Here’s me playing Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.
Not particularly original but hey, I like the song. I recorded the video on my iPhone, recorded the guitar audio through a Scarlett 2i2 with Ableton and Amplitube, and then mixed in the audio using Adobe Premiere Elements. My first time I’ve recorded myself playing on video, and first time mixing it together - wasn’t too hard.
In terms of progress, I started playing guitar in October, about 4 1/2 months ago. I’m at the end of Grade 2, doing consolidation. There’s quite a few mistakes there. The biggest being how I play the riff in the middle section wrong, I knew I was doing it wrong but my fingers were just on autopilot! However it’s representative of my level, I just played it after a bit of a warm up rather than try to get a perfect take.
I’m open to feedback (constructive or otherwise!).
I think you should be pretty pleased with that at 4.5 months in. Pacing was consistent and chord changes were pretty clean. Definitely sounded like Wish you were here! You might want to slide your guitar slightly further around your body…your strumming almost forward of the first pickup.
Great effort mate for 4 1/2 months, and well done on your first video post. You must be pleased with your progress. This timeless classic, one of my my all time favourites, is a deceptively difficult song, especially early on, and you did very well. It’s one that’ll develop with you as you progress.
Your first video , and after such a short time … when I wore a hat I took it off for you,
Wish you a lot of fun to make this one perfect,I don’t think it will take you too long
You might want to slide your guitar slightly further around your body…your strumming almost forward of the first pickup.
Good tip, thanks. Something video picked up that I had no idea I was doing! The guitar just kind of sits on my leg there, might have to work on where I put my legs and how I rest my forearm on the guitar.
One thing you could try is to stand up and play a couple of strums to see where your guitar ‘fits’, then sit down while holding it in place and try to adjust your seating position to have it sit there naturally.
Thanks for all the feedback guys, you’re all too kind. Making an enjoyable listen is what it’s all about (@Dave911).
For those that enjoyed the tone, it’s American Tube Clean 1 and a Digital Reverb pedal in the free version of Amplitube. Based on their “Buckley” preset, but with the EQ leveled and the reverb wound waaaay down.
@adi_mrok I agree the teenage experience, especially drumming, has helped me a lot. Helps to have a metronome in my head.
Very nice and I enjoyed it for many reasons. It was not “just another WYWH” rendition. Rather you have a nice full tone on the guitar that sounds near acoustic like. Good job there. I might have caught a couple nits, but honestly for 4.5 months in you are going great and are an inspiration to me and others, I am sure. Nice strumming too!
Looks like the video got out of sync at the end possibly. I was not paying much attention to it mid song, but noted it there. A little editing work there and some tips will help that one out.
Thanks @LBro, glad you enjoyed it. Definitely a few mistakes throughout it, with a few wrong strings being picked!
Yeah, it did, I’m not sure why the drift happened because I lined up the audio and video tracks at the beginning. Your post inspired me to do some googling. Looks like video recorded with iPhone is variable bit rate and can cause this drift. So a lesson for me for the future to convert it to constant bit rate before putting it through the video editor.