I’ve been having a better time with tab music and shifting positions. I’m about halfway through a second guitar method book and am working on fingerpicking. :D
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I’ve definitely become more comfortable on the guitar…of course, there are some gaping holes in my skill set, but it’s getting easier and easier.
I need to work on:
-reading the musical abomination that is tab music
-switching chords quickly
-playing in positions other than 1st
Hot tip, practicing more than “whenever I feel like it” actually helps with learning to play. Weird, huh? :p
It’s become pretty much essential that I start seriously working on this goal, because my entire band is like “Yeah, could you actually learn your instrument?” I think I’m just going to practice whenever I’m sitting at home texting, while I’m waiting for the replies. That’s focus, right? :p
UPDATE: So, I went through 19 pages of the guitar book I borrowed off my best friend and spent close to four hours on/off practicing. Maybe I’ll finish the book tomorrow, haha.
My music buddy came over and we did duets on a few songs, alternated the chords and melody parts. I learned a few new chords and improved a bit on switching between them. (When I wasn’t getting a chord right after switching we’d stop and I’d go over the two I’m switching between a bunch, until it’s more comfortable. I pretty much had to do this with every chord.)
Learned F, Eminor, and A7, although they’re not as solid in my head as C, G7, G, and D7.
Funny thing, after we finished we were reading through the first Scott Pilgrim, and the song Sex Bob-Omb plays consists of all the same chords I know…because it’s kindof amateur. :p
Borrowed a beginner book from a friend, and I’ve been rushing through it. I started today, and I’ve done 19 of the 45 pages. My. Fingers. Hurt. Tomorrow, I’mma try and finish it off. :p
I know E, D, C, and G, as advised by a guitar tutorial website. I’ve probably “learned” them a bunch of times…I’m not as serious with guitar as I am with oboe, which basically means I practice whenever I feel like it, gosh darned it, with plenty of time in between. However, I’ve played them enough I can remember them after weeks of not playing. (Is this good or bad? Hmm…)
A good mini-goal for me (since I’m teaching myself) is to learn 10 chords. Maybe by September?
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