Participate in the September 2018 Member Challenge – Fingerpicking Themed!

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  • #18480

    brettboy
    Participant

    thank you Kanae! (My cheeks are red!)

    #18481

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Daaaaaammm, nice job Brett. That’s the kind of groove I aspire to. Mine’s so straight by the book – the book is a fabulous song but I love the way you can add to it and make it your own.

    #18482

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Brett, I’m now reworking mine with some new frills. Ant objection if I steal some of your new frills – if I can figure them out?

    #18483

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Heck ya I’m gonna share it! That was so fun to watch! I love the expression in your playing, Brett and the idea to speed it up, super cool!

    #18489

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Andrew, I’m trying to lighten up on the strings as you suggest but even when I play in a whisper, not audible in the next room, the recording sounds loud and clunky. I think my microphone is super sensitive.

    The bad side is my songs always sound clunky. The good side is that my hammer ons actually sound out, lol.

    #18490

    brettboy
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind words lisadmh! I’d be honored to share any frill with you!

    #18496

    crazihippichic
    Participant

    I’m enjoying watching, and listening to, all the submissions. You folks are all great.

    #18499

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Join the fun, you crazy hippi LOL!

    #18508

    crazihippichic
    Participant

    I definitely will….once I get a bit better. The other members here are very inspiring. I can’t pick worth a darn, right now, but I am motivated to learn. 😊

    #18510

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Sorry if this such a newb question. Any tips on how to get your pull offs all at the same volume. E.g bar 11 of Etude 13. I tend to find the first is really quiet (3 to 2) then the second really loud (2-0). I feel like I’m using equal force on the strings but I’m clearly not?

    #18511

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Kay, here is a video with some tips for you 🙂

    #18512

    kanae926
    Participant

    I had this same issue…

    What I discovered is that although my pull off from 3 to 2 sounded okay, I was too loud on the next pull off to the open string. I think the reason for this has to do with the fact that the string is still anchored on the second fret when pulling off on 3 but the open string is more free to ring out so you can’t use the same amount of force. I had to pull off softer to get a similar volume, otherwise I ended up making a loud “boing” sound. lol. I definitely needed to loop this section many times before it sounded more even.

    I also noticed that a slight change in the angle of my fingers when they pull off made a huge difference. I was grabbing too much string before.

    #18513

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew. Here is a little video I took to show what I mean. The 2nd pull off has that “boing” type sound.

    My new strings are still settling in too so that isn’t helping as they go out of tune so quick 🤨

    #18514

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Thx for vid, kay! So the 2nd and 4th time, you can hear/see you are pulling off with less force; as such, it sound more even. I’d remove the other notes and just practice the 3 note pull-off with a focus on reducing the pull-off force off the last note.

    #18515

    mheiden
    Participant

    Here is my submission for Etude #13. I had a fingering snag right before the ritardando…so it’s a little off. That hasn’t been my challenge area while practicing the song.
    I am still looking to learn Shadow Land yet this month. I really like both of these songs!

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