Participate in the July 2021 Member Challenge – Theme: Summer Songs!

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  • #47647
    cinichol
    Participant

    @Andrew, apologies if this is answered elsewhere. If a player has some parts of a song down fairly well, but has to slow up quite a bit for other parts, do you recommend playing the whole piece at the slower tempo (in the interests of practicing consistent tempo always), or is it ok if we change fast to slow, depending? I think I’ve got most of Wipe Out, but struggle on the muted strum section.

    #47648
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    I’d target my practice to bring those areas up to speed. But if you hit the performance deadline and need to play the entire song, choose a slower tempo to keep everything steady.

    #47650
    shmu88
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    Hi all, I know it’s a bit early to post my final video but every week I can’t wait to try and learn the weekly new song and go forward, and there is so little time to practice all of it…so little “Summertime” (Andrew gets it ;)).

    Thanks!

    Sam

    #47657
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @shmu88 – Bravo, Sam! You nailed the vibe/feel! Only thing I’d say is keep working on the tricky transitions in bars 8 and 9. Keep up the great work!

    #47658
    cinichol
    Participant

    @Andrew
    Ok! Thanks so much!

    #47661
    cheun133
    Participant

    Hello,

    Here’s my attempt on the Summertime Blues.

    Thank you for listening!

    #47662
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @cheun133 – Performance was great! Watch out for rushing, like the bar before the ritardando. But honestly, this is me nitpicking. It was well played, keep up the great work!

    #47663
    ebetsimo
    Participant


    Hi all, here my attempt to play summertime. hope is sound ok 😊

    #47666
    cinichol
    Participant

    Whoops–accidental post.

    #47669
    ukandrea
    Participant

    Here comes my submission for Wipe Out:

    I don’t get the percussive part so cool as Andrew but my personal success of the day is that I did for the first time just one according attempt and with no cutting.

    I also plan to submit Summertime, but need to practice more.

    Andrea

    #47670
    annemarie
    Participant

    I thought that sounded great!
    Your percussion was very good and even.

    #47674
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @ebetsimo – You playing sounds great! But with this song, you want to swing that rhythm. Check out this lesson for help on getting this feel down.


    @ukandrea
    – BIG improvement over your earlier take! One tip, work on the timing coming out of the percussion section. Try to keep it a bit more steady. But overall, bravo!

    #47690
    smokealot
    Participant

    Summertime is such a cool song to play! Big thanks to Steven! Poeple around me will have to listen to it a lot more 🙂

    I especially had lots of fun working on nuances since Steven played it so brilliantly – it really showed me how differently one song can sound. Not that I am close to beeing satisfied with my performence bit I had fun with it!

    #47695
    wongbrown
    Participant

    I am a premium member

    Here is my submission. I have chosen Summertime. I was unable to download as usual in YouTube so I have tried iCloud. Hope it works.
    Guess I will keep on practice and pay attention to the tempo and the swimg bits. Hopefully get some feedback and submit a second attempt by end of the month. Thanks

    #47696
    wongbrown
    Participant

    Just managed to upload it to YouTube.

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