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  1. Jeff McKee
    August 19th, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the helpful instructions. They’re well written, not too technical for a beginner or even a non-musician to understand, and yet they convey the point clearly.

    One quick suggestion: don’t identify a song and artist unless you’re beyond certain you’ve got the correct facts.

    Dion is a wonderful artist, a fantastic guitar player and here certainly has had a career rife with hits.

    Runaway is not one of them. That honor goes to Del Shannon, who released that classic in 1961.

    Minor point, sure, but getting the facts wrong detracts from your credibility with those who know and, let’s face it, getting the name of a song and the person who recorded it isn’t a difficult task.

    Dion, btw, did record Runaway on his 2003 album New Masters, but that’s not what you talking about.

    Jeff McKee
    Richmond, Va.

    • David Hodge
      August 19th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

      Hi Jeff

      Thanks for pointing out my error – I’ve made the correction to the text. It was an unfortunate (and, as you politely point out, easily avoidable) mistake on my part and I’m glad that this did not keep you from enjoying the main point of the article. Some folks do, sad to say. But that’s just a part of life, I guess.

      Hopefully, I’ll do better in the future. I’ll certainly try to.

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.