Well, here it is: my very first post.
A bit of background: I’ve had a nylon acoustic for about thirty years now, but never taken any course and never learnt anything other than a few simple riffs. End of last year I’ve found Justin Guitar and decided to be serious about it; got a cheap entry-level strat to go along with the acoustic and began practicing - playing the electric with headphones works better for study since I do it at night when the family is resting.
I’ve been at the end of Grade 1 for over two months, basically feeling insecure about posting a recording, so I’ve postponed it. Until today;
Chocolate Jesus: using D_Du_uD_ strumming for the 1st half, and then all down strokes for the second part of the song; tempo feels a bit “insecure” at times.
Mad World: this song I can almost sing along the chorus parts without losing my strumming; but not yet ready for sharing, hence no singing here. Same strumming pattern throughout.
Note: I’ve played this while listening along to the Justin Guitar app in “band+vocals” mode (as I usually practice, since it is quite a lot of fun). If I do it without the backing track my tempo does not hold as well, but I can do it too.
Appreciate any feedback, and whether this should be good enough to pass grade 1
Hi heckler first of all well done on posting your first recordings! Now you can sit back relax and enjoy the moment of achievement as any next posting will be a piece of cake
All sounded good enough for me, steady rhythm good changes and no dead notes - I would say crack on and enjoy G2 all the best
Well done Claudio, it’s a big step posting first recordings. Both of these are musical, with good fretting and timing. I think it’s time to move on and have fun doing it
Congratulations on your first AVOYP postings Claudio.
I’d say you have nailed grade 1 and are ready to move on to grade 2. Nice steady strumming and clean changes. Well done.
Congrats on the recordings, Claudio, both sounded good … steady rhythm, clean chords, smooth changes and liked the tone of your electric. Have fun with Grade 2 and now you’ve made a first recording, I encourage you to do so more frequently as you work through the modules of grade 2.
Souding good Claudio, very tight in fact, I’d definitely say that’s a pass. Enjoy Grade 2
Thank you all for taking the time to listen to this and for the kind words of encouragement. I will certainly be recording more on the months to come and will post here again. Cheers!
Huge step getting first recordings up. It definately adds some pressure when youre recording.
I would hazard a guess that many / most beginners would struggle with tempo for a full song etc without a backing track / beat or metronome to help keep time I know I do. Not somethign to worry about imo.
Well done Claudio. A nicely played recording of the 2 songs. Good rhythm with both. Very clean strumming.
Awesome work! Congratulations. And can I just share that as a brand, brand newbie (I’m still strumming only on the 1 and learning the A and D chords) this is super inspiring so thank you for sharing your recordings with us.