I just worked on "In the Sweet By-and-By" last week, it's coming along. Trying to get the melody notes to stand out a bit from all the ornamentation. There are a few tough spots, like one where you're arpeggiating some chords on strings 3, 2 and 1 and then instantly switch to a single note line, which was causing me problems for a while but I think I've kind of got it smoothed out now. Banjo Ben's version is at 180 bpm lol, I think I'm somewhere around 140, which is plenty Hopefully by the end of the month I'll have something recordable - right now I couldn't dream of getting through the whole thing without several major screw-ups.
What I've felt What I've known Never shined through in what I've shown Never be Never see Won't see what might have been
I've been slacking a bit - only got BLYCU Lick 7 up to about 85-90% speed, didn't get a chorus put together with it. I don't feel too bad, as no body else has posted some fantastic recording with it yet, either! I have been playing some every day - mostly working on some easy Beatles tunes, and still some actual Blues You Can Use stuff. Stayed out last night seeing the Neowise comet (they say it won't be back for 6800 years!) - pretty cool. I'm going to be at least a day or two late posting the next BLYCU - it will be BOTH Lick 8 and Lick 9 for any of you who are working ahead. I'll hopefully get that challenge put up, as well as whatever I can do with Lick 7) by tomorrow or the next day.
Post by grampalerxst on Jul 19, 2020 11:05:37 GMT -6
Been a busy week for me. I really pushed my physiological limits on the guitar. Maybe by the time that comet returns I'll be ready to call myself a guitar player!
I'm still gradually giving my fretting hand position a makeover on Electric Gypsy. I composed an epilogue to the 70s progger meets aughts post-metal core project with my son-in-law. BLYCU 7 has been a beast. I just barely have it up to tempo, and the last thing I did last night was start playing it along with the backing track and groping for another ten bars of material. Later I'm just going to wing it 5-10 times and keep the best one, or if I get really desperate make a comp out of them. Anyone foolish enough to tune in later and listen will understand why I like to have time to compose a chorus.
The note being played at this moment *is* the song
Not much from me, ordered parts to build an actual pedal board. Still working on peter green stuff from class. Also spent a couple hours getting my Boss GT001 to work with the new Mac OS. Had to do firmware update then load drivers then reinstall tone studio.