Ok, so I’m aware that when Ubisoft started the 60 Day Challenge, the idea was for you to play on 60 consecutive days. I think. It hasn’t worked that way, and I’ve had 11 days off, not ideal but couldn’t do much about it.
With no other plans, I’m spending New Years Eve practising my guitar (and watching Temple of Doom!) I kinda surprised myself with how much I wanted to get back to it over the holidays; I normally get distracted quickly.
Started off practising Next Girl again. I’ve been tweeking the visual lag a little, and tonight I’ve plugged my speakers into the tv instead of my headphones and I thought playing this would be a good indication of how the lag is. I think it’s the same! I can never really tell.
Moved on to try this weeks Song of the Week – Walk This Way by Aerosmith. Started with Learn a Song to see how it fits together as usual. Blimey, it’s a tough one from the start. There’s an interesting stretch on the 8th, 10th and 12th frets that I get the feeling turn into chords at higher mastery levels. Not looking forward to that! Oddly, it’s easier on easy level in Score Attack than it is on 0% mastery on Learn a Song. I managed a low score on easy, but left it after that. Even the game told me that things could be worse. Cheeky game.
I went back through the songlist looking for an ‘easy’ song, and ended up drifting back to Blitzkreig Bop, but on Score Attack this time rather than Learn a Song because my mastery was fairly high and I wanted to ease myself into the power chords again. I ran through it on easy and medium, and it seems to be quite achievable there – no chords introduced yet. I’m going to stick with this song for the next few days and see how much I can improve.
I finished off with a few goes on Duck Redux. I like the game, it’s a good way of working along the strings. I increased my score up to over 18M.
I suppose it my New Year’s Resolution would be anything, it would be to keep this up and keep playing. I’m interested to see where I am by next new year; hopefully not regretting a year of not playing guitar.