December 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #14871
Hey Andrew. Just started my December challenge and am having problems already with the first 2 bars. After plucking the c5 chord, I don’t hear or see the second note being played which would be the open pluck of the A string. And then the same exact thing with the second bar starting after the triple pluck of the open strings C chord, I don’t hear the second note which again is the pluck of the open A string. That second note in both the first 2 bars doesn’t even seem that it should be there. When I play the first bar without that second note it sounds more like what the instructor is playing. As I watched the whole video, the instructor does not notate which bar he is on and seems in general to rush through it without explaining finger postions.
RickeyDecember 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm #14875
Hi Rickey, my apologies for him rushing. It was one of the first videos Stephen made for us, and if you’ve seen a recent one from him, I’ve made sure that his instruction is detailed and thorough. Here is a video to help you out. I also updated the tablature to include chord graphs with fingerings. I’m not sure why it didn’t have that in the first place, as all of our tabs include that. I also updated the “helpful tips” description to include a few tips for making some of the bars easier to play.
Let me know if you have any questions 🙂December 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm #14878
Superb, Andrew. Getting ready for bed so I’ll delve into this more tomorrow. Ha. But I think I’m getting it now. I was trying to sing along with those first few bars as you played them and now I realize that the first bar is sung SI I LENT NIGHT (1,2,3&4). Then the next bar is NO singing then repeating the next line HO O LY NIGHT (1,2,3&4). I did figure out on my own that I could strum the chords optionally and I pretty much gathered that this was probably one of your first recordings. So to repeat, I would sing along as : Silent night (dah, dah, dah) Holy night (dah, dah dah). That taking me through the first 4 bars. Is this a Professor Higgins moment? haha. If I got it, then my advice to others is don’t try to sing it without the “non singing notes” of bars 2 and 4.December 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm #14879
Andrew, here’s my upload of the first 4 bars. I’m having trouble matching the words and syllables of words to these four bars. There must me some notes that don’t get a corresponding word. So is it possible to tell me the corresponding words to these bars. I believe that I’ve played the bars according to instruction. Sorry to be a pain.
December 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm #14883
Here is a video to help you out 🙂 Be sure to use the tab player set to “synthetic” mode with the metronome activated for further help with the timing. For a tutorial on how to do this, reference the second video on this page and skip 6 minutes into it.December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am #14887
Just watched the video that you referenced. I never knew that I could do all that with the tab player. I don’t take my old advice i.e. get to know your software because it is so much more powerful than you think. Thanks, and I promise not to bother you for at least 7 days. :).
RickeyDecember 6, 2017 at 10:54 am #14888
Happy to help 🙂
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