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  • First Video – hopefully I did everything correctly

    Posted by Cadgirl on March 1, 2022 at 8:00 am

    My song for you today is Alice’s Restaurant. Since the song is over 18 minutes long, I reduced it to playing the intro and 1st verse. I hope everyone likes it.

    https://youtu.be/M_VdKHPh4LY

    Cadgirl replied 2 years, 1 month ago 15 Members · 29 Replies
  • 29 Replies
  • Philb

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Very good! I recognized that right away. Well played!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 1, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you very much. This is actually my warm up song. Gets the fingers moving πŸ™‚

  • Loraine

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 11:07 am

    @cadgirl – Yay! Great big wins in posting your first video, and you did a fantastic job on the song. You’re picking and transitions were great and a good speed for the song. Good going! Can’t wait for the next one.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 1, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you very much. I think I can manage 1 a month. I was watching a video on a kid that made a video of his improvement every 6 months. He said that by posting the video it actually made him better because he wanted it to be it’s best when it went up. It made sense to me, so that will be my new plan. πŸ™‚

  • KevinZ

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Way to go @Cadgirl congrats on the 1st video nice job finger picking soon it will be smooth as silk boy the fun you will have

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 1, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks @KevinZ . It just takes time and patience. πŸ™‚

  • Jonathandavid

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Nice fingerpicking Cadgirl! That sounded great.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 3:46 am

      Thanks @Jonathandavid , it was really hard for me to sit down and record myself. But, it’s one step toward taking guitar playing seriously.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    March 1, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    👏👏👏 @Cadgirl , superb finger picking👍🤩👍 Great premier post😎

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 3:47 am

      Thank you @Bill_Brown . I am going to try to post one a month.

  • David_Leo

    Member
    March 2, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Very nice. Time for a new guitar. After all “You can get anything you want.”

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 5:50 am

      @David_Leo. Thank you, I would be looking at a new guitar but I just bought the one I’m playing. It’s a Taylor 812ce. Love it. So glad I traded in my huge Martin to get it.

  • Marty73

    Member
    March 2, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Well played @Cadgirl excellent 1st post! 😊😊😊😎

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks @Marty69 i’m sure they will get easier. I hope anyway. πŸ™‚

  • stevieblues

    Member
    March 2, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    That was an awesome performance Cadgirl! I recognized it right away. Fun song to hear again. This is a great first video post.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks @stevieblues ,It was a song I could play when I was in my 20s. Then I quit playing for some 40 years and figured I would remember something when I bought a guitar. I really was surprised how much I forgot, It was as if my mind turned to mush. I found the finger pick tab on a website and I was determined I was going to play that dang song again if it killed me. I sat for hours playing it over again and again till I could do it in my sleep. πŸ˜‰

  • TMutter

    Member
    March 3, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    fantastic !

    That song always takes me back to Thanksgiving growing up. The local radio station would play the whole thing (“with feelin”) on that day.

    How do you like your thumb pick ? I am have yet to use one but I am thinking about it now that I have actually started using a pick for strumming a few tunes.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 4, 2022 at 4:00 am

      Thanks @TMutter The song is a classic.

      I love using a thumb pick. Saves my thumb nail and my thumb. I just started using a regular pick for strum songs. I had a hard time getting used to flat pick. But, now….. I always have both type picks in my jeans pocket. πŸ™‚

  • Tom000-18

    Member
    March 7, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Cadgirl, Congratulations on your first posting! Enjoyed your finger picking!!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 8, 2022 at 3:52 am

      Thank you @Tom000-18 . I was listening to a video of a kid that recorded his first 6 years at intervals of every 6 months. He said what really helped him get better was when he started posting his music. I must have recorded this song 40 times before I got one that didn’t have a lot of mistakes in it that I would post. Also even thou, i’m not playing in front of anyone. It feels like the uneasiness of having others hear me isn’t as great. Thanks again.

      • Tom000-18

        Member
        March 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

        I can totally relate to trying to get a recording you feel is worth posting. You did! Love this forum because it is so supportive. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

  • Marisa

    Member
    March 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations @Cadgirl You have very nimble fingers- excellent job with the finger-picking! I think posting does and will motivate you! ✌🏼👍🏼😎

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 8, 2022 at 3:59 am

      Thanks @Marisa , I like to finger pick the most. I’m still a lousy strummer. But, this year i’m getting out of my comfort zone and play songs that I normally wouldn’t. And I’m going to start dappling with putting music together. I have to sit down and work on the lick that takes you out of the song. I have the tabs for it, but it doesn’t sound like I remember. I can hear it in my head, now I have to put it on paper. ta ta da da da da da, ta ta ta…. da da da………. πŸ™‚

  • BethL

    Member
    March 8, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    WOW!! way to go! You made this look super easy & I have a feeling its not lol! Keep picking! Guitar Geeks unite!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 9, 2022 at 3:18 am

      Thanks @BethL , It took me at least 6 months to play it crappy. Then I play it every day so my fingers don’t forget. I want to start working on writing my own songs too. I love the song you did with Thigh Master. πŸ™‚

  • ted_h

    Member
    March 10, 2022 at 9:22 am

    That was awesome, @Cadgirl! Well-played! That is a tough piece and you did great. Strong work on all the syncopated stuff!

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 10, 2022 at 9:43 am

      Thanks @ted_h , the funny thing about this song is once you know, you know it. I couldn’t tell you the chords or explain how to do it. My fingers know it and they can do it. It’s my daily warm up so the fingers don’t forget it. πŸ™‚

  • Christopher_H

    Member
    March 13, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Nicely played @Cadgirl ! Not an easy piece to play & you made it look effortless.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      March 14, 2022 at 4:22 am

      Thank you @Christopher_H . I practiced this piece a lot. I’m really happy with all the good responses on the song. I want to get another smooth to post next month. πŸ™‚

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