I’m still very early in my guitar journey but I figured I’d post a video of my first attempt at a 12 bar blues progression. This is part of my practice for playing “hound dog” from Justin’s beginner song book 2nd edition which is why I stop at 11 bars (He suggests muting the 12th bar at certain parts since it sounds cool). Not too focused on getting BPM song accurate but want rhythm to sound good, making sure I can change the chords and my strumming consistent. As you can see I have a lot of work to do
So far I’ve learned that chord changes are hard (lol), I can pretty consistently get 60 when I’m practicing but have a more difficult time when playing songs. I’m practicing my strumming a lot because I’m struggling. I feel like the pick wants to fly off of my fingers despite using a really thin pick. Any advise is very much appreciated.
Hey it works, nicely done! Posture and technique look good to me so keep doing what you’re doing. All the issues you described will sort themselves out with time so the only advice I can give is to keep at it. Great job! Looking forward to seeing more!
Awesome looking guitar by the way, love the color!
What he ^^^^^^^ said.
We all have to start somewhere!
If you’re not a lefty then you’ll need to use your phone’s main camera instead of the front one, nearly everyone does that first time!
Great stuff for posting this early on in, it’s great to break the ice so you know it’s friendly
Thanks! Seafoam green is not the color I would have chose initially and I’m really partial to the look of les pauls but this Squier Bullet Mustang HH was on sale for $50 off so I had to grab it, lol. It grew on me though!
I told my self if I hit the one year mark I’ll celebrate by gifting myself an Epiphone Les Paul studio, I really dig it in Alpine White.
Congratulations on your first post! And it was pretty well done mate, so early in your journey. Looks like you’ve got all the basics moving in the right direction.
Strumming and rhythm is very good, which is a crucial skill.
You’ll be amazed at what you’ll be doing in a few months with a solid base like that.