Hi Beamer. None of us that regularly post our own songs or reference other people's songs are happy with the chordpro situation but we do have to grin and bear it. No amount of moaning on so many different forums is going to get it done any quicker. This person ZG wants the penny and the bun, and I'm sorry if I offended anyone but I just lost patience with him and I don't think I'm the only one

2

(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

This Bill and Dondra

Right back at you mate. We all understand you're both going through the toughest time imaginable for parents. We also understand your focus must now be on Dondra and hers on you. Take your time Chordie is not going anywhere. We're here when you need us.

Love and kisses

Phill and Ann

great answer Doug.
mine would have been "i hope you find one soon and leave us in peace....bye"

4

(3 replies, posted in Poems)

i'm with you all the way. i laughed out loud because i know exactly where you're coming from, power tools of the first and second verses. the songs of the third and the fatal addiction of love in the fourth. this is a winner.

WELL THAT'S US TOLD! SO WHY DON'T YOU RESIGN YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND ASK FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION RETURNED? OH! NO ONE PAYS A SUBSCRIPTION, MAYBE YOU'D BE HAPPY WITH MY SHARE OF THE PICKLES WE GET FOR KEEPING THE SITE CLEAR OF RAVING LUNATICS AND SPAMMERS? THAT WAS A JOKE, YOU MUST KNOW WHAT THAT'S LIKE? IT'S A METAPHORICAL PICKLE.

Let me remind you of the rules: spam, abuse, bad language and threats are bannable offences and in my opinion you are stretching the line to the limit. You sound like a petulant child, stamping your feet because you cant get your own way. Man up, you've been informed of a work around, try it or do you just want everything laid out on a plate for your easy use?

I will probably get a slapped wrist for this reply, but it was worth it.

6

(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Jandle wrote:
Phill Williams wrote:

Hi Jim.
It's a song but not as I know it! It's so confusing...two lines that rhyme, one that doesn't, then a fourth line that rhymes with the first two? I said confusing not bad. I wish I had the guts and the talent to do it.
I then listened to your recording....first line is five beats, second is four beats etc I also noticed one or two lines with just three! As I said confusing. I'm a strict 4/4 or 3/4 kinda guy which is why when I've covered one of your songs I normalise them to suit my style. I realise now I might have been wrong?
You're writing talent is phenomenal and I intend to give this a close look and play later, warning, I may need to alter a few things to suit my style...again.

Didn't you wake the house up banging out on the guitar at 4.45 am?


Hmmm I think that is my trouble exactly Phill ......... my timing can be ALL OVER THE PLACE too and I don`t strictly stick to 4/4 or 3/4 timing (I do with cover songs - mostly) but when it comes to original songs, I can be all over the place.  The last time I tried to cover one of Jim`s song and my son was going to use his fancy recording equipment to record me and I was supposed to sing the song to the set beats ................ I was all over the place (as I just sing it as I hear it or can play it lol) ......... ended up my son quitting on me, told me he couldn`t record me lol.  The outcome since then ....... I haven`t recorded another original song as I realized I am not keeping time.   Probably comes from only learning to play instruments and trying to sing publically in the last few years ...... being self taught probably doesn`t help either lol smile

Hi  jandle

Tell your son he or you don't necessarily need a click track/metronome, perfect timing sometimes detract from the spontinaety of a song. Failing that, maybe he should record a backing track for you to add your vocals later?

7

(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Yep, looking forward to that. I got interested in music back in the early 50 s so I can't wait to get involved with that topic.

8

(8 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I saw one very similar if not the same two weeks ago but the wife was with me and she's only got time for clothes shopping so no try no buy! Went to that store last week but it's gone....life is a female dog!

9

(22 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Hi KIR, I noticed you posted same time as me which is why I didn't pass on my sympathys. Sorry for your loss.

10

(22 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

It's holiday season. I've already been away twice so I guess others may be doing the same?
Several members have complained of not getting replies, so why post when it gets ignored?
I check Chordie most mornings and have noticed the lack of real posts, plenty of spam which Doug sorts out for the most part, he never gets a mention for his good work by the way so, I'll do it WELL DONE DOUG.
Let's hope we can get some conversation going

11

(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi Jim.
It's a song but not as I know it! It's so confusing...two lines that rhyme, one that doesn't, then a fourth line that rhymes with the first two? I said confusing not bad. I wish I had the guts and the talent to do it.
I then listened to your recording....first line is five beats, second is four beats etc I also noticed one or two lines with just three! As I said confusing. I'm a strict 4/4 or 3/4 kinda guy which is why when I've covered one of your songs I normalise them to suit my style. I realise now I might have been wrong?
You're writing talent is phenomenal and I intend to give this a close look and play later, warning, I may need to alter a few things to suit my style...again.

Didn't you wake the house up banging out on the guitar at 4.45 am?

12

(8 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Yep, it's definitely off the naughty step. I never thought of it warping....even in a good way!

13

(8 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

about 10 years ago i packed up my fender strat because of some wear on the fretts and fingerboard. well that was my excuse!

i bought it back in 1972 from new, (a Mexican) left hand of course and in white. well i gigged it constantly in the 70's, 80's and 90's and some of the naughties. truth is i was never happy with the sound i got from it, so after buying a lot of different FX pedals including a cry baby wah wah, chorus, echo, fuzz etc then boss multies i gave up and bought an awful lump of firewood i wont name then my lovely telecaster.

so for quite a while i've been meaning to get it out and give it a go on my new pedals.....the action is superb, the sound was very raunchy and i couldn't detect that string buzz i had when i mothballed it.

can a guitar mend itself? or was it as happy as me to get it out of the box for a little while?

14

(19 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Not necessarily Doug. Over the years any metallic surface will collect dirt and grime, it will also wear with handling throwing the pitch. Of course it doesn't help to have tinnitus ringing constantly in your ears! Though I can still tune using harmonics, but you still need to get one string in perfect pitch.

15

(19 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Hi Bill.

If I recall correctly, Russ bought a guitar with an automatic tuner?
I have lots including pitch pipes, one each on my guitar processers (2) one on my PC of course one on my recorder and the one I use mostly on my vocal harmoniser. They all have slightly different pitches, so the important one is the harmoniser.

Here's a tip. When tuning start with the G string go to the D,A and low E before tuning the high E an D strings  a tip I got from Joe Walsh

16

(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

If I need to print out a song I just copy and paste into my wordprocessor then edit as required

17

(18 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

well done, you should be safe there. so happy new PA day

Bill, there's an old American saying;

YOU GET NOTHING FOR NOTHING.

We have a mail order company that sells things with "free shipping" that is they send it to you cost free. If it's not suitable eg too small and you need to return it you have to pay for the return. They have to make money somehow, don't they?

19

(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

in a previous life...eh Jim?

I've always played Stand by me in D major so you'd best stay on the drums when we get together Bill!

Roger Guppy once said he hates it when songs are written out with the chords on first verse and chorus so I've always written them out all the way through! Jim and Amy can get songs chopro'd properly maybe they can help us?

21

(18 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Bill....most certainly a vibrato unit turned full up by the sound of it!

BGD, they would need to be very small, the Venues I mean lol.  Someone once said "you can always turn down for smaller places but you can't turn up for the bigger ones". I like my sound to be right wherever I play and if I can't get it right I get very tetchy. The wife asks how did it go and I say crap and she says did they ask you back and I say yes then she says it can't have been that bad then?

This is me....if you are happy that's all that counts. Will you record any shows?

22

(18 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I had a quick look via your link, it's a 40 watt amp but Roland are a good make still the bass guitar notes may cut into your vocals and cause some distortion/drop outs. So I would advise getting a proper rig and on the smaller gigs just use one speaker.

23

(4 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Unfortunately though I am in complete agreement with you, not everyone has the same taste in music. You just have to grin and bear it.

On the other hand if there were show tunes playing I would find a new dentist.

24

(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Honestly that's what I meant. No breath, just lethargy. It was 6 months of pain and discomfort. I love cycling, playing badminton, swimming etc. No energy for any of it. Then it gradually went away. Light at the end of the tunnel

25

(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

After recent "incidents",. Note-- Also had to go from chain smoking, hard drinking to doing nothing in one step. It does get frustrating knowing that I can`t do anything like I used to anymore.

Sounds like your recent incidents have done you small favour?

About 20 years ago I had similar symptoms. After lengthy tests they discovered I had something called sarcoidosis. It's not very nice, I had to give up gigging for about a year and a lot of other things I enjoy doing.
I doubt that is what you're suffering, but it would be worth checking it out?