I had a pretty good week, actually practiced every day - can't remember the last time I did that Still working on "Landslide", got it up to almost full tempo and it's not quite as sloppy as it used to be. Being a ballad it has a very relaxed sound to it and the only way to duplicate that is to practice it until it's "easy" (or easier), and then just lay back and concentrate on emphasizing the right notes and feeling it. So a ways to go still lol.
The solo turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be - the tab was just weird and made it look like bends were sustained over other notes; actually it's pretty slow and the bent notes end before the others begin. I've only spent one practice session working on the solo so a long ways to go on that as well.
I'm worse at what I do best And for this gift I feel blessed Our little group has always been And always will until the end
Think I played every day but one this week, but just waffling around to all kinds of things - even threw in some acoustic fingerpicking. I guess it's good to keep playing, even if you're lacking direction.
I am finally back from vacation and a work trip. Feels good to pick up the guitar again. I just have one more study left in MBYCU, but I plan to go over some of the studies again, perhaps mixing them up a little.
Then I started working on another Peter Green song, a beautiful B.B.King cover with a terrific lead part.
I started class again this week, we are working on a rag time tune.
Also discussed that progression I mentioned last month, that had us mixed up. So it is an E blues by Albert King, but it is comprised of part A and Part B which alternates. Part starts in A, Part B starts in E they alternate back an fourth.