Albo’s Practice Diary #004: 1st Attempt at Clapton’s “Signe”

ARGHHHH!

Patience, I know… must have patience…  just a beginner learning… will take time… little by little, brick by brick, step by step… must be patient.

Ok, I’m calm now.  I’ve been practicing this song “Signe” for about two hours now.  It’s a beautiful tune by Eric Clapton, heard on his Unplugged album from ’92.  Well, beautiful when he plays it of course.   But when I try, ummm, not so much.  It’s down right fugly.

If you feel daring, take a listen to this quick recording of my practice effort (with a side-by-side comparison with Mr. Clapton himself :-).

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Albo’s version of Signe…

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And here’s some other guy playing it… I think his name is Derek…

As grown ups living in a fast-paced world, we are constantly trying to keep up and accomplish as much as possible in as little time as possible.  It’s always one thing to the next… get it done now, get it done fast.  But as we all know, learning to play don’t work like ‘dat… it takes time, and persistence, and PATIENCE.

And tonight I got a healthy reminder of that.

I’m quite satisfied with the amount of effort I put in  (2 hours of practice. yeah!), and I know that each day I’m getting better and better, but this tune is a bit tough for me at my current level.

If you’re a fan of “Signe” and have ever covered it yourself, I’d love to hear it.  Post a comment below and drop me a link to your website, or YouTube page, or wherever you have it so I can take a look.

Until then, I’ll keep plucking away.  Happy practicing!

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