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(@joehempel)
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Yes the little black bugs.

This is a work in progress, just learning the song, and have never really been able to play with palm muting or chucking or whatever you want to call it. I found the only way to really play this song on an acoustic is to do it that way, and for whatever reason it messes with my singing, not that my singing is any good mind you. But I thought I'd post it outside of the videos that I normally post. It also seems that if I get animated at all in this song, it goes to crap so I look rather bored I think, but I really am not :D

Also I hate the B Chord or any chord with 3 fingers 2 frets down from the barre finger.

This is an abbreviated version with no intro or bridge or 2nd chorus.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcoWEf7rgSQ

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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 Nuno
(@nuno)
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I hate that chord shape, too!

It seems some song parts are too high for your tessitura. You could use other chords more comfortable for you and also avoid the B shape.

Good job!

Keep practicing.


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(@joehempel)
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Thanks!

That was about the 23rd or 50th take, I lost track. My voice was about done at that point, the rest of the video I cut, which was me throwing the pick and cursing.

The only reason I even posted it was because I think it's good to post the trials and tribulations of learning.

I've improved the song greatly in my opinion with little riffs (very little) and such and will post it as part of my "How not to Sing" series on Monday hopefully. I have also worked with my voice a bit for this song, I got stuck in the rut of trying to sound like the original and not myself. I have a tendency to do that, and am working to break that habit.

Thanks for watching!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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 Nuno
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Posting is always a good thing because you receive feedback and you can learn with some comments. And the viewers also learn because you show how are you doing it and also read the feedback.

Always is positive!

I'll be waiting for your next post! :D


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(@dogbite)
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well, I love the B chord ...also the F chord. :P

nice playing. that is an essential technique. playing percussively can lien up a song. it excites the rhythm.
another way of percussively damping the strings is to come straight down on them. it is a push downward towards the guitar's soundboard. it is different from what you did. I like it because the strings bang little more against the frets. I think it sounds good.

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