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  • The Friedrich Effect – Session 250 on TAC

    Posted by Moonhare on January 8, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Finding inspiration from other TAC members who are further along their guitar journey is one of the delights of being part of this community. I mentioned before the online gig I attended by TAC member @RealKurt and how it really lit a fire under my guitar routine. I’ve been writing new original tunes ever since (I’m no singer so don’t expect songs from me).

    So for my 250th playing session I have recorded this piece and I’ve tried to really get some tone and texture into the intro in a way I don’t think I’ve achieved before. After about 4 hours my fingers are on the verge of disintegrating so I’m glad I finally got it recorded! It ain’t perfect but it’s a nice step along the road. Enjoy – Darren ‘Moonhare’ 🤘😎🎸

    https://youtu.be/d52AfTa4H8o

    TMutter replied 2 years, 3 months ago 16 Members · 34 Replies
  • 34 Replies
  • albert_d

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Fantastic composition and worthy of a 250 session celebration. I’m inspired. Keep it up @Moonhare. It is a pleasure to find your view worthy posts.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks. Getting a lot written right now so making the most of a good streak!

  • Loraine

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 9:23 am

    There are a few people that completely amaze me with their skills, and you are one of them @Moonhare ! This composition is completely amazing.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Hey thanks so much for the encouragement. That’s very kind of you to say. 🤟😎🎸

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Indeed, a very nice step along the road Darren🤩 ( @Moonhare ). That was a fantastic instrumental piece👏👏👏 It definitely had texture and certainly came with tone👍👍 Well done my friend – you’re journeying quite well😎

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks Bill. I had a lot of fun writing it but my fingers didn’t thank me for it! I think my callouses have callouses now! 🤟😖🎸

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Very soothing composition Darren. Worthy of lyrics. Congratulations on the 250 mark! It was wonderful to directly see and speak with you during our Progress Party breakout session this week.

    I really enjoy experiencing and witnessing your progress. You have special talent but most of all it is clear you work diligently to achieve improvement with your guitar abilities. 😃

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 2:23 am

      I was so pleased that you were in our breakout room at the party too. Great to chat ‘in person’. Quite a few people duck out at that point (perhaps nervous about the process) but I think this is a real highlight of those events. Pity about the sound for the interviews. Hope that gets sorted out for next time.

  • stevieblues

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    That was awesome playing Moonhare! Your skills are inspiring. I always enjoy watching your videos. 👏🎸🎶

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

      That’s very kind of you to say. These are all pushing right up against my ability to play but I guess that’s how it should be.

  • Marisa

    Member
    January 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Really, really beautiful and inspiring @Moonhare. You achieved tone, texture and then some! 👍🏼😎🎸

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Marisa. Although I’m still really pushing outside my comfort zone it feels like progress and more importantly it is just great fun. Everything I hoped forcwhen I joined up. Happy new year. 🤟😎🎸

  • RealKurt

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Sounding great @moonhare!!! The magic is in the picking hand, bravo, and keep it going, you sound fantastic!!!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks so much. The journey is starting to get interesting now. Even though all of these are at my limit right now, things are starting to come together. By the way @realkurt are you releasing an album of your music?

    • Marisa

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 10:12 pm

      Agreed @Realkurt. Perhaps one of you has a suggestion to relax picking hand…a magic wand to reduce tension??? I’ve tried playing really slowly with eyes closed which helps in the moment. Any words of wisdom @Moonhare? 😎

      • Moonhare

        Member
        January 11, 2022 at 9:25 am

        My wife was the one that pointed out why she thought I found finger style easier than picking – because I play piano and keys so I’m used to doing a lot of lead and complex stuff with my right hand. So I’m not really sure what to advise. I guess just try not to have too much tension in your wrist, which is what my svhool piano teacher used to tell me off for all the time. I like the guitar stretches skill course Tony does. I don’t always do the whole lot but it does help me as I am prone to getting a stiff neck and shoulders which all works down into my playing.

      • Marisa

        Member
        January 11, 2022 at 1:05 pm

        Your brain homunculus must have a huge finger representation! Very fluid, indeed. Something to work on… yes, why not? But, you are truly gifted, my friend. Play on!!

  • Michelle-PSL

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Excellent performance @Moonhare! Great original song! Very, very cool. Congratulations on a BIG win!🎵😎👏

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 12, 2022 at 4:40 am

      Coming from you I take that as a big compliment. Smiley face now! 🤟😎🎸

  • bugmeist

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    I really loved this tune and the fingerpicking groove.

    I find inspiration at TAC as well. I’m not nearly as skilled as you but I see a day, quite a ways into the future, where I am at that level. At my age the ‘small wins’ are many times very small but others are huge (for me).

    I like putting in the time everyday and that in itself is a pretty big win.

    Keep on writing and inspiring guys like me to keep at it.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 12, 2022 at 4:47 am

      I have found it a very interesting experience taking on TAC this year. I have struggled with barre chords and flat picking but found fingerstyle comes a bit more natural but I have realised that doing what is truly difficult is how you move on and so I’m trying to do that during the week, then the weekends are just pure fun and playing what comes more easily. All the best with you guitar routine and lets just keep learning and enjoying it. 🤟😎🎸

  • danwynne

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Awesome!

  • Philb

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 11:40 am

    @Moonhare

    That was excellent! The sound was great; tone and texture indeed. Even if you’re new to guitar, you can tell you have a musical background. My take is that your musical mind, skills, and experience are flowing into your guitar playing. I really, really enjoyed that!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 13, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Hey thanks so much. I kind of know what I want to do although obviously my guitar dexterity isn’t quite there yet but it is great fun and things are moving faster than I expected if I’m honest. Happy new year!🤘😎🎸

  • TMutter

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    love those opening slides – nice texture, great composition !

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 15, 2022 at 3:24 am

      Thanks a lot @TMutter. Messing around with different techniques really helps with the creativity. Speaking of which is there anywhere to listen to your EP or download?

  • Marty73

    Member
    January 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Very nicely played @Moonhare Really enjoyed it!

    😊😊😊🧙‍♂️😎

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 15, 2022 at 3:25 am

      Thanks. You know every step along the way is getting me closer to my year end goal.

  • Guy_H

    Member
    January 11, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Excellent Darren @moonhare! You were inspired by Kurt, well this performance was inspiring to me! Well done!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

      That’s so kind of you to say @Guy_H. Weekends tend to be when I ditch the formal and just have a play around and it is getting more rewarding as time goes on.

  • Tom000-18

    Member
    January 15, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Moonhare, hands down this is great music. Loved all the dynamics and a great groove. Music at its best. Congratulations!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      January 16, 2022 at 6:46 am

      Thank you so much for that. I couldn’t work out why the recording came out so hissy and this morning found out that my mic was not actually working as Windows 11 update rerouted to my laptop internal mic. Oh well at least you can hear it.

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