Hey family. I gotta start out by acknowledging my joy to see that we do indeed have a group therapy for Billie Jean. While this is a technique question, it is a Billie Jean tech question, so I apologize in advance if it needs to be removed.
So I’m sure you’ve guessed already that BJ has claimed another victim. I have spent more time and picked up more potential bad habits with this song than any other in the short time I’ve been playing.
Aren’t we all trying to over achieve a little bit in these courses? I mean it’s impossible not to feel in league with your inner rock star when Josh points out that after you learn BJ, you’ll always have a song people know if you ever get asked to play at a party. So yes, I am a little upset that I’m stuck here, not willing to pass slow because I’m unsatisfied with what I’m putting out.
I don’t know if one is more common than the other, but I’ve got cross string 1/8th notes dialed, but even trying to use repetition and muscle memory to guide me in, the D to A switch or the switch back from A to D throws me out of rhythm and I don’t recover.
As I said, I haven’t gone past the slow workout, so I’m sorry if Josh does this at some other point in the other workouts. If you have any tips for a n00b trying his hardest to master fretting BJ at speed, please oh please advise.
Love and rot,