Tonight was way more constructive than Monday. Brilliant!
I wanted to get a bit of a structure to playing, but I’m not really doing it at the moment. Which is kind of working. I’m flitting between songs to try and find one I want to work on, and I keep thinking I’ve found one, only to try another. This is probably my terrible attention span working. I had planned to start each night with a quick go on one of the guitarcade games as a warm up, but it hasn’t happened.
Flitted first of all between a few songs; Boys Don’t Cry by the Cure, another one I can’t remember (that’s bad!) and then Love That’s Gone by La Sera. I’ve ignored this song until now because I don’t know it, but it’s always been near the top of the recommended list so I gave it a go. I quite liked it. It’s a slower song, quite mournful? I think that’s what I mean. Good for me, it’s got a mixture of single notes, chords and an odd (for me) double note combination towards the end. But it’s not too quick or complicated. I worked it last night up to about 27ish% mastery and enjoyed. Took me a while to incorporate the e chord into the song, but it’s one I know a little bit, and I’ve managed to fit it in at the mastery level I’m at.
I spent a good half an hour in riff repeater on the end section trying to get the double note section right. The notes come on the bottom e and the g strings, so I needed to work my way around playing them without playing the b string in the middle. When I first saw them, I had no idea what was going on, but slowing it down and keep playing it was really helpful, I can play it now with my first and second fingers and just slide, with the edge of my first finger dampen the b string. I’m going to try again tonight and see how much I remember.
It seems that I’ve had my guitar for about seven years now, and I’ve never changed the strings. I guess this is my activity for the weekend! Hopefully Monday won’t be a trip to the guitar shop…