Just a reminder of some great music streaming to a device near you in just a few days!  Jan 29 to Feb 6.

For the schedule and maybe a preview of what's to come, check out the web page at https://coldsnapfestival.com/coldsnap-2021-schedule/

2 free workshops are being held, intro to slide guitar on Monday, Feb 1st, and a song writing workshop on Tuesday, the second.  You need to register for these so they can get a Zoom invitation to you.  Also a Kids show on Sunday the 31st should be fun too.

All free!
I hope some of you can drop by,

The 14th annual Coldsnap  - winter music festival in Prince George, BC is a go and I just wanted to let my friends on Chordie know all about it.

The way things are, there will be no audience on site, but we are hoping to see friends from around the world check out the live streaming events through the week - FRI, JAN 29 - FEB 6. We will present two artists per night, starting at 7:30 pm Pacific time.  Coldsnap for Kids concert on Sunday, January 31 will start at 1 pm PacificTime. The performers are so excited to be able to play for our audience, and our roster includes multi-award winning artists from all across BC. In addition to the exceptional live music and dance performances. 

We will also present a series of instructional daytime workshops that will focus on the magic of making music, details of which will be released soon.

Check out the times and a couple of the acts on the Coldsnap fb page https://www.facebook.com/ColdsnapFest/
or the web site at http://coldsnapfestival.com/

Our generous sponsors have made sure that everyone can join the fun.  All the events will be streaming live from the Enchantment studio here in PG right to you wherever you are, for free!.

I hope some of you can drop by!


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

Hey TF,
You made a huge contribution to this site. 
Thank you.
I know how when things go awry one needs to go to ground and deal with the issues.
As you can see, there are many  that care and are here for you.
Wishing you all the best,


(15 replies, posted in Songwriting)

Well done Russell!  Nice production work too.

Thanks for sharing,

You can also fix the issue right here if you have saved the song into your songbook.
The edit function lets you right into the raw song code. 

Usually the issue is missing brackets [around the chord] but if you find the chord is in the wrong place - or the wrong chord altogether, you can move and correct it as you please and make any other changes  you deem to be necessary (add/fix lyrics?).  This affects only your songbook so you aren't messing anything up for anyone else - I just tested it again and my changes were not reflected in the original.
The code is fairly intuitive so give it a go...

Good luck wink


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

So sorry to hear this, Zurf.     


(311 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Wow, thanks for sharing those CG!  I could listen to a lot of her stuff and not get tired of it.


(7 replies, posted in Electric)

Nice catch!
Congrats Beamer     


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

Thank you all. 
Your thoughts and support helps more than you can know.


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

Phill, Joe, Russell,
Thanks for the notes and thoughts.
Family and friends really do help one through a lot.


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

It's been a long while since I even pretended to be an active member of this forum but I see a friend from back then has come to my support (Thank you, it means a lot) so I figured I'd share the story with the rest of you old and new.  This is an incredible bunch of people.

Following a 5 year ordeal with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, my wife's struggle ended - thankfully, peacefully at home last Friday.  We were lucky to have the resources to both retire and do pretty much what we wanted when we wanted for the past 5 years.  The health system was amazing and the local cancer centre staff couldn't have been better.

I expect I'll be a while processing things but hope to be back here with a comment or two in the not too distant future.

Thanks for being here and all the best!


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

Congrats!  More exciting times ahead!     


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

Very nice Peatle thanks for sharing that.


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

Thanks TIG et al,  it really is a beaut.
I think I've found a home for it in my "old stuff" corner by Dad's rolltop desk and a garbage sale cuckoo clock.  I'll post a pic when I get a hanger installed.
Interesting that back in '64 even, intonation hadn't hit the radar (?).  The stain where the bridge was set originally coincides with the catalogue pic Mr Funster shared.  At that angle, it would be in tune at the first position only (at best)  Angled as it is now, the intonation is pretty good all along the neck


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

Sorry Richard, it's set to public on my Facebook post.
Don't know what else I can do.  I tried to imbed it here but couldn't figure that out.

Framus mando profile

Maybe someone more tech savvy will come to our rescue lol

TF you are right, that skinny fretboard is a bit of a challenge!  Oh well, I'll pick away at it some and see if I can get anywhere with it..



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

Not really either (?) - I haven't been able to find a picture of any other quite like it.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … XNuXY_G9Q3     

Hey all, sorry to be such a stranger for so long. 
Lucy's "chemo trail" just seems to take everything there is.
I thought this was a great opportunity to say hi and share some good news... a new Mandolin!
Apparently this was leftover inventory from a guitar shop in Vancouver back in the day.  It's been around the block a couple times but still very pretty.  Now if I could only play the darned thing.

All the best!

EDIT by Picture Fairy

Well done Neo!     


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

Sorry for your loss, Z     


(10 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Thanks Roger,

I don't really use the lists much but I thought it was a glitch Per might want to know about.
I get the same trunchated list as you unless I scroll down as far as possible before opening the list.

I am always impressed with the effort you mods put into this site. 
Again, Many thanks!


(10 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Hey Roger, sorry so long getting back to you.

I have no idea how to get a screen shot loaded onto here.  Any suggestions?

I find that to see the whole list of songbook filter options, I have to have the screen scrolled up to where the the category twistie (is that really the term?) is right at the top of the screen.

The list I get is
All Songbooks
Absolute beginner
etc etc etc...
I also have the No Category option.

Hope that helps some,


(10 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Thanks Roger,
Looks good for all filtered files - campfire, misc., etc but still wonky for the "all songbooks" option.
10 songbooks show up but at the bottom indicates "showing 1-0 of 0 public songbooks" and no way to get to other songbooks.


Wow, nice job T! That's beautiful.
Love the walnut grain around the bridge and pickup.
Happy pickin'

Hey Bill!  I was thinking of you earlier today as we wandered the smoke filled streets of Vanderhoof BC.
We came across the following and I thought you might get a kick out of it.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … 1f4ba6eef2

The whole of BC seems to be ablaze and as we travel further east toward home in Prince George it just gets thicker with every mile (Kilometer to us;) 

All the best!


(34 replies, posted in Recording)

Greetings!  I’m away from home for a couple days in Haida Gwaii (bc) and really don’t know much about this software but it’s free and seems to have some decent recording functionality.  Traction version 7   I did a search and didn’t see this posted already but my apologies if this is redundant

https://www.tracktion.com/newsletter/l/ … zDS2gsNrRA