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#1 2010-02-05 18:43:20

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OVER THE RAINBOW

I would like to give a little background on this song before I video tape my instrumental arrangement of it,the music was composed by Harold Arlen and the Lyrics by E.Y.Harburg in 1939 and sung by Judy Garland in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" I found the chord changes here on Chordie under "Over The Rainbow by Olivia Newton John" I have taken the liberty of re- arranging the basic chord structure by adding some additional minor 7th and diminished chords because the arrangement lacked a flowing transition to suit my treatment.I pre-recorded the basic guitar track so I could play a lead to it with my Boss RC-20XL loop station the lead solo is kicked through a Boss ME-50 using delay and distortion (fat setting on tone and rat on distortion) this was fed into a stereo Phonic pa, there are no other tracks added I will upload it later to myspace and provide a link to the video. smile


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#2 2010-02-05 19:14:15

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my apitite wetted, i wait in complete anticipation

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#3 2010-02-05 20:00:21

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Russell....what's happening here? Where's the Rock and Roll? I'm dying to hear this....please tell me you're going toughen it up a bit?????  smile


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#4 2010-02-05 21:08:05

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Russell,

I have been working on this song for awhile also. I am doing mine I should say trying to do a Eva Cassidy style. It takes alot of practice to play and sing this one. I am trying to get it down with just a vocal and guitar. Such a nice song smile

I will keep an eye out for yours smile


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#5 2010-02-05 22:34:35

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well this is no Eva Cassidy to be sure but its my arrangement a few minor boo boos but I left them in just to show you I am human lol besides overall I was pleased with it and re doing it again and again dilutes the original feeling hope you enjoy smile
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea … =102760401


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#6 2010-02-05 22:54:34

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That was really good, Russell.


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#7 2010-02-05 23:07:00

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Very Good Russell !!


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#8 2010-02-05 23:08:52

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Russell ,

One of the best things about music is the different twists people do with great songs like this smile


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#9 2010-02-05 23:53:50

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Thanks for taking time to give a listen I appreciate all your comments smile


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#10 2010-02-06 00:40:57

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Hey Rusell---another fine job, enjoyed your take on the lead. I mess around with song occasionally.   Mike


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#11 2010-02-06 02:46:08

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Now I liked that!...

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#12 2010-02-06 03:01:38

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hey Mike thanks its fun to mess around with songs like getting your hands into some soft wet clay lol

papaguitar wrote:

Hey Rusell---another fine job, enjoyed your take on the lead. I mess around with song occasionally.   Mike


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#13 2010-02-06 03:04:49

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Randy its been a bit how ya been? glad ya liked the tune it was fun arranging smile

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Now I liked that!...


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#14 2010-02-06 05:30:07

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Yer can still have yer rock n roll geo big_smile this is my favorite version,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcFm_yoslKs


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#15 2010-02-06 05:46:30

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Strange, beautiful music.  Nice job with it!


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#16 2010-02-06 07:40:17

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Thank you Stephen smile

06sc500 wrote:

Strange, beautiful music.  Nice job with it!


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#17 2010-02-06 10:47:24

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Re: OVER THE RAINBOW

Russ you are on a roll my friend that was excellent.
The arrangment for the strat was right on the money with the FX set just right. Upbeat without going over the top.
All in all one of your best covers.
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#18 2010-02-06 13:04:15

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Excellent Russell... I agree with Ark... just right and not over the top... in fact, I will even say it was beautiful!  I think even Judy would have liked your version!


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#19 2010-02-06 13:26:18

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Very impressive Russ, someday I hope to be able to understand the guitar like you. Thanks for sharing that with us all.

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#20 2010-02-06 13:46:05

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Ark its nice to hear this thank you this song has always been a favorite and untill I got the effects and loop station I most likely would not have attempted it thanks smile

arkady wrote:

Russ you are on a roll my friend that was excellent.
The arrangment for the strat was right on the money with the FX set just right. Upbeat without going over the top.
All in all one of your best covers.
Thanks
ark


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#21 2010-02-06 13:50:15

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MKM thank you even tho it is a older song there is a lot of emotion in the melody and Judy was able to bring it out I loved that movie (I still have a copy) glad you liked my take on it smile

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Excellent Russell... I agree with Ark... just right and not over the top... in fact, I will even say it was beautiful!  I think even Judy would have liked your version!


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#22 2010-02-06 13:53:14

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Cam it takes a while to feel comfortable with an instrument but once you do music is a real joy  I appreciate  your thoughts smile

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Very impressive Russ, someday I hope to be able to understand the guitar like you. Thanks for sharing that with us all.

Cam


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#23 2010-02-06 15:37:25

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Well done Sir. Excellent job (as always) I really liked your version.

I was expecting that strat to growl at some point though!! Another classic for your wedding band!!  smile


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#24 2010-02-06 15:49:42

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Geo thanks for commenting my strat can and will growl on songs that have a little more drive and edge to them this I felt needed more sustain and tonal quality looks like I may have to order the cumber bun (no way lol ) thanks for taking the time to give a listen smile

geoaguiar wrote:

Well done Sir. Excellent job (as always) I really liked your version.

I was expecting that strat to growl at some point though!! Another classic for your wedding band!!  smile


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#25 2010-02-06 23:05:13

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Lovely stuff Sir,

With a nice glass of red. i say Slainte " My tipple for tonight, as i stayed home .

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