Tagged: canon in d
February 5, 2020 at 4:47 pm #35536
Hi Andrew / RC101 Team,
So since doing the last three challenges in 2019 I’ve been keeping myself busy with trying to learn your arrangement of Canon (fantastic arrangement by the way).
Surprisingly, after fooling around with my Uke one night a friend of mine suggested I should play at their wedding, which thankfully is yet many months away. So I want to get this really polished, so far I’ve memorised until Melody 5, and am working on the rest. I’d appreciate some feedback on how to make this sound nice.
The Uke can be plugged in, which is how it will be played – I’ve never done it before, but will surely try before the big date 😀 It’s a bit beyond me at the moment but there is still plenty of time. I’m fairly confident I will be able to tackle melody 6, but the fast parts I’m a bit doubtful…
DanielFebruary 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm #35537February 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm #35552
Thanks Andrew for the feedback. I’m really glad I subscribed 🙂
Anyhow, the risk of not being able to play the full arrangement is fine, since the song is really nice, and I’m learning a lot by practicing this.
The stretch goal is the full arrangement and the attainable one is to polish the ‘slow’ parts, melody 1-6. Do you have any tips on how to elegantly stop the music should they walk too fast? 🙂
On right-hand form I feel much more comfy playing around the neck, and I don’t really notice much of a difference in sound… I’d say I even prefer picking where the neck meets the soundhole. I’ll experiment with it… on the left hand, whenever there are cowboy chords I tend to keep the thumb up there because it gives stability and that’s how I learned them. I find it excruciatingly hard to correct it… lower on the fretboard the thumb position is quite different, but I cannot really reconcile it yet. Anyhow, there is plenty of time, so I’m hopeful.
DanielFebruary 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm #35554
You’ll want to resolve on the 1 chord. Just keep an eye on them – so def play from memory.
For cowboy chords – you’ve formed a habit that you’ll have to break. Try to be conscious of your hand position while playing.March 1, 2020 at 4:53 pm #35958
Thanks for the feedback, here is where I’m at just now.
I think it got slightly better, I’ve now memorised it until I’ve played it in the video, not all that much left…(I find I almost cannot play properly from tabs, any tips?:))
DanielMarch 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm #35967
Wow! Major improvement, I’m impressed! I think you’re almost ready for the gig 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll get the last section down.March 19, 2020 at 5:10 pm #36303
Thanks for the encouraging words, here I am 2 weeks later…still some mistakes, but I think I’m getting better. I don’t have the last bit down yet, I’ve cut it short after the first fast bit.
Watching your performance, can you plz give me some tips on how to create the vibrato effect? It adds a lot, but I don’t seem to be able to copy that movement well.
(Haven’t left the house now since last Friday, hope you’re still OK wherever you are)March 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm #36305
I think this is the one video I wanted to show. I accidentally uploaded the first take. I can’t seem to find an edit post option, so sorry for spamming canon 🙂March 19, 2020 at 9:39 pm #36308
Performance sounds great! For vibrato, check out this lesson. It covers everything I could think of about that technique.September 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm #40965
Since the pandemic is still in full swing there has been no wedding. Nevertheless I have revisited this song, which I have grown quite fond of 🙂
I think there is improvement, wanted to show off a bit, since it’s been my 1st RC101 anniversery.
DanielSeptember 24, 2020 at 6:45 pm #40975
Bravo, Daniel! Performance has a great feel, you’ve made excellent progress. Keep up the great work! 🙂
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