First batch of thanks to you all for taking time to look at my first AVOYP.
I am reasonably happy with the way I am progressing with chord changes, the difficult part for me so far was the strumming. It took quite a while to not do the up strum in OF. Without the video there are some things you would just not pick up if all you do is play by yourself.
I feel reasonably confident about where I am in Grade 1. Have got a few more modules to navigate before I get onto the next Grade. Working on the other four songs but not ready to post yet.
I didn’t really intend to jump around but the G Chord is one my fingers remembered from more than 50 years ago when I was a teenager and messed around with a guitar, but never got very good. It was muscle memory; no perfect chord practice or the G Chord in OMC is was there straight away. C chord was similar.
Strumming, that was the hard part for me but still working on that.
Thanks, a bit more work before Grade 2 but I see it looming into sight.
yes, I am committed to singing as well. However, I started from a point of never having sung before, and I mean never. The only way it was going to happen was to get singing lessons which I have started on a couple of months ago. The teacher has been very patient, when I look back on my first lesson, I was terrible no more than just speaking the words. However, I am a lot better now but not good but improving. The teacher is great as well is doing the things she wants; I am also doing the four of the songs for Grade 1. Learning the words was hard, not an age related thing, I hope, could never remember poetry when I was at school, complicated formula no problem.
Thanks for the advice on how to proceed with playing and singing, done item 1, I think I got a little ambitious and tried to sing playing four down strums per bar, I will definitely try what you say in Item 2
I am really glad I did a video, I have learned so much from it. I think more encouragement for beginners to do video’s even if they don’t post them up.
Thanks for the input, I was a bit nervous on how people would view my AVOYP, when it was only a really a WIP version compared to other peoples that are really well done. However, I am really pleased I have done it, I have learned a lot, apart from the guitar, as a novice like me on social media, getting the video posted on YouTube was a real learning curve.
Yes, I did pick up in the video about not strumming all the strings on some of the chords, so it is definitely something to work on. Not cracked muting the 6th string on the C Chord.
When you reviewed my learning log you suggest I post the Grade 1 Riffs, still working on that but it is few weeks off as not started on “Come as you are”. However, been working on the intro riff for Brown Eyed Girl which is starting to come together.
Thanks, lots of distractions in the last month family wedding, holiday, important football match all of which has curtailed my practice time but bit more clear time coming up to get down to more regular practice.
Will respond to others later