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(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Enjoyed your version btw. Very polished mix and using the keyboard gives it an interesting sound I really wasn't expecting.

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(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hey Phill - I gave your layout a tweak so the first F#7 isn't being stepped on by Bm. Feel free to take it out if you don't like it.

Enjoyed your song Jim. I think Derek might do a good cover job. He did one of mine good a while back. I'll see if I can give it a try too.

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(2 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hey Scott - My opinion is that yes, this is absolutely a song, or song in work, and both tracks sound to me pretty good as well. As for sounding like another song, I find that about the stuff I write all the time. I too don't have any intent, but I don't think I can help from being influenced by music I hear or have heard. New songs for me come out of a combination of many different things that have crossed my path, kind of like how a chef comes up with a new recipe from being influenced by their previous experience cooking, eating, and living.

Thanks Ark

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Hi, jets60

Please do post the link when you can. It's astounding how many of you are accomplished lyricists and guitarists. I get hit by the odd "idea" every now and then, start to write and the next thing I know I'm "telling a story" and I need to give this guy a happy ending or start over. Somehow, though I never get back to it and off it goes into the trunk where it languishes with all the other unfinished stuff. I call it "writing myself into a corner". smile

Bill

Hey Bill - Thanks for your kind words, but I just try and keep it simple and stick with whatever idea comes to me and gets me writing. I have some story songs out there too, and those can be fun to play around with. Also fun is if you want to break the story song into one or more songs.

I posted the link the other night, but it might be hard to see. Here it is again:

https://soundcloud.com/jets60/substanti … ial-things

Thanks Pete - It was fun to write and perform, but I had to push myself to hit the highs...mostly due to pollen in the air with spring and all. Left my voice a little raw when I finally was done.

Thanks TF - I put up a scratch recording if anyone wants to hear how it goes. https://soundcloud.com/jets60/substanti … ial-things

Updated....sausage for bacon....spring for fall....now it's all true. smile And Michiyo is happy again.

Phill Williams wrote:

I often think when I see descriptive songs like this...are they fact or made up? This I believe to be a true happening, maybe not on the same trip or the same time. Beautifully written, I don't have my guitar with me and I'd so like to play it.

Post the recording soon

You nailed it Phill...The only changes from things that actually happened this weekend were I changed sausage to bacon ....and spring to fall....but all this is from a quick little get away I'm on in Sapphire Valley, NC. I do recommend this area for those of you who like mountains, waterfalls, and little to no traffic noise. BTW....my wife Michiyo said I should change it to spring....so I'm thinking about doing that.

Thanks and I should have it posted tom my soundcloud page by next weekend.

Hey you all. My first song posting here in a long while.Hope you all enjoy.

Substantial Love for Insubstantial Things - Jeff Gilpin


April 29, 2018




[G]Waking up early just to see the sun rise


The look of laughter when it's [G7]lingering in your eyes


The [C7]smell of cooking sausage from the other room


[G]Your voice saying breakfast'll be ready soon


[D7]Stuff that inspires with the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things




I've got sub[G]stantial love for insubstantial things


And all the pleasure that [G7]all that stuff brings


[C7]Stuff you can't buy or put on a price


Or [G]hold in your hand and say ah that's nice


[D7]Stuff that inspires by the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things





[G]Taking a hike in early spring


Mist in your face from a [G7]waterfall


A [C7]nice cool breeze when you're all hot with sweat


[G]Anticipation when you're not there yet


[D7]Stuff that inspires by the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things





I've got sub[G]stantial love for insubstantial things


And all the pleasure that [G7]all that stuff brings


[C7]Stuff you can't buy or put on a price


Or [G]hold in your hand and say ah that's nice


[D7]Stuff that inspires by the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things



[G]Driving in the mountains and the sights I see


Sitting in the car just [G7]you and me


[C7]Sneaking up behind you when you're all alone ah


The [G]gasp of your breath when you hear me say hola


[D7]Stuff that inspires by the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things






I've got sub[G]stantial love for insubstantial things


And all the pleasure that [G7]all that stuff brings


[C7]Stuff you can't buy or put on a price


Or [G]hold in your hand and say ah that's nice


[D7]Stuff that inspires by the joy it brings


I've [C7]got substantial love for insubstantial things .....[G7]



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(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

TIGLJK wrote:

does anyone know if or how I can add this to my songbook ?

I do indeed. Roger showed me a trick for adding your own music to one of your songbooks. Goes like this:

1 - Add a song to your book. (Maybe pick a song with a title close to yours but your call here.)

2 - Select the edit function.

3 - Paste in your song over the song you added and fix any formatting if needed.

4 - Preview to make  sure it looks  correct.

5 - Save it.

That's it! Good luck!

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(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Found this if you want to use it: "In the standard tuning (EADGBE) the open chord is A11/E."

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(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Phill Williams wrote:

you have my unbridled thanks, Jets, i struggled for ages trying to get that bit to work, i'd love to know how you managed it as i thought i'd done everything as written in the sticky?

To be truthful, I kind of played around with a few things to eventually get it to format correctly. Here's what I eventually found out: 1 - no gaps between title & name & tempo. If you leave gaps (as in blank lines) it messes it up; 2 - I ended up putting brackets around each chord and dashes in your solo and that that kept the solo chords on a separate line.

Also the "4/4 country rock"  was missing the "c:" but that was an easy fix. It's all good now though.

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(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hey Phill - Did a little edit to fix the solo text stepping on the last chorus...also getting your name to show up at the top...and the "4/4 country rock"

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(3 replies, posted in Electric)

Phill Williams wrote:

I've split and moved this post and Jets reply.

Thread bombing to me is like photobombing. So eleczo, if you want to join in a conversation keep to the theme. If you want to begin your own thread open a new topic. If you're thinking of adding spam.... DON'T!

Thanks for doing this Phill! You are going to have to show me how so I can do it myself next time. big_smile

Found it..like it too...https://soundcloud.com/user123641034/no … e-throttle

I bet others will as well! Great first song here, but you set your bar pretty high in my opinion.

Hey Deadeye - Thanks for posting this. I think it will sound great. I'll look for it on soundcloud and see if I can find it, and add the link if I do. You shouldn't have to wait too long. Welcome!

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

I'm around but I don't post much. I'll try and be better.

I have significant hearing loss in both ears and I wear hearing aids at work, but I never like to use them when I play and sing. It messes me up for some reason. Kind of makes me sound different from I'm used to hearing without the aids. I remember back when I was much more active at open mics a few years ago. I would always drive home at the end of the night with my ears ringing due to some of the performers really playing loud. I am sure my hearing got worse for that experience but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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(3 replies, posted in Electric)

eleczo wrote:

Hi all, just planned to go guitar class before that have to purchase guitar, so kindly suggest me best guitar.

Hey eleczo,

I recommend you start a new thread on your request. You will no doubt get more responses.

Good luck!

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(1 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hey Zen - Sorry, chordpro is still broken.

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(5 replies, posted in Song requests)

Hey Anne - I see you stopped by their Facebook page and commented that you liked their song (Dead and Gone) and were looking for their lyrics. I hope they reply because I have searched and not been able to find those lyrics anywhere. Good luck.

Hey Zen - Yep, that hasn't work since the new format change. The fix is still in work but no idea when that will happen. Thanks for your patience.