Next Wednesday is the last class in the beginner guitar course I've been taking. I have not had a lot of time on my hands for updates on the past few classes. We've gone over so much in such a short amount of time like ... practicing movable chords, (using F formation a lot). We've also gone over a list of common chord progressions (just encase we ever find ourselves in Nashville).
Last night we worked on converting a song to a new key without using a capo, that was a bit like math class. Oh and don't want to leave out the rocking beat we practiced for The Hokey Pokey. I'm sure that the rocking beat must have other important uses besides the The Hokey Pokey, it sounds to me like it might be used in Johnny B Goode.
One of the best parts of the class is meeting out in the court yard 30 minutes early. We get the chance to practice a bit together and to talk about things like software and such. Some of us will be using and comparing Guitar Pro and Band in a Box. Both are designed to help beginners as well as accomplished musicians improve their skills, compose there own music and accompany themselves with other instruments.
Gotta love computers, now with a click of a mouse we can explore thousands of songs online then transpose and transcribe them in easy notation. Anyone have any comment or advice on either program? I'll let you know what we think once we start using them. Very happy that tomorrow is Friday.