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Offline DavidP

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Re: Mad World - Beginner - first ever video
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2018, 05:39:02 am »
Hi Mari!

Im using Jim Dunlop tortek picks (green) . 88mm as I just love the warm sound they make. I was using a really thin nylon pick but hated it but might play around with some thinner ones. Wonder if Jim Dunlop comes any thinner. Will have to look!

I know I'm not gripping my pick too hard ad it ends up in my guitars sound hole all the time!

I think it's the way I'm strumming like my hand is doing an arc away from the guitar on the up strum rather than going straight up so I'm hitting the high E string harder than the rest. Think I'm going to strip back on the strumming for a bit and rewatch Justin's first rhythm strumming lesson again!

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Danni,

I also use Jim Dunlop and I think my favourite on the acoustic is .63.

The other thought I had about the up-strum, after you mentioned hitting the pickguard, would be to check the position of the guitar body.  If the top of the body was leaning into your body creating a slight angle then maybe the up-strum could catch higher strings more readily? 

I think this sometimes happens to allow a better view of the fretboard when one is needing to see what is going on.


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Re: Mad World - Beginner - first ever video
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2018, 05:40:08 am »
Look here, this is a blog of what you have done since starting your learning, it’s a great way of observing your progress!
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=92.0
Here is the one I referred to
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=41958.0

Told ya  :)

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Re: Mad World - Beginner - first ever video
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2018, 01:33:58 pm »
Brilliant 1st attempt at recording!! Strumming up and down whilst singing is very hard so a big well done to you :)

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Re: Mad World - Beginner - first ever video
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2018, 11:24:06 pm »
Danni, I thought you did great. Your voice is fine so don’t worry. Lovely tone. This is one of my favorite songs in the justinguitar course.


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Re: Mad World - Beginner - first ever video
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2018, 03:10:50 am »
Thanks pkboo! Hoping to get another video up soon but I've hurt my hand so having a week off the guitar. Boo.

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