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Offline Sweed77

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Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:53:43 pm »
Gentle On My Mind..  Written by John Hartford and of course made famous my Glenn Campbell. 

Started building this at an incredibly slow 60 bpm.  After a few weeks I think I'm ready to share  :) 


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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 09:02:02 pm »
Looking pretty good, Sweed, definitely well on the way.  Impressive feat to be able to keep the left hand, right hand going so smooth and consistent throughout, while singing.  And you did a fine job of the vocal, laid back and relaxed.  Accomplishment to be pretty pleased about, I'd say.

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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 10:18:21 pm »
Hey, Sweed, I really enjoyed that. Very relaxing vibe going on. I truly admire your finger style playing. I can picture you on stage entertaining. Really nice.
I’m with you on working something up from 60 BPM. I’m just finishing up one that I started at 60. It was agonizing🤪. 


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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 01:47:00 am »
Hey guys thanks for taking the time to listen and comment  :)

@ David,

Lots of practice finally resulted in some consistency. After about 8 weeks of practice I was able to play with some confidence and getting the guitar close to being on automatic as of Friday evening  ;)  Singing along on this song actually makes it easier to stay in rhythm.  There's so much going on with the fingers that it's easy to lose my spot, singing helps me keep focus on just where I'm at.

@ oldhead

Thanks appreciate the kind words, especially on the finger style.  It took some time to lock in on the pattern and count even at the slow 60 bpm.  You come up with a good word, "agonizing" to describe the experience  ;)
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 04:37:09 am »
S for Sweed, S for smooooooth. You've captured the fluid movement Sweed and your voice provides  a solid anchor for the stream of guitar sounds as they ripple over the stones. Your practise has paid off. This is most pleasing to mah ears.

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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 10:56:03 am »
I'm not familiar with this particular song (I don't really know many Glenn Campbell songs to be honest). I had a good listen to your cover and then had a look over on YouTube for the original and on the version I found he plays at a million miles an hour! I prefer your slowed down take as I feel it lets the song breathe and let me truly digest and appreciate what I was listening to.

Along with your vocal you made that guitar sing too all the time whilst making it look extremely easy in your performance. A really nice song to listen to and watching you perform so effortlessly and fluidly has left me in awe. :)

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S for Sweed, S for smooooooth. You've captured the fluid movement Sweed and your voice provides  a solid anchor for the stream of guitar sounds as they ripple over the stones. Your practise has paid off. This is most pleasing to mah ears.

It just needs more banjo like the original. ;D
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 03:14:58 pm »
Congratulations on a good performance Sweed, impressed with your fingerstyle playing cant be easy... Dont know the song but I liked it, the laid-back vocals sounds just fine.
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 08:52:02 pm »
@ batwoman

Thanks for listening and your kind words.  It's always fun reading your posts, you have such a creative way of expressing yourself.  I think you should write some songs  8)

@ Pilgrim

It was a huge song back in the day and Campbell was about as good as it gets on guitar.  That was 40 some years ago so not surprised that you have'n't heard it. 
Thanks for your kind words and while a banjo is not in the works I've started to tinker with an electric guitar version.  Though I can't promise anything will come of it, we'll see.

@Loefgren

Thanks for listening and commenting.  Finger style is a lot of fun but it takes many repetitions to ingrain it to where you no longer think about what you're doing.  It's kind of like riding a bike, you just keep trying and crashing until you suddenly don't.   ;)
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 03:42:06 pm »
Looking ultra comfortable and fluent there Sweed. The playing just seems to flow which is how it should be. I'm sure you've had to practice plenty to get to this stage so well done.

Nice vocal as well. Perhaps need to boost the volume of the recording a little. Always difficult I know to get the balance right.

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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 04:49:18 pm »
Most enjoyable and very relaxing performance :) Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!

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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 05:19:00 pm »
Very nice --you stylized it! You added a bit of a "lilt" with your vocals that makes it truly unique and all yours. Playing was smooth and steady as well. Cudos all the way around. 

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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 09:34:05 pm »
Rossco, Max-mue, and CT

Thanks guys for listening and the nice comments. 
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 09:55:16 pm »
Sweed,
Great cover. I remember this when it came out and I think you did a nice take on it. It had a nice laid back feel and like CT said, the "lilt" really gave it a personality.
Cheers,
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 02:58:15 am »
Thanks Glenn  :D
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Re: Gentle On My Mind (Glenn Campbell cover finger picked)
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 11:48:44 am »
I’ve always loved this song and you’re doing great on this. I love the nice relaxed picking with the continued emphasis on the high e, your deep voice is nice and rich against it.

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