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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm backkk!

I had a busy week... both this week and last.. That meant two weeks of no guitar. I felt kind of weird not playing.

Just picked it back up for like an hour and a half. My fingers feel funny now.. haha. But just been going over some old, easy songs. Somehow.. I got better at note changing though. So that's a plus... somehow.

But I'm starting to hate my Peavey lol. Dunno. Tried to record something, but it sounded soooo rough. Maybe it was the mic.. dunno cause it sounded fine to me. Maybe I just suck and don't realize it.. lol. Still... It's so embarrassing admitting that I a Peavey now.

I need monies. I stole my brother's Jackson Warrior.. it sounded so much better. Maybe I'll buy and Ibanz :) that's what he suggested anyhow. Hm I smell a trip to Sam Ash sometime in the near future When/if I get money... or when/if I get any better.

I AM seeing my improvement, definitely. It just.. takes forever!! I am so impatient.. haha.

I guess I should move on to learning hammerons a little better now.
Gave up on barring. I think I just need to keep playing and eventually my fingers will get the idea.
8:44 am - 2 comments - 4 Kudos
Sunday, June 08, 2008

I'm bad =[

Okay, well... It's been a while since I've last posted on this thing. I'm a bit ashamed of myself, I haven't really played as much as I wanted to this past week. Not sure how that happened to be honest. Oh well.

Anyhow, I've been pretty much playing Wonderwall and Linger like a beast whenever I have the chance. There are other songs too I've been practicing, but they're a bit more complicated I guess? I dunno. Either way, I've become a little better with the singing part I mean, I'm still shaky.. but slowing down the tempo definitely helped, lol. Should have thought of that in the first place, then humming the tune worked, too... soo yeah! I've accomplished something. I'm not a total failure.

So is it possible to lose some skills? Haha. I tried barring again... I can still do it, but it doesn't.. I guess the term is "resonate" like a regular chord I play. Dunno... it worked before, and now.. I don't exactly know what I'm doing. It sounds kind of like a mix of the sound then a palm mute. Anyone else used to have that problem? Or is it just me? Am I a bad girl for not practicing??

PS. Any songs you think would be good for a beginner to learn would be greatly appreciated
 
1:33 pm - 3 comments - 0 Kudos
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Update!

So it's been a while since I last updated. Heheh.. I've been getting lazy with practice. ^^U Things have been getting hectic living back home. I've got my brother's graduation coming up, then family to deal with for memorial day, not to mention we're planning my parents' 20th anniversary party. Everyone has been home, annnd I don't like playing infront of people for some reason. Stage fright I suppose?

Anyhow, I've gotten better at understanding the concept of the capo :) Just a little. I dunno. Mine is kind of crappy though. It keeps making one of my strings sound funny if I don't put it on EXACTLY right.

I'm learning some newer songs. They're easier though! So I'm going to learn them a bit faster I hope.

  • Collide - Howie Day
  • Bleeding Love - Lewis Lewis
  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Also, I think my fingers are getting more calloused!

And I'll end with a question: How do you know when you are ready to sing and play?? Does it take a while?
6:54 am - 6 comments - 5 Kudos
Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Barre Chord

So I am so very excited!! I JUST LEARNED HOW TO BARRE CHORD!

I am uber excited


The song STOP AND STARE - One Republic has been really easy for me to learn. It's been only four chords, just that one barre chord kept getting in my way. I was being a loser and feeling depressed about the opportunity I gave up with this guy I really like/d and basically just picked up my guitar and started playing to get over it. Started off with some Cranberries, but that song is getting old for me to play (hopefully I can sing and play that soon if I'm getting so used to it now) and eventually got to trying the One Republic. E, Emaj9, and A chords were simple, but I had seriously been struggling with the C#m chord. MY FINGERS ARE SO TINY!! I almost thought it was going to be impossible for me to barre any chord, but I did it! Also, I tried the dreaded F chord. I was able to do that, too.

Good to know that practice can indeed help, and in moments when you least expect it; moments when you feel empty, lonely, and dark, you can still shine bright in your own eyes.

Lesson Learned.
6:27 am - 4 comments - 6 Kudos
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

First

Yeah, I'm really new to this whole "ultimate-guitar world" thing, but so far, I'm liking it.

Yes, if you haven't seen already on my profile, I am in fact a newb at playing guitar. I only know a few simple chords and I can barely barre chord. I am pathetic; this I already know. But I'd like to make it known that I will do all I need to in order to become somewhat decent at this thing. Music is something I really, truly love. I am determined to get where I need to in order to be noticed.

I figured I could use this blog as a timeline, or a record of how far I've gotten. Who knows... if I do get good, I can look back on my old posts and laugh at myself for how lame the songs I'm learning now are. Haha.

So far, with the help of some college buddies and some amazing tabbers here I've learned:
  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
  • Bubbly - Colbie Calliet
  • Linger - Cranberrises
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
8:55 am - 2 comments - 0 Kudos