So, I fell in love with a guitar. Not an unusual happenstance, but I’m not sure why. I searched on Andertons for “purple” in the guitars, because purple, and the Pacifica one leapt out at me.
I’m not sure if it’s that interesting, but I spent a while researching each guitarist involved and using approximate plugins and VSTs for amps and pedals where I could. Then tweaked things. So these are the settings used:
So, week two. My first objective from last week was to pick tunes I’m more familiar with. I didn’t do that, not for all of them. But ho-hum. This week was based off the lesson from Andy Guitar called “5 Easy Guitar Riffs on 1 STRING”
I did, however, practise them with both a metronome and using the original tracks. This actually did reap a lot better results, so something I’ll certainly continue with. As will I continue with very simple and repeatable riffs.
The riffs themselves, were these…
Riff 1 – Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin
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Riff 2 – New York City Cops by The Strokes
Riff 3 – Satisfaction by The Rolling stones
Riff 4 – My Generation by The Who
Riff 5 – The Peter Gunn Theme
I’m making this post for my own benefit as much as for anyone else. I get confused over which is which in the model line up. Some brands try to make it easier – one day I WILL decode the Pacifica numbering – but with names it’s less easy. Especially when they are so close in price that a variance between shops can put a lesser model at the same price as a higher one.
This is my concerted effort to learn how to play the guitar finally. The method of doing this will be to pick a lesson or tutorial online and follow it for a week. For the first week I’ve picked Robert Baker’s “5 Easy Guitar Riffs Every Beginner Should Learn TODAY!!”