May 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #57429May 9, 2023 at 3:47 pm #57434rgillofParticipant
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OK, here is my shot! Thanks in advance for any feedback.
May 9, 2023 at 4:55 pm #57437
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@rgillof – Playing was great! You nailed the feel and rhythm the second time through when you added the chunk. The first time through, you changed the rhythm giving it more of a straight, less syncopated feel. Try counting and clapping the rhythm:
For the ending lick, try to pluck the 1st fret on C right after the last strum. That note falls on the & of 1. Tricky b/c it happens so quick after the strum on 1.May 11, 2023 at 3:51 am #57447johanna2509Participant
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I chose the Rhythmic Variations and it is super fun! But more difficult than I expected. I love different strumming variations and this lesson gives you a lot of tools/concepts to combine and make your own strumming pattern 🙂
On the island strum variation, I tried to only hit the a string before transitioning to the next chord to make switching easier. However, I messed up in bars 11-12 where I didn’t hit the a string properly.May 11, 2023 at 8:07 pm #57448
@johanna2509 – Very nice touch on the rubato section! Well done demonstrating each technique and stylistic change! My only comment is to practice the transition going into the rhythm changes (bar 12 into 13) so the tempo stays steady.May 13, 2023 at 12:12 pm #57449marianneParticipant
Ok so I could not pass the opportunity to give the Funk Jam a shot seeing it’s for baritone, but that was definitely a high reach for my skill level 😭 I took on the challenge because I do love rhythm and syncopation, even if keeping up with the fingering and fingerboard surfing is tough and for more advanced players. @Andrew what a lovely funky and fun-to-play piece! Thank you!
I know I need to clean it up a lot still – working on it. Hope I didn’t butcher it too much, the spirit is there haha 😀May 14, 2023 at 1:52 pm #57450mark1256Participant
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Here is my attempt at the rhythm for The Chicken. I hope to work on the lead but I am going to be without internet for a while.May 15, 2023 at 11:34 am #57451musicloverParticipant
I know this is slow, but I’m going outside to work with rocks in my garden, and I don’t want to chance the necessity to need a bandaid for further posts! Thank you for listening, it’s been fun! Mary
May 15, 2023 at 3:46 pm #57453
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@marianne – That was awesome! Great feel and well done on the rhythm and timing! Keep up the excellent work, Marianne!
@mark1256 – Excellent job on the rhythm, Mark! You were nicely locked into the groove. The only thing I’d recommend working on is the vamp. I want to hear that locked in a little tighter. Try looping those bars in the tab player. Sing it first “da da dahhh” (X4), then play it.
@mroman99x – Well done Mary! I thought you did a great job showcasing the rhythmic variations. There are two techniques I would suggest working on. The first is #3 — quarter note triplet strums. Playing quarter note triplets is tough! This lesson by Christopher from our Strumming Techniques Course teaches and explains the rhythm.
Once you have a grasp of it, you want to add a little bit of rubato to slow it down to give it a drawn out effect.May 15, 2023 at 7:31 pm #57454musicloverParticipant
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@mroman99x – Thank you so much for your support Mary! I really appreciate it 🙂May 16, 2023 at 1:02 am #57459joe150Participant
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@joe150 – Great strumming, Joe! The first time through felt a little rushed, try playing along with me in the tab player. That’ll help you with pacing.May 17, 2023 at 2:59 pm #57463rafaelaParticipant
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This month I went for “The Chicken” and wow, this song is SO much fun to play! The backing track sounds really great, and I still remember the feeling when I played along it for the very first time – it immediately made me feel so cheerfull 😍 Like last month, I am still struggling with 100% speed, which is why my recording still is only at 75% speed. I can’t wait though to finally be able to play through it at full speed.
Thanks for listening! Rafaela 😄
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