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  • In The Chapel cover

    Posted by KevinZ on November 10, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I was asked to do a gospel song so I sat down and worked out this one I did improv notes learned the words overcame my singing and playing notes for the longest time I could do 1 or other but not both at the same time but I kept at it so I guess it is my small win hope you like my version

    https://youtu.be/UmpZPt1ANSw

    KevinZ replied 2 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • stevieblues

    Member
    November 10, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    That was a great gospel song KevinZ! You have a powerful voice. 👏

    • KevinZ

      Member
      November 11, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks @stevieblues was not sure a gospel song would go over very well but gave it a whirl anyway thanks for taking a listen and the support

  • Loraine

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Definitely a nice win @KevinZ ! I’m not familiar with the song, but I enjoyed it. I’m curious about your strumming hand. You always do a hybrid picking/strumming technique, which I really like. It looks as if you’re only doing so on the top strings. What exactly do you do? I’d like to try and duplicate it and have some fun. 😁

    • KevinZ

      Member
      November 11, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks @Loraine the pattern I use the most on 4 count songs is TITR so on a C chord for example 1st T or thumb is on the C note on the A or 5th string next Index on the open G string next Thumb on the E note of D or 4th string then 4 count to the C on the B string with the ring finger and you just repeat it the ring finger can play the C note on the B string or the open E of the 1st string depending on what sounds better for the song I use other patterns for dynamic effect but this one TITR the most hope that helps you with the flat pick I pick the same patterns of strings also can add string pinches on the 4 count for dynamics remember the trick is to play the root notes of the chord be it a C F G E A what ever play the root notes available hope this helps feel free to ask questions anytime I know what it is like trying to get better keep on pickin and have fun thanks for taking a listen and the support

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Really nice playing and singing (as usual) @KevinZ 👏👏👏 A wonderful performance – you’d never know that you initially struggled with putting this together😱 and the outcome is this awesome small win👍👍 I really enjoyed listening (and watching)🤩 I liked seeing how you went from playing chords to using single notes and back all throughout the song – seamlessly – using that finger style which you’ve perfected 😎 and your singing – you really put your heart and soul into all of your performances, which is why I find them all very enjoyable👏👏👏 Thanks for posting Kevin🎸

    • KevinZ

      Member
      November 12, 2021 at 5:17 am

      Thanks @Bill_Brown glad you liked my version did this for a local chapel but due to high covid cases have not gone out in crowds have older imuno compromised parents trying to do the right thing and be there but not cause them any issues thanks for taking a listen and the support

  • Loraine

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the detailed info @ Kevin. I’m at a loss how to choose picking patterns for most songs, and I’ve always enjoyed your style. I’ll practice it and see if I can’t get it down. 😁

    • KevinZ

      Member
      November 13, 2021 at 5:45 am

      I know your pain @Loraine it took me a long feel out process to find patterns that work for the songs I like finger style then do them also with a flat pick my flat picking lags behind the finger picking but I keep at it using alternate picking when I can which is eaiser for me with the flat pick than my thumb but I keep trying to get the sound cleaner and faster smoother and heartfelt

  • Marty73

    Member
    November 12, 2021 at 11:12 am

    A very nice cover @KevinZ 😊😊😊😊😎

    • KevinZ

      Member
      November 13, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Thanks @Marty69 just was not sure a gospel song would be welcomed but I figured what the heck I did this for the church via their request and you cant make everyone happy all the time so I went for it thanks for taking a listen and the support

  • KevinZ

    Member
    November 14, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Thanks viewers for stopping by

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