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#1 rkl312

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:15 PM

I'm finding a lot of good practice songs with a mix of open and barre chords which is making learning session 7 a lot funner.  Today I worked on Elvis' I Can't Help Falling in Love with You.  I can't quite make it sound like a song yet but its coming along.  I'm finding I'm worrying less about ringing the chord true every time and just getting my hands to the right spot.  I'm going slow so it isn't real melodic yet but its fun.



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

Great stuff rkl312 with that cunning plan you are really doing well!

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

That's great - I think that is the best attitude to take as it reduces frustration - the chords will get clearer with practice know where to put your fingers is half the battle! Are there any good sites you would recommend for practice songs? I have a few books but there beyond me at the moment so don't want to buy anymore yet so some sites would be appreciated.



#4 rkl312

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

emdunn I am currently using this book which I found at a used bookstore cheap.  I also have Hal Leornard Easy Pop Melodies that I don't like as much.  As far as websites I don't know.  I search a lot of songs on you tube.  Hope this helps!

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:53 PM

Mandy thank you for the response.  This forum is kind of dead for discussion.  Good to hear from you.



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:37 PM

How about go back and play all the songs from sesson 1-7 in barre chords only?
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:49 PM

Check out -  Justin Guitar songbooks



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:07 AM

I continue to practice this song.  I was playing the 6th string Bm chord from session 7 when called for but it didn't sound all that great.  Luckily my songbook is a beginner book and it has chord blocks.  Their Bm chord has me barring the first fret and using my other three fingers in the A chord formation at the third fret.  Its tough to play but it sounds better.  I also like this song because it has helped me dial in the C7 chord.  



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

Check out session 8 on 5th string barre chords.

Actually if you're starting a barre chords on the first fret and 3 fingers on the 3rd fret it'd be a Bb not a B.
As that would be a "baby 5th string" barre chord.

I think Session 7&8 go hand in hand, once forming 6th string barres, head to 8 and check out the 5th string barre
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:55 PM

Here is a fun one, especially if you are a Rolling Stone Fan:

 

Wild Horses Lesson by Marty Schwartz

 

He calls it a "great transition song".  Lots of easy chords and a Bm barre chord.

 

I am meeting with a friend a week from tonight to jam and we are going to play this.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

You are correct eraser.  I should look more closely before making an idiot out of myself!  The fingering like this is getting easier and I like the way it sounds.  Going from b flat to f should be easy but its also challenging to get the fingers to move to their correct spot quickly.  Thanks for the link Matonanjin.  That is one of my favorite Stones songs.  I look forward to trying it.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:25 PM

You are very welcome.  I'm not a huge Stones fan but that does look fun.  I'm taking private lessons from a guy and he is using Brown Sugar as a vehicle to teach me "block chords".  Also a lot of fun.


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