1st let me apologize. I got no video. Only audio.
I ain’t posted up many songs lately.
I think I know the reason why. I ain’t so computer savy to do them videos. I want sound quality and I just have trouble with the video. Thinking I got to do a video just makes me do nothing. I think, where I’m at gear wise, trying to do video just makes it a drag for me to do. I could do a telephone, but I hate the audio of the telephone. Anyways, ya all are just gonna have to live with audio only. My self, I’m old. I ‘listened’ to all the songs I like. There was no video. So you young folk gonna have to bear with me.
So I’ve been working on this song for a month perhaps. Likely more when I consider my first attempt. I had a earlier version I did of it too.
I found this song was done @ 144bpm (per a google search of bpm of this song). So that was my 1st attempt. I did it to fast imho. Perhaps it was supposed to be cut time, I don’t know.
This try I did it @ 72bpm. I think this is closer to where it’s really at.
As for the work in progress. imho, I missed to many notes.
I am doing this from a tab I got on line somewhere. It seems pretty close to what I think it’s supposed to sound like.
I’d sure like some feedback on this.
I think to make it better. The guitar part for sure. I need to make it more legato. The notes need to ring out. Most of what I do does ring, but not all of it. This is all done finger pickin style. I’m learning to finger pick imho (perhaps it’s obvious).
Anyways, what I’m hoping to get is criticism as to what you think I can do better.
The singing ain’t great either. But it is what it is. I don’t claim to sing.
Hope ya’ll all like it, and hope to get some feedback as to where ya think I need to better.
Perhaps, this is a learning log?
I really ain’t hip to what this learning log is when I see it posted here.
I’ve been learning this song for a while now, so perhaps, this is my learning log?
Helplessly Hoping is three tracks. I find it quite hard to sing and play this song. There’s a lot going on within the song. You gotta be pretty skilled to play it and sing it at the same time. I ain’t that skilled.
The song is,
one track guitar, acoustic plugged straight into the interface.
one track main vocal, strait in.
one track harmony vocal. strait in.
a bit of daw reverb added to the vocals.
Mixed down to no clip best I can tell.
Bonus tune. Her Majesty.
Done in one foul swoop.
Sang and played guitar at the same time. Two tracks though
I usually find it hard to do. Sing and play guitar.
Good thing about the bonus song.
It’s kinda short…
Anyways, your most critical comments on guitar playing would be most welcome. Ya can criticize the vocals too. But again. I don’t claim to sing.
I want this song to sound… musical, pretty, relaxing…
I’m having fun with it.
Helplessly Hoping, CSNY/Her Majesty, The Beatles.
Helplessly Hoping, 1st attempt, Likely prior to joinging JG.
It’s been a while since I did this version. But I’m quite sure this is two guitar tracks. Just straight rhythm strumming guitar + the main lick. I’m sure the vocals + harmony, and guitars are all done on separate tracks.