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29 May 2013 - 03:39 PMBuc, I know you know what I mean because I know you've taken breaks too. Life happens, other things come into play, etc.
Em7, walnut tea? Never seen that. Sounds good tho!
Zombywoof, 10 years and you came back. You are obviously enjoying it again. The love for music never goes away I think.
Jedzep, great idea! The Southern Jumbo is down a full step I think. I will switch to that one for awhile. I grabbed the J-185 as it was the top of the stack. Both have medium strings on them so I can really feel it.
BigKahune, I hear ya on the forgetting arrangements thing. I'm trying to decipher my chicken scratch on my notes here and it's questionnable. "I play this in D" is scratched out, then "I play this in Bb" is scratched out then "I play this with an arpeggio" is scratched out. What a mess! Shoulda kept beter notes!
I'm having a great old time here this afternoon tho. The fingertips are holding up surprisingly well, as long as I take short breaks. Playing old favourites.... Kathleen Edwards' In State, Edward Bear's You, Me and Mexico (all bar chords, yay for me! hah), Ray LaMontagne's Hold You In My Arms and many others. It's sure good to get back at it.
29 May 2013 - 12:56 PMEuroaussie, I know what you mean about having a Gibson to motivate the return! 1995 to 2008 is a significant break! Thanks for the welcome back
Smurf, when I try to play simple bar chords I hear a whole lot of buzzing going on Definitely lost strength in my left hand and my right hand doesn't seem to 'get it' yet, altho' travis picking seems to be coming back pretty good, just no speed yet. Can you recommend any good DVD's?
By the way, the song that prompted my return was But You Know I love You by AKUS. I never did come up with a good arrangement for that one, but in searching for the chords/lyrics in my books, found a whole bunch of other songs that I used to play. LOL The rescue pigeon really likes AKUS!
29 May 2013 - 12:49 PMSteve!! Oh my goodness, we go waaaaay back I still remember the original forum. Thanks for the welcome back and hope you're doing well.
AnneS, yes, it does seem to be coming back. I am now remembering little A7 runs I used to throw into songs, etc so there's hope on the horizon lol. Thank you for the heads up on the new John Denver CD (in your song thread). I seem to be going through a JD thing these days.
J45nick, sailing around the world? WOW! What an adventure! Re the re-kindling.... I think as a musician or lover of music, it never goes away. Did you keep the guitar watered while in storage? I have been really good at checking and watering the guitars, even when not playing for all this time. They're no worse for wear, or lack of wear! It's so nice to decide in the spur of the moment that I want to play a guitar and have the wherewithall to haul out a stellar Gibson from its case and pluck away to my heart's delight.
18 May 2013 - 05:01 PMAbsolutely lovely!! Am listening to it for the third time now <3
I don't know if I should tell you this or not but I have a rescue bird in the house at the moment (feral pigeon ran into window of friend's house, oh yeah, call Karen, she'll save it [rolls eyes], seeds and feathers from here to eternity, like I need more housework to do..... anyway). This bird responds to certain songs and artists. He loves Kenny Chesney, Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver and....... your new song!
18 May 2013 - 04:46 PMGreat tune Buc! I haven't been here either and have even lost my callouses from lack of playing
Re moving.... one of my favourite songs...... played on a Martin I believe but could be wrong....