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A big Happy Birthday to Russell Harding who is 21 again today. lol

May your strings never break and always stay in tune...

Have a great day Russ.



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The basic difference is that an acoustic amp is built to eliminate (or at least reduce) feedback, so an acoustic amp will work fine with an electric guitar but and electric amp and acoustic guitar might have feedback issues.


This is not a song that I know too also. However I did enjoy listening to it and have no need to listen to the original, well done Richard.     


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Hi Russ a student of mine had his Ibanez damaged though flying it from Sweden without loosening the strings and he gave it to me to break for spares.


As you can see from the last two pictures I surprised him by returning it two weeks later. The wood filler in the neck could well be a natural colouration and the damage on the front of the headstock was hidden by a false truss rod plate.



He said it played better than it had before and threatened to break a couple more that he had (I had done little work on the action smile) and he is still using it 8 years later.



(19 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Clearing your cookies usually sorts this one out. Try and see how it goes Jan.


Easybeat challenged anyone to record a Chordie original song but he did not say how recent, so here is one from February 2007 lol

The original post: https://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1344

My YouTube recording from 11 years ago smile : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekl_88XLb4A


Well done Doug!!!

I have nominated you for extra pickles to be awarded in this year's remuneration. lol



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Welcome to Chordie but as this is an About Chordie subject and not chat I have moved the topic.

There should be no problem. Transpose the song to the preferred key and then save it to your Songbook, it will save in the transposed and not the original key. Copy and paste is not a good option, although you can copy and paste the transposed version, any print out will have the chords in the lyric line and not above it. A direct print out from the Songbook will print what you see.



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OK. This is what I see:


So I am not getting the full view (maybe it is my screen resolution) anyway I will drop a line to Per if you are still not abe to get all the books in All Songbooks.


Nice work on 'Love is All Around' Richard, and great to have two other artistes join you on it. Great fingerpicking and a super job for a first take.



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So sorry to hear of your loss, many condolences.



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That is strange, I do not see an 'all songbook' option. I have a 'No category' with 1144 books listed and I can see the first 5 pages of that with no problem. My listing starts with 'Absolute beginners' followed by 'Blues' and, as they are in alphabetical order, an 'All songbooks' should be between them. Can you show me a screenshot with the  'All songbooks' please.



(10 replies, posted in About Chordie)

This should now be fixed. It all seems OK on my laptop so please check and report back.



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This is an About Chordie subject so I have moved the thread,

I see the problem. The first page shows 1 to 10 books of howevermany there are in the category but page two which should show 11 to 20 only shows one and the advance key does not work.


I have reported this to Per and I am sure he will look at it as soon as he has time.


I have covered many of the Chordie original songs but not lately, I'm afraid. There are just not enough hours in a week but I still reguarly sing James MacCormick's "One Of These Days" and Phill William's "The Broken Doll". However if you read Jan's message the challenges are specific. Neo has the Chordie original, I have Heavy Metal, and you have the cover of last month's songs. So we are lumbered and cannot switch lol.

I do like your challenge for Jan though.



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That is the trouble with using local lingo.

A 'punter' is a customer, a spectator or a gambler, so in this case the audience.


I love the ballads and slow songs done by many of the heavy metal bands but I guess they don't count. I will have to do some research. lol


P.S. I wish I had Neo's challenge lol

I am up for a challenge too but please, please, PLEASE, not an instrumental as my lead playing sucks and need more than a month to learn to play anything. lol


Thank you C.G. and Richard.

The dog is Bella, my epileptic baby, who has a bullet lodged in her brain and weakness on her left rear leg after an injury, plus signs of several other broken bones and leishmaniasis. Yes she is a rescue, found four years ago in a very sorry state and she has been with me for 3 years now.

This was her in March 2014 when she was found:

The software I use for recording is Audacity and I record one track at a time running through a Behringer mixer. I do have an autochord but it is not used in either of these tracks but I am using a 12er for rhythm.


Hello and welcome to the Forum,

The number of versions is for your information only, you cannot open them from clicking the version just select the song. The best rated song will be the one that you initially open. Halfway down the song on the right hand side you will see the 'star' rating for this version. Use the '+' and '-' to select the other versions. As you will see in the picture below I selected the 4th of 6 versions of this song:



Well that went down like a lead balloon. I wonder if 'Love Is All Around' will fare better:




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Thanks guys (and Dondra) my finger is healing well and no longer open so I am able to play guitar comfortably again. I am registered on the health system here, the hospital visits cost me €14.00 each time and the GP visit €4.50 so it was not overly expensive.



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Thanks Joe, it is 3 days since the nurse removed it and it it is healing nicely. I do keep a dressing on it but I am able to play my guitar (albeit a little awkwardly) which is a good job as the band and I have a gig next saturday.



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Lucky you, but I hope you did not need the heart surgeon. 


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On Friday 24th August I got a splinter in my left hand index finger which, for a right handed guitarist, is the very worst finger to injure. The splinter was from an old piece of timber that had been exposed to the elements for years and no doubt excesses of bodily waste from insects, birds and rodents. Being very brittle it broke flush as I tried to remove it and with a pair of tweezers I managed to remove a 4mm piece but I knew there was more inside that I could not reach. By Saturday evening my finger was nearly twice the size it should be so I called in at my local chemist for advise and was told to go to the A&E at the local hospital at Loule. I arrived there at 20:00 and saw the receptionist and the triage nurse who both spoke good English and then I went to see the doctor who, although she appeared to understand English she used Google translate to communicate with me. Eventually she wrote that I must have a X-ray and I immediately said "X-ray não bom por madeira" which literally translated means "X-ray no good for wood" but she insisted so off I went. The X-ray technician asked what I was there for and when I told him he said that the X-ray will not detect wood only an ultrasound would work. I said I had told the doctor this and he left the room but came back a few minutes later muttering under his breath and two X-rays were duly taken. I was later called to see the doctor again who proudly showed me the enlarged X-ray of my finger and said "Look no madeira". By this time it was 23:00 and I had lost all confidence in her medical skills so accepted her prescription for antibiotics and iodine and went home.

Ten days later on Monday 3rd September, the swelling had gone down and I could see and feel the splinter so I went back to A&E hoping that I would see a different doctor, and I did. He agreed that he could see and feel there was something there but he would not take any notice of my suggestion that he use a scalpel to open up my finger and remove the splinter. I needed an ultrasound before anything could be done so he wrote a paper out and suggested that I go to the doctors surgery in Almancil but I said the I never went there as the only English speaking doctor had left some years ago so he sent me to the doctor's surgery at the hospital but after waiting 45 minutes and getting no where I thought I might try Almancil. Off to Almancil I trot eventually getting to the receptionist who says no one speaks English. Later that day I was talking to my friend Sara who said it was her day off on Tuesday and she would come with me and translate, What an angel!!

Tuesday morning at 09:00 we arrive at the Loule doctor's surgery and eventually get to see the receptionist who informs us that I am registered at Almancil and so I must go there. Off we go to Almancil and Sara makes an appointment for me at 12:40 on Wednesday and informs me she will be available to come with me and translate.

Wednesday we get there on time and the doctor seems to be saying to Sara that I must have an ultrasound so I chime in "Please, use a scalpel to open it up and remove it for me". He ponders for a moment or two, then gets up and requested that I follow him and get ushered into another room with a lady in a white coat who I later find out is the nurse. She looks and feels my finger asking where it hurts, then sprays it with some very cold substance to numb it, takes a large hypodermic needle and in a few seconds says. "It is out and it is a large one" It was about 5mm long and my finger immediately felt fine, no discomfort at all.

So I see three doctors but it takes a nurse to sort out my problem. lol lol lol