(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Great job!
Some time ago I considered buying a kit and building one. It never happened and I don't see it ever happening.

Any chance you could post a few pics so we can all see it?


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

Tenement Funster wrote:

If I were to assemble this list in a week's time, it could be quite different. smile

Scott and I started to video record everything we do about 1.5 years ago. After posting in this thread I decided to go back and look at some of the older stuff. There are some that we've only done once or twice, some that pop up periodically and others that are part of our standard rotation. The ones I listed above are pretty much regulars.

Roger Guppy wrote:

My opening song is very often 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.

And you do it beautifully. I heard it in NY a couple years ago. smile

I don't have a problem with the chords being printed for just the first verse and chorus. It forces me to learn the progression. I'll play the first verse and chorus over and over until I don't have to think about it anymore. Then I apply it to the rest of the song.

I know not everyone feels the same way but when I go to learn a song, I want to learn it. I don't want a book (or the electronic equivalent) in front of me all the time.

But hey, that's just my own personal pet peeve and it only applies to me.


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

Boy, this is a tough one. There are so many and it changes from week to week.

City of New Orleans- Steve Goodman
Down on the Corner- CCR
Bright Side of the Road- Van Morrison
El Paso- Marty Robbins
Mama Tried- Merle Haggard
Me and My Uncle- John Phillips( Mama's and the Papa's)
The Harder They Come- Jimmy Cliff
Jack-a-Roe- Traditional
Jack Straw- Weir/Barlow
Big River- Johnny Cash
Ripple- Garcia/Hunter
Eyes of the World- Garcia/Hunter
Friend of the Devil- Garcia/Hunter

I think I have 30-35 songs I know now. A huge leap from my first trip to Amy's in 2015.


(14 replies, posted in Songwriting)

TIGLJK wrote:

Phill did a cover on this - I put it on soundcloud - hope you will give it a visit

hope you liked it as much as I did   smile

Nice job to both of you. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_1017.gif


(6 replies, posted in Poems)

TF, I sure wish words would flow out of me the way they do for you.



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

I can't imagine a worse situation.

Warm thoughts and best wishes in this trying time Bill.


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

That comes shortly after Amy's in August and right before mine in October. On top of that September is really busy month for me work-wise.

Don't see me being able to make it.


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

I was at a family function yesterday when one of my cousin's broke the news. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_4529.gif
RIP Greg.


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

Happy Birthday Jeff!


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

mekidsmom wrote:

all the Mom-like people in Chordie land!  wink

Mom-like people?? 

Have you been working too hard?  http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_0166.gif smile

Happy Mothers Day Ladies.


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

Marshel54 wrote:

Great news. I got the guitar out to today to try it after surgery. Very pleased with the results. Sound wise a lot to work on, but fretting very very much better than when I gave it up 2 years ago. I was even able to fret the 12 string. A ways to go, but a lot better.

Excellent! Glad to hear it's working out for you. http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3190.gif

Doug_Smith wrote:

You only have 2 years of down time to make up for so I would expect once the calluses get back you'll be right in the mix again.  Most of us have had some down time over the years...

Quoted for truth.

I was out of the loop for nearly 20 years when I decided to dust off those rusty strings. It took me a couple months to bring back the basics. I went up to Amy's GTG about 7 months after I got back into it. First time I'd played in front of other people in a looooong time. I felt a bit overwhelmed. I hadn't yet recovered much of my repertoire by then but having kind, encouraging people around made it easy to jump right in.

Looking forward to meeting you at one or more of this years events.

August always works for me. I'm usually pretty busy with work obligations in July and I'm already taking a weekend for a local music festival.

You know I'll be there. It's become a tradition. smile


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

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Note left for you on Vim, UJB. I hadn't heard it in a very long time, and I think Dino would say he loved it as well.


Thanks Bill.

I don't really know it yet so I had it in front of me. Still managed to screw it up a couple times. roll


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

Scott and I recorded this last Sunday. It's the song that will be played at my memorial. I was working at camp Mon-Wed and just got to editing and uploading it tonight.

RIP Dino.



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

The same one you posted in: Chat Corner. smile

When something is coming up it's announced here.


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

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

Reading glasses. They are cheap. Available everywhere. Even at Dollar Tree.

That was my first thought too. I need reading glasses for almost any reading I do.


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

On the far left side of the tool bar you have the play/pause button. When the video has finished playing that button will be replaced by a partial circle with an with an arrow attached to the open end. That's now the "replay" button. Hit that and it will start over.


(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I'm not the resident tech expert around here but I have a theory.

Since CAMM_Jam made the changes, only CAMM_Jam is able to see them.

Let's say for example, you changed "Wish You Were Here" from the Key of "G" to the key of "D" because it's easier for you to sing in "D". Not everyone would find that easier so it remains in the original key for everyone but CAMM.

Have you asked  any of the other members of the group to log in. My guess is, if they sign in under CAMM the changes will be visible. If they have an account of their own and sign it with that one, they won't see the changes either.

I'm sure someone above my pay grade will be along to correct me if I'm wrong. smile


(16 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

Doug_Smith wrote:

... it does seem easy to remove when not in use, so maybe that's the trick.


I have a much, much older soundhole P-U. I just pop it in when I need it and take it out when I'm finished. Simple


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

Hi Bill! Good to see ya. smile


(8 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Many of us here, if not most, learned to play BI (Before Internet). We ALL started at the same place you are right now; a desire. 

Me personally, I bought the "John Pierce Guitar Chord Encyclopedia". I then bought a songbook that had a lot of songs that I wanted to learn. At that point it's just a matter of practice. Learn to play the chords and play them cleanly. You want to hear them ring. If you have a dull, muted sound, something is wrong. All the books and instructional video's won't do any good until you're really committed to practicing.

It's a journey. You won't get there tomorrow or next week or next month. But if you stick to it, you WILL get there.

Happy playing and enjoy the journey. It will be very satisfying.

Here's a video with a couple very basic first steps. There are 15 more vids by the same person to help you move along.


If I did this right, here is a chord chart with all the basic chords you'll need to help you get started.



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

Welcome Marshel. Glad to have you aboard.

The CT surgery should have you feeling better in no time

That's a beauty JJJ!!

Happy NGD.