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  • #55713
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @The_Bumble_Bard – If I said that, then that’s totally cool! It’s hard to remember every lesson. Honestly, I thought it was a song from Chris’s course. But on re-watch, I see that it is the etude in clawhammer-style. That works, I’ll accept it for this month 🙂

    #55714
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @The_Bumble_Bard – In other words, you adapted it so well that it fooled me into thinking it was Chris’s arr. Great work!

    #55715
    The_Bumble_Bard
    Participant

    @Andrew, awwww, wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate that. Thank you for accepting it! Ha, I feel bad if I ever have vexed you with my shenanigans because it’s clear that you and your team work very hard and create such amazing songs! I just like to play all songs that way, by modifying them in different ways. I hope to get to that specific course this year as I intend to hit the RC101 courses hard, as another resolution. Thank you again and sorry for that! 😅😳

    #55716
    starry
    Participant

    I’m a premium member.
    First time participating in a monthly challenge. I enjoyed learning this piece and watching everyone else play it! My fingerpicking seems more jumpy than others. Is there a trick to be smooth and effortless?

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    #55720
    johanna2509
    Participant

    Hey hey, here is another Fingerpicking Etude no. 3.
    Today I started learning Matt’s Lullaby, it is absolutely gorgeous! I am impressed how you guys come up with those beautiful original compositions!

    #55722
    deadbuggy
    Participant

    Another fantastic original etude. I love working on these pieces —

    #55723
    jgillard
    Participant

    Here is my Fingerpicking Etude No. 12. It definitely does not have quite the tempo of Andrew’s performance… 🙂

    #55724
    jgillard
    Participant

    @starry, you said “My fingerpicking seems more jumpy than others. Is there a trick to be smooth and effortless?” I don’t hear this in your recording at all. It sounds smooth to me. The only thing to note is that you did not play the repeat at the end of bar4. So your performance is missing bars 1 to 4 repeated! 🙂 But it sounded good regardless! Nice job.

    #55725
    jgillard
    Participant

    @johanna2509 Nice job on Etude #3. Sounds great. Nice and smooth.

    @deadbuggy
    your Etude #6 was well played. I’ll have to try and learn this one 😛

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    #55735
    zongozongo
    Participant

    Here is my contribution. It is Etude No. 3. I am a premium member.

    #55739
    camper
    Participant

    @aongozongo That sounded really nice. Nice ukulele too.

    #55748
    rafaela
    Participant

    I am a PREMIUM MEMBER.

    Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a great start into 2023! 🙂
    Here is my recording for this month’s challenge: “Fingerpicking Etude No. 6”

    Thanks for listening! Rafaela

    #55753
    annemarie
    Participant

    Here’s my submission of Stephen’s fun Bluegrass Duet. Getting the timing right with another instrument was challenging, even at 50%!

    #55778
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @starry – Playing sounds beautiful! As for your question, it looks like the motion when fingerpicking is coming from your wrist. Instead, the wrist should be more stationary while the fingers do the work. Try moving your hand back, down towards the soundhole (as shown here).

    You’ll be able to make better contact when fingerpicking the strings there as the neck isn’t in the way. After that, try to minimize wrist motion when fingerpicking. Here’s a short video of me vamping on C. You can see the finger are doing most of the work:


    @johanna2509
    – Beautiful playing!


    @deadbuggy
    – Thank you for the compliment, Sara! You played it so well! I loved it!


    @jgillard
    – That rocked, Jeremy! I’m gonna share your performance in our newsletter tomorrow 🙂


    @zongozongo
    – Excellent fingerpicking!


    @rafaela
    – Another fantastic take! You’ve been acing them each month! Keep up the great work, Rafaela!


    @annemarie
    – Timing sounds great! Excellent playing! I’d start boosting tempo by 5 to 10 bpm and gradually work it up to speed. Keep up the great work!

    #55779
    lhamilton
    Participant

    Hi,

    I tried Fingerpicking Etude No. 12 this month. It was fun to work with and the dogs loved it (they push open the door of the room where I practice so they can stay in the room while I play, but only for certain songs).

    Linda
    I am a premium member

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