January 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm #229764
So that is my resolution for 2021; learn, play and record a lesson a week, in no particular order, but focusing on solo compositions where to jam track is needed.
The other resolution is to enjoy the ride and not be hard on myself.
Curious to see where this journey takes me and what it does to my playing!!
January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm #229776Don PattonParticipant
I think your resolution for 2021 is spot on ! Learn, play and record, that’s really what it is all about. Growth and improvement will follow,for sure.
Thanks for posting your acoustic blues…sounds good !
January 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm #229780Guido Clericus VagansParticipant
Very good resolution! Very nice tune and very well played! Thanks for posting it!
Guido - Italy
January 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm #229786GarryParticipant
Well played Juan. Played to a solid tempo with accurate single line fills in between. Good luck with your resolution. If you keep it up you’ll progress quickly both technically and musically and it’ll be great to look back through your earlier videos and track your achievements. All the best!
January 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm #229794BillyParticipant
Makes me wonder just what you will retain in the memory with such a tight learning schedule.
I suppose it is a case of wait and see for both you and us.
I wish you well in this endeavour.
January 10, 2021 at 12:23 am #229799DieterParticipant
Sounds very good.
January 10, 2021 at 5:43 am #229814David BParticipant
I’ve tried it … not long ago, ut couldn’t sustain only 1 month…
January 10, 2021 at 7:05 am #229827
Join me this time David, I will be fun!
January 10, 2021 at 5:50 pm #229921ClarkeParticipant
Nicely played, best of luck on your ambitious goal.
January 11, 2021 at 12:46 am #229936GeoffParticipant
Nicely played. A lesson a week seems pretty ambitious – I am lucky if I do one in two weeks.
I certainly agree with the comments about recording yourself. Sometimes I will play something and then spot the areas where I am weak or stuff that needs rework when I play it back. Its a great way to improve tone. The only downside is I sometimes get into this endless ‘pefection cylcle’ with recording and I eventually just have to accept what I have done wrinkles and all.
January 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm #229962sunjamrParticipant
Hey Juan, most ordinary mortals can’t properly learn to play a lesson per week. I’ve been a member for years, and when I first started, the lessons were usually shorter and easier, so it was possible to memorize one per week. But the lessons of the last few years are longer and more complex, and often contain technical skills that require weeks of practice. As a result, I have been known to spend a month working on a single lesson in order to get it to the level of perfection I want. Consider Brian’s stated goals for his lessons: Learn to improvise, not memorize.
January 16, 2021 at 9:09 am #230383GeoffParticipant
I totally agree with you Steve. One advantage I have is I can sight read the music Brian puts up and, even with that ability, it takes me a good two weeks to get through a lesson – sometimes longer when I am trying to put my own improvisations on top of it all.
You also made the interesting comment that the lessons are getting longer and more complex. I have been playing all of Brians lessons across the time spectrum and I have noticed the same thing. My impression is Brian has been improving as a musician and, as he does so, he strays into more complex areas like playing modes, jazz and so on.
January 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm #229964
Thanks for the tip Steve, I will pick my weekly challenges from older lessons!
Another reason for me to do this is to avoid watching endless guitar videos of random stuff I do not need, scales names I cannot even pronounce, pro tips that make me a great player in 5 easy steps, etc
This way I will watch two videos a week, (maybe several times) and play that piece as good as I can by Sunday.
I will play more and youtube less!
Will I improve? Will i keep this long? Lets see!
January 12, 2021 at 2:48 pm #230070Phil67Participant
Big self challenge Juan!
first of all, if you listen to your June submission and December’s one, it’s amazing how you progress! Now you rock.
Second, and this is my personal point of view, I think it is more benefitial to take time to learn a lesson, then to take time to question yourself how could I make it mine ? Adding, cutting or changing licks, etc rather than switching to quickly to another story. A simple exercise: once a lesson is known, replay it with the same licks but not in the same order.
Once that is said, I must humbly admit that I may not be the best, according to my level, to share advice.
Low level but BIG fun, that’s my justification.
Where does the white go when snow melts?
January 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm #230265
Week #2. Ep 292
January 16, 2021 at 8:53 am #230378LightsParticipant
Very ambitious and interesting plan, my friend, you probably must have a lot of free time! I certainly will fallow all your posts and keep the thumb for you. Hats off to your enthusiasm! First two posts were pretty nice.
January 22, 2021 at 6:36 am #230863
Week #3 ep 220
Nice tune, I will come back to it later in the year, for now I keep moving to a new lesson!!
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