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A time line of sound files

Some of the posts on the forum gave me this idea. I plan on posting sound files every 6 months of my playing. I'm hoping to be able to hear improvements as I go along and it may also help other people to get an idea of where they may be in these time frames.

I did a CD for my parents as they had never heard me play before and gave it to them for a Christmas present last year which they enjoyed. During the process of doing the recording I asked another engineer at our shop about the mix I had and the next thing I knew, everyone at the shop wanted a copy of it. I figured they had misplaced there frisbies and the CD's were a good size for tossing around. Our receptionist came in the next day and complimented me on it and the big boss also complimented me as well. Personally, I thought, and still do, that the playing was not that great and that I played flat to a lot of the tracks. Any way I put up two of the tracks from me playing at around 10 months from this CD. These are in a mp3 format and are just over 2 meg in size.

I continue to learn something new every time I sit down and practice. I have also started to learn the C6th neck but my focus is on the E9th tuning. I'm not a fast player or a slow player so I guess I'm a half-fast player. Can I play fast? Yes, if you want to hear a bunch of other strings being hit as well as the ones I intended to pick as well. I tried playing "Under The Double Eagle" and when it sounded more like "The scalded Buzzard" I decided to stop the fast stuff at least for now and continue to work and improve on my blocking and speed picking and everything else. I've got a lot to learn and strive to get better all the time.

At 10 Months
I'm So Lonsome I Could Cry
Sleepwalk      SleepWalk Tab

At a year & 1/2
You Belong To Me      You Belong To Me Tab

At 2 years
Famous Last Words Of A Fool

At 2 and 1/2 years
Wonderful World      Wonderful World Tab

At 3 years
Nobody's Darlin' But Mine     

At 3 and 1/2 years

At 4 years
Amazing Grace     

At 4 and 1/2 years
Letters Have No Arms     

At 5 years
Aprils Fool     

At 5 and 1/2 years
Traces Of Love
Cry (C6th)     

At 6 years
True Love Ways     

At 6 and 1/2 years
Misty Blue     

At 7 years
If You Got Leaving On Your Mind     

At 8 years
Blue Velvet     

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