(4 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Sounds like a good deal to me.  There are a few Guild owners among the ranks here, and I would have to say that I have read/heard nothing but praise for the Brand.  That said, it is a personal choice and if it fits you and sounds like a keeper when you play it you should own it. IMO smile


(1 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Most songbook/log-on problems can be solved by clearing the cache, logging out and then logging back in again.  There are a few threads up in the About Chordie section with helpful hints and things to try which you might take a gander at.  Also your problem might get more (and better) attention up in that department where the "specialists" hang out.


(2 replies, posted in Song requests)

You might try feeding a mp3 recording of it into:  https://chordify.net/
and see what it can resolve for you.  I'm not good enough to figure out Accordian music by ear, but they might "see" it as organ or keyboard and get you the general progression.

Good Luck


(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Kevin, I wouldn't worry too much about what might happen to Chordie.  Your mail contacts might have been grabbed and we will keep a watchful eye on any mail that might come from you (thanks to your notice).  I don't believe there is anything on this site that is "forward facing" that is of use to potential "phishers" so your account/membership here is of little value to hackers. Change your password and you should be OK.

Along with CG's comments, you might consider reformatting your PC and doing a clean install of your operating system and installing any software you use from known sources or backup archives (you do have them.... right??).  I usually have little faith in  cleanup software as they generally are kind of "closing the barn door afterwards" more of a mitigating the damage thing.  It's always been easier to just toss the whole lot and start fresh rather than risk missing something, at least for me. Don't forget to gather any "proprietary Drivers" so you won't have to hunt them down afterwards if you decide to go that way.

As they say: __it happens!


(1 replies, posted in Music theory)

What you are looking for is hiding down in the Music Theory Section.... I think.  There was an issue with some of the images not having links working there for awhile, but Jerome is aware of the trouble and likely has sorted that out by now.  It should be up in the "Stickys" glued to the top of the forum, one covering major and another on minor scales.


(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

The song is Indexed here on Chordie:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 27620.html

How things print is more a function of what your printer settings are as related to page layout.  Not knowing what you are using and all that, it is difficult to give you a "one-line" answer to your question, but for me, I usually just choose "Print to File" and "save as" PDF into a folder in "My Documents".  Then after it is essentially "saved" to my hard drive, I can then open a document editor like Word and change the spacing, font and margins to get the text to fit onto one page only.  Then using print preview you could check to see that the finished document will in fact print on one page.  Save your changes and then print as many as you wish to add to your binder, or as I do just move the file into a folder named something like "Music/John Denver", which can be put on a thumb drive and carried wherever I go to access on any device with or without Internet Available.

Hope that is helpful.


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

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

I have the full support of some of my friends. Some won`t like it. Wish me luck. Time to try a different way of living now. Starting yesterday.

Those that support you ARE your Friends, those that won't like it MAY not be (so much)...... YOU gotta' do what's best for YOU.  Happy to know you are still OK !!


(8 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Your "Own Work" or someone else's (possibly copyrighted material) ?

Original stuff you can usually post in the Songwriting section.... but that won't be indexed and easily available to the rest of the World.  I can't think offhand of anyone who will "publish" copyrighted material without some sort of release from the owner/s...... there are Lawyers who make a living out of going after folks that do.  But there should be someone out there who is more up on the subject than me who might wander along and advise you.

I play a Celebrity Elite shallow bowl.... should have gone with the larger volume body in retrospect.  The Bass is a little weak and unamplified it does not project with as much volume as the Balladeer line.  Changing string gauges helps with the former, but the latter, you have to be more aggressive especially in groups to be heard in the mix.
Otherwise no complaints, it has been a stable and easy to play instrument with a fast neck and nicely radius fretboard that is similar to my Epi solid body electric even in the higher neck positions.  Gotta play a few to see how they fit you though.... that round back takes some adjusting to, and a strap almost a must.


(8 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Dirty Ed wrote:

It can be yours for just $653.72

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Ty … ation.html

Plus Freight and Import Tariffs.....  You know how it works, have a good idea of how it's made, and can likely find someone to build something similar locally for less....
but might face a Patent Suit.

It's cool, but I can neither afford the item or the Solicitor !!


(1 replies, posted in Song requests)


This should get you there, and sounds correct to me although you might try the same chords further up the neck with Barres to get the tone closer if you want.


(5 replies, posted in Recording)

Howdy again Bill !!

That Blue Snowball is a condenser USB (at least mine is), so easy to hook up and no additional amps and such to fuss with.  You can continue to use your gaming headphones for monitoring, and I would actually recommend that because the Snowball is VERY sensitive and even with the headphones parked on the desk within a foot or so it might "hear" and start a feedback from it.  The Condenser part in the description means that it has an "active" microphonic element as opposed to being passive (or in Mic jargon "Dynamic") which means it needs a power source to function (which it gets from the USB).


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

So you're getting the Band back together and they don't have to supply their own gear !!  May have to upgrade the electrical though..... wink

Have a Happy New Year and Stay Safe;

PS: new Smoke Alarm Batteries !?!  I change mine at New Years and 4th of July..... cheap Insurance.


(2 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I can help Bill !!  Sure do wish I had video Skype right about now.... but here goes with my attempt at describing how to get you there without a lot of complicated jibberish.

We are assuming you use the "common" G fingering with your Index, Middle, Ring fingers, so we'll start there with the G chord (give it a strum).  Now lift your I & M fingers leaving the R still on the e string 3rd fret,  slide your R to the 2nd fret and place your I & M into position for the D7 chord (strum). As you see you can reduce the number of finger movements to only two + a slide and that one "keeps" your place in the string "stack" making it easier to change between those two chords without having to look and verify if you have the correct strings fretted.

Now let's get you to that (dreaded) B7.....  We will be using the D7 shape we just did and moving it vertically towards the Bass Tones one string at a time.  Make your D7 as above, lift all three fingers (while keeping that shape and move up one string so your I is on the G string (strum).  That chord is the AMaj7 (also referred sometimes as C#m7 as an inversion). Move that D7 shape again up one string so the I is on the D string, and add your Pinky on the e string (high e) at the 2nd fret (strum).  Voila the B7 in the first position !!

What I always found was getting that darn Pinky involved was a pain.  Firstly it has no strength, and secondly these hands have taken a beating over time and don't want to cooperate.  I started changing the fingers used for the G to M R P and now switch between sets of fingers depending on what chord I'm coming from or going to.... takes time.

Have Fun !!


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

Happy Birthday Amy !!!   Like "Wine only gets Better" and I happen to know a "little" about that too!

Especially that Pinot with a Beer chaser is never a good idea.

Be safe and Enjoy.... There might be Fireworks after !!

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

I do that a lot, Beamer, but it also has to be easy. Like D A G. Sometimes when I try to transpose, it leads me to stuff like B flat minor 7th sustained  augmented over easy and sharply diminished. smile

That come with Bacon, Hash Browns, Toast and Coffee too?  Try capo on 2, C/G  F and G.....and capo down/up from there wink


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

Well I guess that's what happens when you are disconnected from the world for a day....  I'd heard that Debbie had a medical emergency (presumed Stroke), but not that it was Terminal.  Thanks for the update Bill, and by the by, how's your BP these days??  Getting a "handle" on it we hope !


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

Here Hear !!!    A Very Happy Christmas to all out there in "Chordieland" !!

Be happy, spend time with friends and loved ones, make music, don't overindulge (much), and above all be Safe out there.

Yeah it's not the good Ol' Fruity Loops it once was, but a more fully functional iteration and getting up into the realm of a mature DAW.  Like Scott said a big step up from Audacity.


(15 replies, posted in Electric)

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

. I have never used flat acoustic strings. They are all I use now on electrics. I was wondering about tone loss. They do sound enticing. If I find a set of strings I really like, I don`t care about the cost.

One thing I noticed about flat wound acoustic strings especially in the 80/20 Bronze, is that they sound kinda mellow compared to round wound (less bright).  Not much but a little, the Thomastik brand does come with the bass E string round wound, which was disappointing as I had expected the entire set to be flat wound..... meant that I had to make an effort to fully "unload" my barre chords when changing frets to totally avoid all squeaking.  Thus this time around I made the change to D'Addario FT117s. In my earlier post I said they were .012, but the set I'm using is .013.  They start out as a regular round wound string that is then drawn and polished so the outer surface is very smooth and quiet like a coated string without losing the brightness of a standard string set.  "Almost Flat Wound" but not.... good value and I personally like the tone and longevity they seem to be giving.  I have them on both my shallow bodied Ovation A/E. and an EJ200 Epi, & liking the sound.  Still have Earthwoods on my 12 though which is what it's been happily running for something like 30 years now (not the same set just the same Brand ).  smile

ETA:  My solid body electric still has a set of flat wound Thomastik Jazz-Swing .012s on it and they sound just as good as the day I put them on over a year ago..... it does get less mileage than any acoustic in the house !!


(15 replies, posted in Electric)

Joey, your Plectrums were Thomastik correct?  I also had good results and long life from the sets I have used.  The Thomastik Enfeld strings are a bit spendy, so this last time around went for  D'Addario Flat-Tops in the FT .012 set.  I find them fairly quiet like true "flat wound" strings but with a bit brighter tone..... they seem to be holding up quite well so far as sound etc.  So you might consider them for a change.


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

Welcome Back !!  Sometimes life gets in the way, and we all understand that.  Nice to have you "home" and the community has grown, there are a few new faces in the crowd and more than a couple not too far from where you are.  Us here in the West kinda envy you folks on the "right side of the Continent" for having opportunities to gather together fairly often...... but that's just Geography.

Make yerself to home !

We know he's all "twitterpated" about that new "toy", but best to be cautious anyway.  We know Dondra will keep Bill doing exactly whatever the Doc says to...... so can only wish you a speedy recovery there Buddy !!

Love to you Both from this corner of the World !


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

Scott, it weren't us !!!  It was Facebook.... or maybe it was you !?  Just messin' with ya.  wink