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Night Prowler cover

30 Oct Night Prowler cover

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

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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.

18 Comments
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    SCgrad98
    Posted at 19:20h, 05 November

    Great job! I love the intro!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 20:04h, 05 November

      Thanks, man! Took me a while to figure the intro out, and it’s still tricky to play. Cheers!

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    rpatzelt
    Posted at 02:24h, 05 November

    Hi Renato!
    I constantly check your vids and I have to tell you that I’m most impressed. Your development are truly inspirational and a pleasure for us to watch. Beside the fact we are almost the same age… πŸ™‚
    I’m starting to follow your path with the rhythm parts…but now you are way ahead…with the solos! Congratulations Rena, few steps away to post tutorials πŸ™‚
    Cheers!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 16:23h, 05 November

      Hi Radu, thank you very much for the comments, it means a lot. If any of my videos ever give inspiration for someone to pick up a guitar, like Fil’s videos have done for me, that’d make me really happy and humbled. Especially late starters (old farts πŸ™‚ like us. Cheers!

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    banane
    Posted at 22:27h, 04 November

    Totally overlooked that, Renato. Great playing and tone, and you’re improving very fast. How much do you practise?

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      rjofig
      Posted at 22:45h, 04 November

      Thanks, Franz πŸ™‚ I get to play an hour or two on weekdays, not structured practice, mostly doodling unplugged. On weekends I get to play a bit more sometimes. As long as I’m playing and progressing, slow or fast, I’m happy πŸ™‚ cheers

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        banane
        Posted at 22:56h, 04 November

        Then I’m even more impressed, your solo playing did really improve. I’m trying to practise every second day a few hours, but solo playing progress is very slow currently. Would need more time to practise. Hopefully I will manage to finish my first song this year. Anyway, keep it on with the videos πŸ™‚

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          rjofig
          Posted at 23:40h, 04 November

          Progress is progress, slow or fast πŸ™‚ keep at it, you will finish your first song, and that will also give more confidence; for me at least it’s helped a lot to have some confidence-building milestones, just the state of mind, how relaxed and immersed I am makes a big difference. Cheers!

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            banane
            Posted at 23:52h, 04 November

            Yes, thats true πŸ™‚ Most times I play just for fun, the stuff I know already, and I have a lotmof fun then. Would like to see faster progress, but well…have to keep in mind that learning tomlay is not sort of a race anyway πŸ™‚ Oh yes, same here, the more relaxed I am, the better I play. And I love these days where everyone is out so I have a whole day to make noise πŸ™‚

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              rugster
              Posted at 00:27h, 05 November

              Always try and push yourself to play the stuff thats just out of your reach rather than what you can already play – practice rather than play as often as you are able πŸ™‚ It might not be as much fun but it will make you better.

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                rjofig
                Posted at 01:51h, 05 November

                I agree, trying to play incrementally more challenging stuff seems to have helped, at least for me. I do have a bit of a hard time managing a consistent practice sequence though, it’s something to improve.

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    Ant
    Posted at 13:38h, 01 November

    Yet more improvment! Great to see a player develop πŸ˜€ keep it going

    Yeah you right hand needs to losen try resting your plam on the bridge and strum with the wrist, although thats not always the case when playing πŸ˜› but its a good starting point to get the wrist relaxed and the last 3 fingers released!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 14:39h, 01 November

      Thanks, Ant, each inch of improvement is encouraging πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I will focus on improving the right hand positioning. Yesterday I started to play standing up and it turns out I’m able to handle the Epiphone’s neck weight better now. I noticed right away it became more natural to release the fingers. Let’s see how this goes πŸ™‚ Cheers! Renato

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        Ant
        Posted at 15:05h, 01 November

        You will be duck walking before you know it πŸ˜‰

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          rjofig
          Posted at 20:53h, 01 November

          Hehe, one day – baby steps πŸ™‚ I don’t have much room around where I play πŸ™‚

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    rugster
    Posted at 15:10h, 31 October

    Nice going there Renato, you really went for it on that solo πŸ™‚ you might want to try resting that picking hand on the strings a bit more though, you should find that makes things easier & mutes those low strings when necessary.

    Cheers Rob.

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      rjofig
      Posted at 16:13h, 31 October

      Thank you sir! Thanks for the feedback about the picking hand, I’ll watch the video again with an eye for that and see how I can improve it. Cheers!

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    rjofig
    Posted at 21:47h, 30 October

    Hello all, playing again with an Epiphone SG-400 and Guitar Rig 4. Cheers! Renato

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