First time I’ve recorded this, pardon my alarm going off at the end. It has a pretty rough start due to nerves, but after I settle in, I think it hangs together alright. Let me know what you think (warning, I do have a profanity or three at the beginning)!
You might have noticed that I deviate from the strumming pattern provided in Justin’s lesson a little bit (one of the things I love about Justin is that he’s pedantic about little things like me). I’ve written out what I’m doing here for those curious.
Not bad. With some more reps I think you will have it down pretty solid. I had to chuckle when you started out with a flub. Happens to me all the time, and not just when I am recording or playing for someone.
That was really good, a slightly more mellow version which you did justice to you also pretty well taken away one picked note while picking individual strings, this is a great hack for live performances as original picking pattern is a lot more challenging without looking at strings. Overall great job!
I might stick with what I’ve been doing since it sounds fine and makes the full strum on 2 in the guitar break after “time of your life” stand out more, or maybe the pedantic in me will do it Justin’s way, since it’s not harder and seems to be more accurate. Haven’t decided yet.
The only other deviation I’m aware of is that when I am picking the D chord near the end of the verse, I remove my finger on the G string right before the chord change to C, switching it from an A to a G, but this fits the next chord (and isn’t too out of place for the D chord). That’s kind of a hack, as it lets me get ready for that C chord a little earlier, and I’ve liked how it sounded.
Oh I see where the difference is coming from now! I remember I sort of disagreed with Justin’s picking pattern and where you pick a second low E note on 3rd fret I pick open D string. Apologies for confusion! So sort of this way and because of that you don’t have to make a big jump from string G to low E, that applies to all 3 chords during both verse and chorus: