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(@kent_eh)
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24/02/2010 1:04 pm  

Not that I want to argue, but here's another example of an artist who seems to want people to actually be able to learn and play his songs.
Gordon Lightfoot has both the lyrics and chords to most of his songs on his web site.
Including some songs that he wrote, but never released or recorded

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my headSo I looked like I was deep


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(@rparker)
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24/02/2010 1:20 pm  

That's quite a find, Kent. Thanks for sharing.

Nope, it's not an argument at all. If he put his stuff up there for us and with chords to boot, that pretty much sums up his intentions. No disclaimer about recording and selling his songs on your own, though, but that has got to be assumed, eh?

Roy"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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25/02/2010 9:13 pm  

I was thinking about it these days. Did you remember Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451? I don't want to reveal the ending of the book but perhaps a similar approach could be applied here...


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(@joehempel)
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26/02/2010 3:13 am  

Wow, that's really cool.

The Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson did a quick video tutorial on the song Crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnD769xbMKE

It's cool to see artists doing this stuff. Even Lady Antebellum guitarist got into the action to teach the song Need You Now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQliobGE9Hg

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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 Nuno
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26/02/2010 8:02 am  

Rui Veloso (see my avatar) had several song in his web ( http://www.ruiveloso.net/ ) and an extra in one of his DVDs is 30' video in which he explains how to play several of his songs and how the people plays incorrectly because they use different chords (very fun).

BTW he has a new DVD... I have to return to Portugal... 8)


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(@kent_eh)
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26/02/2010 12:03 pm  

Hmmm... I see a new thread coming on...

Subject: Artists who want you to learn to play their songs

Optional subtitle: despite what certain cartels want :wink:

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my headSo I looked like I was deep


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(@trguitar)
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26/02/2010 9:18 pm  

Buck Dharma has some tab on his site. I think artists want people to play their stuff. I think they only care about getting paid for their records.

http://www.buckdharma.com/Guitar/Tabs.shtml

More Cow Bell!

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


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 Nuno
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27/02/2010 10:38 am  

And Dream Theater (and Liquid Tension Experiment): http://www.dreamtheater.net/media_tabs.php

However, they are publishing the songs made by themselves. The problem here (GN) is many song (all?) used as lessons have copyright and that is very much stuff, it is a lot of work!

On the other hand, not all the songs are equally interesting for visitors. Usually you want to learn (with) songs that you know. I mean, I prefer to learn to play a Beatles song than a, for example, Buck Dharma song, basically because I never heard about the band, others will say the same about Veloso, etc.


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(@jmb-d)
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27/02/2010 1:44 pm  

And Dream Theater (and Liquid Tension Experiment): http://www.dreamtheater.net/media_tabs.php

Off-topic: The wife and I are going to see Tony Levin in May. 8)

In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don't wobble. -- Yun-Men


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11/03/2010 7:16 pm  

Any update?

Do you remember "The Major of Zalamea"? I commented it some posts ago. Today a newspaper published they will play a new adaptation that it is not registered in that association (the newspaper does not say the license that the new authors are using). The link (I'm sorry, Spanish only).


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(@dogbite)
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(@paulhackett)
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12/03/2010 5:23 am  

Thanks for that. I haven't seen that sketch for years. It's truly inspirational.

I've always believed we should have the little dots for your fingers.


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(@greybeard)
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12/03/2010 7:55 am  

I've always believed we should have the little dots for your fingers.
Having dots would make it very difficult to pick things up, wouldn't it? 8)

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in any dictionary?Greybeard's PagesMy Articles & Reviews on GN


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(@bangthatdrum)
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20/03/2010 11:25 pm  

Unbelievable, but why on earth did you cave so readily, you can always save a copy of the site and host it somewhere else. What good is this site now? All your years of hard work and dedication have gone up in smoke and for what? You should be putting up more of a fight than this. Without tabs you won't have any visitors anyway. Lawyers are all about scare tactics and you bought it, if some random dude sent you a letter would you act upon it, no, of course not. Put the tabs back and fight this.


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(@paulhackett)
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21/03/2010 2:15 am  

Guitar Noise isn't really a guitar tab site. I think a lot of visitors are here for what we have other than tab. But I guess we'll see.

Thanks for the comments.


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