I’ve been hammering away at ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ the past several days. Chord changes are still slow, and I’m still having a bit of trouble with C (mostly keeping my fingers off of neighboring strings. I’ll improve on that as I continue to work on it, I’m sure. That’s been the trend with all the other chords.)
I picked it b/c it’s a great tune, it’s in Rocksmith, and it’s made up of chords I already know in an format that’s pretty easy to remember.
I’ve also been practicing it sitting down. I’ve been practicing sitting down as much as possible because of the problem with the strap button not staying tight (replaced it yesterday. Will see if the repair lasts). And also because I still haven’t quite figured out why I get tired so much faster when standing. (namely, the shoulder the strap is on gets tired)
Today – just now, really – I decided to work on it standing, because when you play, you’ll be standing most of the time, right? It’s like starting from scratch. 😦 Just forming cords, let alone getting them in the right position, is so completely different I feel like it’s day one on this song all over again. I knew it would make a difference. I didn’t know it would make THIS MUCH of a difference! You see people switching between sitting and standing all the time.
Further proof that I’m an ultra-newbie, I guess. Doing an absolutely atrocious job, (I mean, it wasn’t great before, but it was definitely getting better, and was way better than THIS!) all because I switched from sitting to standing. Really, really disappointing. I expected to need a go or two to acclimate, but I didn’t expect to miss nearly every single chord. 😦
Until Next time – back to the basics of the basics for me, I guess.