort. I often wonder whether I am spending too much effort on a specific part of a song instead of moving on and revisiting it later. Any ideas on that?

I think it depends partly on how much time you have to practice, what else you need / want to practice, and probably whether you're getting frustrated or not. Justin's intermediate practice schedule suggests allocating 15 minutes to technique, knowledge, transcribing, and repertoire, and eventually adding in improvising. I think the intent is to make sure we're learning broadly, not narrowly. I made up a practice schedule to do this and now I've strayed off that lately to work a lot on transcribing, a bit on repertoire, and not much on anything else! Balance may be the key, but it can be elusive.

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:55 pm »
Hi mari.
My focus is to get to know a few amazing songs really well. So last 4 months i have worked on only 3 songs and the difficult parts, i sense it is time to move on. I have focused all effort on technique and virtually zero elsewhere... bad boy.😎 hahaha

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 11:26:08 am »
Well done, Barend! I love this song too. It isn't an easy one to master. You've done a great job, thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 07:31:58 pm »
Well done, Barend! I love this song too. It isn't an easy one to master. You've done a great job, thanks for sharing :)
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I see you have also done a Fast Car instrumental. Thats cool!  You will know how much practice went into this one. I love the song.

I notice you add some variation with your right hand after playing the first plucks on the chord highest up on frets. It is almost like a second pluck... other times you mute the strings.   I want to try that.  Can you explain what you doing?

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:44 am »
I notice you add some variation with your right hand after playing the first plucks on the chord highest up on frets. It is almost like a second pluck... other times you mute the strings.   I want to try that.  Can you explain what you doing?

Hi Barend,

Yes, I did record it for the monthly competition, it was fun and I have received a tremendous positive feedback from good people here.

Regarding your question, I was filling the slight pause/gap between Em and D in the second part of verse. After picking the chords of Em, I follow them with only picking B string before moving to D. I did several times, you can notice it here at 0:38.

Also, I used to hammer on B string first fret (C note) instead of fretting it. I felt it faster and I guess Justin does the same in the video lesson.

As for the muting, I was imitating Justin in the first part of his lesson. Nothing special, just tapping on the strings.

I hope this helps :)

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2017, 05:08:02 pm »
Tx. Will try it.

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 02:14:21 pm »
Pretty smooth playing and soothing sound. Nice job...

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 05:52:28 am »
Pretty smooth playing and soothing sound. Nice job...

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 07:05:20 am »
So what does microsoft and hendrix have in common?
Jimi Hendrix and Bill Gates were both self taught in their disciplines!
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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 07:54:50 am »
Jimi Hendrix and Bill Gates were both self taught in their disciplines!
Both changed the world in their fields in ways nobody could've imagined ...

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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 09:54:54 am »
Both changed the world in their fields in ways nobody could've imagined ...
C'est vrai!!!
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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2018, 10:05:00 pm »
Very nice Barend. I believe in some areas, you are probably above Stage 7. You did so well.

Tracy Chapman is a favorite of mine if only for her song “Give Me One Reason”.  I want to be able to play that one day.


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Re: Fast car. Tracy chapman. Instrumental v1
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 03:33:23 pm »
Hi. This is also one of my favourite songs...nicely played.

 

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