Day 35. Finalizing the week

Somehow I thought that it was one more day till the end of the week. So unfortunately I didn’t manage to learn the bass line completely. So I practiced the same stuff I had done yesterday.

1234 exercise

Today I did my best to record all the combinations the best way possible.

1432 on the 5th fret

Played it at 300 bpm. Still struggling, mainly with my index finger – a lot of dead notes had been played instead of strings it was pressing. But the main issue here is not with the index finger but still with the ring and pinky ones. Will practice more.

1423 on the 5th fret

Fun to play combination, but the motion surely should be reduced. Will see what I can do with that. 300 bpm.

1342 on the 5th fret

Nothing new here. Played at 300 bpm.

1324 on the 5th fret

Another easy and fun combination. Played it as 300 bpm again as well.

1243 on the 1-12 frets

Yesterday I tried to play this one across the neck and today I repeated this attempt. It went better than yesterday, but that’s still work in progress and much more practice needed in order to play it smoothly. 300 bpm.

1234 on the 1-12 frets

Still trying to play it perfectly at 340 bpm. Now “perfect” is not really how I would describe my performance 🙂

When I Come Around

As I said I thought it was another day till the end of the week. So I was completely sure that I could practice the bass line today and record the whole song tomorrow. Not only I mixed up the days but I hadn’t got much time to practice. So I just filmed my current skills of playing this song.

On the guitar (the same verse-solo-chorus transitions).

And on the bass (at the original speed of 98 bpm).

Summary

Despite the fact I didn’t reach the When I Come Around goal this week I’m still into all this stuff. I’m excited to proceed further so it’s a matter of time for me to finally make this cover real. Hopefully I’ll be able to record it next week.

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