JimRR wrote:"That's nice, Son, I can do the same thing but I do it wirelessly using the 5 GHz channel on my new dual-band router and my Wi-Fi enabled TV. And I backup my videos to my Network Attached Storage system with two 1 TB drives run in a RAID 1 configuration. You do know about the five levels of RAID, don't you?".
Please do not upload songs protected by 3rd party copyright!
Good effort, but I would try a simple chord progression next time. In this one, I would venture up to the position with A on the 10th-fret / second-string as the root and play the pentatonic scale up to E from there.
When you say "I dont think you realize what a hard chord progression you picked" you are exactly right. At first I thought you must have posted your comments in the wrong thread by mistake. I thought I was just playing over the standard I-IV-V chords in Am. Obviously, I don't have much of an ear yet.
Here I was, basking in the glow of my first posting. Tripping through a beautiful field of flowers on a sunny day. And somebody yells, "You know you've been romping in the middle of a mine field, don't you?" Nope, nope, didn't know that at all.
I did struggle to find notes that worked in certain places. I worked out the melody by just playing the Am pentatonic scale until something sounded OK. But I kept a cheat sheet at my elbow where I had written out the Am scale and the notes in the I-IV-V chords. I remember thinking, "I thought I was supposed to be able to play that particular note right here and it was supposed to sound OK - but it doesn't. Oh well, there's clearly a lot I don't know yet". Never realizing that I was in deeper than I knew.
Thank you for the critique. Now I'm totally intrigued to see if I can go back and work out what you are talking about. Since I'm so familiar with the piece maybe this can be a good occasion for some real learning.
BTW, I was totally blown away by your playing in the "Claptonesque" thread. I stand in awe.
I'm going to post this in a new theread because I think it is a new topic - but it is about your chord progression.