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  • #17089
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    3 Times though Margarittaville. Then a 4 time for good measure. #4 today was the best I’ve done so far. I am noticing that my tempo speeds up as the song goes on. May need to break out the metronome.

    Practiced Scale A to A on A string

    2 times through Yellow Bird just for grins.

    #17093
    Ryan
    Member

    doing great Chris! Looking forward to hearing it at the open mic tomorrow!

    #17094
    aldrinealdrine
    Moderator

    Great to hear your progress Chris! Also, nice to see you last week Thursday. Looks like things are coming along. Let me know if you need any help with anything. If not, I’ll see you again maybe this Thursday if you can make it!

    #17107
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    5 times through Margaritaville. One recording attached.

    Lots of improvements for me over 2.5 weeks are demonstrated in this video.
    1. Chunking
    2. Strumming pattern: Down Chunk Up up Down Up
    3. Transition from picking to strumming to picking
    4. Singing and strumming at the same time
    5. Keep steady tempo throughout song

    I couldn’t do any of these things 3 weeks ago. I watched many lessons on all 5 topics plus help on live lessons to get there. Oh yeah and practice, practice, practice.

    Things we can talk about: D7 chord miss in the middle. Missed transition to picking at the end.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzQfghUpfcgKZXV5TS1LYXBFOGM

    Practiced Yellow Bird more

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    #17139
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    Here is a shareable link to my 1 take version of Margarittaville: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzQfghUpfcgKZXV5TS1LYXBFOGM?usp=sharing

    #17158
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    A few times through Yellow Bird

    Trying to decide what I want to work on next. I’m thinking multiple strings and pinkey mute so I’m looking at the cheesest song in the world. You know that one about sweet coconut flavored rum drinks. πŸ˜› My wife says I have to practice it while she’s not home. πŸ™‚

    Played around with multiple string D and E chord for about half an hour on my tenor. Struggled to press down all three strings with 1st knuckle. Pulled out my grand daughters soprano ukulele and it’s a little easier because the neck is thinner. But, it’s not much easier. However, practicing on the soprano and moving back to the tenor did seem to help on hitting all 3 strings on the tenor.

    #17185
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    Practiced Yellow Bird on and off today

    Practiced 1 finger D and pinky mute for Pina Colada on and off today

    Practiced reggae 1&“2”&3&“4” beat in Pina Colada

    Watched Pina Colada associated lessons in preparation to learn new skills

    #17188
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    Current practice:

    Current Practice for Pina Colada:
    5 minutes: Reggae 1&β€œ2”&3&β€œ4” strumming pattern using A & D
    5 minutes: Pinky mute switching between A & D
    5 minutes: Roll exercise using 1&2&3&4 switching roll to different beats
    10 minutes: Pinky mute switching between different chords

    Current Practice for Yellow Bird:
    3 Times through without stopping to identify errors
    1 Time through with metronome

    3 Day rotation:
    Mastering your Keyboard A
    Key of A memory
    Key of A speed

    #17195
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    1 time through Pina Colada sing along just doing muted strumming pattern lifting pinky as I went
    1 time through Pina Colada sing along attempting to do pinky finger mute on 1 finger D switching to A. Didn’t last 5 minutes as my pinky wore out. πŸ™
    Will wait until I can pinky switch between A and D before attempting other pinky chord switches

    3 times through Yellow Bird

    Mastering your Keyboard A

    #17199
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    1 minutes pinky mute between A and 1 finger D.

    4 times through Yellow Bird

    Improvement exercise Key of A Memory

    #17214
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    10 minute pinky mute between A and 1 finger D.

    4 times through Yellow Bird

    Improvement exercise Key of A Speed

    #17314
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    Back from my trip

    Only a few times through yellow bird tonight. Back in the saddle tomorrow.

    #17333
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    10 minutes multi string D and E

    10 minutes pinky mute A and D on Reggae beat

    3 times through Yellow Bird

    #17351
    cwaggoncwaggon
    Member

    4 times through Yellow Bird

    10 minutes multi string D and E

    1 Time through Margarittaville so I won’t unlearn what I’ve learned.

    My tenor is on loan and I’m not enjoying my old concert as much. Waiting to get my tenor back. Getting a bit bored with my current lessons so I may mix things up a bit from here.

    #17352
    tracy13
    Member

    Where does one find these speed drills Chris?

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