April 9, 2019 at 5:57 pm #130673
Hi Active Melody Community!
Let’s all get creative with this month’s site member challenge. I want to hear more of YOUR creations 🙂
So here’s how it works:
1) This month is about creating a 1, 4, 5 chord progression using the CAGED system. Don’t panic, this will be as easy or as complicated as you make it – check the video above for details 🙂 Also refer to lesson EP273 for how CAGED works.
2) You can play it exactly the way that I played it in EP273, or you can create your own composition in any key – just remember to play the 1, 4, 5 chord progression.
3) Let’s all comment (as always) on each others work and learn from each other. 🙂
**If you need assistance with how to record yourself and post to the forum see this post and/or private message me and I will be happy to help you out.**
GROUND RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. Post your Youtube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud links of you playing your chosen lesson anytime between Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th, 10:00 pm CST. Please do not submit earlier. I think it is fun to see everyone’s posts at once.
2. Submit individually in the “Active Melody Member Challenge Response Submissions” forum. Title your posts “April 2019 Challenge Response – [Your AM Screen Name]”
3. If you submit more than one video or audio link for your challenge submission, please indicate in your challenge post which link you want to be added to the consolidated post. I will pick my favorite if one is not indicated. Only one video or audio link per member will be posted in the consolidated post. This saves me time and allows me to see more of my family on challenge submission weekends.
4. Have fun and don’t be intimidated by these challenges!!! Use these challenges to help you set goals and complete them by a deadline. You can also use this as an opportunity to chat with your fellow Active Melody members and share tips or tricks on this challenge that you think are useful.
5. In my opinion, it is better to show progress versus perfection with these challenges. So if you are a beginner and can only play the first couple of measures. That is completely ok. If you play two more measures of the next challenge piece than you did the previous one, you are on track to getting better. This is what these challenges are about…you learning guitar and getting better. Remember we are all here to support you no matter what your current playing level is.
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I look forward to seeing everyone’s posts! 🙂
April 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm #130682
I’m your huckleberry! Will be my first attempt at this… scary lol
April 10, 2019 at 2:44 am #130691
That’s got to be one of the most confusing videos I have ever listened to, needs a Philadelphia lawyer to sort it out..
April 10, 2019 at 10:33 am #130722
Just play a 1, 4, 5 chord progression in multiple places on the guitar (G, C, D …… A, D, E…. or whatever key you want). Or if that’s too difficult just play the exercise in EP273
April 10, 2019 at 11:12 am #130723
No, sorry Brian. I meant the lesson video was confusing not the challenge video.. If I can find some time I will give it a bash. Thanks for the reply.
April 10, 2019 at 6:03 am #130700
Slow Walkthrough – Level 3 has the 1 – 4 – 5 progression demoed with F Bb C
The Challenge beyond that is what you make of it
Personally I like certainty all this choice and being creative hurts my head too much oh well
April 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm #130738
Great! Another step outside my comfort zone, for sure – but I can see how getting creative helps in learning 🙂 Now, since this is based on lesson EP273, should we stick to MAJOR chords only?
April 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm #130744
doesn’t HAVE to be major I guess. obviously a 1, 4, 5 by default would be major, but you could do a minor version of that, or even throw in a minor chord to the mix if you wanted
April 10, 2019 at 11:32 pm #130759
I’m too busy looking through all your car windows moon roof etc.to focus on what you are saying and wondering what kind of car it is.🤔 That’s the most open feeling I’ve seen in a car short of a convertible. 😎
Hoping to work on this one. I need to push myself and not just copy lessons. Thanks Bryan! 👍
April 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm #130788
Jeff, my best guess is he’s cruzin’ around in a Tesla. Maybe a model 3? What do you think?
April 12, 2019 at 12:11 am #130797
I’m not much of a car guy (I drive a Prius for example) but I looked up some images and yes I think you’re right. Pretty sweet interior.
April 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm #130792
Nice video, Brian. But you should have kept driving while you were talking, like Jerry Seinfeld does in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. (That’s on Netflix, in case you haven’t seen it.) You could have started with “Today I’m driving through the Tennessee countryside in a 2018 Tesla Model 3, and I’m going to pick up my good friend Derek Trucks, and we’re going to find some coffee and talk about guitars.”
April 12, 2019 at 12:25 am #130798
I’d watch that 👍
April 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm #130837
Started working on this. Really bringing to light how weak my creativity is. Good reason to keep at it
May 5, 2019 at 1:01 am #132328
Yes I quickly realized how uncreative I was. It was hard to get started on something. For years all I’ve done is just copycat things for the most part. This was a good push for me as well to keep at it. Hope you had good luck with yours
May 5, 2019 at 9:35 am #132433
May 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm #132471
I’m new whats best to learn the blues
May 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm #132574
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