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  • total immersion…but!

    Posted by Mrfredsporty on July 12, 2022 at 6:12 am

    for the last 3 months ive been totally immersed in tac and any acoustic related site, info or news.Thats great but as someone pointed out I need to also hone in on the true things I need to learn.That is why Im now trying to really learn a particular song or Im not giving up on a course without really, delving deep into it. Not expressed very well but I think my tac friends will know what i mean.Fine to be in the ocean but its also a good idea to swim towards a boat

    N-lightMike replied 1 year, 9 months ago 6 Members · 17 Replies
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  • albert_d

    Member
    July 12, 2022 at 7:51 am

    My effective goal has been to build and add to a bucket of memorized back pocket songs that can be played impromptu. After I had about 5 songs of different genres (crying song, folk song, train song, love song [can also be crying song🎭], rock), then I challenged myself to add songs of people who aren’t dead! I also have a couple of flat picking songs. Just ideas!

    • Mrfredsporty

      Member
      July 12, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Very funny and well said

  • jumpinjeff

    Member
    July 12, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Delve deeply @mrfredsporty, Swim far, eventually you will turn into a dolphin and a boat will be a novel thing for you to play in its bow wake. (I love metaphors). I have my set list of songs I started working on when I started TAC and I still work on them because I love them and there is always more detail to discover and execute. There is no wrong way except if you put the guitar down and leave it in the corner. Do whatever it takes to keep you playing everyday and loving what you play when you play it. Not necessarily the result but the effort. Until I am getting paid for performing I have no pressure for results making it super fun to enjoy the effort.

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Well said Jumpinjeff and the first part was very psychedelic!

  • Kitman

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 6:08 am

    In the end, playing, singing and sharing music through songs is how everyone gets involved in music to enjoy! What I am realizing is that I need to select some songs others might know! Right now my song sits is a bit obscure. 😀

    • albert_d

      Member
      July 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

      I call those “Anthem” songs. They aren’t necessarily my favorites but like you said some everyone knows. Songs like Sweet Caroline, Margaritaville, etc.

      • Kitman

        Member
        July 13, 2022 at 12:38 pm

        Exactly, @albert_d ! Two goodies I will add to my list!

    • Guy_H

      Member
      July 14, 2022 at 8:21 am

      This discussion is like you guys have been reading my thoughts! I suspect @jumpinjeff may actually have that ability! Anyway this is exactly my goal – the back pocket songs. And there’s no doubt some classics are always well received. Brown Eyed Girl anyone? Or for those born after the invention of the internet – Time of Your Life 😃

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 9:03 am

        right on, GH. my new ones are Bob Dylan, Dont think twce, Girl From North Country.You know before he went electric

      • jumpinjeff

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

        Dylan is amazing to work on because his phrasing fits so uniquely in the rhythm structure. I have been working on and off on Its All Over Now Baby Blue for years. I have found it to be an exceptional challenge and one of the best music puzzles I have worked on. I give it a go for a few months at a time and then put it down for half a year or so. Everytime I come back to it the little bits I could not get are revealed. Another song very Dylan like is Neil Youngs Old Man. So much magical detail and rhythmic/vocal phrasing nuance. I put that up as my #2 best music puzzle.

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 10:16 am

        another great response, JJ! That is a great song. “You must leave now. Take what you need now….”Great stuff. One of the reasons I like Girl From North Country is that it reminds me of a particular person from up north from many many years ago. My most nostalgic wishing line is ” I wonder if she remembers me at all. Many times Ive hoped and Prayed. In the darkness of my night. In the brightness of my day…..”

      • jumpinjeff

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 11:03 am

        It is a beautiful song. Would love to play it with you IRL. I keep hoping for another AcousticLifeFest in Bozeman. Hope springs eternal.

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    July 14, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Yes, I agree, @Mrfredsporty .

    First, thanks for posting. Second, don’t think you have or are doing anything wrong. There is no right or wrong on our guitar journey except to stop. Even having fun can diminish for a while or at least become minor. (See what I did there? 😅 )

    Anyway, our guitar journey is long and has many twists and turns. One thing that happened for me and it sounds like it is happening for you, I simply didn’t know enough about the big wide world of guitar music to really know what I wanted. So getting immersed was one way for me to understand what my options were so I could figure out what I wanted to focus on.

    Keep posting. It’s great to follow someone else’s journey.

    MG 😀

    • Mrfredsporty

      Member
      July 14, 2022 at 1:54 pm

      wow mike you did it again! plus ha ha on your joke. And you said it so well. i did not know how wide and deep this acoustic music goes.

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 2:36 pm

        You and me both, @Mrfredsporty . In fact, I’m still getting my mind blown by the length and breadth and width. Like the new YouTube channel you just turned me onto, Wood Songs. Wow. So much, so much. And every one has a little nugget of realization for me. Oh. look what I could do, or what sound can be made, or picking pattern, strumming pattern, chord shape, or no chord shape but implied chord shape by finger picking the right notes. There’s just so much. It seems like the more I know the more I am able to learn from watching these videos. At first, so much just went over my head. Anyway, thanks again.

        MG 😀

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        July 15, 2022 at 3:09 am

        culd not agree with you more!

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        July 15, 2022 at 12:24 pm

        👍😊

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