So I just finished module 4 lesson 6, and I must say with humility that Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was a big jump in difficulty compared to the earlier lessons. Haha.
I was so discouraged that I quit trying with my plucking hand and started using a pick. This made it a little easier but then I decided that I was defeating the purpose of the lesson so I put the pick down.
First off, congratulations! That’s a true to life milestone as far as I’m concerned.
So many of us here have our stories of the battle with Billie Jean. She whipped me regularly for i don’t want to tell you how long. I was so bad at it i had to break it up into 4 note sections, learn to play those and then learn to couple them up. After 2 years of playing, i still wouldn’t say I’ve mastered it. Primarily because I’m old and arthritis plays into it.
As for playing that whole song? I can do it, but I’m not going to say its mistake free.
Yeah, for sure it was a big jump but what a great workout for the fingers! Josh did say that it was going to elevate demand on both our fingers and our mind and also just to push on. Just keep forging forward and remember that each day you spend practicing is a day you get a little better than yesterday.
Case in point, I just heard that song “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground, looked up the tabs and could play along. Couldn’t have done that a few weeks back. Keep plugging away!!!