September 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm #31027September 30, 2019 at 7:29 pm #31031becky7777Participant
Thank you😁👍 Guarntee you’re going to like it…. Well as much as.. Well… It will sound ok.October 1, 2019 at 10:57 am #31038elixirParticipant
Andrew can you tell me how to participate and can I send my chosen song in an audio form?October 1, 2019 at 11:35 am #31041October 1, 2019 at 9:01 pm #31063
I more or less memorised Melody A of Sleepwalk from the tabs before looking at the video, and I found myself naturally switching between 4 fingers, 3 fingers, and just thumb for picking. Now I have started watching the video, that makes total sense!
October 1, 2019 at 9:21 pm #31066
- This reply was modified 12 months ago by robinboyd.
Hi Andrew, the number of times I have asked these sorts of questions probably shows something about the way my brain works…
I started working on this from the tab before watching the video and I had been barring the first fret from the start of bar 7 so that it was easier to achieve the slide at the start of bar 8. In the video, you didn’t start barring until the slide. Is there a reason for this? I find it much more comfortable to have my hand ready for the slide from the outset.
I’ve also been playing around with the accented strum that you talked about. It’s a bit of a tricky technique so I’m not entirely sure that I will include it in my video at the end of the month. I’ll see if I have time to work on it properly.October 1, 2019 at 9:43 pm #31067
@robinboyd – AJ and I played the Fm6 (1) as a 4 finger chord instead of barred. I copied him, as that felt way easier going into bar 8. You can do what you are doing, but his way was easier IMO.October 1, 2019 at 9:58 pm #31068
Thanks. I’m now getting into all the options you present for the fingering in bars 15 and 16. It’s certainly got my mind working.October 2, 2019 at 10:58 am #31071rickeymikeParticipant
Working on the chord transition in bar 4 from Gaddb9 to G5. gotta keep practicing that because of the short transition because of the 8th notes.
Will need to do a stop and start review (over & over again, ha) of how Drew and AJ do that slide. At this point, I’m with Robin in not getting that 8th bar slide.October 2, 2019 at 7:03 pm #31085
@rickeymike – Actually, I’m managing it just fine. My question was because I started out working from the tab without reference to the video so I used a different fingering for bar 7. I was just asking if there is a good reason not to use that fingering. To paraphrase Andrew, I think he said my fingering is acceptable but the one he used is probably easier. Anyway, I’m going to stick to mine for now because it’s working for me, but I wouldn’t suggest that anyone else try it.
TLDR: The slide isn’t a problem for me.October 2, 2019 at 7:29 pm #31087rickeymikeParticipant
haha. I had to look up TLDROctober 2, 2019 at 8:20 pm #31088
I remember having to look it up about a year ago, but it is pretty handy shorthand.October 3, 2019 at 7:13 pm #31101lisadmhParticipant
Any of the other Sound of Silence folks stuck on an endless loop of Bb 565x to F 355x?
My fingers will get it eventually, I hope!October 3, 2019 at 7:26 pm #31102
I know that transition is doing Tiffany’s head in. I suspect I may have actually chosen the easiest option with sleepwalk.October 4, 2019 at 7:54 am #31107johanna2509Participant
@lisadmh I changed the fingering for the Bb: I actually exchanged the three finger G chord shape with a barre chord G shape. I think it’s easier and faster to place one finger over three strings, than placing two fingers on different strings. For now this works fine for me, but I don’t know if there might be any reason not to do it.
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