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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3315 on: June 28, 2019, 01:33:30 am »
I recently learned a beautiful acoustic guitar arrangement of Pachabels Cannon which is so much fun to play.

That sounds like one you should post to AVOYP. One of my ambitions is to learn the Canon Rock version, but I could be inspired to (try to) learn an acoustic arrangement! 😃

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3316 on: June 28, 2019, 03:40:02 am »
That sounds like one you should post to AVOYP. One of my ambitions is to learn the Canon Rock version, but I could be inspired to (try to) learn an acoustic arrangement!

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I think you'll like the acoustic arrangement Mari.   I found it challenging but not overly difficult.  I really enjoy playing it, one of those very satisfying tunes.   I love cannon rock too! Never tried learning the whole thing but I've done lots of jamming along with the backing just for fun,  and fun it is.       I'll possibly do a vid of cannon as you suggested Mari.  I'd be happy to knowing you may get something out of it.   Leave it with me.  Cheers





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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3317 on: July 21, 2019, 07:54:45 pm »
Mrs C and I have been avidly watching The fine TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale.
Series 3 is currently being broadcast in the UK.
Oh my - what prescient writing. It is spookily close to current events.
Anyway - series 3 episode 3 ...
There is a closing sequence in which the main protagonist delivers a monologue which seems to foretell of a tide turning.
And the background music is a song I used to listen to and play so many times in my younger days.
Yet a song I had totally forgotten about.
I was transfixed.
The song over powered what was a hugely powerful sequence in the drama.
Just because of the association I had of it.
I was unable to multi-task but could only listen to the song and not the monologue.
I had to re-watch the entire sequence next day and make myself concentrate on the characters words rather than the song.
And what a magnificent, powerful and moving sequence it is.
But wow, the song is all that too.
Perfect combination.

So, today was new string day on the acoustic.
And I had some spare time for playing.
I took the golden moment of crisp new strings and tuned to open D tuning.
D A D F# A D
I checked I still knew the basic shapes and then, for the first time in over 25 years, I played this:




Play it loud and soak it up.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3318 on: July 21, 2019, 08:06:53 pm »
And so, whilst in open D tuning I spent some merry time learning or re-learning:

Big Yellow Taxi

Shelter From The Storm
Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist Of Fate
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Up To Me
Dylan was big in to the open tuning for Blood on the Tracks - open E mostly though so capo 2 from open D.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3319 on: August 23, 2019, 08:53:51 pm »
I've been having a go at drop D, nothing exciting, the intro to A Day Of The Races and She's So Heavy the Beatles
The intro was the first thing I've tried to transcribe myself, She's So Heavy its repetative, but it helps me with a shake I have in my left hand, also I do the bass track for Boris the Spider which helps my hand (standard tuning) and  Black Sabbath's End Of The Beginning


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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3320 on: August 23, 2019, 09:16:27 pm »
More open tuning from me

Open G
Romeo & Juliet - Direc Straits
That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
Plus
Standard tuning
More Than Words - Extreme

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3321 on: August 24, 2019, 08:56:18 am »
More open tuning from me

Open G
Romeo & Juliet - Direc Straits
That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
Plus
Standard tuning
More Than Words - Extreme

More than words is a great one to learn, the syncopated slaps have always been my nemesis! I will get it some day 😂
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3322 on: August 24, 2019, 09:18:48 am »
Yeah, Darrell, you suggested I give it a shot ... so just listened to the original recording on the Pronograffiti album. 

Beautiful. 

So not sure what you mean by the "slaps" ... the steady percussive hit throughout perhaps.  ??? 

And then there are the body taps.   ::)   And if you tried to reproduce the original, the lead just before the outro with the harmonics with vibrato.   :o   And that is all before we talk about trying to sing the song.   :-X

But a challenge for some day ... one day

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3323 on: August 24, 2019, 11:25:20 am »
Yes David, that’s it the percussive part that goes on throughout - I made the mistake of learning the chords first without the percussive part and then trying to add it later, big mistake, start as per Justin’s lesson for it, in the long term of learning the song it’s much better!
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3324 on: August 24, 2019, 12:54:48 pm »
Yes David, that’s it the percussive part that goes on throughout - I made the mistake of learning the chords first without the percussive part and then trying to add it later, big mistake, start as per Justin’s lesson for it, in the long term of learning the song it’s much better!

Thanks for the tip, Darrell ... I'll save the Justin Lesson for later.  For now am plugging away at a steady bass note for some 12 bar blues :)  So much harder to do that than just strumming a shuffle  :o

 

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