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Happy Synner Sunday everyone! I think this is the first time that I'm uploading a literal day 1 riff :D. The first two Skid Row records are very high among my favorite albums of all time, and this song is definitely one of my favorite songs of all time. So I felt it is time that I gave it a shot and start learning it. And I thought, I would couple it with my second run of the #onemonthchallenge. So here is the raw day 1 footage, I haven't learned anything more than the main riff so far (track is on 75 % speed btw). My set goals for the next month are much simpler than last time: Just see how far I'll get with it, and try to upload a progress video for every synner sunday. So yeah, we will see how it goes.
Okay, pants down, here is another playthrough one month later xD. As you can see, I didn't quite get as far as I planned originally. After seeing the footage, my "guitar faces" while strumming simple open chords are hillarious. Otherwise, please excuse how my B strings sounds out of tune, I have no clue why. The tuner says it is perfectly in tune, and also well intonated at the 12th fret, so I have no idea, why (especially fretting the D on the B string) sounds so out of tune. I don't think it is an accidental microbend. Anyway, I think my focus for the next 2 or 3 month (and it was already for the last 2 or 3 weeks) will be way more on rhythm and practicing song playthroughs and way less on super lengthy guitar solos, because I realized that I was neglecting rhythm and full songs too much.
Please be honest because this sounds like dog shit to me. I've been working on this for weeks and haven't progressed past 48 bpm. Getting frustrated. Am I on the right track?
Crimson Day intro to pre-chorus with a few mistakes left in. Can't wait to get it up to speed and smooth out the chord changes so it sounds better. Right now it sounds so disconnected.
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K. I've been working on the Crimson Day intro for a week. Such beautiful guitar work in this song. Definitely one of my top 10 Avenged songs. Also, any and all tips welcome.
Joe is one of my favorite soloists. Always loved this song and wanted to lay down a cover that did it some justice.
So, this is my starting point for the one month challenge. This song (the iconic intro riff in particular) has been a picking exercise for me in my early days of guitar playing (last year xD), NOW it is time to get more serious. My goals for the one month challenge are: 1) Tighten everything up, add details. Slash doesn't actually just strum the rhythm in the verses, he is playing a couple of interesting picking patterns, that I need to learn and implement... and of course make everything clean and tidy. :) 2) You will notice that the highlight of the song is still missing... the two main solos. Just learning the notes will be doable in way less than a month, but getting the fast parts up to speed and NAILING the phrasing in the melodic parts... That will keep me busy for more than 1 month, but I will try my best to get as far as possible. :)
Captain @[1427:@Ed Seith] told me to make a progress video, and here it is, like I promised. Been fixing some wrong notes with the help of the theory. My big goal is to get the full solo by ear and check with the theory, so I'm gonna keep on working on the next sections during the next weeks. Will be posting when I have something new.
One of my favorite songs from The Doors. I love weird and uncomfortable, music and this track is a great example of that being done well. I tried to sort of add my own takes on the weirdness to the playing to further push the more uncomfortable “out there” vibe the song presents. Some areas I think it worked, some areas it just sounds meh or flat, but uhhhh points for trying? 😅 It’s a weird song and I had a blast with it. The original is just so keyboard dominated that hearing the guitar parts played over top is a bit jarring, at least in my opinion. If you’ve never heard the song before definitely check it out, you’ll see what I mean and it’s a WILD ride. I cut off right before the solo because it’s going to take a bit more time before I can tackle that beast! Robby Krieger is a creative genius when it comes to guitar. Severally underrated by later generations imo. “The minister's daughter's in love with the snake” 🐍
Got some fine tuning to do, but I was able to play part of Going to California along with the recording. Big thanks to @[1427:@Ed Seith] for the tip on practicing faster than the recording and thanks to @[4668:@Alicia Willis] for the tip on pinky finger anchoring. Still working on that jump from intro to main theme, but it's getting faster.
I've been reading the autobiography of Tesla's bassist this week (it's actually a lot better than I expected it to be) and this morning, I was reading about the making of their 3rd album, Psychotic Supper. Edison's Medicine was the lead single from that album, so I decided to start learning it this afternoon. This is my second playthrough the track - some parts I can't play up to speed or get lost, other parts I haven't actually learned yet. No thought given to any leads yet AT ALL. This is as raw as it gets for me, so here you go. If I decide to keep working on this one, there might be a progress video in a couple weeks, though this is not something I would work on continuously for all of that time.
I’m learning to get solos by ear and analyze them to apply the theory. It’s hard...but it’s really fun!!🤩 This is my 3rd one. Still in the works and I think I’ve got some wrong notes, but it’s beginning to sound pretty decent I guess 😊
My second attempt at the short instrumental track “Horn” by the late great Nick Drake. I’ve been listening to him religiously for years and feel incredibly inspired to start really taking the deep dive into his songs from a guitarists stand point. Learning his songs and techniques, which are most definitely not simple, so it’s a bit intimidating and outside of my wheelhouse. There’s a couple little uh oh here and there but not too shabby imo :) Using my Martin mini as it’s the only Martin I currently own, but I wouldn’t feel right to play Nicks music on anything else haha.
Been working on it during the week. I would say the faster parts in the middle of the solo sound a bit cleaner than in the first video. I'm definitely feeling more confident playing these parts. Btw, I didn't tune the guitar before recording and it's a bit out of tune, sorry about that, but I didn't have time to make a new video and I pretty much liked the take. Anyway, there's still some work to do...
Spending quality time with my acoustic and I think that Jimmy Page's acoustic work is underappreciated. I'm still working on the transition between the first and second part, so I paused the video. That's why there's a skip. I've come a long way in 2 days.
Sounds better than it did a few weeks ago believe it or not. Lol. Any tips appreciated. I'll be gradually working the thumb pick in. I tried it today but it frustrated me.
Haven't been around lately, I'm sorry...but I'm back now. I thought it was a good idea to track my progress on this solo. I'm taking it as a long term project because it's soooo fast that is hard for me to follow, and I need to work on my technique separately, otherwise I get stuck like at 80% and can't speed up. I started some months ago and I come and go, practice for a period, then kind of quit, then go back to it and so and so. Started at a very slow speed and have been speeding up little by little during these months in the hope that I would eventually be able to reach 100%. Here you can see my suffering trying to follow 100%. I know some parts need putting the metronome down and cleaning up. That's why I wanted to share with y'all and I'll be posting here my progress