Unfortunately the water noise is a little overpowering but by using headphones I was able to pick up the guitar work more clearly and you played that piece well. Good job.



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

Hi Donna, and welcome to the forum.

I believe that playing a song is better than just learning chord after chord so all my students go home after their first lesson with a song to learn. OK it might only be a two chord song but it is far more interesting than repetitively playing just chords with no structure. Then you can build on that, a three chord song next and so on. I have sent you a private e-mail with a couple of two chord songs that I hope will help. Practice a little and often, several short sessions a day are more productive than one long one but most important off all, have fun.

As an aside, I recently started teaching a retired rocket scientist, probably the most educated and intelligent person I know and, after his first hour's lesson, he turned to me, with sweat on his brow and said "That has been the hardest hour of my life. It has also been the most rewarding". That made my day. smile It is not always easy but with regular practice it gets easier.


I do not usually post multiple songs but this project has been on the back boiler for ages. I recorded the song 2 years ago and have been struggling with material for the video but a chance comment from a friend about a some video clips I posted on Facebook of the normally dried up river beside my home suddenly running with water gave me the idea to finish it. Only completed and uploaded this evening.

For the COLOURS category: Blood Red River.



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

Hi Bill, wishing you well, you do seem to have more than your fair share of hardships. Give Dondra a big hug from me.

In case you are interested I have recently posted a ukulele instrumental in the F.S.O.T.M. section.



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

Classical Guitar wrote:

Just to  be clear I was talking about why they log in and do not post.

To maintain a Songbook you have to log in so many of those logged in are probably just here for that.

My pet hate are the ones who come and make a single post because they have a problem and I either ask them to give me more detailed info, to write to me personally, or I do make suggestions to answer their query then they completely ignore the offered assistance and give absolutely no response.


I feel better now I have that off my chest smile


(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Phill, after doing that I have now listened to both your recordings of the song (of which both are better than mine smile) I do prefer the first one you posted.



(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

OK Phill, you asked for it, so now you have it.
For everyone else. I made a recording of how I interpreted this song, however it was not until after I had recorded the backing and started the vocals that I realized that there was a chord error in the original so I sent it to Phill anyway. As he said he would like me to post it here I have re-recorded it, correcting the error, and it is now on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/roger-guppy/kiss … roundabout



(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

One word: "Fantastic".


For Heaven's sake don't let anyone list to the recording that I sent you. lol lol lol

Ark, I like the transition in the middle of Greensleeves, it makes it far more interesting. I have never heard She Moves Through the Fair before but that is a seriously good piece of music. I am a little surprised that you have not submitted one of your original instrumentals.


neophytte wrote:

I've never heard "Black is the colour" before, you did a great version of it!!!

"Going home" was pretty good too, but you've got a good voice and should do more vocal songs!!!!



Thank you for your kind words. I do not normally do instrumentals, I am a rhythm guitarist not a lead but, as I teach, I do need to take my students down that path aways to see where their talents lie and then pass them on to a lead guitarist instructor if needs be. This is one of the pieces that I will teach them to determine which road they initially take.

I recorded the lead on my baritone ukulele with the baritone and a tenor uke doing rhythm. Drum and bass were courtesy of 'Band-in-a-Box'.



(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

OK Phill I will record it and e-mail it to you as soon as I have finished. You can certainly post yours as I will not listen to it until after I am done as, rightly or wrongly, I do not want to, even subconsciously, have any outside influence on what I do. smile



(15 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Have you checked your Songbook after the add? I just went to a song and added it to my Songbook and nothing appeared to happen so I did it several more times. On opening my Songbook I had several songs that I did not want to remove lol


Great offerings from Joe, Tony and Richard. Are they your youngsters in the background, Richard?

Here are mine for this month:

Colour - "Black Is The Colour":


and Instrumental - "Going Home" (the theme from Local Hero):




(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Good song, can we see chords and lyrics please?



(42 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I had a little play with this one Phill but looking forward to hearing a recording to know how you see your song.



(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Richard an artist is a painter and artiste is a performer.


The original formatting 'st' was always an abbreviation for 'sub title' and anything could be written there but this latest version asks for an artiste's name after the st:.



(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Please explain Jim. Written in the right way it should show the chords, in blue, above the lyric where it changes, written any other way it should remain the same as it was written.

But I did not know that songs from the Songwriting section could be added to a Songbook. A far as I know that should not be possible.



(4 replies, posted in Songwriting)

The ChordPro formatting is once again working here. A slight change is that the {st:?????????} must be used and it expects to have a name here. I have made a slight amendment to James McCormick's Stickie -
HOW TO POST ORIGINAL SONG TO SONGWRITING FORUM!: https://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1957 to reflect this slight change.

Anyone wanting their songs to look all 'nice and purdy' and are having difficulties, please drop me an e-mail and I will see what I can do to help.



(3 replies, posted in Songwriting)

OK this was just supposed to be a quick test and then deleted but I forgot to delete it. lol

However it does go to show that the Chopro/Chordpro formatting is now working again.



(3 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Twinkle Twinkle Little StarTraditional Lullaby

tenderly, in 4/4 time

[G]Twinkle twinkle [C]little [G]star,

[C]How I [G]wonder [D]what you [G]are.

[G]Up a-[C]bove the [G]world so [D]high,

[G]Like a [C]diamond [G]in the [D]sky.

[G]Twinkle twinkle [C]little [G]star,

[C]How I [G]wonder [D]what you [C]are.


(15 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Unless you state exactly what is happening when you try to add a song, no one can help you. The problem is with your computer and not with Chordie otherwise everyone would have the problem so please give details - the device are you using and specific details of the problem.



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

Luckily my memory is very good to me....................

It forgets all the silly things I do. lol



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

Hi Austin and welcome.

Yes, please tell us a little about yourself, your instrument(s), what music you like ect. Reading the 'Stickies' at the start of each section can be helpful so just relax and enjoy and remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. If you do not know or are unsure, ask away.



(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I sent you a private e-mail and have not had a reply so please write to me so I can help you sort this out as this is not something that should be discussed on an open forum.



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

unclejoesband wrote:
Zurf wrote:

Especially if Jim is in charge of the fire. City girl, you know.

Jim can certainly cook up a fire. But with the barn gone, I'm not sure he could ever top the fire of 2015. Probably the biggest campfire I've ever been to.

I well remember that fire: