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2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« on: April 07, 2019, 04:05:37 pm »
Hello, time for a classic Green Day mega hit. Simple chords in this one (one bar chord that's a bit tricky). I struggle a bit with the timing in the middle parts where I try to change up the strumming pattern (the part where I mute the strings), quite difficult and need more work. Not 100 % satisfied with the performance, but you have to put up with this one this week  :)

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 07:50:30 pm »
Not hard to put up with this, Johan.

I think you are making good progress consolidating, developing your singing and honing skills.

Got the vibe of this song, steady and not that far off in the trickier bits you mention, not enough to mess up my enjoyment of this week's cover.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 04:49:56 pm »
Thanks David. I didn't feel relaxed and comfortable at all when I did this one, not sure why maybe its because I did it in the morning. I usually practice/play/noodle/record in the evening and I am much more of a night owl than a morning person. But it did not turn out that bad after all. I think the playing is ok and vocals works fine in the verses (the chorus sounds a bit strained). Maybe that's a good sign, even if the playing feels bad, it does not sound as bad as it feels.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 05:23:30 pm »
I'm with David on this. The vibe is definitely there. The trickier parts were handled well I thought. Yeah, maybe the vocal was a bit strained here and there but honestly, it did not take away from my enjoyment of the song. I've posted vids myself which include a strained voice too. Singing is not my strength for sure but now I don't really let it bother me. Good job!
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 07:00:07 am »
Thanks hilts. Happy to hear that both you and David think I catched the vibe of the song. Sure I need to polish up the performance, but that will come I think, I'm just gonna keep playing my guitar  :)
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 07:07:38 am »
Thanks hilts. Happy to hear that both you and David think I catched the vibe of the song. Sure I need to polish up the performance, but that will come I think, I'm just gonna keep playing my guitar  :)

I think that is an empowering perspective to have, Johan.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 07:49:12 am »
Very nice Johan. You definitely had the groove of the song and I didn't think you looked uncomfortable or sounded strained. You've a long way to go to 52 bit you're doing really well.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 10:11:33 am »
You didn't look uncomfortable on screen to me, if anything I thought it was an assured performance along the same vein as your Oasis covers.
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 10:36:25 pm »
Sounds good, perhaps the guitar could be a bit louder. What are you planning to do after you have finished 52.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 04:21:36 pm »
Thanks Gareth, Pilgrim and jono.

jono: Not sure yet. Probably gonna focus more on technique and maybe start to work on lead techniques and the lead lessons of the IM course which I have pretty much neglected so far. Maybe try learn the solos to some of the 52 songs. I also like fingerstyle playing a lot, so maybe do the Folk Fingerstyle Module. Learn more songs also. Long term goal is to get out playing live in some way. We'll see if that happens...
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2019, 05:55:34 am »
What great progress you are making Johan. There's an increasing musicality in what you do. I'm excited about the day you take that leap and claim a song as yours, to interpret as you wish. I marvel at how comfortable you look. You even look away from your guitar whoooo.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 10:43:47 am »
Nicely done and big big kudos for keeping up your commitment to record weekly.
This is the sort of song you can return to further down the line when you have power chords, palm muting and punk attitude well embedded in your playing!
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 06:41:08 am »
Thanks Richard and Maggie!
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 07:28:34 pm »
Hi Loefgren,

Good song. Good effort.
Vocal sounds a bit tricky in places.
But, enjoyed it.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 10:52:28 pm »
Johan

Hats off for banging out these weekly recordings, you're really pushing yourself in a positive way and hopefully encouraging others, me included. Thought this was a really solid cover of a song I know so well, as its on my go to running playlists, so I'm more than familiar with the OT. Good vocals, although maybe a bit stretched at times (but shoot how can I critique vocal) maybe a semitone drop would do it but playing was solid through out on on point. Really enjoyed this one.

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 01:23:26 pm »
Thanks Digger and Toby. Glad to hear my weekly posts is encouraging to some of you on the forum.

#14 is a bit delayed, has struggled pretty badly with the bar chords in the song. Its a tough one with F and A#, my hands are not strong enough yet… Need more work but I think I'm gonna post it anyway soon.
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 08:47:32 am »
I really enjoyed that Johan, really nice playing and actually thought your vocal is getting better. I think as someone else said, it sounded quite relaxed which I think helped. I think it's pretty big achievement to keep knocking songs out like this week after week. Certainly not something I can do.
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2019, 08:28:15 am »
Thanks Rossco! The vocals is not my best area, but glad you hear improvement.

It's a pretty tough challenge recording every week, I see it as some kind of test of the skills I have acquired so far. Its also very fun, even if listening to the result isn't always that fun  ???  But here is my motto: To make a good recording, I probably need to do 500 bad recordings first...
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 08:56:15 pm »
Ah the song that started me on guitar! Had high expectations going into this only to find that the video is gone 😔

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 08:05:31 am »
Bala: The video is up now if you wanna take a listen.
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 08:56:58 am »
Really enjoyed this one Johan. Thought the singing was pretty good - a little tired/strained at times but nothing that took away from the song - and thought you kept the song moving along with nice strumming and pace.
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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 01:13:34 pm »
Thank you for the repost Johan! Very nostalgic for me indeed. Totally enjoyed that. Good guitar work and vocals. :)

Edit: definitely good vibes for that!

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Re: 2019 Cover #13 (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams)
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 08:41:16 am »
Thanks Bala and Rossco. Looking back at this one there is definetely things to work on. But overall it sounds not that bad, even better than I remembered  :)
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