Took a break from decorating today and thought I just might as well break my duck and try a vid this was a one take deal, nerves kicked in when hitting record lol. I’m pleased with my progress but feel I should be further along the road after almost 3 full years learning through JustinGuitar
I’m not a confident singer which you’ll notice and there’s plenty of mistakes, but not too displeased with how I got through it. Forgive the abrupt end, I couldn’t remember how it finishes ha
Any advice and feedback, about the good or bad is very welcome:+1: now just hoping I’ve linked the vid correctly
Reckless Serenade - Arctic Monkeys
Wow Lee what a great first post! You certainly didn’t butcher anything. I am always impressed by people who can sing and play finger style at the same time. I am playing about a year longer than you and I really struggle with it. I also really liked your vocals and they really suited the song. Great job and you should be proud!!!
You’re very kind I’ve been more focused on fingerstyle this last month or so after becoming a little frustrated with my strumming skills. I am quite pleased with it but as with most of us here I can be quite critical of myself. Thanks for watching and the kind words of support
I can only add my words of appreciation and encouragement. Really nicely played and sung. Looking forward to more posts as well!
Thanks so much for taking the time to watch and the kind words, much appreciated
Hey Lee, that sounded great. No butchering noticed, sounded pretty accomplished to me. Your travis picking sounded really good. Your singing went with the song well too - I don’t know the song so I’m not comparing to the original, it just sounded like it fitted. Chilled, laid back, great vibe.
I noticed you started posting in the community recently, hope you’re enjoying it.
Yeah I was a lurker for too long and just making way around catching up on all the topics really glad I started to get more involved as it’s a lovely bunch of people here, it’s inspired me to put more practice in and improve. Thanks for having a listen and appreciate the nice feedback
Thank you, Jeff I’ve been practicing this one for a couple of weeks, i just follow the advice from Justin about going super slow when learning a new pattern. One chunk at a time very slowly with no mistakes then try speeding up, he knows his stuff lol. Cheers for listening and the positive feedback
Thank you for the kind words, I’m definitely learning to be more forgiving to my fingers and brain when learning new things. Thanks for giving it a listen
It sounded lovely, great guitar tone and skilful fingerpicking.
Thank you Roger I do regret my comment about my progress after 3yrs, I’m trying to be less critical of myself and in lots of ways I’m quite proud of how I’m progressing, but sometimes the guy who doubts pops in the head and stays for a while. Thank you for taking the time to listen and the lovely comments
Thank you Radek, I really appreciate you having a listen
Well, look who’s singing for toffee
Glad you decided to come out of the shadows, Lee. That was a great debut.
I’ll have to try that pattern, it sounds lovely. I find it’s the duration of picking that always throws me Your low register really suits this song well.
Haha I’m glad to be out of the shadows too, it’s a great bunch of people on here and looking forward to being more involved.
Yeah, the duration thing can be tricky when trying to keep concentration. I find that thinking of the song as parts and not a whole really helps, it stops you thinking ahead and keeps you in the part you’re playing. Really appreciate you having a listen and supportive feedback
Bravo, Lee, lovely first video.
Sure one or two little hiccups on the playing along the way, but overall the finger-picking was smooth, and it the guitar tone was delicious.
Far easier on the ear as a singer than you credit yourself. I don’t know Beck at all, so no comparison but can’t imagine describing this as butchery, no way.
Look forward to many more like this one now you have broken the duck.
Hi Lee if I could play fingerstyle like that I would be very happy great job