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Have a drink on me (rhythm) cover

01 Aug Have a drink on me (rhythm) cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4fdNmxI62Y

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Renato Figueiredo
rjofig@gmail.com

Renato @ Florida; I bought and started learning to play guitar about two years ago, a bit late in life (I am 39). Still a beginner, but motivated and inspired by Fil and other 'bedroom rockers'. I've been posting a few videos here and sound bites on soundcloud, as sort of a logbook with snippets of how my playing (hopefully) evolves, and it may help inspire others who love music to take an instrument, practice, play, and have fun. To contact me by email, my gmail.com username is the same as my username here.

22 Comments
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    ar2619Rob
    Posted at 15:13h, 03 August

    Pretty cool Rena. I like your tone very much. :)

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    Ant
    Posted at 13:35h, 02 August

    im at work atm so cant watch :( need head phones 😛

    try only holding your pick with your thumb and index finger and let the other finger loose like Fil does in his vids that helps me to relax :)

    Will comment again once iv seen it ^^

    Ant

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      rjofig
      Posted at 15:21h, 02 August

      Hey, Ant, that’s a pretty good observation, even without looking at the video – probably what Rob and Ryley noticed but you pinpointed it :) I’ll give that a try. Thanks!

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        banane
        Posted at 15:32h, 02 August

        Yes, indeed, good idea. Also, try playing while standing, I have great fun with it :)

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          rjofig
          Posted at 04:18h, 03 August

          Got to figure out what would be a good counter-weight to hang on the body of my Epi :)

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            banane
            Posted at 09:46h, 03 August

            Maybe a good leather strap will help too. The cheaper ones tend always to slip here.

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              Ant
              Posted at 13:32h, 03 August

              dangle a few fishing weights XD

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            Ant
            Posted at 13:29h, 03 August

            im impressed! great improvment :) you got good timing and Mal tone there too! ^^

            i noticed your wrist is very stiff too almost like a robot arm lol, get that hand loose and flick with the wrist you should be able to palm mute better with the open fingers too. takes a bit of getting used to but it come naturaly its totaly worth it :)

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              rjofig
              Posted at 15:08h, 03 August

              Point well taken, this is something to practice, thanks for the feedback :) I tried a bit opening the fingers last time I practiced, and yes, it will take a bit of getting used to :) but I can see the palm mute benefits there. cheers!

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    rugster
    Posted at 19:23h, 01 August

    Thought you must be working on a new vid. :) nice job & tone as always.I think you look pretty relaxed but try and loosen up that picking hand a bit 😉

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      rjofig
      Posted at 21:15h, 01 August

      Thanks, Rob – been out traveling for a couple weeks, finally got some time to play this weekend, I’m glad the calluses didn’t go away :) as I have some more traveling soon (including a few days in the UK!)
      It’s a goal to loosen up more when playing, let’s see how I get there :)
      Cheers!

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        rugster
        Posted at 21:28h, 01 August

        Hehe yes thats always the problem with traveling, I have been away quite a bit this year myself. I miss playing when I’m away from the guitar. I always worry I’ll forget everything, my hands will lose their strength and i’ll have to start again. Takes a few days sometimes but it soon comes back. :)

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          Ant
          Posted at 13:36h, 02 August

          thats the same with everyone i suppose :/ does come back quickly though 😉

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          rjofig
          Posted at 15:28h, 02 August

          Yeah; there’s a business opportunity hotels should pick up on, have a couple of acoustic guitars available for guests to check out, play and relax. Would be a nice differentiator, I’d definitely choose the one that offers guitar over the one that offers a gym :)

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            rugster
            Posted at 15:56h, 02 August

            Gym, what’s that ? 😉 actually when I was in my 20’s I used to spend all my spare time in one, What a waste of time that was. Should have picked up a guitar instead.

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              rjofig
              Posted at 04:16h, 03 August

              It’s that place you go for self-inflicting torture :)

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    banane
    Posted at 07:41h, 01 August

    Yay! Great, Renato! And cheers back! :)

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      rjofig
      Posted at 14:43h, 01 August

      Thanks, man! Glad it played there, youtube flagged this one and blocks playback in some countries (And my iphone – weird, doesn’t play on it). Cheers!

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    Ryley
    Posted at 05:00h, 01 August

    sounds great man :) but you look soo tense! loosen up a little bit, looks like ur putting quite the strain on ur handss 😛

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      rjofig
      Posted at 14:40h, 01 August

      Hehe you are right, I got the same impression when I saw the video, thpugh I think I was a bit more relaxed than it looks :) There’s defibitely room to loosen up, especially when I’m recording a video, sometimes I catch myself clenching my jaw, not a sign of relaxation :)
      Cheers!

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    rjofig
    Posted at 04:00h, 01 August

    Gear is Epiphone SG-400 and Guitar Rig 4.
    Thanks, Franz – cheers :)

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