Great that you recorded your first video with the acoustic, that's the real spirit!!! : Comments to assignment #1
First of all, I must say that you did a good job with this take, overall nicely in time and smooth transistioning between chords, well done!
A couple of pointers to keep in mind:
1) I noticed a couple of small timing issues during the first 2 chords of the lesson (Am and C), I thought you were slightly before the beat with the strum of Am (but that's quite difficult to hear for me as the backing track was just starting there in the background). Furthermore, the first 2 notes of the C arpeggio were a bit off timing. Here and there you may be off a tiny, tiny bit with an arpeggio note, however don't worry about that as this is probably completely due to the low BPM (which can also make things a bit harder
). Bottom line is: you nailed the timing!
I noticed that it flows a bit better timing-wise during the upstroke (2nd) part of the video, so that's a great reference for you to look back to.
2) You switch between the chordshapes very well and rather smoothly. Not much to improve here
. However, try to minimize the string noises due to not completely fretted notes (example: C chord strum during the 2nd part, when you can hear the string noise).
3) Although the crackling may have been exaggerating it a bit, I have the feeling that you are strumming the chords a bit too hard for such a laid-back ballad kind of rhythm. Try to 'go with the flow'. But again, this is a minor thing
You did very well here Isac.
As the BPM is quite low, are you up for the challenge of doing this again at e.g. 70 bpm whilst waiting for the electric guitars to come back (I am sure you can handle it, based on the video
Good luck mate!