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Old 12-29-2016, 03:38 PM
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I just learned the final section so now I can play the whole thing. I need to work out the slow spots and then stitch it all together but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:46 PM
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I just learned the final section so now I can play the whole thing. I need to work out the slow spots and then stitch it all together but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now.
Good Doug!

I might throw a recording of Mississippi Blues in here sometime over the next couple of weeks. I'm not getting too much practice time lately.
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Today I started on Sister Golden Hair, by America. My lunch jam buddy picked the song but I'm happy he did because I'll use barre chords. Previously I toyed with the F barre but didn't use it in a song, therefore it wasn't given much of a chance.

I know many get very frustrated when getting going on barre's so I'm going to just assume that's going to happen and take my time.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:08 PM
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Today I started on Sister Golden Hair, by America. My lunch jam buddy picked the song but I'm happy he did because I'll use barre chords. Previously I toyed with the F barre but didn't use it in a song, therefore it wasn't given much of a chance.

I know many get very frustrated when getting going on barre's so I'm going to just assume that's going to happen and take my time.
Great song. One of their more coherent lyrics.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:21 PM
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I finally played it all the way through in one shot with no stopping. Yay me! One minor slow down but no errors. I actually made it all the way to the end quite cleanly. So very happy! Now to get it up to tempo.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:30 PM
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Today I started on Sister Golden Hair, by America. My lunch jam buddy picked the song but I'm happy he did because I'll use barre chords. Previously I toyed with the F barre but didn't use it in a song, therefore it wasn't given much of a chance.

I know many get very frustrated when getting going on barre's so I'm going to just assume that's going to happen and take my time.
That's a great song. I used to play that when I was a kid....
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:24 PM
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Spent a good part of the day working on the tune. Still rough as ever. Starting to think I'm never going to smooth this song out. Ugh.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:06 AM
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Starting to improve. I've stopped obsessing and now I just play it through a couple of times everyday. It's getting better, not perfect but better.
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I'm going to get back to Lutrell and The Entertainer. I took a break from those two, worked on some improvs, Mississippi Blues, Deep River Blues and Cincinnati Rag. I'm going to work them all in together and see what shakes out. I have so much stuff I could work on it isn't funny, but I'm having fun getting nothing done......
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I enjoyed his music when I was first learning to play but between him and Maury, his partner, my undeveloped ear couldn't sort out who was doing what. Now I can hear though it so I'll be taking on I've Got A Name as my next new cover. I managed to get the progression and basic picking down today so it's a matter of laying the lyrics over top.
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Can someone recommend a song that makes use of most of the neck? I'm trying to familiarize myself with some new chords/sounds


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Old 01-14-2017, 04:50 PM
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Blackbird will take you to the 12th fret in diads (double-stops).
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:02 PM
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Well it's time for me to move onto Maple Leaf Rag and put Red Carpet Rag into my repertoire. I still need to crank up the tempo and then record it but I'm generally satisfied with it. Took a long time to get it to this point. Tough piece but Maple Leaf Rag looks 10 times worse. Why oh why do I do this to myself?
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I enjoyed his music when I was first learning to play but between him and Maury, his partner, my undeveloped ear couldn't sort out who was doing what. Now I can hear though it so I'll be taking on I've Got A Name as my next new cover. I managed to get the progression and basic picking down today so it's a matter of laying the lyrics over top.
If you can isolate the stereo channels on the original, you'll often find that Jim is panned hard to one side and Maury to the other so you can isolate either of them. That's what I do
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After decades of it being my un-achievable favorite acoustic piece, I have committed myself to mastering Midsummer's Daydream.

I found a 4-part Youtube tutorial which is spectacular and which made me think "I really might be able to do this".

I've finished part 1 of the tutorial and am now just practicing those parts.

I am super stoked by how well it went......granted this is the easier part of the song, but it's so encouraging to me just to have the possibility of playing this.

So......I practiced the opening part dozens (and dozens) of times last night.
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