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Old 12-06-2016, 07:13 PM
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I'm in. I've been challenged to make an instrumental of Oh Holy Night for a gathering. Great melody. I have the progression so the work begins. What else is new?
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:57 PM
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Just spent 1.75 hours on those same 4 bars plus the pickup. Ugh. Got it good enough to move on tomorrow.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:35 PM
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Ok, got my song sheet put together with the right chords and timing. I checked out a couple of videos on You Tube (don't judge) to ensure I had my timing and strum pattern correct and the intro riff tabbed correctly.

Now I'll work through the song - its got an F chord - I just recently nailed down barre chords so no problem playing it but getting to the barre chord fingering position quickly is a challenge for me. I may have the use my "lazy man's G chord" fingering (300003) to assist with the quick changes into and out of the F barre chord.

Toad's "Something's Always Wrong" is in a high key on the record - capo at 6th. That's higher than I can even attempt to sing, but it seems like I can adjust the capo and the song holds up in a lower key. I'll find the key I like without lowering it too much from the recording.

I should have this in recognizable shape by the end of the weekend.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:39 PM
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Just spent 1.75 hours on those same 4 bars plus the pickup. Ugh. Got it good enough to move on tomorrow.
Been there.

Still working on Entertainer and Luttrel. Busy this week and past weekend, I didn't practice as I usually do. I practiced tonight for an hour. 1/2 on each tune.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:49 PM
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Spent 1.25 hours on part B. I can play the first 12 bars now (1 page in the score). Not perfectly in time and at tempo but good enough darn it!
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:16 AM
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Failed miserably last night. After 45 minutes I still couldn't play the intro and section A through so I gave up and went to bed. Sigh.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:50 PM
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Nailed the first 12 bars of section B and played the intro and section A nice and cleanly too. It's a good night. On to the next chunk of section B. 4 more bars then it starts to repeat with a different end tag so it should be smooth sailing from here on.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:10 PM
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Couldn't get anything right last night but it was at the end of a 5 hour practice. I was pretty tired. Back to the drawing board tonight.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:26 PM
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I'm in. I've been challenged to make an instrumental of Oh Holy Night for a gathering. Great melody. I have the progression so the work begins. What else is new?
One of my favorites, looking forward to hearing it.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:21 AM
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Back on track. Learned the next 10 bars last night.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:27 AM
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Learned and played all of section B last night. Played all 32 bars without a mistake and one small hesitation. Very happy. Moving on to section C.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:43 AM
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No so fast. Spent almost 4 hours on it last night and it still needs work before I can continue. Luckily I have the afternoon to myself so I can focus some more time on it today.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:14 PM
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After 2.5 hours of trying I played the intro, section A and section B all in a row without stopping. Yay me!

I watched section C. Looks tricky.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:42 PM
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One of my favorites, looking forward to hearing it.
One of my favorites, too. Kicking my bootay it is. But, I've managed to get through it today completely for the first time. Focus is king. May attempt to record tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:53 PM
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I'm adding Toby Walker's arrangement of Cincinnati Flow Rag to my list. I've been meaning to learn it and now is a good chance. It's right in my sweet spot of playing technique wise. Its good to do songs that push you, but you need a break and just learn something for the fun of it too.
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