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

Hey TF, wishing you the best until you're back, and I echo the sentiments of the others, hope it's soon.

Cheers for all your contributions, you'll be missed

Richard     

Zurf wrote:

My fretless was giving some terrible 60 cycle hum into the mix.

You might need a grounding strap:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41m5Pd8BjyL.jpg 

Clip goes on the bridge, strap goes on you ...

Cheers

Richard     

Tenement Funster wrote:

Nicely done once again, Neo ... you've got a good touch on this one. I was thinking of a bit of irony if this were to be in a set list for performing. You could follow this with "Love Will Keep Us Together" by the Captain & Tenille ... might be good for a chuckle.

Thanks - strangely I was thinking the same thing (not sure if you can hear me laughing at the intro) - as I was thinking "I'm smiling at the intro, but the song is a sad song about breaking up". When I read the Wiki page, the singer/songwriter (Ian Curtis) wrote it about his marriage breakup, which lead to his suicide later.

TIGLJK wrote:

Nice playing Richard
You look so relaxed and comfortable playing that song. It sounds terrific!
Well done sir !

Thanks - it was kind of an extension of the Bizarre Love Triangle song I did earlier, as the second groups was formed from the members of the first group, less their lead singer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division

Cheers

Richard     

jgreen wrote:

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.

That's good information that I didn't know; thanks!!!

Cheers

Richard     

One of two things - either the song isn't correctly formatted on the source site (it needs to be in ChordPro format), or the Chordie parser hits some sort of error and can't recover from it.

Normally it's the first one; I download the files I want to play and reformat them to the way I like them, and it also gives me the opportunity to save the files to my iPad and have them with me where ever I travel.

Cheers

Richard     

https://youtu.be/RuBjxOwhMGw

Enjoy!

Richard 

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

I wouldn't call you nuts, I'd call you magnanimous.

Cheers

Richard     

TIGLJK wrote:

Richard

I too never had heard that song - you played it very well.  I had the exact same thoughts TF did about the headset Mics!
You are a master of many different styles of music for sure.
Well done, sir!

Jim

Thanks! I thought it was an 80's classic! smile

(But looking at the charts again, it got to 98 of the US Billboard top 100 songs)

Glad to introduce new (old) music to you!

Cheers

Richard     

Tenement Funster wrote:

Well done, Neo ... a song I'd never heard before, and you certainly did it justice. Do I see dual microphones in your video? If so, I'm curious to know what you've rigged up and why. Nice cover, Neo ... always enjoy your work.

Thanks - when in my teenage years I got a lot into the techno-pop stuff, which was most of it around that era smile

No two microphones - I'd used the Rode as a lavalier style mic, on my shirt collar, etc, but wasn't getting the pickup from the voice, so i ordered an 'el cheapo' brand from China with the headset style microphone. Then I ripped out that mic and put my Rode in it's place, which is mostly what I use these days. I still need to hit it with some hot glue, as it keeps popping out of where the old mic used to sit, but it's just one mic for everything. This video is an older one between when I received the headset and before I pulled the mic, so the Rode is off to the side (the internal mic wasn't plugged in after the one trial, in which it's quality was 'as expected').

Cheers

Richard     

Also found this version, by the singer from New Order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxp5ogeJ54Q

Cheers

Richard     

Sounds good; I was waiting for some bass and/or drums to bring the lower end in, that would have been the icing on the cake!!!

Cheers

Richard     

https://youtu.be/nH6IUNf9YY0

Enjoy!

Richard 

Have you looked into the Beat Buddy: https://singularsound.com/

Cheers

Richard     

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(2 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Looks like you had a lot of fun doing that one, Neo ... a great cover of this "Hollies" classic.

Thanks - it was fun, I did it on the 12 string first, but it sounded better on the 6 ....

Cheers

Richard     

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(2 replies, posted in My local band and me)

https://youtu.be/eNR574xzcuA

Enjoy!

Richard 

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Lalena by Deep Purple (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucy0XYxuNT8) was better than Donovan's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bdJPvrbOw) ...     

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

That's terrific!! Can you do a Panorama pic for us???

Cheers

Richard     

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Bummer ... for whatever reason I can see them here in Chordie, but no one else can.

I can't get my photos from my PC to an Internet Site anywhere. Tried Picasa, Google+ Photos, etc., but keep getting run around in endless loops which are driving me crazy! They've worked in the past, but new "improvements" they've made have added more complexity (as often happens).

You're welcome to jump onto my webserver forum: http://neophytte.mine.nu/forum/ (you'll need to register) and pop them into the "Photography" section, from there you can add them to this site by using the "copy image location" from a right click (in FireFox). It's been a while since I've used it, I think there is a restriction on file size, but I can't remember what it is ....

If you get stuck, or need further instructions, send me a PM ....

Cheers

Richard     

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Sorry about that, gents ... how's it look now?

Still no image, in Firefox or Chrome sad     

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(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I'm not 100% sure, but I'll have a stab at this; the formatting on the site uses a variation of a file format called chordpro (see this site for more details: https://www.chordpro.org/chordpro/index.html), although some people are not aware of how to use it so they write their words/music verbatim with the chords aligning above the text, such as:

G               A7
Love me Tender, Love me true ... 

 

Whilst the chordpro version includes the chords in square brackets inline, and looks like:

[G]Love me tender,[A7]Love me true ... 

 

Which then renders out as:


[G]Love me tender,[A7]Love me true ...




 

Note also that in the forums, this needs to be written as:

[song]
{st: Artist}
{t: Title}
[G]Love me tender,[A7]Love me true ... 
[/song]  

Sometimes people will mix and match these two styles as well, which can lead the parser to make mistakes, because it's not sure what it's dealing with .... 

I'm not sure if I answered the original question, but I hope that helps.

Cheers

Richard     

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

Nice collection. I would love to get down to that many. I see mine in a different light than you do.

Thanks - every one of them is a different story - as I was unpacking them, so many memories come flooding back; like the silver G707 in the front (extreme right), that I played at a gig in Fremantle and they had no stairs to the stage, so as I hoisted myself up, guitar in hand, I split the groin of my black trousers .... look back and laugh.

I'm curious about how you see yours?

Cheers

Richard     

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

Tenement Funster wrote:

Well, I've finally completed a new music room!

I can't see the images sad Are they publicly accessible??

Cheers

Richard     

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

LOL, funny stories make good memories ... smile

Cheers

Richard     

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

My collection:

http://neophytte.mine.nu/forum/simpleforum_files/attachments/18Guitars.jpg

Back row:

Hohner Steinberger B2 bass with GK-3B Midi pickup 

Epiphone 5 string Banjo MB 200 

Oakridge single resonator

Maton EMS-12 "Mini Maton", 12 string

Maton EGB808CL

Denver EF240BR Acoustic Guitar

Hand made fan fret acoustic

Fretless bass

Front row: 

Hand made Guitar Synth controller

Miruzzi custom built fan fret guitar

PRS SE Torrero

2004 PRS Swamp Ash

1989 PRS "Electric"

Riverhead Sound Research - Session guitar

Bruce Wei Inlaid Gibson special

1989 Fender Strat

Roland G707 controller #2

Roland G707 controller #1       

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

Inspired by some of the stories in Beamers thread, decided we need a place to put a photo of our collections. Please feel free to add to it smile

Cheers

Richard