Hey James, thanks for checking it out. I originally wrote some stuff that I wasn’t happy with in my post and then deleted before I posted it. One of those was around the muff notes. In the chorus, going from the D to the C with pinky down and quickly picking the high E is sometimes bad. Funny, because I’m fine with pinky down C most of the time, but not with this one. I need to practice more OMC. The other is the A7 style barre chord - often the open string between my fingers ends up muted.
Total positive finger placement (i.e. having fingers as close to the frets as possible I think) I don’t bother with too much as long as the note is ringing out correctly. I try to play with relaxed hands, and for some chords they’re not going to be relaxed if I do that. My fingers aren’t very flexible.
Spacing effect or marinating like a stir fry dinner - I’m marinating . Thanks for the kudos Silvia.
I would say yes, this song is in my ears as well as under my fingers. It is mostly automatic, I couldn’t tell you which strings I’m picking at any time, but I can hear if I do it wrong. I actually had a funny experience recording, a bit of red light syndrome - I had been playing it fine, and then as soon as I hit record I did one of the chord picking patterns wrong! I looked at the tab to confirm the right way to do it, so my ears knew the mistake but my fingers needed reminding.
Thanks Mark, yeah that’s one of the things I like about chord melody, they sound complicated (because they are) but once they’re programmed in it’s more automatic.
Thanks Nicole, it means a lot. That “multi-faceted” bit is where my current direction struggles come from at the moment .
Thanks Jason. I feel like sorting my fretting hand fingers out is going to take a lot of time, changes with chord flexibility seem to happen very slowly.
Honestly my vocal would have ruined this one . Not a song I can comfortably do, way too high!
Drifting in practice is sounding like a common theme amongst the intermediate crowd here, must be something to that. Hmm.
I think you’re probably one of the most disciplined ones here when it comes to regular recording. I think I set myself up to fail by trying to get too complex with multicams, it became too hard. Sigh. But yeah, I want to get back to the regular stuff. Thanks for the feedback Alex.
Thanks Eddie - you know, it was far beyond my fingerstyle skills at the start too. Learning it was a bar by bar, slow approach at first, at some stage I just remembered it though. Funny how that happens.