May. 21st, 2012

missroserose: (Hippie Musician)
It's taken a few days, but my G-C-G-C drills are finally approaching playable speed. Not necessarily *fast* speed, but enough that I can limp my way convincingly through a song. It's a nice feeling - for a couple of days I was wondering if I'd ever get there.

I've also decided to take my mother's advice and find a song to learn, so as not to get too tired of just doing drills. Thanks to Ultimate-Guitar.com's extensive tabulature archive, I've managed to pick out the simplified chords to my very first pop song; with a bit more messing around, I came up with the bones of an arrangement that I think might be playable without boring everyone to tears. Now to practice it until it becomes second-nature and I can start working on the performance aspects, and I'll be that much farther along on my goal. (I just hope it doesn't sound too silly sung an octave higher than the original.)

I think I'll also record my version. Not that YouTube doesn't already have a bazillion amateur guitarists recording covers of pop songs, but it'd be a convenient way to prove that I'm making progress. And besides, do any of them have blue hair?

Also, since when can I play guitar for an hour straight before my fingers start to hurt? I guess the daily practicing really is paying off.
missroserose: (Hippie Musician)
It's taken a few days, but my G-C-G-C drills are finally approaching playable speed. Not necessarily *fast* speed, but enough that I can limp my way convincingly through a song. It's a nice feeling - for a couple of days I was wondering if I'd ever get there.

I've also decided to take my mother's advice and find a song to learn, so as not to get too tired of just doing drills. Thanks to Ultimate-Guitar.com's extensive tabulature archive, I've managed to pick out the simplified chords to my very first pop song; with a bit more messing around, I came up with the bones of an arrangement that I think might be playable without boring everyone to tears. Now to practice it until it becomes second-nature and I can start working on the performance aspects, and I'll be that much farther along on my goal. (I just hope it doesn't sound too silly sung an octave higher than the original.)

I think I'll also record my version. Not that YouTube doesn't already have a bazillion amateur guitarists recording covers of pop songs, but it'd be a convenient way to prove that I'm making progress. And besides, do any of them have blue hair?

Also, since when can I play guitar for an hour straight before my fingers start to hurt? I guess the daily practicing really is paying off.

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