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Offline Loefgren

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2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:04:22 pm »
A more well known song this week. Used a capo this week also to make the vocals more managable for my range. 75 % of the cover project finished now.

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 04:12:36 pm »
Johan, this is perhaps my all-time favourite Beatles song. Personally, I thought this was one of your best vocal performances. Good idea to have the capo on. Very good, steady strumming on this. Yup, I think this a strong contender to be my favourite cover during your project. Well done! Good vibes my friend!
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 11:44:18 am »
Wonderfull! Great job. That strumming of yours is something i have to learn yet. That light delicate touching of the strings is awesome.
Most of the time i strum like i'm trying to break the strings... You've shown something i need to work on. I thank you for a great song and performance!
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 02:05:37 pm »
Excellent cover, Johan.

Man, I really got to apply myself to strumming to be able to strum like you do, more from the wrist than from the elbow.  Looks like it helps you to be accurate on which strings your are strumming, either focus on the higher strings 1-4 or more on the lower strings 6 & 5.

Rhythm was again so steady, consistent and smooth, clean changes.  Playing is so good.  And I enjoyed your singing, relaxed.

Well done on hitting 75% mark.

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 04:44:21 am »
This is really good Loefgren. I think this is one the best performances I have seen from you - the guitar sounds great and I think there is a marked improvement in your singing voice - a really nice melodic sound to it.

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 02:06:46 pm »
Very good performance, Johan. Like others have said, great chord changes & strumming. You sang well too!

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 03:40:36 pm »
Nice all round performance for me.
Not my favourite Beatles song by a long chalk but It's a nice tune and I have heard the lyrics were very personal to Paul thinking about his mother.
A nice steady pulse to your rhythm.
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 11:10:38 pm »
The greatest change I see in this video Johan is the leap you've taken with your right hand and arm. All the tension that used to be there is gone. I know you struggled with finding the right pick and learning to hold it. I see and hear a relaxed, precise, sensitive contact with the strings. This adds to your dynamics. What a wonderful achievement. Well done!

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 08:34:29 am »
Hey Johan well done :) Steady as ever, cover #40 in sight  8)

Little note: Interesting changes on the phrasing, they somehow made me think of Dylan :)

As always: Looking forward to your next video, Johan :)
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 06:41:51 am »
Thanks David T, Lord_gigabyte, David P, kontenda, Pam, willsie, Maggie and Max! Glad you liked it, need to play more Beatles songs for sure.

You seem to like the strumming. I struggled badly with it for a long time. Its the single thing on guitar I have worked the most with. I never practice scales, I am a strummer. I practice strumming everytime I play the guitar. I usually just sit down and strum chords in different keys trying to make it sound good.  Glad it pays off. I think the key is to be relaxed and to play with just the tip of the pick. Don't dig to deep into the strings. Very difficult though. I am still not 100 % satisfied with it, I am working on changing the grip a bit, showing less pick than before. Makes it easier to hold on to the pick and control it, but requires a more controlled strumming motion. But  its starting to sound ok  :)
David P: Yes I am using almost solely wrist motion for strumming. For me its not doable to strum with the arm. I miss the strings completely or hit the strings so hard the guitar falls out of my lap when I try do do that  :(

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 11:30:04 am »
I think the key is to be relaxed and to play with just the tip of the pick. Don't dig to deep into the strings. Very difficult though.

And that's exactly my problem now. I tend to dig for oil, when strumming. I'm working on it now. Keeping a relaxed arm, and paying attention to the pick and how deep it buries itself in the strings.
And indeed, it's difficult, but i'll manage. .
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2019, 09:20:02 pm »
Hey Johan this popped up after last Xmas. Great job on this one. I love playing this song but can't sing it in the original key. I've just started playing it in G but in the open position which is more manageable.

Rythym very solid one this performance and your vocal was strong. Well done keeping going with this.


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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 04:08:01 pm »
I really enjoyed listening to this, spread the love my friend and keep the good stuff coming this way <3

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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 01:53:32 pm »
Thanks Gareth and roulbac!
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Re: 2019 Cover #39 (Let It Be)
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 10:26:52 am »
Great stuff Johan, nice control on the guitar and a fab vocal, makes a hell of a difference when you know your range and don't have to strain, you've made massive strides this year, really solid now both guitar wise and voice - nice one!
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