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Mr. Jelly 01-17-2021 09:36 AM

I'm working on finding the note needed (of different chords) when going from cross picking to flat picking when accompanying myself. When it's done correctly it works and when it's not done correctly it is awkward.

That and "June Apple". That F in the middle of a song in the key of G just bugs me.

Fatfinger McGee 01-17-2021 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by Bikewer (Post 6606928)
Hardly new... Iím working up a chord-melody arrangement of ďThe Shadow Of Your SmileĒ. Always thought it was a pretty tune.

Would love to hear that arrangement, it is a pretty tune. My mom used to play the Tony Bennet version, and I actually heard a nice take by George Benson on Spotify awhile ago.

Iím working on ĎMidnight Specialí as part of the Fretboard Five course with David Hamburger, and thanks to a similarity in key and mood, also working on a new fingerstyle arrangement of an old favorite, Jackson Brownís ĎThese Days.í

spock 01-17-2021 10:20 AM

Working on Stephen Wake's arrangement of Cairn Water.

rdeane 01-17-2021 12:24 PM

I just started learning a fingerstyle arrangement of Ashoken Farewell, by Gtrfinger who generously provided the tabs.

Pdubs76 01-17-2021 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by Emil (Post 6606873)
Geez. Thatís a handfull.

Well this turned out to be more tricky then expected.
A couple of hours in and i would say that the chord parts is in place. That was no biggie but getting that finger technique in order to both geting the percusiv sound for the tempo AND making the right string ring out clear is killing me right now.

Not only getting the precision but also to get enough volume on that string when hitting hit with the upper side of your nail to make it stand out.

Frustration is growth IMO. Donít give up! What helps me is to think about how rewarding it will feel when you hear yourself playing something so complex. Power through it!

Riverwolf 01-17-2021 02:44 PM

Money - Pink Floyd

Never got past the first opening riff before.
Watched "The Making of Dark Side of the Moon". (Amazon, Hulu, Peacock, ?)
Didn't know a single acoustic guitar could make it sound so good...

Emil 01-17-2021 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Pdubs76 (Post 6607197)
Frustration is growth IMO. Donít give up! What helps me is to think about how rewarding it will feel when you hear yourself playing something so complex. Power through it!

Thanks for the push!
Well itís done now but that was way harder then i was prepared for.
But youíre right - the feeling afterwards is great and itís always an amazing feeling to be able to add a new technique to the tool box.
Now iíll try to find something new for next weekend.

Mycroft 01-17-2021 06:39 PM

A quiet little song, sans pyrotechnics: "Couldn't Be Better" by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

Mandobart 01-17-2021 08:26 PM

"Wishlist" by Pearl Jam. Actually I'm just learning the lyrics (committing to memory). The tune itself is dead simple - I had that under my fingers after one listen.

Su_H. 01-18-2021 05:55 AM

I'm working on Villa-Lobos' etude number 1, Austurias, and lastly, I'm slowly working on polishing all learned materials. I'm also working on improving my right hand which I think is an ongoing process for everyone whether you're a beginner or advanced player.

SongwriterFan 01-18-2021 09:41 AM

I'm working on my new song (fourth one I've written, and first one where I'm finger-picking and singing at the same time).

I need to get to where I can play/sing it without having the lyrics to look at.

kentwinterton 01-18-2021 10:42 AM

My entire repertoire from James Taylor to Styx and everything in between. I took the last while off from playing and it's surprising how " rusty" one can get. So I'm slowly putting the polish back on about 30 songs before I learn any new ones. The most recent new song I learned was "Hotel California". I'm no Don Felder but it turned out pretty good.

Pattern 01-18-2021 01:23 PM

Hope everyone is enjoying a day off jamming.

Right now I’m learning ‘Oh me’ by the meat puppets / Nirvana unplugged version. It’s a pretty simple song but really fun to play and I like the sliding. Now I’m trying to make it sound good ; )

I’ve also been playing ‘Rape me’ Solo acoustic version- another example of cobain greatness in my opinion. The song itself is really easy, just 4 power chords, but the way he sings it and strays off tempo make for a magical tune that I can’t do justice just yet. Very fun to play and sing though.

And for finger picking ive been learning Wonderful Tonight by Eric c and Who by Fire by Leonard Cohen. Who by fire is one of my favoritas. The live in London performance with Javier mas on that 12 string is inteeense. Rock on

Don’t clam up on my account folks. I promise my energy is not contagious you just carry on

Emil 01-22-2021 12:51 PM

Just found this so iíll guess todays song will be Purple rain.
This is one heck of a cover.

Dr356 01-23-2021 11:02 PM

Working on Freight Train. Its a bit of a stretch (;-)) for these old fingers...

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