August 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm #141073
Hi Active Melody Community!
This month’s challenge will be all about Eric Clapton. That means you’ll be picking any of the Clapton style lessons that I’ve created and performing that on video (or audio), and sharing it with the AM community here on the forum!
So here’s how it works:
1) For this month’s challenge, go to the lessons page and do a search for “Clapton” to view all of the lessons I’ve created in his style. Or you can click this link to view them. You can pick any of them.
2) You can play it exactly the way that I played it, or you improvise in the style of Clapton.
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, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 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 “August 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! 🙂
August 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm #141076
Awesome! Will do it!
August 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm #141089
Love some Clapton Unplugged! Great choice
August 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm #141090
Wow, that’s a good one! 👍
August 9, 2019 at 12:14 am #141094
Journey into th past. Nice Watching you Brian in 2010!
Wonderful challenge idea!
August 9, 2019 at 1:48 am #141096
what a great idea! Needless to say that I am a big Clapton-fan! Looking forward to seeing and hearing what everybody comes up with!
August 9, 2019 at 2:52 am #141098
What a great idea as you’ve added an acoustic track recently
Nice one game on
August 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm #141535
Well I just signed up to try 30 days on a Premium Membership,but I have never ever submitted anything to anyone , but I am going for it, I am going to get my little VOX VT20X working lol
August 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm #141549
Brian I looked it up man so many good ones too..I haven’t yet picked one but I will start working on all of them before deciding an entry for the challenge improvisation is so much fun but I like first reviewing.. still don’t know what I’ll do improvisation or the lessons. Fun to be here
August 22, 2019 at 10:45 pm #141907
Awesome! Im a huge Clapton fan as well.
I’m new but will give it a whirl…. looking forward to seeing what everything comes up with!
August 23, 2019 at 6:46 am #141915
It’s challenging but I like to push myself, the only way to learn is to make mistakes and actually demonstrating your playing allows you to obtain viewpoints on how to improve, so I love this,
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