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Summer Projects Thread

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by Benvolio, May 21, 2013

  1. Mar 4, 2012
    So it seems people have been posting threads lately on their summer projects and I have a few things I'm working on at the moment that I wanted to talk about so I figured I would make this thread for everyone to talk about what they're planning on doing and so they can ask for advice/support from others.

    To start things off,

    1) Work on my guitar playing -- specifically start learning some classical guitar.

    I'm self taught although I have taken guitar lessons after already playing for a year just to work on some more technical stuff but I didn't really learn a lot of new stuff.

    Working on this song now and it's coming pretty easily which is a relief. It'll just take me a couple weeks to get the transitioning down completely and figuring out the best/proper finger placement.

    Shitty quality I know.

    At some point I would like to be able to play like this guy

    2) Learn the piano

    I took lessons when I was younger but I don't remember anything except the which keys are which. I need to reteach myself how to read sheet music but that shouldn't be too difficult.

    Learning this song now which is also coming pretty easily. (Yes I know all of these songs are from Clannad -- just finished the show it's pretty fucking good and the music is awesome).

    And I want to be able to play like this guy at some point

    I also want to study a bit of music theory so I can better understand what I'm playing.

    3) Get in better shape.

    I haven't really worked out on my own since December (I had Army PT for 3 days a week during school but its pretty easy for anyone in good shape) and I want to gain 15 lbs in muscle so I can sit at 170 lbs. I've actually lost 5 lbs in weight over that time and my diet is horrible so that basically means I lost muscle.

    Planning on buying that mask thing that simulates working out in high altitudes that Brett posted a few months ago.

    That's pretty much it for me. I've been helping my parents with their projects, just made a 5m x 10m garden for my mother in the back yard. My dad and I rented a tiller and spent a day doing that. The parents are planting corn, egg plant, tomatoes and some other stuff in it. I'm helping them plant a peach tree in the backyard and some blueberry and blackberry bushes. We're also cutting down the dying tree in the front yard and planting a cherry blossom.

    Any tips for the guitar and piano would also be greatly appreciated.
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    • Dec 27, 2012
      Oh god, Lilium! Love that song. Not gonna bother watching Elfen Lied again though, too much for me to handle.:frown: :hammer:
      I'm a loser in life, self explanatory.