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Pete Hopkins / Comments

Greg n Deb
Greg n Deb  (almost 6 years ago)

Great Songs!well done!

Pete Hopkins
Pete Hopkins  (almost 6 years ago)

much thanks g and d!


Pete Hopkins
Pete Hopkins  (almost 6 years ago)

thanks! haha that's kind of a big question. care to narrow it down? by the way in case u didnt figure this out i haven't really been using this site till now. how do u like it?

MarissaKate  (over 7 years ago)

omgg.. do you have any advise?

Pete Hopkins
Pete Hopkins  (over 7 years ago)

HI Marissakate. is that your first and last name or only your first name???

Thanks for your compliments.
I read on your page that you started the guitar in December. So my advice is this... Play everyday until it hurts. :) Then... play through the pain and always hav fun!!!!

Like yourself, when I first started out, I knew immediately that I wanted to write my own songs and I did so without any technical skill under my fingers or in my head whatsoever and I had a ball. Cool! Luv it!
So here is what I suggest to help you make the most out of what you've got goin on right now...

I listened to "Scared of love" "You have a nice voice. Its raw and needs developing...but there is definite potential there. Keep doin your thang girl. U will only get better!

My suggestion for the technical stuff...
Buy a metronome Marissa, practice playing the chords of that song (and any other songs) in a constant tempo. Practice both strumming and also arpeggiating the chords string by string. It will help you play better. Practice as slowly as you need, to keep up with yourself without a pause in the rhythm.
At first I would play the song without singing and just mouth the words so that you can hear how ur doin on the instrument and to also feel the rhythmic connection between the words and the music.

Okay sweetie. Hope that helps ya out.

Music needs melody rhythm and momentum/motion. It's what drives the singer and the song down the road. You will automatically find new creative ways to sing your words once you are chuggin those chords along like a rockin locomotive. :)

All the Best,

Pete Hopkins