Congrats, Rhys. First recording a milestone to celebrate and it showcases excellent progress.
I thought the tone was pretty good, nothing to feel apologetic about. Possibly you could turn up the volume of the BT just a smidge in the video.
Your guitar and left arm position look pretty. The thing to pay attention to is the angle of the bend of your wrist. It doesn’t look too severe on the video but perhaps a slight guitar position adjustment could reduce the bend a little more. But if you experience no sense of stress in a long playing session then all is good.
To my ears … admittedly not the most acute … your muting of the low E when playing PC with root on the A string is on point, which is critical when pumping 8s on those PC rockers.
The rhythm was pretty solid as well. I did notice a pause in the strum for the 1/8 note rest and maybe you want to work on keeping the down strums going but just miss the strings for rest. That said, I could see your body keeping time, so I don’t think it was necessarily throwing you out of the groove.
Keep on keeping on, ever onward, and I look forward to your next.
Wrist feels ok in this spot but I’ll keep an eye on it, early days learning to play standing so I’m not putting in long shifts.
Funny I picked up the pause between 8/8 and 1/8 when listening back too. I think I fixed it by not being so eager to jump to the next chord and letting 8/8 have its time to shine then being a bit more snappy on 1/8.
BT will be louder next time to help me out as much as you. I was concerned I’d drown myself out if I put it louder but ended up not being able to hear the BT myself which made thing difficult for me. All the fun of learning to record. Happy I got my first bit of public exposure done though.
Congrats on your first post Rhys, always a big step making that first recording. Nothing to add other than to echo what @DavidP mentions. But as an initial post well done, iron out those self identified issues and come back with round two !
Nice work Rhys, especially with the playing standing up, something I’m working on atm too but not happy enough to share for AVOYP . It sounded like you got much tighter as the song went on, plus an awesome tone for the song too
Honestly just started with standing up. Powerchords I can pull it off, not much else. Gotta just get used to the feeling. Its also really helping me not look at the chords when playing them because it pretty much impossible to look at the fret board while standing.
Next vid will be sitting I reckon and something a little more open chords.