Learning Journey #3 – “Scaling” It Up a Notch

Last week was the first step on my journey to get back into the guitar. For it, I had learned how to play Hot Cross Buns using a tutorial from Andy Guitar. I used that as my opportunity to get familiar with the feel of playing again and used it as a gauge for where I was at skill-wise with guitar.

My feelings that week were that what I was doing was a little too easy for my ability, as I was only using one string and three different notes in total. I don’t regret not going any further with what I did, as again, I didn’t know where I was at in my ability to play. However, after that week I knew that I would need to challenge myself a little more going forward, and that is exactly what I did this week.

Now, this is not something I want to do every week, as I want to find and utilize a variety of resources, but this time I decided to use another tutorial from Andy Guitar. The reason for this was because of all the sources I looked at, the new video I found from him was the perfect progression to what I was doing in the previous week. I found that it was challenging enough that I had to spend a good amount of time working on it, but it also wasn’t so hard that it was making me frustrated and wanting to quit.

The video I used was from a different series on learning Fingerpicking for Beginners, and the main focus was on teaching how to play the G Scale, then, later on, adding elements of base to it. I have Andy’s tutorial below along with the time scale so you can follow along, as well as I also have my video below of how I did. I must say it was fairly difficult for me, especially when the notes G Major Scale notes and the Base notes became alternating, but I gave it my best effort and I think it turned out alright.

If you have any resources you would like me to check out for the future, let me know int the comments below and I would be glad to check them out. With that being said, I hope you enjoy and I will see you next week!

Time Stamps:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:20

G Major Scale (Ascending and Descending): 1:21 – 11:21

Adding a Base Note: 11:22 – 16:08

Alternating G Scale and Base Notes: 16:09 –  20:07

Final Tips & Closure: 20:08 – 21:50

4 thoughts on “Learning Journey #3 – “Scaling” It Up a Notch

  1. Pingback: The End Of My Journey – Part 2 | Caleb Lueck

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