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First time...Learning to Fly

Discussion in 'The Online Jam Forum' started by martynrss2, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. martynrss2

    martynrss2 Strat-Talker

    233
    Feb 9, 2010
    Aberdeen
    So, this is both my first ever upload to anywhere of me playing guitar, and of me singing (so be gentle )

    Joking aside, I actually felt pretty nervous and very self conscious. I've been wanting to try to play and sing together for a while, but I'm terribly uncoordinated, so I picked a nice easy song to go along with. I made a few mistakes, but thought it was okay for a quick recording.

    Apologies for the Les Paul! But it's my new toy, and the wine, Les Paul and amp were downstairs, and the Strat upstairs - and I'm lazy. I was playing a 2016 LP Traditional through a boss bd2, Mooer shimverb and a ditto looper and finally into a Vox AC4 head and cab. I also included a quick video of me noodling afterwards for some fun. I'll do one with the start soon...

    Hope you like it, as ever any feedback is welcome and apologies, it was recorded.
    on my phone



     
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  2. nhsdpl

    nhsdpl Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 21, 2012
    West Australia
    Anybody who has the cojones to post a vid of themselves singing gets a thumbs-up from me :thumb:


    Cheers.
     
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  3. Dont_Fret_None

    Dont_Fret_None Strange Stringer Silver Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 22, 2013
    Up Yonder Way
    Great sounding LP there, Marty:)
     

  4. larscaster

    larscaster Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    63
    510
    Feb 19, 2016
    West Jordan, UT
    I liked it. Keep posting as you move along.
     

  5. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    Good going, as said above anyone who is willing to put it out there gets a huge thumbs up from me. Looking forward to hearing more as you get used to doing this. Again, big thumbs up!
     
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  6. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    Very nice! You've broken the ice and played that well. Props for singing and playing as that can be tough. I like the flip to the looper to keep the rhythm going for the solo. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
     

  7. Chief101

    Chief101 Strat-O-Master

    985
    Jan 14, 2012
    Kentucky
    Good job. What's the chord progression on Learning to Fly?
     

  8. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    Thanks for sharing...singing and playing are NOT easy. Well done.

    You can look back on stuff like this down the road and see your progress, which can be very encouraging.
     

  9. Sonic Steve

    Sonic Steve Strat-Talk Member

    17
    Jan 23, 2017
    London
    Good stuff mate, sounding good!!
     

  10. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Nice job. I agree with @nhsdpl . I've never posted anything. I especially like the bluesy tone and riffs. No need to be nervous here. Also plenty of closet LPs here.
     
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  11. Vindibona1

    Vindibona1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I'm not going to criticize anyone who has the guts to post their stuff. I just have one question/comment.

    On the first video your strum technique was radically different than on the second vid. When I watched it I was thinking "needs work on the right hand"... and then on the second vid you were flat picking individual notes, then again strumming and it was much more fluid than the first video with strumming only. Why the difference in strumming between the two examples? I liked your technique on your second example much better.