Yet another "Far Beyond the Sun" (first few measures)


I’ve seen a recent insurgence of this iconic piece of guitar music so I thought I’d share a relatively old video of mine (uploaded in 2019 but I had recorded it probably in 2017 or so) :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I did spend some good hours trying to both catch the underlying picking pattern and the kind of “rubato” feel that I learned to take into account when playing YJM.

After all those years, it sounds better than I recalled, probably at the time I was much more “into it” so my critique senses where heightened :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:, but I still think that there are a few critical points where I did not get the right pattern between picking and legato.

I tend to record myself to snapshot my “average level” so, as usual, I did not fret to make 50 takes and select the best or anything like that. It is a study video, not a promotion.

As always, comments and tips are well appreciated!


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Pretty good man. It looks effortless!

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