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Discussion in 'Music, Theory, Tab and Such' started by Bassman96, Aug 10, 2019.
I think it would be really helpful and don't have to hear the clicking.
13 grandkids, that's amazing! Congrats!
Thank you, and one in the oven...
I got in about 3 hours today, but 1/3 of that was messing around with the keyboard. In a backwards sort of way, the keyboard actually helped me to get past the Texas Shuffle lesson I was struggling with. I used the metronome on the keyboard and focused on keeping time--that in turn took part of my attention away from chord formation on the guitar. In the end, I was able to play "sloppy" enough to mute all but the bass string in the exercise. Just as was intended. Well, either that or the 2 hours of practice, <grin>
I played my acoustic tonight for about a hour or so. I usually just play it when I'm in a basic I IV V songs mood, pretty relaxing..
I have been trying not to play my acoustics. I'm afraid that if I do, I'll revert back to the folksy stuff and never get back to the electric. It's tough because I just put new strings on my 12 string Ovation, and remembered how much I love that guitar.
@BlueSquirrel by group song learn I was just wondering if anyone had a desire (haha) to work through a song together. Sometimes when I'm learning a song by myself I get through parts of it but lose focus and skip other parts. I'm always looking for new ideas for songs to learn.
I spent about 30min really working on the Stage 4 chords tonight: C7, G7, B7, Fmaj7, and the mini bar version of A. They felt awkward are first but then I starting seeing some connections to the regular major versions of the chords which makes them easier to remember. I'm still having a blast working on the fundamentals via Justin guitar, hope y'all are too!
I bought the Blues course from Guitarzoom "Steve Stine" a year or so ago and I opened it back up tonight and played until my fingers are on fire. Great course though.
It's so cool that you're able to play both instruments. Hats off to you!
Great! Isn't it a good feeling when you finally get closer to achieving something that you started in the past?
Oh, I don't play piano. I think I know 3 chords at most. For me, the piano is a visual representation of music theory. Sometimes I will get stuck on a chord name--what does it sound like? For that, I'll build the chord on a keyboard and then transfer to guitar.
My new (well, new to me) electronic keyboard is more than a piano. It has 100 voices (different instruments, if you will), a metronome, drum synthesizer, and MIDI. It is a fun toy.
It is, most of it I already use but it was fun going back and playing the licks I forgot.
@kniah Sure! Let's do it! Have you practiced "Desire"?
I loved Steve's 5 minute soloing video. What format does his courses come in?
I have not but willing to give it a shot! I'll go back and watch some of the videos that folks posted about that song.
I'm up for giving Desire a shot. It is not my favorite song or style, but what the hey. It's good practice.
E, A, and D chords. It seems like the real challenge is the speed, not only in chord switching but also in strumming pattern.
@kniah and everybody:
Looking at the Justin beginners's songbook, here are Stage 3 songs :
- Desire (apparently it's in Book 2 and still Stage 2 but whatever... as long as there's a video...)
- Hey Joe (The Jimi Hendrix Experience. I guess it must be a very simplified version)
- Mad World (Gary Jules's version)
- Hey Ya! (Outkast)
- Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
- Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
- Somebody to love (Jefferson Airplane)
- How to save a life (The Fray)
- What's Up? (Four Non Blondes)
- This year's love (David Gray)
- Working Class hero (John Lennon)
You could have a look at Justin's video tutorials (I don't know if he made a video for each and every song of his beginners course) and pick the song and the style you like best.
When you buy the course the site gives you a opening link and remains there as long as you are a signed up member. The membership is free but if you use any of it its charged and a bit spendy, but like I mentioned the blues course was well worth it and I have learned a lot.
By the way, Justin's Stage 4 songs are:
- Killing me softly with his song (Roberta Flack)
- Sittin' on the dock of a bay (Otis Redding)
- Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
- Save tonight (Eagle-Eye Cherry)
- Celebrity (Brad Paisley)
- Back to December (Pearl Jam)
- Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
- Live Forever (Oasis)
- I want to hold your hand (The Beatles)
So, if anyone is interested in one of those, don't hesitate to suggest it as "group song".
Honestly, I'm currently stuck at 80/90 bpm. Desire is very fast...
To me, even Wonderwall which is suppposed to have a harder strumming pattern and more difficult chords (Stage 3 chords) feels easier at the moment (that's why I gave it a go...). But that's very personal....
Some good advice for beginners: