I finally managed to get some time off for practicing, and decided to get in on this horse thing.
Beleve it or not, but I have been here before. I tried this lesson some months ago, but gave up cause it seamed pointless. Mostly because I have never heard the song before, so I didn't have a clue to the melody. Maybe that something to include in the lessons?
So this time I started to look for the melody on the net, and found it http://audio.cdbaby.com/rmi/america-16.rm
. First it sounded rather dull, but it grows on you, especialy if you play it your self.
Whats really making this a cool song is the pattern, so I think its a good idea of you David to pick a simple chord change, but a more complicated pattern. One gets so much more out of it.
And astokes, I did get myself a guitar. I ended up on a Norman B20 (http://www.normanguitars.com/modelb20.htm
). If money was no problem, a Taylor or Furch sounds better, but now I love mine. And it smells soo good. I think its the oil on the fretboard:D
Oh, do I have a question? Yes, a short theory one. In the beginning of the F# chord discussion, David mentions some alternative labels, such as Bm7 (add 4)D6 (add 9). If one wants to be more formal, shuldnt one add /F# to these to show that the root is not the lowest. Or have I missunderstod this /-ing thing?