Hi, pretty new to the community, and not a native English speaker so I hope you understand me
Didn’t want to start a topic and glad I found this space. Still have to get my recording set up on par (had to mono the video as I couldn’t mix my interface over the phone).
Playing since Oct 2022. Im currently at Module 19 of Grade 3, but revisiting this song right now as I never memorized and learned the strum/picking pattern until recently.
Still not getting it as flawless as I’d like. Some unnecessary slowdowns and mistakes. Forgetting to mute the 1st string on the verses, not enough single picking too much strum…
First time trying to record with mics. So the voice is a bit more clear than I’m used to, but I’m more conscious of the flaws in my singing. Am I close to the pitches, way too flat?
I’m a really inexperienced singer I feel. Always thought I do ok when casually singing songs, but hearing it back clearly I’m doubting my progress in that area… could use some neutral ears, thanks.
Marcel, good job with the song, strumming and chord changes look and sound good. Vocally, you are a little flat but I think singing along to songs on the radio and actually playing along with your guitar are totally different. Remember you can use a capo to find which pitch best suits your voice.
Surely, it’s possible. That’s how I understand it at least The recommendation is to “ideally” upload a song from the song lessons. I guess that’s to make it more likely that people, who listen to the song you are playing in the video actually know the song and can hence give better feedback
Still, I think absolutely nothing speaks against you uploading a tango
@MarioD Mario, you can learn to play and share any song you like. As part of mastering and consolidating what is taught in grade 1 and 2 what is important is to exercise what you are learning. That enables you to get feedback to aid in your progress.
And over and above that, you can throw in other things. While we advocate following the lesson flow as Justin as a tried and tested sequence that supports laying strong foundations there is nothing wrong with adding extra things that help keep you motivated, such as a tango.
Thank you very much David! Anyway…I am 70, so I belong to a pre-tec generation, and still don’t realize how to upload a video here. I would greately appreciate some help on this matter.
On other respect, of course I love Justin’s lessons (I am working on grade 3). But I think it would be interesting for other students to have more contact with Latin styles, and, as I was born in Argentina…a tango rises as a natural option. Thanks again! Regards, Mario
Mario, the first thing to know about sharing videos is that they must be uploaded to the internet. The Community platform does not store the video, it is always accessed via a link to the video.
The majority of people use YouTube for video. Some people record audio-only and use SoundCloud but that is not as common as when I started. You can also upload the file to a file-share like Google Drive or Drop Box. That is also not common here.
Do you have a Google Account, a GMail address. If so best option would be to create a YouTube channel. If you are recording with an Android phone then not too complicated to upload the video direct to your channel from the phone. And you’ll find lots of info to get you started just by searching in YouTube for videos on how to create a YouTube channel.