#1
Hi all,

I've been playing some fingerstyle acoustic guitar for a bit, but despite having played for 6 years, still feel like my playing is still very rough. I've uploaded a video of me playing a slow intro of my own and then a cover of a song called Common Ground by Andy Mckee. The original song can be watched below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4tcFHQJHcA

Below is my video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYtyAsEBb44&feature=youtu.be

I've been told at open mics that I'm a great player, but I know I need a lot of improvement, especially if I was to ever do my own paid gig. Please provide some constructive criticism as to what I'm doing wrong and where I should seek additional help and practice for playing songs like these. Cheers!
Last edited by mknight5590 at Feb 21, 2016,
#2
I suggest that you work on improving precision and timing of odd chord changes. For this type of practice I typically study Ted Greene at his free website. I guess this won't help you directly in playing common ground but with time I've found that this type of practice makes crazy chords feel like a basic Em chord. His stuff also kind of sounds like your intro. Good luck!
#3
Hey thanks for pointing out Ted Greene's website! He's got so much stuff on there especially with chord changes. I will definitely be practicing some of his stuff from now on.
#4
Overall not bad, just that when you make the chord changes, be more confident in that you will get the next one. Also, the song was sick, I had never heard it before. Cool find.