Completely inspired by Mary Spender and Pete Cottrell, I decided that it’s about time I made a video and to further the challenge I wanted to do it from beginning to end in one day. I’m currently trying to learn Raining Blood by Slayer, so it seemed ideal.
It turns out that I had to do it over two evenings (I can’t really start working on anything for YouTube before 8pm) The end product isn’t remotely how I envisioned it, meaning I need a lot more practise at playing, recording, mastering and making videos.
Fenix Jazz Bass (Fender Jazz bass copy)
Fender Mexican Stratocaster with a Seymour Duncan hot rail
Yamaha Pacifica 120SD, adapted, with Warman G-Rail
Brownsville Choirboy with Warman Mini Humbuckers
Behringer iAXE 393
Another video for me to use as a marker of progress in the future 🙂
I failed! But that’s ok, time to move on. Playing Slayer’s Raining Blood is something I’m not ready for yet. But here’s a historical video of me playing riffs at measured speeds so I can come back to this and see if I’ve improved enough to play it. Gear used: Heavily modded Yamaha Pacifica 120SD with Warman G-Rail pickup Audio Assault’s Dominator VST plugin I’ll put pictures of the settings in a blog post later.
HELLO! The guitar is a friend’s Mexican Strat with Seymour Duncan hotrails at the bridge. Recorded in Reaper using the Marshall JCM900 and Boss DS-1 VSTs from the SimulAnalog suite. It’s been a long time. Way too long.
So I picked a song that is known for being a good beginner song. It turned out to be a lot harder than I anticipated! 🙂 I’ve a long way to go… The timing of the chorus part took me ages to figure out… it’s only two notes! Then I decided to do the bass part finger plucked, when the original is done with a pick. …so I had to spend a long time building up the stamina to make it all the way through the song. I’ve learnt many things though, such as not relying on reading the music and learning the parts. In the end, it’s a bit messier than I anticipated. But I’m happy enough to move onto the next challenge. Whatever that’ll be… Join me on the journey of this channel with me learning to play guitar finally by subscribing to this channel 🙂
So I got this guitar, almost by accident by putting a speculative bid down… it turns out I won. I do like this guitar but it’s not without faults, as we’ll see.
I decided that as I’m still trying to learn I’d do a few intros from Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, which are:
22 Acacia Avenue
The Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills
Hallowed be thy Name
I don’t claim them to be accurate renditions. Just something to get me playing. The influence being that the Iron Maiden guitarists (all EIGHT THOUSAND of them) all use S shaped guitars (although none entirely with single coils) Also, I forgot to even try the USB part of the guitar. Which for a USB guitar is a bit of an oversight 🙂
Again, not really a cover. I’m repeating the verse, chorus and solo a couple of times. But I’m having fun 😉 This is Terrorvision’s Pretend Best Friend off of the album How to Make Friends and Influence People. One of my all time favourites.
So I took the plunge this week and decided to learn an entire song. I spent a while wondering what that song should be, something that was well within my grasp and as if my magic Nirvana started playing Molly’s Lips on my car stereo.
This was a quick lesson and a quick video about it featuring three simple licks or riffs. Simple, but easy to get so wrong. I also neglected the actual recorded sound in the video too! But I don’t want to go editing all that again now. The video in question is from MorganLovesMusic and is called 3 Easy Guitar Licks Anyone Can Play.