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Synner Saturdays

You owe it yourself to work like a rockstar for a day. I (Jak) will regularly follow this category to cheer you on and give you the support you deserve.
Happy belated Synner Saturday! Inspired by @[4668:@Alicia Willis] I started to learn the Warmness on the Soul solo. This is just the first half (kinda), it's slow and probably unrecognizable because it's one of the very few A7x solos that I'm not familiar with...so I didn't remember exactly what it was supposed to sound like (I know now tho.). Tried to put some attempts of vibrato 😅 . Posting this as a starting point, I'm determined on getting this completed, whatever amount of time it will take 💪
Well, I still need a day or two for the Syn Tip challenge, but I do have something for Synner Saturday. Today I came across this awesome backing track on youtube which featured the chord progression of Comfortably Numb, so I had to try to improvise a bit over it, because I can't get better if I dont practice, right? Now, David Gilmore is of course the absolute king of vibrato and bending, and I need a loooot of work in both (some of my bends are out of tune as well), haha. Also, my problem which I described in my thread a couple of days ago still persists, I get to easily stuck in a single rythmic idea. I also really need to work on incorporating some of the quicker licks that I already know and practice in isolation (be it pentatonic or natural minor or whatever), but I never really think about it in the moment. But yeah, I think I should start working on the real Comfortably Numb solo in the near future, that will probably REALLY help with the improv as well :D.
not sure if this counts for synner saturdays, i can't find the thread. a few days ago i was kind of complaining about my technique changing drastically in a short amount of time and feared it was for worse. i tried to play one of the guitarpro tracks i could somewhat play a few years ago, couldn't do it, it felt so weird like i had forgotten or lost control of my hands a little. it was concerning and so i took about 4 days off. i guess it was my hands being tired from overdoing it, i had like a 2 year break from music till i rejoined. so what i was working on here was my pick holding, trying to keep my fingers close to the frets and holding the notes as long as possible. i use to play this only down picked except the gallops, now with the economy picking i've been working on it's changing how i play the riffs ( in a good way ) still working on keep a fist and minimizing my movements on both hands. it's weird trying to learn/play songs again, i haven't been doing it for awhile.
It’s dark, cold and raining, so a little practice in the PJ’s is in order. I started trying to learn “This means war” last night and quickly got frustrated because I was having a really hard time getting into this groove, but I’m still trying. One little piece at a time 🙃 Missed some palm mutes but hey, it’s a start.
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So I’ve had a really shitty day just haven’t been feeling right, anxiety had been bugging me and I felt a bit shakey but I decided why not give synner Saturday a go it may help me feel a bit better and guess what It did! So I’m here to say that music can really help when your feeling down just hearing a7x and playing along made me forget about my day and I just had fun! You’d never know I was feeling horrible before this video So if you ever feel sad or just not great pick up your guitar and give it a go! Also I know I forgot the vibrato lol I wasn’t thinking about that cuz yet again shitty day hahaha. Ohhh and I’ll upload a full cover of the song once I finish the last part of the solo
Alright, so I've been learning this for about two weeks or so, and for the first Synner Saturday I thought I should be brave enough to post my progress. :-) It is my first finger style song. Oh, and sorry for the bad light in my room, stupid dark seasons. Watching this, I immediatly notice that I need to work a bit on the fluency of the chord changes, the barrés in particular. Other than that, the next step would be to also practice this a bit to a metronome (for the listener, feel is probably more important than super tight timing for accoustic ballads like this, but it can't hurt to do it anyway). Oh yeah, I'm in D standard tuning, so I'm also playing the song in D minor (the saddest of all keys :D).
As usual, I am awake before the rest of my household, so I grabbed my acoustic so I wouldn’t wake anyone. I figured for my first Synner Saturday I’d try the first solo I learned. Definitely harder on acoustic 😅 “And we have gone through good and bad times But your unconditional love was always on my mind You've been there from the start for me And your love's always been true as can be”
Participating in Jak's "Synner Saturdays" and taking some time to actually play again. You know I am not the greatest when it comes to being in time and on tempo so I am pretty okay with this being my first attempt to play this song. I literally learned this today. (Tried the pull off lick years ago and failed miserably but the muscle memory helped me relearn this section quickly) Thanks to @[59877:@Kat the metalhead] for inspiring to learn this one and @[5:@Jak Angelescu] for creating the Synner Saturdays (Probably the only usefull thing she did that year)
Getting in nice and early for Synner Saturday!! I've chosen to go back and improve on one of my favourite pieces today, this time with a metronome (Started from 110 and got to 135bpm by time of recording) and also standing up! Lots I needed to add/improve on, so here's a summary: -Muting strings with right hand + general hand placement has improved -Using the tip of my fingers, not the padded part. Still need some work on this though as it's easy to slip up. -Playing in time with a metronome. Still needs work as I couldn't really hear, but it's getting better! -Bends are getting better, as is vibrato (still touch and go tho) -Adding a little bit of flair -Added in a whole small section I missed originally Gotta work on stretching and moving positions, knowing exactly where my fingers need to fall, and not getting patterns mixed up. As it's a 10 min vid, the performance parts are at 0:30 and also 7:05! The rest is analysis. If you want tabs, DM me and I'll write them out! Enjoy!
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