Blues You Can Use Lesson 8 Bends, Slides and Shifts - John Ganapes (BYCU)





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Published on Aug 30, 2010

Over the last few months I have worked through the first half of the BYCU book. These videos are a record of my progress with some of the study pieces to date.
I have not been a very conscientious student though and have not stuck to a regular practice schedule so my progress is up and down.
I recorded studies 1-6 in one afternoon and 7-12 the next.
I have missed one lesson out of the chronology (Study 11 - Ninth Chord Blues) and I haven't started any others beyond study 12 yet.

I practiced each track a few times and then recorded a handful of takes until I got one I thought was good enough to keep.
When I have recorded videos before I have always had 'performance anxiety' and I know it is difficult recording 'the perfect take' so I didn't even try for it.
I thought I would just get on and record all the pieces I have learned to date.
In that way I'm hoping it is a fair representation of my learning progress and my overall skills and abilities at this moment.
That is why I have uploaded some that do have (to my ears) some obvious missed notes annd errors.
That's how I played them.
I deliberately chose to play with a clean tone so my playing would be exposed and areas for improvement would stand out.
I think this will help me to identify my weaknesses and the techniques and skills I have to work on to improve them.

Recorded on August 30 2010.
Equipment: Fender VG Stratocaster, Peavey Vypyr 30, Sanpera II, Samson Q1U USB microphone, webcam on Samsung R519 laptop, Reaper, Windows MovieMaker.

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