I’m currently on Grade 2, Module 10. I thought it would be in my best interest to record a couple of AVOYPs before I progress any further.
So, without further ado, here’s my work in progress of Sweet Home Alabama
P.S. I’m not much of a singer, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway just to relieve the monotony of strumming the chord progression over and over.
That was a fine effort mate. Good rhythm, and the singing was fine.
Crackin tune, so much fun to play, and one I’ve been working at on an off for over a year. A fast tempo, and fairly advanced song, I’ve found it’s been a tremendous teaching tool, with all the fast licks and various techniques used.
All the best.
Thanks, Shane (@sclay) for your support. Yes, it’s a great tune and on my dreamers list. It’s one that I plan on working on as my skills and techniques develop. I’m a long way from playing any of those licks, but I’ll get there one day.
Anybody playing and singing, keeping it going and then doing picking stuff and a Module 10 guy! BRAVO @Socio .
Lot of depth to explore with that one brother keep it up!..…Rod
Great one James, good one recording and sharing a AVOYP, definitely a big step to do that! One that I just went through myself not so long ago.
Did you want feedback at all, or just to share your progress? So people commenting know.
Yeah mate, I’m still just developing it as a long term project. You’re probably alot closer to those licks than you think. They’re not overly complex, just fast and theres a few of em. Reckon I’ve got at least another year before I start getting close, but so much fun to play, and always developing.
Great effort, James, you’re well on your way on playing the song and the vocal is just fine. Keep on keeping on.
Nothing wrong with having a go, that was pretty decent to me; keep at it, whatever you’ve been doing it’s doing good!
As others have said, a very good effort James. Once you’ve got that picking section up to full speed it’s going to be awesome.
Another good job. I might experiment with a capo and bring down your vocals to be more of a chest voice effort? To me you sound close on the riffs. But they are a tad late in spots. Just more practice IMHO and it will smooth out fine.
All the rock’n best,
Good job there James. Note picked riffs too! You’re on a roll this morning. That was really good and one that you can keep coming back to and adding to.
Well that was a pretty good effort James. Sounding good and lots of advice added already.
Certainly add this to your developer list and let it grow as you do. Well done.
@SandyMusic Thank you Sandy for your feedback. It gives me confidence to post more AVOYPs in the future.
@Rod58 Thank you Rod for your feedback, it means a lot to me. Yes, there is a lot of depth to explore in that song and it will become a project song as progress along this musical journey.
@jkahn Thank you for your support JK. Yes, it feels like a weight has been taking off my shoulders posting my first AVOYP. Hopefully. it starts to become easier over time. I posted the AVOYP to both share my progress and receive any feedback. All feedback received from the community, whether it is highlighting what I am doing well or what I need to work on further, is welcome as feedback as a useful tool for improving.
@DavidP Thank you David for your support and feedback. It is a song that I will continually work on as I progress in my musical journey and improve as my skills and techniques develop through the application of Justin’s courses and the communities feedback.
@DarrellW Thank you Darrell for your support and glad you enjoyed it. I’m pleased to know that I’m following the right path along Justin’s courses and practicing effectively.
@SgtColon Thank you Stefan for your support and glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I still have a bit of work to do on the picking section. I will keep on at it and treat it as a fun picking exercise.
@LBro Thank you LBro for your support and glad you enjoyed it. That’s a good call on experimenting with a capo. It’s one of those songs I’m struggling with vocally and at the same time still discovering my voice. You are absolutely spot on with the timing of the riffs. I need to spend more time working on the riffs and my pick control. That is something I’m definitely going to be working on to improve.
@sairfingers Thank you Gordon for your support and glad you enjoyed it. Yes, that is going to be a project song. I’m no where near the play grade to even attempt having a go at the proper version but the simplistic version gives me a basis to build upon as my skills and techniques develop.
@TheMadman_tobyjenner Thank you Toby for your support and glad you enjoyed it. Already, added to my developers list to develop as I progress and to my dreamers list when I have the capability to have a go at the proper version.
Thats a great effort. Maybe its just me but the picking sections e.g. right at the start sounded a little slow. Having said that I could not do it at your speed. Well done.
@skinnyt, thank you for your support and feedback. Yes, the picking sections are something I still need to work on to get consistency. Somedays it just clicks, but other days, it doesn’t. It’s an area that I have marked to work on improving, that, and using a thicker pick.
Very nice work James.
I don’t agree with you at all The key doesn’t suit you or bring out your best qualities.
That was another great one from you James, very steady rhythm and enjoyable play, consistent and solid. Well done!
@batwoman Thanks, Maggie I found this one a challenge to sing. I’ve received lots of good advice to take on board. So, it was well worth the attempt. It’s a project song, so I can take that advice and apply it as I continue to develop the song.
@adi_mrok thanks, Adrian I’m pleased to hear my rhythm is going well. This is something I’ve been focusing on in my practice sessions. I’ve still got a lot of work to do on pick control and maintaining rhythm when picking individual strings.
Post 2 songs at the same time, don’t, that confuses me…
Well done, this is a very nice one… and one to grow with as told here before, but you have laid down a nice foundation