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ddiddler
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ddiddler
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11/18/2022 9:47 am

Nice , not nice to read your post.


I'm at a similar point in time


Except I'm happy to just take any progress as it comes.


I'm doing finger picking patterns . I can follow single note melodies


I can only do the chord changes to about 85-90 with a metronome and can play along in the lessons when Anders or Lisa is doing the slower demo's but rarely fast enough for most songs in real time


However it is my general strumming I am not happy with . My single strums can sound very clear and chimey but as soon as I play chords and changes in multiples, even in a simple 4/4 time my chords soon  get very clunky , bicycle wheel clicky. Even worse on up strums.  I think I need to go for a drive in the car and do what Caren advised. Just repeat that 20,000 times and it will be fine. Your family and neighbours will love you for it.


It does seem that we get frustrated when others appear to be flying and the utubers are supposedly playing songs after a week but I feel from my position, your post and from what William says , we are where we are , doing the best we can and accepting that improvements do come just very very slowly in the real life situation.


Dave