Style Guide, Vol 11.
So last week, I installed the new machine heads and tremolo springs, best investment ever, my guitar will star in tune for day. This week, I’m polishing up Breathe and adding it to my list of song I play on Open mics regularly. I also want to practice Comfortably Nub on the keyboard, but let’s see how that goes. I’m also finishing the solo to Sunshine of your Love.
Last week was really a transitional week with the new machine heads and the like. A bit of practice on Another Brick in the Wall part II and this and that.
Current set list for Open Mic: Breathe, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Tears in Heaven, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Rain Song.
Style Guide, Vol 10.
So this week, I’ve started practicing playing Another Brick in the Wall, part II. It’s a fun song in D minor. Also, I am getting new machine heads for my guitar, so I will be able to practice those solos I’ve yet to practice.
Last week, I practiced a lot of my scalar runs, had a groovy jam session with the bass, and had fun with the instruments I used, even a bit of the drums.
Style Guide, Vol 9.
This week, I’ve been practicing Rain Song and I’m working on two progressions so I won’t be behind. I also plan on replacing my machine heads.my Dean Custom, because it detunes too fast.
This week, two progressions, and maybe TIme by Pink Floyd.
Style Guide, Vol. 8
So, last week, I practiced Stairway to Heaven, Space Oddity, and really all my songs that I play on a regular basis. This week, I think I’ll get back to some Black Sabbath songs, namely N.I.B. and Iron Man. I’ve also been playing The Rain Song but it is in a totally weird tuning that messes up my guitar’s standard tuning so badly. I also made up two progressions last week, so hopefully I can get at least one going this week. I have been working on Bossa Nova chord progressions, but I’m still trying to find that psychedelic rock, however, it might have nothing to do with my progressions as opposed to a lack of effects, namely echo and reverb.
This week, I will probably make the long chain of chord progressions, or the psychedelic ones.
Style Guide, Vol. 7
This week, I must work a little more on psychedelic progressions, although, I did make two for this week. I have been working a bit with both Stairway to Heaven and Space Oddity. I’ve cranked up my metronome to 80 bpm as far as alternate picking is concerned but I’m still working on my hammer-ons and pull-offs.
This week, I want to see if I can make a long series of chord progressions, close to that of Rain Song or Stairway to Heaven, it fascinates me to have so many successive chord progressions in a row.
Style Guide, Vol. 6
So this week, I’m still working on a psychedelic chord progression, I don’t have a clear understanding of arpeggios in context with progressions, so it’s making it a bit difficult. I have also been using a metronome to play scales and arpeggios. I have been working on my pull-offs and hammer-ons as well as sweep picking. My hammer-ons have in fact become way more audible. I feel I am falling behind in making progressions, and what is worse is I just to find my book to write down my old progressions before I forget them.
This week, I plan on practicing Space Oddity, I forgot a bit of it. I want to learn my arpeggios a bit better so that I can play them in a progression. I will also probably practice singing and playing a bit as well. I hope to find my book of progressions as well.
Style Guide, Vol. 5
So this week, I plan on making a psychedelic chord progression. I’ve been working extensively on blues chord progressions on the keyboard. I’ve also been working on speed on my guitar and even started using a metronome.
Last week, not only have I practice speed, but my 5 normal songs for open mic. I’m hoping to work on pull-offs and hammer-ons to increasy my playing speed.
Style Guide, Vol. 4
This week, I’ve yet to make a chord progression, but hopefully by the end of the day, I will have something. Right now, I am practicing for an open mic on Weds. I plan on doing at least Tears in Heaven, Breathe, Brain Damage and Eclipse. Hopefully if I have time, I can learn the lyrics and the one progression to While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Last week, I practiced a lot of my music and worked a little bit on 13th chords.
Style Guide, Vol. 3
So this week I am planning on working on chord substitution, either embellishing or simplifying chords and reharmonization, the process of replacing a chord with another compatible chord in a diatonic key. I made a chord progression last week, and plan to do another one this week. I feel I’m one behind though, so I will most likely make two this week hopefully.
I did in fact work on While my Guitar Gently Weeps and Layla last week, and will continue to hopefully this week, despite my busy schedule.