Wish You Were Here (cover)

September 18, 2008 5:51 PM

Some acoustic Pink Floyd. This is my first ever recording, feedback is appreciated.

I have decided to put this here because a) I've had enough to drink that I'm feeling pretty fearless, and b) my guitar teacher suggested I record myself. Not knowing many other people that play instruments, I figured some of the MeFi community could let me know how I'm doing.

I picked up the guitar last August in preparation for a long, cold winter; I needed something to do in the dark afternoons. Seventy dollars later, I had an acoustic guitar and a couple of chords. So, I guess this is the result of about a year's worth of lessons and practice.

I apologize if the sound quality is crap, I recorded this in my living room with a stick mic that I use for Skype.

posted by backseatpilot (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You should've heard my first recording, this puts that to shame. And damn, for playing the guitar since Aug you sound pretty fucking good, I remember trying to learn this song first starting out and you nailed it, keep on rockin home slice.
posted by BrnP84 at 2:09 PM on September 19, 2008

Hey, your guitar playing is great. And nevermind the mics, just record it however you can. Good job and keep up the good work.
posted by sleepy pete at 12:15 PM on September 20, 2008

Ya, I agree. This is fantastic for starting last August.
The tip I'd have for you, although it's not really a tip because it's going to happen naturally eventually anyway, is to practice a song enough that you're not worried about making the next chord-change and you can relax a little and feel the song a bit more, instead of it being sort of pick-pick-pick-pick, strum-strum-strum-strum.
You're timing is right on, which is really impressive and hard to do at so early in your playing history. After a while you'll get to nuance things a bit and play with dynamics while you hear that time in your head.
Great job for sure.
posted by chococat at 10:38 PM on September 20, 2008

It's quite good.

There are a couple of small things I'd change if it were my recording, but I'd change the original, too, so that's not a bad thing!
posted by wierdo at 12:40 AM on September 21, 2008

Thanks for the encouragement. I definitely recognize that I need to "feel" things a little more , but yeah I guess that will come with time.

posted by backseatpilot at 6:39 PM on September 22, 2008

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