Monday, February 6, 2012

Documenting Improvement

I am convinced that with enough practice and energy, I can become relatively skilled at anything.  And I love being able to see my improvement in a certain area - it's intriguing and exhilarating.  Everything is like a muscle - the more you use it, the more adept it becomes.

So I've witnessed this in a few things, from running (which literally is the strengthening of muscles) to guitar.  Speaking of the latter, that's what I want to do a minor experiment in.  I want to see how it takes me to master a few songs.

So I'm starting with Hey Jude and A Day in the Life - both by The Beatles.  The latter is a bit easier, so I'm already well on my way.  Hey Jude is a little more difficult.  It's a piano song, but I don't have my keyboard here, unfortunately, so I'll learn it on the guitar.  The tab I found sounds close enough.

So.  As for Hey Jude, right now I'm working on getting down the C7 and C7sus4 chords and actually being able to effectively transition between them and F without taking ten years or it sounding cacophonous.

For A Day in the Life, I can play the first part okay - so I'm just working on getting that to sound nicer and smoother before I start working on Paul's part of the song.

And since this is a creative blog - I guess I'll mention that I'm starting the shot list for my screenplay!  It's really a "rough draft" - something mainly to try and estimate how long it'll take to shoot it because that's right - I'm gonna make this movie this year!

So there you go.