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(@stellabloo)
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Thanks Ken!

You've always say such nice things! ... but you've been WAY too modest about YOUR videos which I can't believe you didn't send me any but I gave you 5 out of 5 Jerrys anyway

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's really all about?

~ why yes, I am available on youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/stellabloo


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(@trguitar)
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Stella, watched a couple of things. Good move moving off the beginners thread. You are a guitar player now, not a beginner. Keep up the good work.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@stellabloo)
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Thanks Terry! :D ... when I think of Beginner's Videos I think of Dylan baring his soul from the first moment he picked up a guitar 8) but he really made me realize that I had NO EXCUSES

Nice "man-cave" btw, hope you'll post some more videos soon

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's really all about?

~ why yes, I am available on youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/stellabloo


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(@stellabloo)
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I'm BAAAACK with another original ....

... which I've had up on youtube a couple of days and the general consensus so far is that this is the SADDEST song ever which surprises me because none of the songs I play are terribly cheerful. Sometimes I feel I should learn something happy to play for the kids but it just never worked that way. Early Morning Rain? :( Friend of the Devil ? :?

Anyway the reason I posted this particular song is because I can actually play it. I've been struggling with tendon pain on and off for the last year - yes, I do try to mix up playing position and also loosen up the death grip on the fretboard - but I've come back full circle to playing a few minutes every day instead of an hour every other day - and also being happy just to make music instead pushing myself to play more and more difficult pieces.

Thanks again for all the feedback and constructive criticism! Somewhere between the housework and dropping off and picking up the kids and going to work is a tiny island of virtual reality where I play guitar and others care enough to stop and listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j03PD68RXwI

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's really all about?

~ why yes, I am available on youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/stellabloo


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(@violet-s)
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Nice work Stella, I enjoyed listening to some of your work, good voice and your guitar playing sounds good, well done :)


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(@stellabloo)
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:D Thank you for your kind comments!

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's really all about?

~ why yes, I am available on youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/stellabloo


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Your welcome Stella, keep em coming!
I listen to the classical radio station on the way to driving my son to school and some singing by a Canadian choir came on this morning, it was so beautiful and soothing - I tried to find them on my website CD shop but I couldn't remember their name, I'll try and find it and write it here for you, you may know them, what struck me was that it really calmed my nerves :)


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Well, I figured I should graduate and join Stella and the gang on this thread. Its officially been one year since I picked up the guitar, and I'm quite grateful to this site and especially to those brave souls on the beginner thread. Perhaps one day I'll be brave enough to post on You Tube, but for now I'm still playing it safe!

This is my rendition of "Tomorrow Night", an old Bob Dylan song, and before that Elvis. Other than the intro, which I pieced together from all the different versions I could find, the strumming pattern is pretty simple. Too bad I couldn't make it sound more like Bob Dylan, but alas, I have no harmonica!

http://s784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/burning_giraffe001/?action=view&current=clip-2010-03-04121418.flv

Diana

Gott weiβ ich will kein Engel sein


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A very nice original Stella, and glad to have finally met. :D Really enjoyable, other youtubes too! Nice going.

Good work there too, dd, or is it fun. Yeah, fun! You have other tubes there as well Diana. Good barre chord.

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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Heh Diana, that's beautiful, I loved your performance! Look forward to more!

Heh Stella, I found that music I referred to - it was Studio de Musque Ancienne de Montreal, and the CD was
Roma Triumphans, it might have seemed random me mentioning it but I thought of you when you said after driving your kids to school you look forward to your oasis of guitar playing at home :D


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(@stellabloo)
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Diana you have a beautiful singing voice! And you seem to have the singing-while-playing thing down which was the hardest part for me I hope the fact that I didn't get notifications on this thred put you off posting more videos! You have the gift, don't ever lose the fire <3

Yes I'm still alive - Happy Year of the Rabbit to anyone reading this post (!) - and still playing my guitar using the techniques I shamelessly ripped off Guitarnoise beginner lessons to write my own songs. I can't take any credit for the songwriting because the songs want to be written, I just have to learn how to play them by ear (never my forte so will gladly take credit for that part ). Critical feedback greatly appreciated! Anyone wanting to post their stuff to my facebook page @ Gita Beryl is most welcome!

My most recent video, which almost got posted in time for the lunar new year - Time Is A Beggar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE5h4kzgHC0

Something I've decided to call "folk sampling" because, what would you call it - Into The Light:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7KyiBUwg-I

Fallen Ones, from last summer - we are moving into the realm of political commentary here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPewp3ZcuL8

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's really all about?

~ why yes, I am available on youtube ~
http://www.youtube.com/stellabloo


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