January 13, 2023 at 5:57 pm #55713January 13, 2023 at 6:02 pm #55714
@The_Bumble_Bard – In other words, you adapted it so well that it fooled me into thinking it was Chris’s arr. Great work!January 13, 2023 at 6:25 pm #55715The_Bumble_BardParticipant
@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! 😅😳January 13, 2023 at 10:58 pm #55716starryParticipant
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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?
January 14, 2023 at 1:39 pm #55720johanna2509Participant
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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!January 14, 2023 at 5:28 pm #55722deadbuggyParticipant
Another fantastic original etude. I love working on these pieces —January 15, 2023 at 1:05 pm #55723
Here is my Fingerpicking Etude No. 12. It definitely does not have quite the tempo of Andrew’s performance… 🙂January 15, 2023 at 1:20 pm #55724
@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.January 15, 2023 at 1:23 pm #55725January 16, 2023 at 3:24 am #55735zongozongoParticipant
Here is my contribution. It is Etude No. 3. I am a premium member.January 16, 2023 at 8:23 pm #55739camperParticipant
@aongozongo That sounded really nice. Nice ukulele too.January 17, 2023 at 1:28 pm #55748rafaelaParticipant
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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! RafaelaJanuary 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm #55753annemarieParticipant
Here’s my submission of Stephen’s fun Bluegrass Duet. Getting the timing right with another instrument was challenging, even at 50%!January 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm #55778
@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!January 19, 2023 at 10:38 pm #55779lhamiltonParticipant
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).
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