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  • Two years into TAC – “Martlesham Wilds”

    Posted by Moonhare on June 22, 2023 at 11:30 am

    I just posted this song but I cannot see it in the forum so I’m hoping I haven’t done this twice! As it has been two years since I started learning to play with TAC I thought I should post something new. This is a first attempt one take wonder and there are a few fluffs because I’m trying to play lead (sometimes 2 leads!) and rhythm all at once. This piece is actually meant for a full band and I will be recording a version of it with multiple instruments to raise funds for a coastal rewilding project here in the East of England. But you get to hear the tatty version first! You lucky, lucky people…..

    https://youtu.be/6NIx9FnGgCY

    Moonhare replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 21 Members · 41 Replies
  • 41 Replies
  • stevieblues

    Member
    June 22, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Hello Moonhare,

    That’s an awesome song! 👏 I hope to see more posts in the future. Be nice and play guitar! 🎸 👏😎

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 27, 2023 at 8:16 am

      Thanks. It is going to be great fun to record it with lots of different instruments.

  • Loraine

    Member
    June 22, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    @Moonhare Darren Congratulations on your 2nd TACiversary!

    The performance was outstanding. For not having guitar experience before TAC, I’m just in awe of your playing ability. I’d like to see more of you in the forums, but I gather you’re quite busy with gigs and keyboards too.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 23, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks a lot. I have had a busy year but have been keeping up with my daily challenges and enjoying the new lessons. But I’ll try to get back into the forums now.

  • paul21

    Member
    June 24, 2023 at 2:50 am

    That’s great Moonhare. Great energy with the song.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 27, 2023 at 8:17 am

      Thanks. You can get a bit carried away with tunes like that! 🤟😎🎸

  • ChuckS

    Member
    June 24, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Wow! – That is really good there @Moonshare. Sounded great – smooth and clean with no miss steps (at least none that I could discern🙂). Was not really familiar with this tune, but it will now be added to my list of songs to learn thanks to your great performance.

    Just 2 years into TAC? Looks like your were probably well on your way prior to TAC.

    Great job.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 28, 2023 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks @chucks – I am a piano and keyboard player but apart from a few cowboy chords I’ve just worked the course from a complete beginner. Still a long way to go but pleased with progress so far.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    June 24, 2023 at 10:39 am

    @Moonhare , great to see a post from you, it’s been a while. A fantastic performance my friend – what tuning are you using? Oh, and by the way, happy 2nd TACiversary🎂🍾🥂 The Suffolk Wildlife Trust seems to be a worthwhile organization with worthy goals. They’re lucky to have your help in this endeavor – best of luck Darren and remember to “break a string”🎸 (lol).

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 28, 2023 at 2:43 pm

      Been a busy time here and some tricky months over winter but hope to get involved a bit more again. Hope all is well with you and your guitar(s)!

  • albert_d

    Member
    June 24, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Like that Alt tuning and you’ve performed the piece with flare and interest. It is captivating.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 28, 2023 at 2:45 pm

      You know I love my ‘Jimmy Page’ tuning. Great for solo guitar. Hope you are keeping well.

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    Member
    June 25, 2023 at 6:21 am

    @Moonhare Great to have you back. Your TAC fans, myself included, missed you. Clearly, you have been busy learning and putting in practice time. Like this lively tune and appreciate both you timing and dexterity. I believe your keyboard background has been an advantage? You navigate the fretboard effortlessly.

    Look forward to hearing the “studio version” and would like to contribute to the cause. Cheers Daren!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      June 30, 2023 at 1:11 am

      Thanks – yes busy and tricky times this year but have still been keeping up with the practice and daily challenges. Lots to explore on the forums again too!

  • bugmeist

    Member
    June 25, 2023 at 6:47 am

    That was Impressive (with a capital I). Very nicely done and I hope it raises lots for your rewilding project.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 1, 2023 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks a lot. Just getting rolling on it but great fun for a great cause.

  • Philb

    Member
    June 25, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    SWEET! Very well done! I loved the your right hand technique, strumming, and the rhythms you created. Nice way to use the chords up and down the neck. That had a great sound to it. An audio treat!

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    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 1, 2023 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks Phil – can’t believe it’s been two years already! Still enjoying the TAC lessons and pushing on.

  • JanetW

    Member
    June 30, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Really nice! Enjoyed this!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 3, 2023 at 2:12 am

      Thanks @JanetW – I hope you are having as much fun with TAC as I am!

  • KayMesser

    Member
    July 3, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 6, 2023 at 12:30 am

      Thanks @kaymesser and how are you getting on now? Been a while since I’ve posted.

      • KayMesser

        Member
        July 6, 2023 at 10:52 pm

        Thanks for asking. I’m still at about the same skill level, but I’ve been enjoying playing and gaining a little confidence. I keep reminding myself about focusing on consistency.

      • Moonhare

        Member
        July 6, 2023 at 11:45 pm

        That is definitely what is most important. I felt I’d plateaued at the beginning of the year. Lots to deal with at home with a sick dog, but then reviewing some earlier posts realised I was actually still improving, just at a slower pace. I think that is quite natural. Anyway hope you are enjoying it. Drop D has been fun this week and I got a song out of it! Will post this weekend.

  • je4

    Member
    July 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Wow that was great and loved the bird song backing at 2.48 ish it seemed to join in!

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 8, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks @je4 . The birds are much betters singers than me so that’s why most of my posts are instrumental.

  • Marisa

    Member
    July 10, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Always a pleasure to hear you, Darren. Your musicality is inspiring and this song displays it well! Keep going and keep posting! ✌🏼

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 17, 2023 at 1:33 am

      Learning the right way to record acoustic guitar in the studio for when I do this properly but nice to just pop my camera on a tripod and play as well. For a 12 year old camera it does pretty well.

  • albert_d

    Member
    July 10, 2023 at 6:38 am

    I’ve just listened to this Martlesham Wilds again after a week or so and, wow, I really like it. You do a bang up job on it.

  • ScottyMac

    Member
    July 16, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Digging the birdsong vocals (sometimes) in the background. Please include with the full band recording favoring the rehab project.

    • Moonhare

      Member
      July 18, 2023 at 11:25 am

      Yes – I love getting backing singers in!

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