Thanks for sharing your version. I really loved it and especially the full band, which is a dream for me to experience. If you like Green Day there are a lot of easy songs from them. My last one was Good Riddance- Time of your life. I posted here a few weeks ago. Have a great day and keep rocking.
Another step on the road Jeff. When I listen to Green Day’s version I hear a big emphasis on the first beat of the bar from the bass drum. May I suggest trying to echo this in your strumming, which is faithful to the record anyway.
I’m new to the forum, recently posted a version of my playing as a separate post and it was merged to an existing thread so I thought the etiquette was to use existing threads. Still learning, I’m sorry.
@SDKissFan I’m sorry, did not mean to take the attention off yours.
Good stuff Jeff, can’t beat some Green Day! Super steady strumming there.
My comment would be to learn the chords and lyrics off by heart. That way you won’t be looking at your screen/songbook and can then relax a bit more. You could also reduce the size of your strum. There is a lot of wasted movement in there.
Well done though!
You have a sharp eye to notice those things and have told me that before. In general I need to work on memorizing my songs and chords by heart. That’s something I struggle with. Of all the songs I played I think maybe 3-4 I can really do from memory.thanks for listening.
I see what happened with the sound. I finally hooked up my microphone and something came unplugged. I should have tried again instead of being in a rush to post. Oh well hopefully the song was halfway decent anyways.
Thanks for the feedback. I did listen to the backing track and see what you mean. I honestly try to change the sound to not be exactly like the original artist. Hopefully it sounded decent as is. The song still needs work so I might try your tip to see how it goes.
Good for recording Jeff. I’d echo trying to adjust your strumming slightly BUT emphasis the third beat/downstrum also reduce the movement of your arm you’re swinging it too much the strumming should be more wrist based on this one. Sounds like there was a mic problem as we predominantly got just the guitar strings rather than your amp and the singing was low in the mix.
A tip for singing and playing is to separate the two. Practice singing that song over the original, practice singing the song just on it’s own (no music). At the moment it still sounds like you are trying to fit the vocal and guitar neatly together which doesn’t always work. Once you are comfortable singing that song over the original AND are comfortable with your guitar track (you can also practice this against the original)…then try bringing them together.
I decided to stay true to my goals and record again standing while playing. I still have my music stand so have not memorized yet so baby steps. The title of the category is record yourself - progress not perfection, right lol. No perfection here, but at least I finally played standing up. Last week I broke string after string on 3 different electric guitars so acoustic it is until I change some strings. I hope everyone is off to a good start towards making progress in 2023.
Self feedback: improve singing and tone, sharpen your chords, memorize the song, add some interesting soloing or a lick.
First off, good on you for sharing your music openly and not posting it as private or unlisted. Get your music out there people!
It’s good that you are self-assessing your own playing, it’s something we all should do. That is how we get better and push our playing forward. Let me know if you are interested in some feedback from a player that is striving toward being mediocre.