Here's a short video animation on the subject. smile

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

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

beamer wrote:

whats that number!???! LOLOLOLOLOL

Since they are public numbers I don't see where this would violate any rules at Chordie

Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Visitor's Office: 202-456-2121

A lot of those scammers create multiple profiles. After I started responding that way ,  the number of scam messages dropped to almost zero. LOL!

Have fun. smile     

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(14 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have a Boss RC30 loop station that I haven't even tried to use yet. That's the extent of my Gizmos.

KISS (keep it simple, stupid) has always been my philosophy. smile     

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

beamer wrote:

THAT IS NO EXAGGERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  EVEN AT 51!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS ALL ABOUT BEING WEIGHED AND MEASURED AND COMPETING AGAINST GHOST, OR ANOTHER PERSON OR YOUR BANK ACCOUNT OR THE "BE MY TRAVEL AGENT AND PAY FOR OUR TRIPS, We have to be equal parts Burt Kicher and Robin Williams, daddy warbucks, and countless other criteria for  the thing now days.   

ok off my soap box!

Well at least now I know it's not just me.

Here's a little trick I started using. When someone sends me a message and includes a number for me to text, I respond that I would rather talk. I give them a number to call but it's not mine. It's the number for the front desk at the White House. Funny how I never hear from them again. LOL!     

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

I'm too am guilty of a lack of participation.  Since I became single late last Fall,  I've spent more time living in the real world as opposed to the cyber world. I've also been playing more, working on some new songs and trying to learn to sing properly. Then there's the whole dating thing at 60. It's a different world out there than it was the last time I was single.

On a whim,  I drove up to Boston last week to see Al Stewart. Of course I thought of our own JJJ but had no way to reach out to him since I don't use a "smartphone" and don't have his number.

I do stop in here a few times a week to see what everyone is doing but haven't been posting much. I'll try to do better. smile     

My move in November really tapped me out. Unless the weather suddenly turns favorable and I'm able to get a bunch of work done, there is little hope of me getting there.     

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

I've never watched it but I have no doubt I would agree with all the other replies.

P.S. Good one Phill. LOL!     

Baldguitardude wrote:

here’s a great article about how to be courteous while using the internet https://www.simplehelp.net/2006/08/14/h … etiquette/

Very well said. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0034.gif     

Here it is the 5th of the month already.

Since neophytte and I are the only 2 that responded it looks like we'll be the one's to get things rolling for January.

Since I don't have the time to make anything new, here are a couple tunes recorded earlier. The first is Steve Goodman and the second is Van Morrison.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_RHAM … 2&t=0s     

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

Happy New Year to all our Chordie family and friends.     

With Jan being busy right now I'm going to jump in here and try to get a few more names in the hat.

Who wants to pick the January FSOTM?     

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

Belated Merry Christmas to all. I've been tied up with moving and haven't been around much the last month or so. Hope to be finished real soon.     

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

Way to go Beamer. You never know what'll happen until you get out there and try. And yes, it does get easier the more you do it.     

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

Thanks Ken. Condolences to the family.     

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

Phill Williams wrote:

i first picked up a guitar at age 15 then bought a song in a day book but discarded all the technical stuff and just learned the chords

That was me too except I was 19.     

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

Happy Birthday.

I've only been here since 2014 but I've met some great people in that time.     

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

Happy Birthday Doug!     

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

I have a rudimentary understanding of sheet music. I know the notes on the staff, a couple of the key signatures, the treble (G) and bass (F) clef, and the time signature. The key of C has no sharps or flats and E and B have no sharp. But I never took the time to actually learn to read the music. I read music the way a first grader would read a book. See Jane Run. See Spot Run.     

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

Topdawgz wrote:

Hoping to make it. Just back from Raleigh after playing Friday night with Cowboy Keith, Jetfly2112, and Scopolomine (band=Nine Ball Tight). I think I will arrive before dark Fri nite so as not to drive into the bog......

I was going to send an email but you beat me to it. Lol.  See you Friday. I'll be here all day.     

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

mekidsmom wrote:

Whoops!  I thought Jim had commented,  but I guess he didn't.  We're planning on being there... tradition and all.  wink  Will catch ya on the side if there's any specific questions ... other than, how many cookies to bring this year?

Guess that would be up to the baker. smile




Peatle Jville wrote:

UJB love those videos you put up of all you wonderful Chordie folks.

Well thank you. There's a lot of talent in that playlist. smile     

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

Doug_Smith wrote:

UJB, would you guess that there is a fairly strong "Musical Culture" in your area..... lots of stuff going on regularly and such ?

I would say the culture is reasonable. There's usually something going on from late spring through late fall. Mostly in small, intimate venues. Winter is pretty slow as far as musical culture events.     

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Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Doug,

I really like the way you make sure no one misses your point! :)l

lol lol lol Good one Bill!

The closest town to me has a pop. of around 12,000 and there are 3 private music stores just in the downtown area. The closest Big Box store is about 40 miles away. I like the small shops and do business with one of them on a regular basis.     

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

First let me apologize for getting this up so late. I've had something to deal with that has left me in a bit of a daze.

Save the date. Oct. 5-6 and 7

Music and fun for everyone in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania.

If you haven't seen it, here is a playlist from last years event.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P … AgJw-Nngim

PM me for details and directions. smile 

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

WVBIKER59 wrote:

ONE EXAMPLE, LOOK UP JOHN PRINE "IN SPITE OF OURSELVES" A SIMPLE SONG PROBABLY WITH SIMPLE CHORDS I WAS HOPING TO FIND TODAY BUT NOPE ALL LINES AND NUMBERS THAT AREN'T "CHORDS" SO FROM NOW ON I CALL THIS SITE "TABBIE"  THERE USE TO BE AN OPTION TO LOOK UP SONGS WITH CHORDS OR TABS BUT NOT NOW....SAD!!!

You didn't scroll down far enough. The chords are all there. Yep. A simple song. Looks it's in C. Just three chords; C, F, and G

https://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www. … 70704.html 

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

I don't know that there is anyone that "influenced" me. When I started playing at 22, I just wanted to be able to play songs and it didn't matter to me if it sounded exactly like the original artist.

I was more "inspired" to be able to play. And not surprisingly, to anyone that knows me, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead were the ones that  inspired me to hunker down and get serious about playing. Some of their more complex songs pushed me to learn more chords, different ways to play each chord and putting it all together so it somewhat resembled the original. But I've always been one to play a song the way it "felt" to me. As some of the folks around here know, my version of City of New Orleans doesn't sound like Steve Goodman, Willie Nelson or Arlo Guthrie. You will certainly recognize it but it's my own rendition.