The focus of this exercise this week is lots of sound! If you play confidently it will come out much better than being overly cautions or trying to control too much. Think strong and wrong- even if you totally blow it, you will at least have a really clear idea of what to fix the next time around! Keep working on single notes with no rests this week and try to increase the speed!
We didn't really touch on this this week, but practice with the same mentality as the fretting exercise. Lots of sound!
You guys are doing super well with this. Keep working on the individual chord changes in the piece with rests in between each chord change. Pick one or two "anchor" fingers that you can place right away when moving from chord to chord. Having these anchor fingers will help you avoid that moment of panic in between chord when you don't know when to start the next chord. Play three strums with six beats of rest in between. Then go down to 3 beats then one then none.Like the scale and the fretting exercise focus on a really big sound with your chords- play with lots of confidence. Recordings of E to A and E to B7 are attached with 6, 3, 1 and no beats of rest.
I'm So Lonesome Chords
We made it all the way through these chords in their final version with no pauses!! Get the first two phrases comfortable, then add the third phrase. Once that is comfortable add the last phrase. Start to wean yourself away from the sheet music phrase by phrase- don't try to do it all at once! A recording of the full chords are attached.
I'm So Lonesome Melody
This sounds great. Keep practicing phrase by phrase before you put the whole thing together. I'm resending each phrase individually and a recording of the full melody. Once you're comfortable with the melody and the chords try practicing the melody against the recording of the chords and vice versa!