I’m still toying around with jammin’ to backing/vocal tracks - so hopefully the more that I keep doing it, the more it helps me with the timing and consistency of my strumming and rthythm in general.
This song is a classic tune from Aussie band Powderfinger. It came out when I was still in school and was a big hit for them over here. Not too sure if it became known internationally though, so most of you might be unfamiliar with it.
It mainly consists of basic open chords and also the F - but I still managed a couple of messy chord changes in some spots.
Any feedback or comments are always welcome… and please excuse the ‘resting psycho face’ vibe that I’m giving off throughout this one Cheers
P.S. the mic on my phone is pretty useless at picking up audio even at a tiny distance away. So if you turn up your volume to listen to my stuff, then don’t forget to turn it back down at the end to avoid a jumpscare on the next song that you play
Great stuff there Sandro, foot tapping from the beginning for me there. Playing looking and sounding absolutely spot on and nice mixing in the solo work on the popout window.
I wouldn’t class the expression as “resting psycho face”, more “moody and mysterious”
Nice job Sandro. I backpacked around Australia in 98/99 and discovered powderfinger. They had some great songs back then. It’s also worth checking out some of Bernard Fanning’s acoustic works as they would really suit you.
Very Enjoyable listen Sandro and keep it up!
Looked at the title, looked at the band name couldn’t work out which was which but hey once you started I recognised it from somewhere and thought you did a darn fine job, pretty solid throughout. Well done.
Nice work Sandro! You’ve got those chord changes nailed and liked seeing the lead melodies thrown in there too, well done!
That song was huge for Powderfinger here in NZ too, got heaps of radio play back when it came out (still does in fact!).
Keep up the great work!
@DavidP thanks david. As JK mentioned, apparently they got their band name from Neil Young’s song… so you weren’t too far off in that regard haha
@jkahn When I first started out I think I only lasted about a month using a pick without much progress. I then randomly decided to try strumming with the hand for a little while to see if it helped me learn other parts a bit better. I was able to focus more on chord changes and strum patterns without worrying about the pick. So I suppose I’ve just stuck with hand strumming ever since.
@Notter thanks Mark, glad you enjoyed it. “moody and mysterious” sounds much better… I’ll take that over my own description of psycho.
@Eddie_09 cheers Eddie. I vaguely remember a couple of Bernard fanning’s songs from his first solo album. But I’ll definitely have to refresh my memory and check out some of his other solo work.
@TheMadman_tobyjenner thanks Toby. Yeah, I wasn’t sure if many on here would know it, but glad you liked it. cheers
@nzmetal Thanks for the kind words mate. Nice to hear that this one was/is big across the ditch. So I guess it was known internationally after all