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> Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords, Lesson By Bear Rose
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Carmine Marotta
post Jul 14 2014, 09:30 AM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 1: Open Chords by Bear Rose

Dear Instructors,
I am starting again my beginner journey.
Thanks in advance

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 14 2014, 05:14 PM
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Hi Carmine! Great to see your take here and to see you playing complete chord tunes as they are originally. You did it! Congrats! smile.gif

As I said previously, you did a very good job with this lesson and now it's time to polish some details just to get the best sound and feeling of your rhythm playing. I think that your timing could be tighter and your playing groovier on this take. When I said tighter, it means that you should focus on playing the accentuated down strokes at the correct moment. The best way to help yourself is using your foot (as you are doing) but also your head following the backing's rhythm. You have to feel it. Playing along with the original lesson will also help you at first to play the chords tighter.

Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing" and the trick is to use all our body to achieve it, starting from our right hand that should keep on "grooving" even when you are not playing the strings. You seem to intend to do it, but your hand is still a bit shy when you don't reach the strings.

Besides this, the take is sounding good so keep on practicing and focus on timing & groove.


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Ben Higgins
post Jul 14 2014, 08:07 PM
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Hi Carmine, it's good to see you again !

I think you can handle this type of lesson quite easily so you can move onto more challenging chord progressions I think.

You played in time here so no issues with that. You do seem quite stiff when strumming the chords so try to relax.

I think that chord progressions which contain more strumming give you an opportunity to feel the groove much easier so if you find some lessons or songs that have more involving strumming patterns then I think you will be able to 'lock in' with the beat more and help yourself progress beyond these beginner progressions smile.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 15 2014, 08:06 AM
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Hey Carmine smile.gif

I am here to grade, as we have spoken about this one in your thread smile.gif As the guys noticed as well and as we concluded together, your sense of groove is what needs to be grown here, but it comes with time and with a lot of playing, so I am looking forward to see your next video that we agreed upon and I am certain that with each step, you will improve your grooving ability.

Keep rocking!


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