I’m encouraged to post here having plucked up the courage to do a couple of recordings for Justin’s recent posting for the songs app. Wish You Were Here, which seems to be something of a rite of passage!, and Good Riddance (time of your life).
I’ve been playing for just about a year with a 2 month gap due to a hospital trip, I’m most of the way through grade 2 and just about to move onto module 12. My third attempt at playing guitar in my life at the age of 47 and this time with Justin’s course it’s stuck, any chance to pick up the guitar I’m doing it!
Current aspirations, aside from progressing through the modules, is to get to playing and singing with decent strumming patterns for my repertoire songs, so hopefully beginning to post here will give me the extra nudge to put the practice in to get there.
Appreciate any feedback and looking forward to posting some more in due course!
PS - apologies for the lame introduction and closing “slide” in the videos, I’m no video editor
Well done Mark. A first post and a first AVoYP. A great double.
You looked confident and played along in time and with clean chords. Your picking was accurate in WYWH.
All I can add is keep your strumming arm moving up and down throughout the songs. This was particularly noticeable in the second song where your arm stopped between some of the beats.
You’re on your way. Looking forward to more from you.
Hi Mark, great first post and you did really good well done! I think it’s a great entry to Justin’s contest, wish you luck! In terms of your performances I was hoping you will play the first section of Good Riddance by picking individual strings as you started this way like original does start regardless I still enjoyed it so kudos!
Thanks Edgar! If only it was a genuine Les Paul but that would have been a bit much as my first guitar!!
It’s actually an Eastcoast GL, plays really nicely though and as you say looks lovely. My only slight niggle is the weight and weight distribution, it’s quite bottom heavy, I don’t know if that’s just typical of the style or just the Eastcoast itself. But it’ll always be the guitar that got me going