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Hi Active Melody Community!
This month’s challenge is a country challenge (in honor of the fantastic Ken Burns documentary on the History of Country Music.That means you’ll be picking any of the Country, Western Swing, or Bluegrass 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 choose any lesson from any of the Country or Westerns Swing categories. OR you can go to the MicroLessons section and choose any from that section as well.
2) You can play it exactly the way that I played it, or you improvise and come up with your own rhythms or leads based on the lesson or the jam track.
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, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 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 “October 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! 🙂
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