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2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« on: November 14, 2019, 07:00:05 pm »
Need some more work before christmas. Guitar is ok but singing is out of tune. Or what do you think?

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 09:10:48 pm »
Merry Christmas Johan - you're kicking it off early.
Singing sounds fine to me. My ears aren't that reliable but it sounded in tune. Guitar was solid. Good job.
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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 10:45:12 am »
Nice job with this Johan. I like the intro you incorporated. I started playing this one myself before last Christmas (no pun intended). Been a year since I played it so I just looked at my sheet music for it and I played it without a capo. I'll have to re-visit this one very soon. Very nice Johan. Just think, only a dozen more songs to go!
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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 02:29:01 pm »
Johan,

I'm now finding it hard to avoid repeating myself.  You have attained a really consistent level of performance that is looking so relaxed and comfortable, playing and singing.

Your strumming remains a highlight for me, when I look and listen.  You look like you have all the time in the world, whereas I often feel "rushed" trying to keep it all together strumming.

This song's "not only, but also" was the intro.  That was really excellent arpeggio playing, so accurate and even.

Bravo

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 02:29:11 pm »
Good job!  Great intro.


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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 09:06:16 am »
Hi Johan - it's not December yet so I'll avoid listening for a while.

Just want to keep encouraging you to keep going - #40 is a fantastic achievement. :)

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 09:14:43 am »
The intro is so pretty Johan and then the rest of the guitar is very pleasing. I marvel at your perseverance and the progress you are making.

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 09:21:01 am »
Sounds good, liked the opening chord progressions! Wow 40 is here and not many to go!

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 05:20:44 pm »
Running out of original comments in this series...
I'm in awe of your persistence and your guitar playing is benefiting for all to see
Keep it up Johan  8)

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 04:36:08 pm »
Thanks Gareth, David x2, Pam, Richard, Maggie, Lbro and Brian!

The "intro" I played a single string pattern which I think is from Intermediate Foundation 5 (Picked Fingerstyle) on the chord progression (C-Am-Dm-G). Usually I struggle with picked fingerstyle, but here I managed to play it without mistakes (it was not a one take video though…). I am happy with the first half of the song. The second half, verse 3 and 4, the singing need more practice. 

The guitar is pretty easy on this one, just the same chord progression over and over. I tried to spice it up a little with some hammer-ons/pull-offs on some of the chords (not included in this video), but didn't sound good. My technique for that is not good enough yet. Maybe next christmas.

Gareth and Richard: Yeah a little bit early playing Xmas song, but I see at as rehearsal, maybe I'm gonna play some songs for the family at christmas if they can stand it...
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 06:20:56 am by Loefgren »
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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 08:01:51 pm »
Johan, Merry Christmas!!  ;D  Nice job on this.  Guitar seemed a bit more up front on this but not distracting from a good performance.  Don't know where I've been - I see you've had over
ten thousands looks on this one  ;)  Closing in on the end and what a year you've had.  You're an
inspiration to me and, I'm sure, to many here on the forum.  Thanks.

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Re: 2019 Cover #40 (Last Christmas)
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2019, 06:35:09 am »
Thanks Dave! Yes this one seems to generate a lot of looks (something wrong with the counter maybe)…?
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 06:56:31 am by Loefgren »
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