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

Zappa had some cool runs that I use sometimes, particularly  whole tone and any Lydian or myxolydian modes.
usually over a pedal or two chord vamp.

Check out Shut Up 'n' Play Your Guitar for pointers


She comes from Bishopbriggs just outside Glasgow from what I've been told, just up the road from me and yeah she's hot. Haven't heard much of her stuff though



(11 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Heh Jet,

I will be giving the tune a listen to when I get home from work and will post you later.


(2 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Afternoon all,
I recently put a page up on myspace and have been amazed at the amount of untapped talent that has music up on the myspace community. There is also the opportunity to listen to music that you would otherwise never hear on the radio from all over the world. You've gotta love that fact alone.

Anyway this is just a wee message to say that I have managed to put 2 new tunes up on the myspace page recently,
'Reach Out' and 'The Hungry Line' now join 'Mia Culpa' and 'Chase the Blue Sky'

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the tunes



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

Neal Peart - nuff said
Sheila E -  She used to play in Princes band and a crackin latin jazz percussionist to boot

The main article is on the BBC news web page.
Then there is a link to the fan page. It's all quite funny to read and sad  in that an artist is sueing his fans for liking him . Don't figure.

Angie by Davey Graham and 7 Black Roses by John Martyn. It may take a few casks of coffee but I will survive

I've just been on the prince fan site Housequake.com and it appears that Prince is sueing his fans for one reason or the other. The 3 main ones have formed a coalition of sorts called PFU (prince fans united) to fight back at the somewhat crazy allegations etc.
Does this mean that he could sue chordie for having tabs/lyrics to any of his tunes that are up on the website.
I know that it sounds kind of silly but if you read the main press release from PFU it may make some sense.
Kind of strange

In an extraordinary, but not unfamiliar move, the rock legend Prince is using an army of lawyers to launch attacks on his own fans. Several of the largest web communities dedicated to the artist have received notices to cease and desist all use of photographs, images, lyrics, album covers and anything linked to Prince's likeness. It is our belief that these threats are not made in an attempt to enforce valid copyright as Prince alleges in his threats, rather we believe they are attempts to stifle all critical commentary about Prince. We strongly believe that such actions are in violation of the freedom of speech and should not be allowed. Prince claims that fansites are not allowed to present any artwork with Prince's likeness, to the extreme that he has demanded removal of fan's own photographs of their Prince inspired tattoos and their vehicles displaying Prince inspired license plates. Prince's representatives have requested that the fansites provide them with "substantive details of the means by which you [the fansites] propose to compensate our clients [Paisley Park Enterprises, NPG Records and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)] for damages..."

The owners of the three largest fansites supporting Prince: www.housequake.com, www.princefams.com and www.prince.org supporting Prince have come together to fight back to what amounts to an injustice to the fansites and the very fans who have supported Prince's career, many since the very beginning nearly thirty years ago.

It is their hope that Prince will reconsider his position and allow these fansites to continue their existence without constant threats from Prince and his attorneys. Should this not be possible, the fansites are fully prepared to defend their position in the proper court of law, as well as fully prosecute any claims to which they are justly entitled.

The owners of housequake.com, princefams.com and prince.org acknowledge that, while Prince is entitled to control of his copyrights, it should be within the law. The law clearly provides for displaying of images of a celebrity's likeness for newsworthy events or matters which are considered to be public interest. All three websites feel that the photographs and/or likeness displayed on their websites clearly fall within the public interest category. Additionally, the use of photographs is legal based on the fair use doctrine, i.e. the displaying of album cover art, or the collage headers created by website members using a variety of different photographs.


(1 replies, posted in Songwriting)

This is the lyrics and chords for chase the blue sky.

I will endeavour to get the other 3 tunes up when I have the time. enjoy and if you need some assistance the song is on the website page. Peace TW

{t:Chase the Blue Sky}


{c:capo 3rd fret}

[C] Someone close stole the sun from [Fmag7] me
[C] Clouds so grey now that I can’t [Fmag7] see
[C] A while ago I’m smiling, right now I’m crying
[Fmag7] Tears falling hard like the rain
[C] Days like this dissolve me love like yours absolves me
[Fmag7]  Sweetens up the sharpest of pain

[C] Chase the Blue sky [Fmag7]
[C] Chase the Blue sky [Fmag7]

Someone close played with my heart
Pinned it up like a work of art
A while ago I’m dreaming, all I hear now is screaming
A nightmare in the middle of the day
Took long enough to find you I don’t want to lose you
Never take my sunshine away

As I,
Chase the Blue sky
Chase the Blue sky

[A min] Feels like you’re a part of me
[G] It’s hard to let go
[A min] It feels like we work [F mag7] together as one

[A min] If you go your own way
[G] I’m not gonna stop you
[A min] At least we know we had [Fmag7] us some fun

Chase the Blue sky
Chase the Blue sky


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

I nearly joined a band called 'Penis Resin'. They said they were punky.
I have heard a friend tried to call his band 'Deep Goat' but was outvoted by everyone in the band and all their girlfriends!



(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)


'Groups of words that resemble lyrics' is about right. I have that many tunes without music that i end up using several songs and melt them down to one song. Thats why I have a tendency to end up with songs that seem quite disjointed as far as lyrics go, 'Lyrical dadaism within an absurdist mind'. Will that do? Kinda has a nice ring to it.



(0 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Ok, here is the Question.

I decided to defret one of my old acoustics as i wsa bored of my acoustics and I'm looking for tips on what gauge strings to use and any tips about how to go about getting the most from an acoustic that happens to be fretless. I've still to put fret markers on.

Any tips folks



(10 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi Roger,

I have loads of tunes lying around and since the myspace page that I have at the moment has 4 tunes on it, you could use one of my tunes if you wanted too.

Would I email you the file to upload??

Let me know if thats ok.

P.S. FOC is my next friend request

Molay (traite)



(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Just a quick post to let you know that I have posted a new tune on my web page. It's called 'Reach Out' and is an attempt to play using DADGAD tuning, I don't have many of those lying around.

Also, thanks to anyone who's went and listened to the tunes.




(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Thanks guys, that means alot.

OK Roger, lyrics and chords for Chase the Blue Sky coming soon



(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Oops, forgot that part.

3 songs can be perused at myspace, here is my url,


Hope this makes life slightly easier for everyone



(6 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi. my songwriting alias is Traite Walker and If anyone is remotely interested I have a page on myspace with a few of my own tunes. I appreciate any comments or criticism or even any hints with regards to structure of the tunes that anyone may have. I thank you