Stand by me - Chord progression (Consolidation song 1/5)

Hi everyone,

I’ve been consolidating Grade 1 for almost 3 weeks now and I wanted to start posting me actually playing each song once I’m comfortable enough with my progress. I usually practice these songs in the app but for recording I’ll just be playing them. I can’t sing at all, so I’ll just be posting me playing through the chord progressions a couple times for all the songs I chose.

This isn’t perfect but it is miles ahead where I was 3 weeks ago. Any and all constructive feedback is very welcome. My C to D is usually pretty good but I found when recording my self that I just can’t seem to get it for some reason. I am happy enough with the song to post and move on though.

Thanks for taking a look!

(1) Stand by me - chord progression - YouTube

EDIT: I just realized that the sound is a little low, I apologize, this is the first time I recorded me playing directly from my amp instead of grabbing the audio from my phone mic. I’ll have to figure out what went wrong before the next one =)


Not to shabby for a beginner! Keep it up and then you can add little melodys to your playing which would bring it up a notch! Good Job!

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Not bad at all, only thing really is the volume which you’re aware of. Well done!

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Hello Alexis,
That’s very good for a grade 1 consolidation…nice work :sunglasses:

And as for the soft sound…after this I turned on the radio again, and now at least my wife is awake too :grin:
Greetings, Rogier

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Thats pretty good. I’ve been consolidating grade 1 for a while now and i’m not quite there with my strumming yet. Your strumming looked really relaxed and easy. Keep on doing what you’re doing :slightly_smiling_face:

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Nicely done Alexis. Steady strumming and nice chord changes.

Over thinking is what causes the issues when recording. Just let it roll man and try and forget it’s recording.

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Well done Alexis, steady strumming and clean chords. Perhaps keep an eye on your index finger when changing to G. It’s ‘flying’ a bit and you don’t want that to become a habit. Minimal and economic movement is what to strive for.
Keep up the good work.

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:clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done, Alexis. Things looking good, laying that solid foundation.

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Nice, steady rhthm, Alexis. Good going!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone!

@DarrellW @roger_holland I’m pretty sure I had the gain down on my amp and if I just push it up a notch it’ll be better.

@Tim_Wilson Strumming I think is one of my strong points. I think it’s because I practice with the metronome on while watching TV (at night of course, my wife could never tolerate the constant beeps). Sometimes for an hour plus if I’m bored.

@sairfingers Wow, I was so focused on the chord changes that if you didn’t point it out I probably would never have noticed! Now I’m seeing it with my 4th finger sometimes too. Will definitely work on this, thanks!

Good job Alexis, it’s funny you mention the D chord changes, for some reason despite being fine on OMC exercises to and from D there was a period where in songs it went away, never quite figured out why but it’s one of those things that sorts itself out with practice so long as the fundamental chord is there under your fingers.
Keep at it, you’re doing great :ok_hand:

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I think you did extremly well!! Im impressed. I was not even close to that in that stage.
Well done!

Keep on rockin!!!

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Looks OK to me but what do I know!

On the chords shouldn’t that be G G Em Em C D G G (or D as Justin shows). It looks like you are going from the last G straight to Em, unless I missed that :slight_smile:

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Good eye, you are correct! I opted to do 2 Gs instead of 4 for the sake of brevity. When I practice the song/play the whole thing I do the full 4, I just wanted to focus on the chord changes.