Been working on Tommy Emmanuel’s Dixie MacGuire for some time and thought I finally had it performance ready. So much so, I’m attempting to record it and post on YouTube, thinking I would give this Internet performance thing a try. Anyway, two tries and and an hour and a half later, I find out that I don’t know the song as well as I thought. If you read my last post on learning a song, you will see that I’m stuck on step 3. This setback is a bit frustrating but I think these past two recording sessions have also been very productive. With the camera on me, I have to focus a bit more and those little mistakes I ignored earlier can’t escape the camera and I must bite the bullet and work it out. It’s making me a better player but I’m impatient and want to get something worth posting. Hopefully soon so keep an eye out for me YouTube debut!
Sidenote: If you are Posting to YouTube, what are you using to record? I’m using the Flip Video portable video recorder. It’s a solid unit for a starter but will want to upgrade sometime because I would like plug in a microphone.
[…] So I’m taking step back and pulling out my chord progression book and scales book and remember to work on those more. I recall reading an interview with studio musicians where they talked about how they didn’t work on learning songs but theory and progressions when practicing. This was so they were always prepared for any piece of music that was brought to them to play for recording. This has helped me quite a bit and maybe, just maybe, this will get me a step closer to that elusive YouTube post. […]