So having returned from time away and then emptying a bedroom and moving all the music hardware into what is now my music room I have finally sat down to put together number 2 of my consolidation tracks which is a version of Heroes.
Inspired by @jkahn recent progress post I feel some backstory is in order Feel free to jump forward if you get bored.
I am very jealous of those here that have a regimented and committed practice routine. I read some of the Learning Logs and they are truly inspiring. For me whilst I am currently trying to convince myself that its time for Grade 2 I am also just at the end of Practical Music Theory Grade 3 and now working on Ear Training Grade 1. I also spend some time watching David Bennett Piano as I find the information on Chord Progressions compliments what I am doing in JG. Needless to say my head is pretty full at the moment
I haven’t yet “memorised” the songs I have worked on, to be honest I don’t thing there’s enough hard drive space left up there at the moment so you will notice that I read as I play, it’s something that I will work on.
At the end though, it is sitting down and playing songs that drives me to pick up the guitar. I enjoy playing songs, I enjoy it even better when I play them well and that isn’t always as you will see from this video. In between everything already mentioned, I practice some picking, bending, and incorporate the Riffs that the JG lessons have taught in an attempt to inch me towards picking and fingerstyle guitar.
Finally, I didn’t play my best in this one but its going up anyway as it is a reflection of where I am at currently, probably a bit like my golf, good days and not so good days but as long as its still enjoyable.
I am always happy for some constructive criticism, advice, comments, or otherwise. In particular this version appeared to end on the last vocal line with G chord, but to me it just didn’t sound finished ? So I dabbled and added the additional C, G, D, Dsus2, D to finish off. Happy to hear if you think this is way off base
This was all recorded through the Dynamic Mic, UMC202, into Reaper and then into OBS using ReaRoute. The Video is from an IPhone USB to OBS using DroidCam. Yes, I forgot to mention that as well as retaining all the music info I am trying to learn I also had to learn the basics of the above mentioned software packages and getting them all to talk to each other