Really nice, it was fun to listen. Strumming mixed with picking is quite challenging and I haven’t seen you looking at your picking hand even once. Nice touch at the end too.
Lovely guitar too.
Regarding the criticism. I found sound nice and it sounds like you’re trying to control the dynamics. Don’t know what else to recommend other than to keep practicing to get better because it sounds like you are on the right track.
Hi Dan that was great, really bright and nice sound off your guitar, setup wise I think it couldn’t get much better than this, your play a decent mic and interface did the job! Don’t know the piece but it was really enjoyable to listen to, very western themed if you ask me
My only comment would be on your changes to E shaped barre chord, seems like rather than shaping the chord in air and putting it whole at once you go sort of first finger and then the rest joins in quickly one after another. My suggestion would be to try to focus on One Minute Changes incorporating the F chord to get it engraved in your brain.
The reason is that you got away quite well with playing just first note on low E string which gave you an extra second to put remaining fingers down and play the full chord, however if you start playing full strumming songs and you change to F you might not make it in time amd get some muted notes. So my suggestion is trying to practice the F chord ideally with some strumming and I am sure you will crack it
That was great
Close my eyes and I could definitely picture the Man with No Name being dragged across the plains in a travois…
Maybe some lush strings in the background and a distant trumpet as the icing on the cake?
@kamkor Interesting observation on where I am looking. For this style of playing I have found that automating the picking hand as much as possible is essential. Thanks also for the lesson links. I am not sure if I’ve seen these.
@adi_mrok This is my own composition. Just something I have been playing around with, inspired by my obsession with a boom-chick-a strumming pattern. I totally hear you on the F barre chord. It’s not super clean either. I do need to keep working on it.
@sairfingers@Socio Thanks so much for your compliments on the dynamics. This is something that I have been very concerned with lately as I think with a solo acoustic guitar it really shapes the song.
@brianlarsen Wow, thank you so much for the thoughtful compliment! I ADORE Ennio Morricone. I really like the thought of arranging some strings and a trumpet in there too. I kept thinking
maybe there could be vocals but I like your idea so much better.