For this week I will not be posting a video since I have come to find out that every time I post a video I tend to rest on my laurels. I have made a lot of progress in terms of understanding the chord sequence and I feel i could play the entire song if I just follow that chord sequence but that's just the half of it according to the videos I have used to learn this. The second part is getting the strumming down, I have made some progress toward this but like the videos say this is the most difficult part of playing this particular song. I think my next step is to go back and look at some website that have a visual on how to do this and use those to learn the strumming because as much as I watch the three videos I use to learn the song I get very lost in the strumming.
Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up Down, seems like I am playing an old school nintendo game and I want extra lives. But I digress, after these few weeks I have found that I'm very proud of the little progress I have made because I do feel confident I will be able to play some version of this song by next week which I would of never imagined.
So what did I get myself into???? I mean I can't wait to learn the song but I am so impatient. The funny thing is that I love music and I've always wanted to be musically inclined but I have discovered that I am not. Well honestly, I think I give up too easily on these types of things. For this one project I'm going to give it my all and really try to learn the song. At this point I do feel I am way behind on my learning process for this song, for some reason I have been lagging and I need to focus more or really learning the vocabulary and the chords. I feel like other people who chose to do the guitar, like we are way over our heads on this one but I am looking forward to the reward, to be able to play a song, finally.
Also on another note, I began to use my XboxOne as my method of learning (bigger screen). I basically told my youtube on my phone to send the video to the Xbox and from there I watch the lesson, makes it a lot easier to see and I can continue to use my phone to record what is happening.