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 cnev
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Roy,

That's why we decided to try it cuz we were already playing Jesus just left Chicago and on the album the run into each other so we were going to play them the same way. Never really happened though somone didn't like the song if I can remember.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


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(@blue-jay)
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Wow, hand cramps with "Me and Julio" for sure in previous post by ShadyHarrison! But I like fast chord changes, no prob.

I'm learning "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (the story of my life ) by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I'm a Southerner born in the wrong place, but at the right time when he had and have all of the best music bridging generations or you could say even decades.

If you don't know by now, though I've never been heard, I play acoustic, solo, at home and Coffee Houses. Me & guitar.

If'n this ain't an acoustic song, for a soloist, like "Tuesday's Gone" and to some degree "Simple Man" then what is it? Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOds3lKl58I I have a pet name for these types of songs. I call them all "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" songs, but I like the strong C in this one, with the pinky as a root or bass note (I don't know theory - I play self-taught because nobody said I couldn't, and people expected me to perform before I knew my first chord; I was always a bit of a singer, since age 5 w/piano)... and the extra Em, adds a whole lot of dimension, and makes it like Heaven's Door on steroids? Yeah, my first performances, singing and holding someone else's guitars, strumming, moving my fingers around, and totally confusing the band who were kind enough to back me up while the crowds thought I had some new hip style in the 60's to 1970, minimalist but very deep and compelling, (like Kurt Cobain???) they listened to all the dissonance.

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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(@nicktorres)
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Singing and playing Overkill
Singing and playing Never going back again


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(@shadyharrison)
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Hey, Nick.

What arrangement are you using for 'Never Going Back Again'? I'd like to be able to play it, but can't find one that is reasonable.

Thanks,

Shady

Take care,

Casey


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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I heard "Silence is Golden" by the Tremeloes on an oldies station today....and thought, I've got to learn that. You tube'd it, worked out the chords, and thought better of it!

I can play it reasonably well in the original key.... chords are,

E A and B for the first verse...

E, G#m, F#m7 and B for the first line of the chorus,

E, F#m, C#m, F#m7 B and E for the second line of the chorus.

Second verse is the same as the first....

Second chorus follows the same chord pattern.

Then there's a bridge...E/B/E/C - and a horrible key change.

Third verse is F, Bb and C.....

Third chorus is F, Am7, Gm7(?) C and F for the first line, same again for the second line, then Gm7, C7 and F for the last two lines.

OK, hard, but do-able. The big problem comes when I try to transpose it to a key I can actually sing it in!

The original key is, I think, E - then changes to F.

I need it to be in A so's I can sing it - that'll give me the following chords.....

A, E, D, Dbm, Bm7, F#m7, Fm7, Bb, Eb, Dm, Cm7, Gm, Cm and F7. I like the A D and E chords for the verses, but after that it's all going a bit pear shaped.

I thought a capo might help....but thinking about it, there are only 12 semitones/chords. This song uses A and Am, Bb, B, C and C7, C#m7, Dm, E, F, F#m7, Gm and Gm7, and G#m - there's only Eb missing! So not much chance of making it easier there....

Oh well, I'll keep trying it in A and Bb....I do love a challenge. And this definitely counts as a challenge!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@bkangel)
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I'm just starting to pick through Take Five. My guitar teacher wants me to sharpen up my reading skills, and to work with something that isn't 3/4 or 4/4. (Take Five is 5/4.)

BKA has definitely gotta work to find her groove.

What I lack in talent and natural ability, I will have to make up with stubborness.


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(@minorkey)
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Well I was gonna learn 'Before You Accuse Me' using the lessons on here but it tells me the song cant be displayed due to copyright restrictions in my country! That kinda sucks!

If I go blind guide me. If I go deaf shoot me
http://mymusictree.blogspot.co.uk


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(@s1120)
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Latly I have been working on "In My time of dying" by Zep on my lap steel. Not somuch doing the whole song, just getting down most of the slide riffs in it.

Paul B


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(@nicktorres)
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Stolen Car....rough video of it here:

http://youtu.be/kuS-_yasDOU


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(@minorkey)
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Stolen Car....rough video of it here:

http://youtu.be/kuS-_yasDOU
Hey thats pretty good! Im not familiar with the song but it was good playing! I wouldn't have the guts to do that, feel strange recording myself!
You got a youtube channel link? Im playing it on my phone and the song ended and just took me back here.

If I go blind guide me. If I go deaf shoot me
http://mymusictree.blogspot.co.uk


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 cnev
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Latest song is Holiday - Green Day but I already have another I want to get to hopefully this week or next.

Country Song - Seether this song rocks along with some country twang. This is about as close to country as I'll get.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


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(@ghost)
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Ozzy ~Over The Mountain

Wow, I haven't picked up a guitar in long while. Practically hugged my Gibby V after all this time.

"If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell me to practise that bloody guitar!" -Vic Lewis

Everything is 42..... again.


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(@minorkey)
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Hunky Tunky blues- see my crappy video here:
http://fourfingerssixstrings.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-video.html

I need to slow it down and get some confidence- feel a heel videoing myself!

If I go blind guide me. If I go deaf shoot me
http://mymusictree.blogspot.co.uk


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(@blue-jay)
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People Get Ready, Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck version, except solo, I mean me as a solo, not the solo - like master Jeff!

Seriously, as a result, it becomes more like Curtis Mayfield or Temptations and I like his key, Rod sings too high for me?

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=people+get+ready+youtube&docid=1053829235661&mid=118B7CB466FD7D5886E8118B7CB466FD7D5886E8&FORM=LKVR28 #

So, is it doable? Many other ways but I prefer a capo and my own chords, you bet your sweet, loud blonde... acoustic guitar. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=people+get+ready+youtube&docid=1053829235661&mid=AA0D6446CB26D884E99AAA0D6446CB26D884E99A&FORM=LKVR18 #

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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(@legendaryk4)
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I am currently learning Machinehead from Bush. Have always wanted to learn it but never took the time too, not tripping up either due to I just started playing it. I also am working on Behemoths Christians to the lions. Just the lead parts in that are kicking my ***! :)


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