4,601

(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I do not think there are any hard and fast rules with this one Ron. I think you should use whatever you feel comfortable with and whatever produces the sound you want to hear. They are not too expensive so why not get a selection and find what suits you.


As an aside, where does one get Chordie plectrums from Ken? I have never seen them in my local music stores mind you I am in Portugal but if they are available in the UK I can soon get some sent over.


Roger

4,602

(2 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Hi Ken,


I just tried that but the access is limited to privileged users. Perhaps through the abuse me thinks!


Roger

4,603

(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi James,


You have either led a very exciting life or you have a fertile imagination.


In spite of your introductory note I wonder where the inspiration for this song came from! Please watch out for flying frying pans! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


Seriously though, It reads through very well, I shall transfer it to my 'Hijacked Songbook' and play it as soon as I have left the forum.


Roger

4,604

(36 replies, posted in Electric)

I have been following this thread with interest and surprised that there has been no mention of Hank Marvin. Oh well, perhaps I am just too old and it is all youngsters out there in Chordie land. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


Roger

4,605

(6 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Congratulations to you all, I am pleased everything went well. Look after, and enjoy your family. I am going to open the whiskey bottle right now!


Roger

4,606

(4 replies, posted in Electric)

Hi keano,


With eight chords you will be able to play a great number of songs and if you have managed that since Christmas you have done extremely well. I suggest that you find some songs that you really like and play them until you can change your chords quickly and easily. Start slowly and build up speed as you improve.


Roger

4,607

(81 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi Everyone,


I have just posted my new song "Warning" on the Forum. This is a song I started some years ago and never finished until now. I thought it was better to post it after Valentines Day, but pehaps it would have been  better before.....


Roger

4,608

(1 replies, posted in Songwriting)

My latest offering is a tongue in cheek number entitled "Warning". It could easily have been called "Do As I Say Not As I Do". It can be heard on MySpace:

"http://www.myspace.com/rogerclive

Roger.



Chordpro error: This is not a valid artistname. You will have to specify an artistname in the form {st: Artistname} in the beginning of the code.

4,609

(3 replies, posted in Electric)

Hello nlh205,


Welcome to to the great Chordie site.


I think that the best place to find the beginner songs you are looking for is in the Public books. There is a section there for Absolute Beginners where there are 25 songbooks in which other members have collated the easier songs. I am sure that you will find in there something that you know and like.


Best wishes


Roger

Yes I liked the site, I spent ages trying to shake off that dratted <u>truebutfalse</u> though but it it just kept following my mouse pointer <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


I assume when it is finished you will have some of your own recordings posted there and if you perform the songs that are listed in your music section it will appeal to many people. Keep me posted as I, and I think a lot of Chordie members also, enjoy listening to non-professionals performing.


Roger

4,611

(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

How could she be anything other than pleased. You should get breakfast in bed for at least week.

OK Thanks I have got it now. Lesson learnt 'don't assume everything starts with www'.


Best wishes


Roger

Hi BanjoEds,


I tried to find your site but ended up at Tripod which was a site selling goods for the home and business.


<a href="http://www.truebutfalse.tripod.com" target="_blank">http://www.truebutfalse.tripod.com</a> does not work.



Roger

4,614

(13 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Beautiful song James, I bet your Goddess was ecstatic.


I wholeheartedly endorse Ken's comments and I am looking forward to him performing it.


As a point of interest James, how long have you been working on this song to have with such a polished and professional offering?


Roger


PS A little aside for Ken. What on earth are bothies?

4,615

(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

....next there will be a new song from James McCormick warning that the increase in clowns and buffoons in society is the forewarning of the demise of man!


Pete enjoyed your comments and says that his aim in life is to make people smile he added that the best way to be happy is to learn to laugh at youself.


Roger

4,616

(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi Ken,


Firstly the song is a true account. Pete did not dress for the song those photo's had previously appeared on the bigcharliepotatohead site.


To record I normally use Band-in-a-Box to create a backing track and then use a second hand Tascam Portastudio to overlay a second guitar and the oohs and ahhs. I then use this backing track and record my playing  and singing over it for the final take.


Roger

4,617

(4 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I think that was James McCormick's suggestion of using the resouce section of www.bythechord.com but I cannot find the thread though.


I found it!


It is in Vintons thread in About Chordie dated 23 Jan 2007 titled "Font Size In Song Won't Permit Right Copying" and it is James McCorimick's reply of the same date timed at 23.02.


Roger

4,618

(81 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hello everyone,


After giving you two sentemental love songs I have done something rather different.


I have just posted my new offering "My Friend Pete" to the forum. Pete has been my friend for 15 years and he came to me yesterday moring with this idea for a song. The idea was so appealing that I spent yesterday writing and recording it and today creating the video. Pete has approved everything as the project developed and is really pleased with the end result. I hope you enjoy it too.


Roger

4,619

(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I have just uploaded a new song to YouTube. Somewhat different to my other offerings I hope you enjoy it the URL is:

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

This song tell a true story; if you do not believe me check:

www.bigcharliepotatohead.com


My Friend PeteRoger Guppy 2007


[G][D] [C] [G]




My friend Pete is from the [G]Emerald Isle,


He [C]makes me laugh, always [G]wears a smile,


Lately he’s changing; I [D]fear it is bad,


I [C]think he is going [G]completely mad.




A friend set up ‘bigcharliepo[D]tatohead',


“I [C]want to be a part of [G]that, Pete said,


“I want to be seen on the [D]World Wide Web,


I [C]want to be famous be[G]fore I am [G7]dead.


[C]Peter, oh Peter, why can [G]you not see,


Just [D]what this friend is [G]doing to [G7]thee,


Your [C]pictures on there are [G]not really cool,


[D]They portray you as little more than a [G]fool.


[D][C][G]


The [G]cart ride in goggles, well [D]that’s not so bad,


But the [C]quick spiral downward is [G]so very sad,


A child’s Superman suit on [D]top of a car,



Is [C]taking the first step in [G]going too far.


Then to be strimming the [D]grass in the nude,


Well [C]Peter, my friend, this is [G]getting quite rude,


You next hide your bits with an [D]orange bush,


With [C]pictures like this and you [G]don’t even [G7]blush.


[C]Peter, oh Peter, why can [G]you not see,


Just [D]what this friend is [G]doing to [G7]thee,


Your [C]pictures on there are [G]not really cool,


[D]They portray you as little more than a [G]fool.


[D][C][G]


If men in white coats don’t put [D]you in a van,


Then the [C]Police may arrest you [G]if they can,


I am worried about this [D]path you do take,


You [C]want fame and fortune not [G]jail for heaven’s [G7]sake.


[C]Peter, oh Peter, why can [G]you not see,


Just [D]what this friend is [G]doing to [G7]thee,


Your [C]pictures on there are [G]not really cool,


[D]They portray you as little more than a [G]fool.


[C][G]


Roger

4,620

(1 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Congratulations James. It is about time, your help and advice is invaluable and it is time you got recognition for the amount of effort and dedication you put into making this site the great place that it is.


Roger

4,621

(9 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi bud wiser,


I have just played "My Little Angel" and I will second Ken's opinion I like your song too. A message from the heart, that's my kind of song.


Well done,


Roger

4,622

(5 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Older certainly, but wiser, now that is debatable.


I am pleased though that you are prepared to wait for the mike, I was not intending to be in a position to let you have it for quite some time yet. I was going to say that a photo of it with your name on will have to suffice but for some reason I cannot add an attachment to this message, so the sentiment will have to do for now. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


Bit late I'm afraid but I have now been able to ad the photo


Roger

4,623

(11 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hey I was not asking for details. To know that it went down well is enough.


Good luck


Roger

4,624

(5 replies, posted in Songwriting)

James, it may be a fun  song but there is a lot of truth in there. So much so that as as soon as I leave Chordie I am going to record "My Last Refrain" then re-write my will and leave insructions for it to be played as I am wheeled to the furnace (I shall leave my microphone to you as thanks). <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> 


Roger

4,625

(81 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I have just posted my song "I Need You By My Side". which is another love song.


I have also today remembered another song I was working on a little while ago that I was not happy with but with a sudden inspiration I think it might now go togerther. Some work for the next day or two I think. I'll keep you informeed.


Roger