Well done Inge and congratz on your first recording, you really did great! Lots of useful tips already given, I know the song but not in that much detail to give you some advice. I enjoyed it and I think you have a good flow, so don’t be shy and don’t hesitate to post more
You are absolutely right, the dynamics is really a thing that needs work and that I struggle with a little. As soon as I focus more on playing bass notes on the first two beats and then strums on the thinner strings as you suggested I lose my pick or mess up the rhythm or something else that makes it sound wonky. Same goes for playing softly first and louder at the right moments. I’m not in ‘ control’ enough yet to manage these things But thank you so much, because these are the things that really help me.
Thanks for the kind words, really appreciate it! Yeah, the relaxing part is still a work in progress haha, when I just practice i do relax more, but I was also a bit nervous because this was the first time recording myself playing for all of you guys to see, so my focus face got the better of me haha
Thank you, Darrell! You’re absolutely right. Sometimes I get a little impatient and for me this felt like the right song to record as a first AVoYP, because it feels like the only one where I can strum at the right tempo. But now i feel confident to share more often, so I will definitely keep it in mind.
As for the comment on the Lag acoustic, thanks! It is a limited edition that I bought at my local guitar store. It’s a relatively small store and the owner is a great guy who has different brands of guitars every three or four months, that you don’t see at the big company’s, aside from some standard brands like Richwood and Sigmas etc
That’s really nicely played, congrats!
Congrats on your first post! Always a big milestone.
I think you’re playing it well. You might want to check out the Justin lesson on this because there’s a nice little run in the chorus that would make it sound even better!
Also, don’t be afraid of singing… I think singing whilst playing can really improve how you groove with a tune. It doesn’t have to sound operatic or anything like that. Wonderwall might not be the place to start though because the rhythm is quite tricky to pair with a vocal.
Anyway, really enjoyed it! Look forward to hearing more from you.
Great job Inge. Very brave! Imagine your playing is being watched in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a bunch of other places around the world. Look forward to hearing more!
That sounded really good. Steady consistent strumming and clean chord changes. You should be really proud of your self!
Hi Inge, congrats on posting your first recording! You are doing really well, that strumming pattern from Wonderwall is tricky.
Congratulations on your first AVOYP post Inge. Now we want more.
Nice, steady strumming and smooth changes. This isn’t an easy one to master, so a very well done.
Hello, Inge, and congratulations on your first AVOYP performance! That sounded very good. You were a little tense, but some of that is almost certainly from the “red light” anxiety. As far as tips, I’d suggest trying to forget that you’re recording and relax into the song. I know that’s easier said than done. I pretend I’m not recording at all, I’m just putting everything into the song and the moment.
I noticed that you’re strumming pretty much from the wrist. Opinions vary on this, but I’m wondering if you’ve tried strumming more from the elbow (not locking your wrist – it remains relaxed – but much more movement from the elbow)? Personally, I find it easier to get in the pocket and vary dynamics when I strum more from the elbow. That’s not necessarily an either/or thing (it’s not really “just wrist” or “just elbow” – it’s kinda both), it’s just something to consider.
Well I bet you glad that’s out of the way ! Huge congrats on your first posted recording, loved the concentration. Thought you did really well, RBS can get to all of us. Chord changes were clean and you were very accurate on the strumming pattern or should I say patterns more correctly. Then only advice I can add is to keep the strumming hand going, in that first section don’t stop keep the hand moving during that break. Same with the section where it steps down keep the hand moving as if you were still playing 16th and make contact on between. That will help you stay in the groove when you move on to do the full song, which I assume is the plan.
As to the singing don’t worry about it for now. Focus on the playing and the time for singing will come. Its not easy Singing and Playing And you will have a singing voice you just need to find it and it will need practice just like the guitar.
Nice to hear your Wonderwall. I thought you did quite well. I went and looked at a couple of your posts, learning of your musical history. Sounds like you are doing well. Looking forward to hearing more from you. Well done on your first YouTube video.
Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your kind replies and it makes me happy to read that you liked my very first AVoYP!
My local guitar teacher really wants me to focus on making my strumming motions as short as possible, so more from the wrist instead of the elbow. I normally swing quite a lot with the elbow and I never play Wonderwall with him so maybe i should show him the video next time and ask him what he thinks. I completely get your remark, I noticed it as well when i watched it, but I think that it’s more of a coincidence.
I’d call your face focussed and beautiful Inge, NEVER stupid. Guitarist’s Face is a trademark of some of the best. There’s a thread here somewhere on that topic. When you sing for us there is also a Singer’s Face, so you’ve got that to look forward to.
Congratulations on your first step into the public arena. You’ve done it well
Ha ha, so true… it does look a bit stupid, but (for my part) I simply cannot not do it when I play… especially solos
Well done on your first film of wonderwall. You are doing better than me. I also am not sure how to get on this forum. Good luck
Well done!!! Way better than me on wonderwall👍
That is very sweet of you, thanks!