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July 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm #137440
Thank you, Brian! Thanks to everyone for your excellent contributions!
There were 48 people (49 responses and one reference video) this month, 3 less than last month’s 51 submissions (that’s about the same, I’d say). As always, it was a pleasure listening. Everyone’s playing really well—it seemed to be a mellow, mellow month following the mood of the backing track.
Welcome Andy N! Your first submission was the first June submission. You got the Challenge rolling in fine form–you rock!
Welcome Bluesheki! Welcome Phil B! Your submissions were excellent!
After JoLa pulled out a slide, a couple more people followed. I don’t ever remember a Challenge with so many slide players. Hope you are feeling better, JoLa!
Stay cool and hydrate! Especially those of you in Europe! Don’t leave your picks out where they’ll melt!
Cezary B submitted two videos; one was clearly marked his June submission, the other was the last time he recorded this lesson (I included both in case anyone waits for the consolidated posts to listen—I really don’t mind posting multiples but it goes against the rules—this one wasn’t technically a second Challenge submission, it was provided for reference; I think I’d actually recommend that).
Sunburst (John) submitted two videos; neither was marked his June submission, but I included both anyway. I’d really like some feedback on how to handle this. Should I stick to the rules? I couldn’t decide. Both of these were high-quality, and presented two very different ways to approach the backing track, so I included both.
Once more, going by the rules (which I thought I knew, but I only really learned last month with the May submission), each person will have only one of their submissions included in the consolidated posts (starting with the July Challenge). If you submit more than one, please specify which one you’d like to be included. If anyone prefers including all of the submissions, please comment, maybe the rules can be changed (I’m perfectly happy to post as many as you submit). As Cezary’s posts weren’t a case of multiple submissions, and I think it enriched the “conversation,” I included it.
I stuck with screen names but tried to follow your recent capitalization when typing them. In a couple places I noticed titles/descriptions and included them next to your names. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
Cezary B (1 of 2)
Cezary B EP290 five months ago, included for reference (2 of 2)
Craig S “what if”
Sunjamr Steve “4 Chord Compositions”
Doug E “Noodling”
July 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm #137469DieterParticipant
I think, you have overlooked my submission. Unfortunately I posted it accidentally under “Challenge Posts Archiv”. You can find it between Andy N and Eric C. Could you please revise that.
Sorry and thanks
July 1, 2019 at 4:56 pm #137500
Hi Dieter, I’m sorry about that. I’ll do what I can to correct it as soon as I get back to my desk (within a half hour or so); I’m going to add it as a comment and ask Brian to add it to the posts.
If anyone posts outside the regular Challenge category, please send me a message. Sometimes I forget to search the other categories. Thanks!
July 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm #137490sunjamrParticipant
Well done, Don. It’s cool to see all the videos lined up like that. And it’s a good question about what to do when people submit 2 videos. I’d say just take the first one. As for me, if I want to play the submission on two different guitars, I just put them both into the same video. It’s not hard to do, and it’s easier to compare them that way.
July 1, 2019 at 5:06 pm #137503
Hey Steve, it’s always a pleasure to do these. I listen while I post.
And thanks for the feedback. Unless there’s compelling reason given not to do that, that’s what I’ll do for July, and just mention there was another video posted. I do like the idea of posting your earlier interpretations if you’ve played the same lesson/backing track before. I’m less enthused about versions, but John’s (sunburst) were so different from each other, I really think it adds something. But in fairness, whether they are great or not so great, I’ll follow the plan.
July 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm #137508
As Dieter noted I missed posting his Challenge video. Here it is. If it were positioned correctly it would have been the second video above.
July 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm #137519JoLaParticipant
Great work, Don. Thank you for the honorable mention 🙂 I feel so flattered but also really appreciate everyone’s well wishes. What a great place to be and share our passion 🙂
July 2, 2019 at 5:56 am #137572
This is very easy to do, JoLa, thanks for taking the time to mention it.
Your slide playing surprised me. Then within the next 5 or 6 videos, there were 2 more slide players!
Either you have a gift or you spent a lot of time developing that—probably a little of both. Whatever it is, it was a great move!
July 1, 2019 at 11:51 pm #137556DieterParticipant
Many thanks, Don.
July 2, 2019 at 5:57 am #137573
You’re very welcome, Dieter!
July 2, 2019 at 3:02 am #137568TremelowParticipant
Hi Don, thank you for consolidating the challenge submissions. I don’t know how much work it is, but it is certainly not done in a couple of minutes. As I can see now, I missed watching quite a few posts, now I can easily work my way through the consolidation. From what I have seen so far, the amount of effort put into each video has been impressive. There is so much we can all learn from each other by watching us play.
As far as the number of videos posted is concerned, I am usually a friend of adhering to the rules. However, exceptions to these rules often make sense, so I would say we should leave these decisions to your discretion, Don. I can’t see any harm in having someone post two videos or just one video with an extreme length. Us contributors should also try to keep it reasonable, of course.
July 2, 2019 at 6:28 am #137576
Hi Kevin, it’s always my pleasure to do these. As you mentioned, I am learning by watching, “all” I have to do to be a better guitarist is to follow through, practice what I see.
While I’m doing it, I listen to all the posts, so it takes longer than it would if I just copied URLs. They wouldn’t take very long. I’m doing it on a high-quality big-screen Mac at work during my downtime. I’m pretty much following in the path Bryce cleared.
I appreciate having the discretion, but my most important concern is fairness. If some people post only one because they read the rules carefully, I don’t want to offend them by posting more. On the other hand, I’m a softy on that because I don’t see the harm in posting more. Haha, see what I’m thinking about when I should be concentrating on fingers and positions?
Hope you’re having a great day, Kevin.
July 2, 2019 at 6:59 am #137578
Thanks to John (charjo), who noticed that Part 2 went out of circulation here’s a link to it. Enjoy!
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