I’m just about to start grade 3, but when Justin put this lesson out i just had to try it! Seems all my song learning selections start that way. I hear it and just have to learn it even if it takes a loooong time to get through. This one took at least 6 months to get this far, and it remains flawed. But i set this goal as an end of my second year of learning song goal. Seemed appropriate to post here for the community.
I really prefer the intricacies of finger style over strumming, but i make sure to work on strumming some songs most days that i play. Usually with the song app to try and work on playing in time.
This song certainly taught me patience and diligent practice are the way to go!
The arrangement is set so i have to work through the various transitions. Not so much for a show. My plan is smooth out the transitions and work towards creating feeling in the music. I fully expect that to take some time and much further learning
Nice picking Adam, instantly recognisable for sure. Way beyond me to critique that style and you seem well aware of where you want to take this. So I look forward to progress reports and maybe some other recordings.
Certainly a great way to enter the Community, so Hi and Welcome.
I’d suggest dropping in here and sharing your back story with folks here abouts,
Nice job. I’m just beginning with fingerstyle, this was inspirational. I’m not even a month in yet. Trying to follow Justin’s strong suggestion of perfect practicing as opposed to just practicing in order to not learn bad habits. Seems you have that concept nailed.
Some very nice picking there and a lovely introduction to the forum. I would really strongly suggest you have a go at playing this against a backing track…would be a really good way of making sure you’ve got the timing right and would also add to the overall performance. That by the way is not me saying it isn’t JUST it would be a next step in progressing it.
Hey there thanks! I was learning other things along with this but this song was my main song focus during that 6 months. Only other song i had worked on prior as fast as finger style goes was House of the Rising Sun.
The changing patterns in this one were hard to keep straight for me, and the end took a looong time to get down and still needs work. Super fun along the way!