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  • Month 2 of logging daily small wins.

    Posted by Brian2501 on March 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Here I go onto a new month of posting my week day small wins: sounding out random songs and writing down the notes.

    It gives me a sense of accomplishment before going onto the daily challenge, the anchor of my routine.

    Tonight I sounded out Motherless Child in key of C. It turned out to be a great tune to improvise with hammer on and pull-offs and playing around with adding quick notes between the melody line. I may try it with a backing track.

    Try it… it may bring for you as it has for me some satisfaction even though it is a sad tune in these tragic times.

    Brian2501 replied 2 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Loraine

    March 2, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    @Brian2501 Really cool win! I can find the key of a song, but I have a difficult time determining the chords, even following the normal 1, 4, 5 format. I think I need to be better at playing too, in order to make it sound like a song. Something to aspire to – on my to do list.

    • Brian2501

      March 2, 2022 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Loraine

      Well so far I’m just sounding out the melody lines and writing down the notes. Sometimes I try to add chords…but that takes me a long time.

      Regarding the key I usually try to start with C as the 1st note or G or A …not always sure what key I’m in…some are easier to figure out then others.

  • Brian2501

    March 2, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Tonight I sounded out The rose as sung by Bette Midler in G and then in C

  • Cadgirl

    March 3, 2022 at 2:47 am

    You are doing a great job @Brian2501. I can’t sound out a song to save my soul. I will have to practice doing that a little more than just learning how to play a song.

  • Brian2501

    March 4, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    If You Could read my mind…Nice little Canadian tune

  • Brian2501

    March 7, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Sugar Pie Honey Buch—what a great tune to sound out…

  • Brian2501

    March 8, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Today I tried to sound out Beach Boys’ Cal Girls.

    Had a hard time with it which makes me realize how what seems like a simple tune kind of gets complex with what I think are key changes.

    !/2 a small win for getting half the tune down!

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