Remember Brian's guitar playing of Blackbird a month plus ago? Five weeks and five lessons later, this is where he is now. Some parts are a bit rushed but on the whole, the speed is just about right.
Brian actually played the guitar and sang this song for his school's non-competitive talent show 3 days ago (he wanted to join on his own accord, I actually tried to dissuade him). I'll write about his experience in another post. His guitar teacher Alexander was beaming with pride when he came this evening, that Brian was brave enough to give his first performance. Alexander is a sweet and super supportive teacher, I just adore him.
These are videos of Brian playing with Alexander. First up is Blackbird with Alexander playing the melody. Please ignore Brian's terribly torn jeans (should I even try mending it?).
Next up is Spanish Ballad, one of the first songs Brian learnt. He's yet to master it after 4 months, having trouble with the nylon strings in this lauyah guitar. Alexander has been telling me I need to get him a new guitar asap with metal strings as this one isn't good enough anymore.
This is a Blues number which I really enjoy listening to. First learnt a few weeks ago.
My favourite song to listen to from my room while lessons are going on is this one from Shrek called Royal Pain, mainly cos the melody is played so beautifully by Alexander. Can't wait for Brian to learn the melody.
The last video is the latest song that Alexander introduced to Brian. It's Lionel Richie's Hello which honestly, I find really dreary. Alex loves it though. The video only has about half the song, the rest of the playing by Brian was just too disjointed.
In the Hello video, Brian is playing on Alexander's Ovation guitar, which is really expensive. The sound coming out is however, really different from what comes out when Brian plays Hello on his cheapo guitar.
There are a couple of other songs that Brian's learning from Alexander, one is the theme song from Godfather and the other is The Beatles' Lady Madonna which I really like too.