I agree with Serhat. So well played and sung. No bleeding ears - on the contrary. A special thank you for “Anchorage”. It has been a long time since I heard this song, and your version is beautiful
Fantastic Lisa, you’re a great player already.
We always tend to undervalue our own skills… and I suspected that might have been the case reading your intro post & learning log where you called yourself an “ok-ish” campfire player and “crappy” fingerstyle. No way, that was great! You clearly did a lot of playing when younger, and have been doing a lot of practice since starting again!
You’ve got a lovely singing voice as well. Good on you for getting past the nerves and uploading the videos.
You have nothing to be nervous about. All 3 og them sounded awsome!
I liked the good riddance best, but that is just my taste… all of them sounded amazing to me.
Youre voice is also great.
Think you are way to hard on yourself, you could easily perform this to anyone on a stage.
Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more
Lisa wow what a debut, you made Good Riddance picking look so easy, and as a matter of fact I know very well it is NOT! To play without looking at your strumming hand while picking has really impressed me, awesome!
And that 12 string for WYWH - love it! a few more recordings and I hope to see you as a performer during Community OM! Well done.
someone cutting onions in here or where do all these happy tears come from?
Serhat, thank you so much for your kind words! Glad you like it.
Nicole, Tausend Dank! Thanks for your kind and encouraging words. Anchorage is a lovely and rarely heard tune, unfortunately. It deserves some more attention. Glad you liked my version of it.
JK, thank you so much! I appreciate your kindness and well chosen words of support. You are right, like many others, I tend to be too critical and harsh on my own skills. But that’s maybe also a thing that grows while we progress on our journey. Recording regularly will definitely help on that, so you’re right again: It was good getting past my nerves.
Trond, thank you very much for your kind words! Glad you liked Good Riddance best, I love that tune! But… performing on stage? Me… A few years ago my foolish younger me would have said, well let’s go and do that! Nowadays I feel stage fright kicking in so hard, I wanna hide under a cover. But that’s nothing a beer couldn’t fix.
Thank you so much, Adrian! For Good Riddance picking looking easy - well it didn’t feel so, but glad it seemed so. Because you’re right: It isn’t and spent a lot of practice time especially on this part.
For community OMs I think I need to get some better equipment in place, though. Until then, I will keep on practicing and recording every now and then. Also with the 12-string!
Thank you so much to all of you again! I’m overwhelmed by so much positivity and support. Feeling gratefull and blessed to be part of such a great, heart-warming community!
Three super performances Lisa. Terrific debut. I look forward to more from you in the future.
Seriously Lisa! You have nothing to fear, could hang out all day listening to you play and sing… with a couple of beers
But i do understand that «stage» fright of yours… but put that aside!
Very enjoyable Lisa, and very well done.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting that level of playing, from reading previous posts.
Then again, we often do that to ourselves.
Now you’ve been ‘exposed’ as a good player
I enjoyed WYWH especially so, as its a personal favourite, plus its a deceptively difficult song to play well, but you nailed it with that beautiful 12 string.
Looking forward to some more now.
Goodness me, posted a few hours ago and already I feel late to the party.
I can only echo all that others have already said. Lisa.
Bravo and congrats on pushing through all the nervous anxiety to record and share. The first time is the hardest.
With or without beer, wine , or whiskey you can take confidence and own the comments shared as sincerely appreciative.
Look forward to more from you.
Thanks a lot, Gordon! Glad you enjoyed it and probably some more will be coming their way next weeks.
Thanks again, Trond! I will try to get over it, but that’s easier said than done.
Shane, thank you so much! Appreciate your kind words and I’m glad you enjoyed the listen. I’m flattered you liked my version of WYWH keeping in mind it’s one of your favourites. Feeling a little proud now.
This kind of ‘exposure’ is one I can deal with. But surely, expectations for upcoming stuff keeps rising now, so I should better get back et practicing now.
David, thanks so much! This party is ongoing, no need to feel being late - people may join whenever they want to and stay as long as they want to.
You’re right with everthing you say: The first time of overcoming this kind of fear was the toughest and it will become easier with every further step now.
I really do appreciate every comment, every like, all the feedback, given here or elsewhere. I’ll let it sink in and comfort me when feeling down and use it to grow some confidence. I am indeed very grateful for this and it can’t be said too often: this community is just awesome!
Now I’m better off practicing again to not disappoint for the next round of AVOYP.
No bleeding ears here. WOW what a debut performance, you play really well and have a great voice to. Look forward to more.
Absolutely fabulous Lisa. I especially loved Anchorage as it is a song I love and also play. I definitely don’t play it or sing it as well as you do! Superb job!!!
You sounded amazing on all of the songs. Bravo!!! I play that Green Day song a lot too as my go to song. It’s a lot of fun and a crowd pleaser. Your version sounds am. Thanks for sharing the videos. You’re very talented!
Thanks a lot, Trevor! Glad you liked it and your ears survived without any harm.
Thank you so much, Eddie. Anchorage is truely a lovely tune! I would be curious to hear your version of it, I’m pretty sure it will be great as well and one of its own - this is the lovely thing about music! We can find beauty in all of it.
Jeff, thank you so much, appreciate you kind words! You happen to have an AVOYP of you performing Good Riddance? Would be nice to check out as well.
Yes I think I did it in January this year? I did a soft acoustic version with no pick. It’s posted here.
Great, I’ll check it out! Thanks Jeff.
It is one of my most popular you tube videos on my channel. I can’t remember if I label it “Good Riddance “ or “Time of your life” lol. Thanks for the interest
Hello Lisa, this is absolutely brilliant . Congratulations, these are three fantastic performances. You play wonderfully and I love your voice .
In your profile, you wrote that you wanted to become a singer-songwriter when you started your guitar journey. Why not pursue this dream now ?
Lisa, an awesome performance on all 3 songs. You really have been holding out on us and undervaluing your talent. The playing and singing was really great. The 12 string did add to the authentic sound of WYWH. Makes me wish I owned one.
Pretty damn good to me, all three of them!
Very nicely played and sung on all of them and wow does that Martin 12 string sound good! A very appropriate choice for that song, well done on all accounts, more please