This is the music for “Helpless” by Neil Young that my instructor gave me last night. Yes, I know it’s only 3 notes but I have questions.
Should I assume it’s written in 4/4 time? And that the D and the A in the first bar are half notes on the 1 and the 3? And that the G in the second bar is a whole note? I Googled the tempo (97 BPM) so at least I’ve got that figured out. I listened to multiple renditions of this last night but I can’t tell exactly where I come in. Just jump in and start playing? I didn’t hear ANY notes that sounded like these ones but my instructor likes to change the original notes and tune them down an octave or two so we get that “fat, beefy sound.” Am I playing these 3 notes all the way through the song? Am I overthinking all this?
I need to have this locked down by Saturday. More than happy to pay for this advice! I don’t know why I have such a disconnect learning stuff from my instructor when I can just sail along with Josh’s lessons. Well maybe not sail, more like float.