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Johnny-English

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Re: Simon's New One!
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2015, 02:47:53 PM »
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  • Wow Simon , now that's a nice surprise and also it's good to see the hobby and breeding skills past down and that way it keeps the hobby and skills going .

    Going to pop and have a look at your site Simon  :)


    Oh , me being the old f@rt that I am , I left a song for you to practice to  , forgetting it goes back to the days when I used to kill dragons 😄😄😄


    But if you do get the parchment its a dinger for chord change practice 😊

    Johnny-English

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    « Reply #31 on: February 09, 2015, 02:52:09 PM »
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  • Oh no , Sir Rob is back, must get back to knitting his new chain vest 😊  ;D ;D ;D

    these knitting sticks are very hot
    « Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 03:04:28 PM by Johnny-English »

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    Re: Simon's New One!
    « Reply #32 on: March 02, 2015, 11:13:11 AM »
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  • Hi all,
    Just an update really with my progress. It's been approx a month now, and to date I'm familiar with A, B, C, D, E, F, G open chords and Em, Am, currently working on remembering Dm. It feels like practicing the chord changes is going to be on going (finger placement, accuracy when striking notes etc). Really need to work on my up strumming and strum timing too. As a little break in between learning chords etc I've dabbled with putting chords together, and had a little play around with Knocking on Heavens Door (easy 3 chords), and also had a little go with picking and learnt the small intro to Wish you were here. This is purely just to put the chords to use etc. Cheers,

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    « Reply #33 on: March 02, 2015, 11:15:21 AM »
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  • Finger tips are hardening too btw  ;D
    Funny how the next morning on one or two occasions, I could still see the string imprinted in my finger tip :D
    Liking the feeling of the tips hardening up

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    Re: Simon's New One!
    « Reply #34 on: March 02, 2015, 08:00:46 PM »
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  • Good progress by the sounds of things.  Keep at it😃
    I'm back - am I the same person or just a clone of myself?

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    « Reply #35 on: March 03, 2015, 09:22:20 AM »
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  • Thanks bud. Can't wait for when I can chord change effortlessly?  :)

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    « Reply #36 on: March 03, 2015, 02:57:50 PM »
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  • Thanks bud. Can't wait for when I can chord change effortlessly?  :)

    Keep plugging away - don't rush the speed you are playing at.  It'll come together soon!

    Apart from getting through the finger pain stage (check!), clean chord changes are one of the big challenges.  Once you've got it sorted though there's no looking back.
    I'm back - am I the same person or just a clone of myself?

    Johnny-English

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    Re: Simon's New One!
    « Reply #37 on: March 05, 2015, 07:59:10 AM »
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  • you are doing really well , just keep picking the guitar up when you can and practice .

    It will seem as if it's never going to get into smooth chord changes BUT it will .

    Look for songs with chords in that you already know and learn them , that way your chord progression will improve a lot .

    Enjoy , that's what it's all about .

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    Re: Simon's New One!
    « Reply #38 on: March 09, 2015, 01:30:02 PM »
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  • Finger tips are hardening too btw  ;D
    Funny how the next morning on one or two occasions, I could still see the string imprinted in my finger tip :D
    Liking the feeling of the tips hardening up

    When I was starting out that string impression go so bad I started having to file my fingertips with an emery board... without that the strings dropped into the groove in my finger and wouldn't ring out cleanly. My fingers still get the occasional buffing with an emery board but nothing like when I was learning.
    I like to spell peddant with two Ds. That always annoys them.

     

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