Bad Moon Rising Cover

Hey all,

I’m currently on Grade 2, Module 10. I thought it would be in my best interest to record a couple of AVOYPs before I progress any further.

So, without further ado, here’s my work in progress of Bad Moon Rising

P.S. ​I’m not much of a singer, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway just to relieve the monotony of strumming the chord progression over and over.


Sounded pretty good James, good rhythm and changes!

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Bravo, James, all sounding good … rhythm, chords, changes. I especially liked the accent on the chord’s bass note, gave the song a cool groove. And your singing was just fine, so you can let rip and sing out in future.

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Nothing to worry about with that performance James, sounds great to me!

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Hello James,
Well, I thought that was a very good performance :sunglasses:…and for your singing I would immediately sign…tight chord with accents :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

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Another good one James.

Nothing wrong with those vocals and it sure does add to a tune, plus I find it makes my guitar playing even more enjoyable.

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Hi James,
Wow, you got some serious strumming going on there and it puts mine to shame. Great job there. You sing fine, I a want to hear more of you in the mix, so belt it out louder and try to outdo the guitar in volume level.

Keep rock’n and great choice of songs!

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That was great James. Terrific strum pattern with accents on the beat and lovely clean chords. Well done. As for your voice, you’re putting yourself down unnecessarily, I thought your vocal was really good. Just have confidence and belt it out next time. :grinning:

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Not a straight forward song to play and you did it justice, I think it was great got my foot tapping along so in my eyes you passed the grade :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: all the best.

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You played and sang that really well. I especially liked how you changed up to a looser strumming pattern in the part without vocals, sounded really good, and it was a nice contrast.

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@jkahn Thank you for the feedback, JK. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m pleased to hear that the rhythm was good. As soon as I hit that record button my heart goes up a few beats per minute.

@DavidP Thank you for the feedback, David. I have been gradually working my way through Part 1 of the RUST Course in parallel with the Beginners Grade Courses. I’m looking forward now to learning percussive strumming. Though I have one more song that I am thinking about learning beforehand which plays the bass note on the first beat.

@DarrellW Thank you for the feedback, Darrell. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully, now I will start to feel a bit more at ease recording myself and posting AVOPs.

@roger_holland Thank you for the feedback, Rogier. I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed playing it. I’m sure a few more months down the line I will be thinking of other things I could do to improve it but for now I will park that song into my campfire list.

@SgtColon Thank you, Stefan, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I couldn’t agree more with you. Singing whilst playing does make it more enjoyable. Even if you are just singing to yourself.

@LBro Thank you for the feedback, LBro. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I am pleased to hear that the effort that I have been putting into Part 1 of the RUST Course is showing promise. Hopefully, I can continue making good progress when I move onto Part 2. I totally understand where you are coming from with regards to the vocals in the mix. That is something that I definitely need to start working on. That and learning how to get the best out of Reaper and OBS Studio.

@sairfingers Thank you for the feedback, Gordon. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I have been gradually working my way through Part 1 of the RUST Course and starting to feel my confidence growing in my strumming. Hopefully, over time my confidence will grow in the vocals as I discover my voice on this musical journey.

@adi_mrok Thank you Adrian, I’m glad you enjoyed it and gave me a pass mark. It gives me confidence that I have embedded everything that I have learned so far from Justin’s courses.

@Mari63 Thank you Mari, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve been working on that song as a learning tool for putting into practice Justin’s really useful strumming techniques. Now I just need to find a good song to apply the same approach to learning percussive strumming.


Sounded fine to me, good strumming and chord changes. Singing is good to but a little quiet compared to the guitar.

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@skinnyt, thank you for the support and feedback, Trevor. Yes, that’s something that I need to look at improving. I’m not sure if it’s just a case of changing the levels on inputs 1 and 2 to the audio interface. I’ve still to really get to grips with recording myself. But something I’m going to be taking a closer look at for future AVOYPs.

Nice work James, good singing here, key suits you better.

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I thought that sounded really good James, both strumming and singing. Seems like it would be a fun song to play as well.

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@batwoman Thanks, Maggie :smiley: Yes, the vocals sound far better on this one. Lyrically, I find this song easier to sing. With practice, hopefully, my vocals will improve over time along with my guitar playing.

@Sarahsus2 Thank you for the feedback, Sarah :smiley: Yes, it’s a fun song to play with lots of options to experiment with playing it.

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