Wanted to share this one as well. We didn’t really intensely rehearse, but we enjoyed it and we’ll work on it until it is perfect
Fantastic performance from you both there Chris, congratulations. It’s a song on my “dreamer” list at the moment and will be a big part of grade 2 consolidation for me!
Really enjoyed that, thank you for sharing.
Wow. Very well done.
Well done, chaps. Liked your interpretation of the harmonies. And guitar playing was nice.
It’s a song I’ve tried and it has it’s challenges.
I’ve spend quite some time with the first part of the song, slowly analyzing what I needed to do, trying it out on the fretboard etc., I think you understand the routine . I wrote it down on a paper, the different chunks for the finger picking, the pauses, and so on. The second part was also tricky, as I had to figure out how to go from finger picking to picking up that plectrum fast enough to strike the first Am. I learned not to hasten it, sometimes I just use a down strum with my thumb, then I have enough time to grab the pick and continue. And the rest of the song is control of the dynamics (which one time works, a second time not so well, …, and gradually becomes more ‘natural’ )
Thank you Willsie01. Justin’s lesson on this came at the moment we were rehearsing singing the song with our choir (around 40 enthusiastic singers and a sweating conductor, who had to perform middle of last June (and by the way it went excellent )). So I couldn’t leave it at just singing the song for our choir purposes. I convinced myself I should learn it on the guitar too. Which wasn’t that easy for me, my fingers didn’t always hit the correct strings, the pauses were a mess too, and the finger picking pattern, although quite regular, was something to practice a lot too. But always fun. And happy now that I was able to post it! Wish you similar experiences
Yep understand that routine well Chris!! Shame we have to practice this stuff to get good isn’t it
Another mighty fine performance, Chris, your play sounded great and the singers sound wonderful together.
You heard 4 persons, another 2 persons missing (vacation interruptions), and we still try to get more instruments in our small group too, ooh… and a conductor or something, someone who can make arrangements for all these things, that is not an easy one I guess. Thanks for the encouragement, David!