September 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm #18480brettboyParticipant
thank you Kanae! (My cheeks are red!)September 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm #18481
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.September 10, 2018 at 7:39 pm #18482
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?September 11, 2018 at 12:03 am #18483
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!September 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm #18489
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.September 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm #18490brettboyParticipant
Thanks for the kind words lisadmh! I’d be honored to share any frill with you!September 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm #18496crazihippichicMember
I’m enjoying watching, and listening to, all the submissions. You folks are all great.
September 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm #18499
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Join the fun, you crazy hippi LOL!September 13, 2018 at 9:53 am #18508crazihippichicMember
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. 😊September 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm #18510kayleighbParticipant
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?September 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm #18511
Hi Kay, here is a video with some tips for you 🙂September 13, 2018 at 3:26 pm #18512kanae926Participant
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.September 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm #18513kayleighbParticipant
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 🤨September 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm #18514
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.September 13, 2018 at 6:41 pm #18515mheidenParticipant
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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