September 10, 2019 at 5:33 pm #144188
Hi Active Melody Community!
This month’s challenge will be all about rhythm. That means you’ll be picking any of the rhythm 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 rhythm categories. OR you can go to the MicroLessons section and choose any rhythm lesson from that section as well.
2) You can play it exactly the way that I played it, or you improvise your timing or your own rhythm fill licks.
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, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 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 “September 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! 🙂
September 10, 2019 at 6:16 pm #144192
Perfect for me, I’ve already been practicing the latest rhythm lessons for a week!
September 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm #144193
Brilliant idea, Brian! What a timing, rhythm is just something I wanted to focus on! And yes, there’s so many lessons to choose from.
September 11, 2019 at 4:47 am #144208
C J LamereParticipant
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 1 and da 2 and da 3 ………..
September 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm #144233
Whats after 3🎌🇨🇦🇱🇷
Playing music on the guitar is like sculpturing your soul with musical notes. 🙂 6stringer pete
The melody of the notes is what expresses the art of music . 🙂 6 stringer Pete
It really is all about ”melody”. The melody comes from a language from our heart. Our heart is the muscle in music harmony. The melody is the sweetness that it pumps into our musical thoughts on the fretboard. 🙂 6 stringer Pete
September 11, 2019 at 10:19 am #144216
Thanks Brian, My hardest challenge so far. My rhythm sucks! ha ha
September 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm #144222
Great choice. Rhythm is often overlooked but really where it starts.
September 12, 2019 at 1:56 am #144246
What did the drummer name his twin daughters?…… Anna 1 Anna 2.
September 12, 2019 at 4:45 am #144249
Awesome idea, Brian! Gotta love the rhythmic side of playing the gitty. I’ve been digging on the past couple of new ones you’ve put out.
Thanks for all that you do to make us better!
September 12, 2019 at 6:49 am #144252
Thank you Brian. The more I do this the more I realize good rhythm is the glue the holds the band together. Guitar is an ensemble instrument however, if your rhythm chops are sound (and sprinkle in tasty fills) you can stand alone.
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