Short story long:
I didn’t get to contribute as much as I wanted to the discussions here due to being a bit down.
Had some health and job issues, so I was almost only able to practice guitar at night. So the acoustic recordings with singing rehearsal videos* had to wait.
(*to progress towards my "10 Song-set exam)
I feel eager to continue the course into intermediate grades. I feel I practiced a lot of the 3rd grade stuff already while learning songs.
As a kind of exam I will use the “10 Song set” lesson and instead of playing it in front of a live audience, I will attempt a one-take recording and post it here for accountability.
To consolidate some more and find flaws before attempting the set I will make a single take of each song, starting with simpler ones and integrating learnings of each recording with the goal to have an acceptable performance of each song to play in a set.
- Stuck in the middle with you
- Mad World (C1 fingerstyle)
- Thrill is Gone (C2)
- GoodRiddance (Time of your Life) (Stuck Chords)
- House of The Rising Sun
- Stand by Me (2 Barre Chords)
- Fly Me to the Moon (3 Barre Chords)
- Crazy little thing called love (2 Barre Chords, Sus4 Chord)
- Sunny Afternoon (1 Barre and Slash Chords)
- Sitting on the Dock of the bay (All Barre Chord (except Bridge))
A pretty rough, spur-in-the-moment track. Inspired by a loop I play in the improvisation part of the practice routine.
All layers are pretty much a first take over the one loop with 3 guitar layers.
Maybe I’ll expand it into a real song with more than one progression and think of more poetic than silly lyrics and more “appropriate” drumming.
But for now, here it is relatively raw, almost like my first try at a live looper “performance”.