In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

So my bandmate, Shike, came up with this great challenge of recording yourself playing music yesterday. His was a keyboard+vocal cover of ‘Make You Feel My Love’, originally by Bob Dylan but covered by many artists, especially by the ones we all know, Adele.

Duc responded with a bass cover of ‘You Are The Universe’ by The Brand New Heavies.

Teck didn’t do a drums cover but he sang ‘What Are Words’ by Chris Medina.

So now it’s just Beedin and I left to complete it.

I’m not sure what he has in mind. I thought I’d duet with him but he has been knee-deep in his game creation that it’s hard to tear him away from his project. I couldn’t even get him to help me out with the strumming pattern of a song I decided to play on the guitar anyway.

Men…and when they’re too focused. Hmph.

Looks like I’ll have to do this on my own and figure things out by myself.

The song I chose is ‘We Are Stars’ by The Pierces. Particularly the acoustic version that impressed me more than the record version:

I have pretty much gotten a hang of the chords used. Very simple. Without the solo that is. I’ll just stick to the simple strumming during the solo. But the strumming pattern is a challenge for me to grasp. It gets worse when I tried to sing while strumming at the same time. My strumming kept wanting to follow my vocals, which throws me off everytime.

Nonetheless, I will continue to have a go at it.

I have to keep on taking breaks in between trying out since my fingers aren’t seasoned. They’re hurting but the pain is bearable. I have gotten a hang of when I need to stop, mostly when it gets too painful to press down the strings that my playing just goes tits.

I will just have to persevere a bit more. I think the outcome will still be rubbish but you know, at least I put in some effort.

And Allah is Al-Mateen, The Firm. – MM