Happy Easter to every one! Still getting in more guitar time, with all this social isolation stuff and the YMCA being closed and all. I think I've almost got some calluses back, playing some of the basic BYCU studies. Started playing with lick 1 from BLYCU yesterday - I'm kind of excited about committing to trying to slowly and methodically go through these and hopefully we can all improve our stock blues vocabulary in the process.
Back when I obsessively tracked everything I did in a practice log it was easy to do my weekly update. I just referred to my log. Since I stopped keeping an exact log I can't remember what the hell I did during the week.
One thing I do remember (because I did it Friday) is I worked out a walking bass line for the "A" sections of "Misty". My intention was to watch and copy a Frank Vignola lesson on this, but I decided to try it on my own first. I still haven't gotten around to comparing his version to mine. I'll do that after I come up with something for the bridge.
I have enough knowledge about how to create a basic walking bass line between 2 chords. However, I still lack the confidence to try this kind of thing on my own. And it's so much easier to have someone else show me exactly what to do.
Here's the takeaway point from this. There has to come a time when you get away from the books and the courses and figure some things out for yourself with the knowledge you have accumulated. Even if the end result isn't the greatest sounding thing you've heard there's is a real sense of accomplishment and gratification when you take the training wheels off and venture out on your own. You might even surprise yourself with what you're able to do.
Well, that's my inspirational message for this week.
Well I'm back working on the BYCU path working on lesson 10 "lazy Day Blues" I've really enjoying playing it. I'd say I'm about 80% there. I just have a few timing issues I'm struggling with, I just need more time and practice. I've also pulled out the BLYCU and have started working on that, too. Also, Bill Bailey from 1-2-3 Jazz by Frank Vignola, oh and Mikey Bakers book, lesson 2. You might say I have an attention issue or something, but I am going to blame it on this lock down/social distancing. I'm just finding my self playing the guitar a lot, 3 to 5 times a day. I'm having a great time!
Post by grampalerxst on Apr 13, 2020 7:15:20 GMT -6
Not a very good week for blues-related things for me. Still trying to work the Electric Gypsy intro up to speed. Having changed my pick grip I think will help. Mostly I worked on the son-in-law project that I shared a snapshot of in last week's thread. Replaced a couple of the section takes with better ones. Have a couple more I want to get to this week maybe.
The note being played at this moment *is* the song
Well forgot it was Sunday, so posting late. Replaced strings on strat again, had another streaming class with my instructor, started on a solo for Chill Out at this point not sure I”ll ever get this one down. Taking it slow. Bout it this week!