Who wants to learn to play guitar with me?

Discussion in 'Music, Theory, Tab and Such' started by Bassman96, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
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    Thanks for the idea! It would be really good for me as well, I guess. I'm actually left-handed trying to play right-handed.
     
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  2. strat_strummer

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    Glad to see you all are practicing..
     
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  3. Flying Z

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    Im still practicing daly over here.
     
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  4. SubSailer671

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    It has been a tough week for me. We had a death in the family last weekend, then my wife was sick (trip to the ER!) on Monday, and my father in law was admitted to the hospital yesterday. To top it all off, at work I was assigned a proposal to do that another team has been sitting on for six months. I have to get it finished in five days.

    Despite all that, I did get some time with the guitar a three times this week including a couple of hours today. No progress on the blues course I've been doing, but I did re-learn AC/DC's Highway to Hell rhythm guitar today, and most of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters. I need to work on the lead guitar parts for both of them. I guess I needed to rock out today.
     
  5. Flying Z

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    Man sorry to hear of your troubles. Prayers for you and your family.
     
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  6. kniah

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    Likewise sorry to hear about your rough week @SubSailer671 ! Glad you were still able to get some guitar therapy in.

    Also good to see some more activity in this thread, I was getting a little concerned! I focused on learning Wonderwall today. Spent about half an hour diagramming the song out and learning the strumming pattern and another half hour practicing. Fun song!
     
  7. strat_strummer

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    Sorry to hear about your rough week as well @SubSailer671 Its always a good thing to pick up the guitar to relieve a bit of stress..
     
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  8. BlueSquirrel

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    Really sorry to hear what you had to go through this week.
    I'm impressed you still managed to pick up a guitar. No doubt ACDC's and Metallica's songs are therapeutic.

    I'm sending positive vibes your way.
     
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  9. tortuga

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    Would you mind taking a picture of what you diagrammed and posting it?
     
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  10. BlueSquirrel

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    Dec 21, 2018
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    @ tortuga Perhaps this link could help?
    It's part of an interesting discussion on Wonderwall on a forum entitled "Quora". A guitar instructor called Erick Gerber took the pains to "translate" what he heard into "arrows". I find it useful. Thanks a lot to this great teacher. ;)

    By the way, Rajat C's answer on the same thread (a bit before Erick Gerber's answer) is imho really helpful as well.

    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-strumming-pattern-for-Oasis-Wonderwall
     

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  11. kniah

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    No problem, here it is. This was just going through the Justin Guitar lesson on the song that was posted earlier. Please excuse my handwriting, haha!

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  12. tortuga

    tortuga Squier-Meister

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    Thanks to both of you!
     
  13. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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    Wow! You did a fantastic job!

    Listening to Oasis's record, I had the feeling that there were a few differences with Justin's version but honestly if one wants to play it "just like on the record", then it becomes so complicated that it takes the fun out of it imho.

    Today I tried to write exactly what I was hearing while listening to the record and I ended up with too many notes (?!), so I'll go back to Justin's version...
     
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  14. BlueSquirrel

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    Ok, I had a listen again and got rid of what I thought were extra beats. Here are the results of my attempt at transcribing what I was hearing for the first two bars (pics below). I'm not sure this is correct, though. Btw, sorry, the page isn't very clean. Hopefully you'll be able to read it.

    I compared Oasis's studio version and Justin's version as best as I could. In Justin's version, there is one extra downwards strum which imho sounds like a pause in Oasis' studio version, so I put a * in front of it...

    I should also mention that shorter arrows means that only some strings are hit (ex. only the bass strings), and thicker arrows means I heard what sounded like a harder strum (harder in the sense of accentuated). I don't know if what I wrote will make any sense to you but I really hope so.

    Although the third and four bars are different, I haven't tried to write them down.

    Keep up the good work everybody!
     

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  15. kniah

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    Thanks for posting that! Great idea listening to the original recording. Justin did mention in his video that there was a section where he anticipates the change to D and has been playing it wrong for 20 or a years but has a hard time "unlearning" it. I wonder if that's the difference you're noticing?

    I'm going to try to start playing along with the song and challenge myself to record something @Bassman96 style next weekend... Good or bad we'll see how it goes!
     
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  16. BlueSquirrel

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    I had to slow down at 25 % then 50 % of the video's speed, and yet I'm not too sure I'm correct...
    It's impossible for me to play it as fast as on the record. Maybe some day....

    This is more and more how I practice btw. I slow down the video as much as possible while trying to play along, then I increase the video's speed on Youtube or VLC. My problem is that my metronome, my mobile and my tiny computer are all quieter than my acoustic guitar so it's hard to keep the beat...

    Recording then posting something must be a very interesting experience. If you have the technical means to do it, go for it!

    On a side note, I've read that getting better at keeping the beat is linked to better ability to learn and speak languages. ;) Music is a universal language after all.

    https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2013-09-importance-link-ability-language-skills.html
     
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  17. SubSailer671

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    Tu as raison!

    Huh, it is not often that I can put my high school French to use.

    Have a great week everyone!
     
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  18. BlueSquirrel

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    @SubSailer671 Bravo, c'est super! ;)

    Inspired by @Bassman96 , I tried to record a few seconds of Wonderwall played really, really slowly, but when I press "record", I get really nervous (!). ;)
    Consequently the result is very cringeworthy. I don't play on time and I don't even always switch to G at the right moment, ha ha ha!
    Unfortunately I don't have time to try a second take as I must go back to work.... it's the thought that counts, right ?!

     
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  19. mofojar

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    You did great!

    I'm still too nervous to make and post videos of my playing here. I keep wanting to join the Riff Raff threads but then I just end up not recording anything. Maybe I just need to take the plunge and go for it!
     
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  20. strat_strummer

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