I bizzle nitch slapped myself back down to grade 1, by my own choice, because i thought i could time wonderwall when i could not. Ive got the rhythm down but the timing is eluding me. So i deleted all routines and started over from scratch at the bottom again. Only this time around i am able to start over with the newly bought song app.
Now, i am not a singer. Not been one since my late teens and early twenties, so singing along with anything is not an option to me. I am far too self conscious and these walls are far too thin. I may change, i am pretty sure i will, in the future and sing, when i am not such a basketcase. But for now, no way.
So this left me with strumming only. I am ok with this as i want to play guitar and not necessarily sing at the moment. Before i got the app, strumming was a boring exercise doing the same 2, 3 or even 4 chords over and over again without anything backing me up. I had a fleeting glimpse of what playing music was like when i tried to play dreams. Simple enough. Two chords f and g.
So i slapped on dance the night away for module 1. Cool. At first a bit too fast. Slowed it down a bit and it worked. I was able to stay with the music and found myself halfway through getting bored with the same two changes, so started with the dsus4 and a7 or Am to change things up a bit. It felt like i was playing music for once.
The last time i fely like this was when i 19 and stepped in to play bass for one tune in my co workers’ band. I knew the base line for the song as it was simple enough and just repeated over and over. But i remember the feeling of being together with the others in time and playing music.
Wow is all i can say. Music is really magical even though it was only two chords lmao.
Turns out my chord changes are ok but i do need some work since i was doing 8 beats per bar in strumming. Nothing that a little more practice wont solve.
The app alone changed the strumming from an exercise to something fun.
One issue i identified during the 3 min song is that i am pressing way too hard on the strings so need to ease up a bit.
Thank you justin. Seriously. That was cool.
Actually it is not just justin that i have to thank. I thank everybody that is involved in this affair.