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  • #57429
    Andrew
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    @billypancakes – Excellent first post! Great playing, Will!

    #57434
    rgillof
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    OK, here is my shot! Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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    #57437
    Andrew
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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.

    #57447
    johanna2509
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    Hi all!

    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.

    #57448
    Andrew
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    @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.

    #57449
    marianne
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    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 😀

    #57450
    mark1256
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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.

    #57451
    musiclover
    Member

    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

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    #57453
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @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.

    The second is #6 — rasgueado. I cover this strumming technique in this flamenco lesson. And Matt did too in this lesson from our Next Level Strumming Course.

    #57454
    musiclover
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    I am a premium member!yay!

    #57455
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @mroman99x – Thank you so much for your support Mary! I really appreciate it 🙂

    #57459
    joe150
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    #57461
    marianne
    Participant

    Thanks a lot @Andrew!

    #57462
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @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.

    #57463
    rafaela
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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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