Stephen- Thank you, I didn’t realize I was pausing before the “chords”, or the “change” parts I labeled in the variations. I had been using a metronome but I couldn’t get the timing right after the chords to jump back into that constant middle finger rhythm for some reason. With a metronome I loose the momentum of the song. If I can’t get that figured out, I’ll record an example because it’s really irritating.
I think the last chord before the scratch was just flubbed and I pushed on. I’ll have to double check, but it just sounds like my fingers missed landing on the strings. I obviously had a moment my fingers just decided to do their own thing there for a few seconds too. The last note I ended on was kind of a fail I guess. I don’t really like fade outs at the ends of songs so I decided that note was a ‘flatline’ sound. Symbolism, 👍 Fail! lol! 😂
As for the day’s stress, can’t say much except I will try. Anyway, I appreciate your and Andrew’s feedback always.
Stephen – thank you for the feedback and guidance. Extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! I didn’t realize I was bending my wrist so much. I’ll definitely pay attention to that and work on it, as well as the hammer-ons!