I don't know what it was about today, but it was fantastic for music. I had great students who all are eager to learn. My checklist got ticked today.
VOCAL WARM UP & EXCERCISE
SONIC TEMPO MUSIC TUITION WEST LOTHIAN POSTERS OUT
GUITAR LESSONS IN WEST LOTHIAN LESSONS COMPLETED
WEST LOTHIAN GUITAR LESSON EXERCISE SHEET COMPLETED
I also finished off a vocal demonstration for one of my favourite singer-songwriters.
He is one of the best out there. In this song, I was demonstrating an exaggerated Nasal quality with a slow release of air for that breathy sound.
FIRE AWAY BY CHRIS STAPLETON
Honey load up your questions
And pick up your sticks and your stones
And pretend I'm a shelter for heartaches
That don't have a home
Choose the words that cut like a razor
And all that I'll say
Is fire away
Take your best shot
Show me what you got
Honey, I'm not afraid
Rear back and take aim
And fire away
GUITAR LESSONS WEST LOTHIAN
WEST LOTHIAN GUITAR SINGING BASS SONGWRITING LESSONS
Last night I met with Stuart Mclean. Stuart is an established and very talented West Lothian musician. We have worked together in the past, and as a result, the song and video we did got great reviews and a large number of views on Youtube.
It goes to show that hard work and perseverance goes a long way. So far our version of Marc Broussard's Edge of Heaven is sitting at 17k views.
Last night acoustic session was about mapping out a new song we are doing which is top secret at this stage. It was great working with the piano. The good thing about working with other musicians is that you learn so much from the sessions.
The challenges I came across last night was the dynamics in the solos sections, flourishes to enhance the song a little more. Now we have met and had our first session I plan to go and work on some Bm scales and riffs to fit into the song and present to Stuart. Watch this space.
There are so many ways to hold a plectrum and strum the guitar. It's also simple to fall into bad habits. Something I have been guilty of in the past when playing the guitar is holding my plectrum a little further away from the strings than I should. The downside of this is speed issues and getting to the next note on time and merely giving myself more work to do.
The positioning of fingers on the fretboard is necessary as well. Through the years I have had to address my pinky sticking out while playing chords.
I'm glad to say there are so many exercises out there that are helpful in addressing these challenges. A top tip is to video yourself playing and see what you can pick up, then just practice the new techniques to eradicate any bad habits.
Oer the years I have noticed a great improvment in my playing due to addressing these challenges however its important to always look out for these small things.
Good times when guitars are around.