How you all doing with ideas so far?
I usually have to start by learning a new song, then fiddling around with a new riff or chord I learn with it for a while. I'm getting into it now by playing some Frank Ocean, who always gets me all emotional. Perfect.
I've been wanting to learn Breathless by Corinne Bailey Rae for the LONGEST time, so I'm using this as an opportunity to do so. It's giving me a chance to practice barres and reading sheet music too! Thankfully I used to play the flute so some notes aren't a foreign language to me, hahaha.
@_femfoeheardthat if you have any guitar tabs for frank ocean songs i would love to learn some as well! The guitar in some of his songs are soooo goooood
My problem right now is focus. I got new toys for Christmas and I want to play with them all at once. Plus we've got a violin in the house and I'ver never tried the violin. The problem is I start spreading my energy too far and don't progress as much as I'd like in any one thing.
Great so far! Yesterday I totally tried to just relax and vibe and record myself just playing some random shit, with my Shimmerpad guitar effect on. My fcuking awesome dad bought me a Zoom MS-70CDR which has tons of delay, chorus and reverb effects all on ONE pedal. At first I was super overwhelmed by it, but then I just started playing around with random tones. So I hit record yesterday, got all way into what sounds I was producing, just letting improve take over, I look up. I’m not recording. I took a photo. It had been 15 minutes. Waaaaaahh . Omfg. I tried to recreate it, but didn’t get the desired result. It was good enough to submit though! Done is better than perfect
@papastardust aww man! that is gutting! Better done than perfect, you're absolutely right. Hopefully the next time you get a good flow going you will be recording *Crosses fingers*
that’s a good start, how are you going to break it down? Learning verse for one and another day chorus riff?
reading music is still another language to me! That’s great you are dusting off some of what you used to do in a new context to hopefully expand it
i have this issue too where I want to do everything and then spread too thin. You font have to do everything at once. Each day try something on a different instrument or toy.. they instruments?
ive tried to put each day as a start with one day a chord progression riff then the next day a lead riff to go on top of it(if you can?) next day the same progression as the first day only this time I play my bass to find a groove riff. It won’t always be good.. I thought my lead riff was hooorrible yesterday and that I was repeating the same notes for a few days but it’s done.. it’s up like it or not I got it in. Next day I try to do something else instead like learning a riff from someone else. Just one thing.
hahaha I know exactly how that feels!! Congrats on the awesome pedal! Go dad! Yea make sure you hit record every time because when you have the creative juice and it’s on it’s great but once it taps out you gotta come back after a break and try again and even then it will be different but that’s also great because it makes you really be present in the moment. I love improv playing and losing track of time in effects pedals. Lol I’m a pedal head, I think my last post I had too much delay but oh well.. it’s up it’s done
ya! I’ve had my submission yesterday I did not like but I said “good enough” getter done and tomorrow allow myself the kindness to try to do better. It’s every day something new which isn’t easy so if I have a hard time one day I can’t beat myself up.. on those days just keep it simple to get it in. Good/bad it’s all part of the process of learning.
i’m starting a week late! Need suggestions! i’d like to learn scales but in a fun way. i’m on lower end of an intermediate player.
I highly recommend the Lead Guitar lessons from Marty Schwartz for ideas on solos. He teaches you the pentatonic scales and how to play riffs with them. It really opens up that brain of ours to recognize the patterns of the scales. It made me see the fret board in new ways, like, ooohh I can go over here next. https://www.martymusic.com/store And he has frequent sales on his bundles, but not only that there is some free shit on his website if you sign up for his news letter. Learning to see the scales on your fret board will open up lots of ideas!