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

2007 Martin DC-1E. It's been my go-to for 5 years now.

When I want a little more sound I'll pull out the 1982 Alvarez 12 string.     


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

Congrats on the birthday and new guitar. https://yoursmiles.org/hsmile/guitar/h25006.gif     


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

Cool story beamer. Thanks for sharing it with us. smile     


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

Lost another one.

https://relix.com/news/detail/in-memori … 4b4270def6

Country music legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning after he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83 years old.

Daniels was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and his best known recording was his 1979 single “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” which was released with The Charlie Daniels Band.

Born in Wilmington, N.C. in 1936, Daniels grew up listening to Pentecostal gospel music, bluegrass and country. In the mid-to-late-1960s, he worked as a session musician in Nashville. During that time, he played on three Bob Dylan albums (providing guitar and electric bass work), as well as playing fiddle on the Marshall Tucker Band’s early albums.

In 1973, Daniels reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the novelty song “Uneasy Rider.” Two years later, he would reach the top 30 (with The Charlie Daniels Band) with “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.” Finally, in 1979, he reached number 3 on the charts with the aforementioned “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” which also earned Daniels a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance.

In 2008, Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and in 2016, he became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Charlie Daniels was a reverential innovator. He was a fiddle-playing bandleader, like King of Country Music Roy Acuff. His music fused the immediacy of Southern Rock with the classic country storytelling that he heard as a child in Wilmington, North Carolina,” said Kyle Young the CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (via press release). “He brought new audiences to country music, pointing people to the sources even as he explored the edges. He was also a delight to be around, always with wife Hazel at his side. Just as fiddler Johnny did in the famous song, Charlie Daniels beat the Devil.”

Daniels is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr. 


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TIGLJK wrote:

That was excellent.  It is a very difficult song to sing !


Indeed it is!!
With the capo I don't know what key you're in but I do it in D and it presents a challenge. But that's the way I learned it and I'm too old and lazy to relearn it in another key. smile     


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

Welcome fritty. You won't find a friendlier group of folks anywhere.     


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Classical Guitar wrote:

I usually play for 3 hours most days.   With the coronavirus  making misic is a good way to spend  your time.

Yeah, since my dad's funeral I hadn't been playing much. But with this lock down thing going on I've been at it a lot more. I've found that you get rusty when you don't play for a few months. lol     


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

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine dead at 73.

John Prine, widely celebrated as one of the most influential songwriters of all time, has died due to complications from the coronavirus, roughly two months after he received a Lifetime Achievement honor at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He was 73 years old.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/joh … 01061.html 


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

Wow! I thought it was tough playing a full size mandolin. Some mighty small frets on that baby. lol     


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

Dirty Ed wrote:

I've been meaning to post this for some time. Fits right in with CG's article.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont … 0JKCYZ8hng 


I saw this a few years ago. Pretty good stuff.     


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

That makes 3 of us. I'm sure I met Amy's dad in 2015. He inspired me to learn "The Boxer"

But if you're not, Welcome anyway. smile     


(22 replies, posted in Other string instruments)

Wow Zurf. Sounds like you have about 100 hours in that thing. Hope you get at least that many hours of playing from it. smile     

I still have my skype. We used to do that too.     


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

Well I went out and got my 500 rolls of TP yesterday. big_smile

I haven't been very sociable the last few months so it's unlikely I'll get exposed to this bug. I'm one to keep a lot of supplies on hand all the time so no running to the store and dealing with the chaos. You'd think there is a blizzard in the forecast the way stuff is flying of the shelves. roll

The main reason I've been a recluse is that my dad got sick back in November and I started spending a lot of time up north with my folks. He passed on to the great woodworking shop in the sky at the end of January and I've basically been living with mom and helping her adjust to her new life up until a week ago. Unfortunately 3 months of not working has caught up to me financially so I'm home now, back to work and back online. 

My one brother, a sister and a cousin played a song at the funeral and someone recorded it. Some of you will recognize me; 2nd from the right. On my left is the cousin and to my right, the sister and brother. I just barely got through it.


Merry Christmas to all the Chordie family. smile     


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

State College, Pa.

Hi Mary. smile Welcome to the forum.     


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

Grah1 wrote:

Somebody please explain the secret  of getting more views I'd be grateful to know.

Share the link with as many people as you can. Have all those people share it. Then they can pass it on and they can pass it on and they can pass it on. Etc, etc, etc.     


(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I believe 99 is the limit but you can start another book.     


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

So sorry to hear that Rick. While I haven't been posting much in the last year, I do stop in and read.

I hope there is a chance that things can turn in a more positive direction for you. Good luck.     


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

TIGLJK wrote:

That is an amazing story.

SO cool !

UJB - How far is your place from Hughesville PA ?

Depends on traffic in Shamokin Dam. At the right time of day, I can make it to Williamsport in about 1:40. If traffic is bound up in SD, closer to 2 hours. PM me if you would like details.     


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

Very cool story Robert. Should be 5-6 Deadheads here. They'll love to hear that one.

See you Friday.  Jim and Amy think they'll be coming down Thursday.     


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

Robert Hunter, the poet and writer who provided the Grateful Dead with many of their vivid and enduring lyrics, died Monday night. He was 78. No cause of death was provided...

...Considered one of rock’s most ambitious and dazzling lyricists, Hunter was the literary counterpoint to the band’s musical experimentation. His lyrics — heard in everything from early Dead classics like “Dark Star” and “China Cat Sunflower” and proceeding through “Uncle John’s Band,” "Ripple," “Box of Rain,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and “Touch of Gray”— were as much a part of the band as Jerry Garcia’s singing and guitar.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/robert-hunte … kfmevaatca 


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

Here is a thread that may be helpful.



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

So sorry to hear that Zurf. sad

Condolences to you and his family.     


(8 replies, posted in Songwriting)

TIGLJK wrote:

Thanks Beamer !

I hope to record it and post it sometime in the near future.


Better yet; why don't you pop up to Syracuse this weekend and debut it live? A few of us could play along.

Just sayin' smile