Learning guitar from Justin has been so very important. It’s his way of always bringing you up. Thank you, Justin! This Steve Winwood song is about getting off drugs, beginning to live life (a gift to you), and moving forward in positive ways. Justin is one person I feel (know) that has put forth the effort and truly enhanced the lives of many. I learned so very much guitar from Justin’s work and now present this druggie song from the past: band is Traffic - look it up - amazing musicality
Welcome to AVOYP, Robert, what a debut. That was a really polished performance, so many outstanding aspects in the playing and singing.
For future … I trust you’ll share more … it would be nice if you could back off a little from the camera so we can see the whole of the guitar with your face. I’d like to have looked at your right hand in action.
I figure you’ve been learning from Justin for a while. Perhaps take a moment and share an intro in #community-hub:introduce-yourself, just a brief personal background, guitar history, and your goals/aspirations as a member of the Community.
Thanks to all for acknowlegment. Feels so good !! Well, its taken too very long for response, but hey … cause i succumed to the dreaded Covid just recently. Supposedly my friend visited his 98 yo father at HOME Bishop Gadsden (Charleston SC) then passed it to me. Who says old guys can’t make an impact? I recorded my song, one take, on my phone camera. No special tech. I’d love for Justin to help me be great, but his big mission is far, far greater. Let’s share more and thank you I’m 62 and just strartin’ out -R. It’s a 2012 Martin DM-15 made in Nazareth PA. LOVE
So yes jkahn, it’s all in the moment. Minutes or half hour ago I recorded this. I flubed some easy chords, stopped, and recovered. I guess the question is, if you are not perfect, what should you do? Thanks for ypur response.
I thought that stop was intentional - some songs have it.
You’ve been playing way longer than me. My playing level is pretty clear on the community from my vids so take from it what you will (although some old stuff has resurfaced recently). I think your playing is quite good and timekeeping good. If you’re flubbing occasionally, you just need to practice the song more. Play it through perfect without singing a few times. And if you flub while live, don’t stop, just keep on going. Others might have more input.
Hi Robert, I thought that was great! I really enjoyed the rhythm you laid down and the pattern seemed somewhat complex to hold together, which I felt you did well. I also don’t know the original, but if I was to check it out now I might think Dave Matthews couldn’t get your rhythm!
Just keep playing anyway! What’s perfect?! To me that was awesome to listen to, thoroughly enjoyed it. Did I care whether you were perfect? Definitely not! In fact probably wouldn’t have known if it was or wasn’t anyway In saying that I do understand that point of view and struggle with not achieving it in my own playing, but what can I do, I’m unlikely to ever be perfect (and certainly not when recording or playing for others!) so I guess I just have to accept that and keep on striving to improve…