1,776

(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi
Thanks for all your nice comments they are much appreciated.

Ark

1,777

(12 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Hi
I hope this goes on ok.  It’s a first try.
I wrote this a few years back for a baby we lost in the first years of marriage.
A bit sentimental I know but there it is.
I play it picking though the chords moderately slow
Ark



I wonder Undefined


1.


[D] I wonder what you would look like now [G] would you stand straight and [A]tall.




[D] Yes I wonder what you would look like now [G]would you love us [A]all.




[Bm] And in my [A]dreams [G]you stand in front of[A] me.


[Bm] And your [A] face [G]I imagine that I can[A] see.


[D]Yes I wonder what you would look like now[G] I I guess [A7sus4] I will nev[A]er[D] know.


2.


[D]As my mind recalls the past[G] of many years[A] ago.




[D] I was so much younger then[G] and perhaps my loss didn’t [A] show.




[Bm]But now [A] I realise [G]just what you would have meant[A] to me.


[Bm]Now this[A] little emptiness[G] will never let me[A] be.


[D]Yes I wonder what you would look like now[G] I guess[A7sus4] I will nev[A]er[D] know.



3.


[D]Down through the years[G] I still can remember[A] tears.




[D]As we came toterms[G] and excepted our worst[A] fears.




[Bm]You were our[A]first[G] an expression of our[A] love.


[Bm]But you were taken[A] from us[G] perhaps ona whim from God[A] above.


[D]Yes I wonder what you would look like now[G] I guess[A7sus4] I will nev[A]er[D] know.


4.


[D]As time has raced us by[G] the hurt has become a just [A] sigh.




[D]Just a little memory to have to hold[G] to take until I[A] die.




[Bm]You are still [A] with me[G] you have never left my [A] mind.


[Bm]You were something[A] that wasn't to be[G] you wern’t mean't[A] to shine.


[D]Yes I wonder what you would look like now[G] I guess[A7sus4] I wasn’t mean’t[A]to[D] know.


Hi
In my experience most workers in guitar shops are laid back and really could 'nt give a damm about whats being played (murdered) by prospective buyers. It might lead to a sale and It's all part of the job.

Whats "cool" and what's not is all in the mind of the person with the guitar.

Ark

welcome2myhead  wrote:

why is it that every song i look at on this site has those stupid tabs? has no one here studied music at all? People need to REALLY learn how to play the guitar

Hi,
I guess this post is here to cause a stir or maybe it’s a silly point of view held by someone with a superior attitude on learning to play the guitar.

Many great guitar players (Musicians) admit to being unable to read music. Have not studied music at an academic level. To me they still can REALLY play the guitar.

Tabs and Chord charts are a basic resource for learning for those who because of various reasons do not wish to get formal guitar tuition but still feel they are REALLY learning to play the guitar.

We all learn the to play the guitar in different ways for different reasons and goals. To decry one method that is REALLY Stupid.

Ark

1,780

(32 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,

I've always enjoy playing "The streets of London"  by Ralph Mc Tell.

Also I like to play "Perfect day" by Lou Reed.

and nice and simple "Greensleeves" purported to be by Henry VIII


Ark

1,781

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

Hi Old Doll,

Well I did ask and  yes I am quite delighted by your  most eloquent  and descriptive answer.

Certainly sounds a beautiful area the way you  have describe it.
Makes Essex seem rather drab then I don’t have your gift of a Silvery Irish tongue  to describe it smile

Cheers
Ark

1,782

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

Old Doll wrote:

Hi Ark,Yes you are right this should be in Chats! It is difficult to ignore newcomers and their questions! But if you follow the thread you can see how it happens .Im sure i drive admin mad as i do this all the time. As it turned out i got the unexpected gift of 2 adopted grandchildren! so its all good! So ill see you next time in chats Ark! Dont be having to many thoughts! You will tire yourself needlessly! lol.Old Doll.

Hi Old Doll,
I have heard tell that too many thoughts can be dangerous. So one a week is about my limit. Just happened to be on Chordie when it occurred. I “thought  it was a good one but maybe not.

Must say I enjoy reading your posts and the regulars that contribute to all sections on Chordie. It has helped invigorate my interest in the Guitar and the old adage of  “You are never too old to learn to something new" springs to mind.

What part of the Emerald Isle do you hail from just curious? Don’t think you’ve said.

Ark.

Hi
I wonder what this thread is doing in Acoustic now. Should be in chat.

Just a thought.

Ark

Hi jpage_roxmysox
I don't think so.
Each instrument mentioned can be played by various characters and in different ways.
ie. Guitar can be played by someone who is a perfectionist, pays attention to detail or any other of character traits mention for other instruments.
Same works for the other instruments.
I don't think you can pigeon hole any type of Character to any kind of instrument.

Ark

1,785

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
Well being a Brit. Esteban meant nothing to me. Never seen any of his infomercials on TV guess they must only be on in the US.
I saw the Utube vids wasn't much impressed seemed tacky. Well that was  probably the point.

Now Kurt Cobain I have heard of  Nirvana's lead man  who shot himself.

Esteban v Kurt Cobain :)Why? Other an to ruffle a few feathers and get some responses.

Well it worked and it is entertaining to read the posts.

I love Chordie!

Ark

Hi,
Has anyone mentioned Emerson, Lake and Palmer one of the greatest prog rock bands.

Cream, Ten Years After, Led Zep, Yes......The list could go on

Guess it reflects my age.

Ark

1,787

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

Hi,
I remember a all female American rock Group called "Fanny"

Came to Britain in the 70's. They said they didn't realise the slang meaning of  the word here.

Caused quite a stir. LOL.

Ark

1,788

(36 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Crossroads.... By Cream...... Eric Clapton

Ark

1,789

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

Hi
According to Wikipedia,

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, which has become a pop standard. The song was inspired by a poem by Lori Lieberman, "Killing Me Softly with His Blues", which she wrote after seeing a then-unknown Don McLean perform the song Empty Chairs live.

Just my bit.

Ark

1,790

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

Hi
Sure is..... Went a concert just last night R.O.P Played an orchestral version of" Smoke on the water" by Deep purple and "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

Was great. It's quite common for them to do so.

Ark

1,791

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

Nice one johncross21......and Oh so true.

Ark

1,792

(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
jerome thanks for your detailed answer. I'm certainly going to try them out.

Ark.

1,793

(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
jerome im abit curious how you manage to play a B chord with two fingers with a barre.

just wondered i use four. Always open for a easier way.

Ark

1,794

(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi
The A chord using 1,2,3  I find easiest for an open e. 

The A chord using 2,3,4 is handy for sliding up to the B chord but is murder on a soft pinky.

Practice the 1,2,3 with the open e as the note adds to the richness of the chord.

good luck

Ark

1,795

(5 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi, jpage_roxmysox
I agree with what you write.

Strumming a song is ok and enjoyable but I feel that to get the best out of an Accoustic guitar finger picking is the way to go.
Arpeggios on chords are a good place to start.

I really enjoy experimenting with finger picking. The variations on basic chord finger placements on different songs can throw up some interesting sounds.

Most if not all of the great players are accomplished finger pickers of a sort. eg. Jimmy page "Black mountainside"  seeing you are an admirer of the same.

Ark.

1,796

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Is My struggle typical?


YES....Unless you are some gifted child prodigy with fingers of steel and guitar music running through your blood. (There are some)


Anyway for the rest of us it's a mostly enjoyable journey with ups and downs along the way. There will be some walls I think you have perhaps reached one them.


There's no quick fix, no real easy way. Just advice given, some will work for you and some won't.


All of the advice in the posts above are good and have worked for some.


All I will say is boringly Just PRACTISE. We all do we always will.


Best of Luck


Ark

1,797

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,

Learned and played for years using nails for finger picking and even strumming. Never could get on with a pick or other devises for picking. The thing is I lost my thumbnail in a accident at work and it was like almost being a novice again. I use some false harmonics in some pieces and these I found impossible to play without my nail  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_cry.gif" border=0 alt="Crying or Very Sad"> It's taken six months for a new nail to grow back and I can't wait till it's good enough to use again. I suppose It's the old adage that you don't know what you got to it's gone.


Ark

Hi

Glad you liked the vid  jcellini. Tommy's Australian a great perfomer and nice guy also he does a mean version of Classical Gas its on Utube check it out  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">


Boxer Tommy's a well rounded player and plays all types of acoustic guitar. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">


Ark

Hi,

For Acoustic Guitar it must Tommy Emmanuel. The Guy's talent is awesome. Check out this Utube vid.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hrDeuc5OA&mode=related&search=" target="_blank"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hrDeuc … lated& amp;search=</a>


Tommy at his best.


Ark

Hi

Had trouble with buzzing and vibration after changing strings for the first time on my Washburn EA16MBL with the built in tuner. It drove me up the wall for days in the end I tracked it down to the battery which is housed in the body of the guitar. I took the battery out and bingo it was cured no more odd sounds.


Ark