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  • Detroit Moan

    Posted by Fly on July 25, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Here’s my effort at Tony’s Detroit moan. Pretty pleased with how this has progressed there’s still a lot of finessing to do but really happy at the progress. I tried this a while ago but abandoned it as it was really hard to make it flow and not just sound like a string of random notes played at random points. Recently @Philb posted his cool version which motivated me to revisit about 2 weeks ago. It still felt like random notes but I decided to break it down and learn the phrases so rather than persisting trying to play the whole song once I was slightly familiar with it. I just set a timer and played the same bar over and over which took some discipline but I think it paid off. Definitely still work to be done on timing and cleaner notes but thought I’d share as I’m really happy and it shows some progress.

    https://youtu.be/E8Hnq3a67zA

    danwynne replied 2 years, 5 months ago 16 Members · 29 Replies
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  • albert_d

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Steady wins the race @fly. Tough song but you are sounding good.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Great work @Fly 👏👏👏 Nice pickin’ and good tempo👍👍

  • Marty73

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 9:20 am

    That was sweet! 😊😊😊

    😎

  • Alisa

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Impressive! Sounds like a really tough song

  • Fly

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Cheers @albert_d @bill_brown @Marty69 & @Alisa nice to get supportive feedback and taking the time to take a listen. Yep it was definitely tough for me Alisa it’s like doing 6 Tuesdays licks back to back so not really difficult in isolation but to put them together and make them flow was the difficult bit. Still not managed it hopefully with more practice it will come. Cheers

  • Niels

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Great performance, @Fly
    It is not an easy piece with all the hammer-ons and pull-offs 👍

  • Marisa

    Member
    July 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    @Fly– you’ve got that flowing quite nicely, plus you are not looking and hands which is a big plus! 🙌🏼Great job!!

  • Fly

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Cheers @niels & @marisa your video posts motivate me to post.

    I can’t look at my fingers as I still have to have to read the tab so the fingers have to fend for themselves even after going over it a million times I don’t even think I’m reading it’s just little prompts. I think maybe I need to work on memorising a bit more then I can really get into the groove but possibly with something a bit simpler to start off 😂 cheers

  • Philb

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    That was good! I did the same as you, working on section at a time. Although I did post a version (it was far from where I want it to be). I occasionally play it, and will work on it again until it flows. It’s great you stuck with it. There are parts I struggle with that you really flow in and are smooth. Sweet!

    • Fly

      Member
      July 27, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Cheers Phil, I think the key for me was changing those black bar lines in my mind and practicing half a bar into the next bar then The next half rather than just the bars or how Tony has them set out if you get me? When I was just learning a single bar over and over again I got good at that bar but then I’d stutter when I got to the next phrase making it all sound a bit unconnected. Cheers for posting your video it inspired me to give it another go. Have you worked out a way to repeat the videos for practicing it just plays through once for me then goes to the next one?

  • Ted_D

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    That sounded great @Fly not an easy song by any means!! I look forward to working on that one at some point, definitely will require a lot of practice!

    • Fly

      Member
      July 27, 2021 at 10:40 am

      Cheers Ted give it a go! Good luck.

  • MoochasPoochas

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Sweet. It’s coming along great! Great job!

  • Guerra6007

    Member
    July 26, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Sounds great!

  • Fly

    Member
    July 27, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Cheers @MoochasPoochas (easy tag to find not many moochaspooches to choose from!) & @Guerra6007 appreciate it ✌️

  • Beatrice

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Hey @Fly! way to go!! excellent job! sorry late catching-up! looking good with that Martin too 😉

    • Fly

      Member
      November 25, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Cheers @beatrice really nice to hear from you i Remember how helpful you were back when I started. I tried lots of guitars out but I think you always knew I was going to get a martin it’s like having my own custom headstock 😜 with the added bonus of it playing and sounding really good to me. Hope your keeping well ✌️

      • Beatrice

        Member
        November 26, 2021 at 3:09 pm

        Well i’m glad you managed to get your dream guitar! and you sound awesome on it! great to see you’re still around and going strong 🙂

        you’ll have to join us sometime on the UK V.O.M 😉

      • Fly

        Member
        November 30, 2021 at 12:18 am

        Hi Beatrice sorry I missed this I don’t get notifications on my phone. How do you join the Voms 🤮 I won’t be able to do it until after Christmas but will be invested to give it a go in the new year.

  • stevieblues

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    That was great Fly! 👍 Nice beard too!

    • Fly

      Member
      November 25, 2021 at 12:15 pm

      Cheers @stevieblues the bears hides a multitude of sins

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