Topic: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Another month, and two more songs to choose from!  Grab your guitar, uke, harp, autoharp, band in a box, drum set, tuners, mandolin, drinks of choice, and something to record with!

Take It Easy by the Eagles:
No doubt there are a ton of different versions with different chords available here on Chordie!  I've gone ahead and found the most simple version for you here:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /5887.html
The Eagles Perform "Take It Easy" during the 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKpay8gumw0
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"Take It Easy" is a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the band's first single, released on May 1, 1972.

Ripple by the Grateful Dead:
Again, there's a lot of different versions popping around.  Some have slightly different words, some have an A7 in there as well.  You'll have to find the version YOU like the best (because it IS a cover after all), but here's one to get you started:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /7289.html
Recorded Live: 10/31/1980 - Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT8zLTaKxeE
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"Ripple" is the sixth song on the Grateful Dead album American Beauty. It was released as the B-side to the single "Truckin'".  Robert Hunter wrote this song in 1970 in London in the same afternoon he wrote "Brokedown Palace" and "To Lay Me Down" (reputedly also drinking half a bottle of retsina in the process). The song debuted August 18, 1970 at Fillmore West in San Francisco. Jerry Garcia wrote the music to this song.
Several lines throughout the song have been compared to the 23rd Psalm of the Bible.



Remember, these are meant to be COVERS of the songs.

You don't have to be a "tribute" type player and make it sound exactly like the original.  You can always change it up!  Go do your thing, and come back here to post a link to your recorded version in a reply to this thread!

On your Marks!  Get Ready!  Get Set!

And...

After Saturday October 1st...

GO!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

AHHH one I can actually sorta get by on! YEA!

“It’s like a Jab, you got the squeeze and you got the attack, you got the guitar and the emotion behind the song. 
You can plug into a Marshall, but if you are not attacking it,  it's just going to sound so-so.  If the song doesn't grove, you are just bashing through chords” .
-- Mike Ness,  Social Distortion

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D422ox0 … CLt6cD--oC
Take  it  easy  me  on lead   Kev J on vocals .

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Well i think i mucked up,did a quick version of Eagles song.
Then realized it`s Take it EASY   not peaceful EASY feeling.
Oh well i`ll put it up for a few days anyway!
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/easy-feelin

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Grah1 ........... thanks for sharing .......... looks like you, Kev J and the band are having a good time ..... on what looks like a very windy night to begin with.  Good sound smile

easybeat ............. lol you hard case, wrong song smile  Anyway, I like what you have done to the one you did anyway, you covered it well, made it your own and the way your playing it suits your voice.... nice one ..... thumbs up from me.

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Easybeat

I thought you were just using that as the intro -  double play - two for the $$$$$$$$$$$
smile

Good job man !

Jim

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Well, I realized on the way home that I didn't save all the recordings I made with my Zoom to Joe's hard drive.  So, I guess it's up to me to post those!  Late Saturday evening, when everyone was ready to put the guitars away we decided to give Ripple a try together.  Uncle Joe's Band, MekidsDad, myself, and Joe's friend Scott are all playing and singing along.  Here's our late night attempt for ya'll!
https://soundcloud.com/user-935684483/c … otm-ripple

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

New band in town  then Ami ,sounds  good .

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Mekidsmom, UJB, MekidsDad and Scott, thanks for sharing, that was fun and i enjoyed listening to it smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Thanks Amy. That came out better than I thought it would, being as tired as we all were. It's early in the month so I may still do a solo version.

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Wow its only the 4th and you guys are all posting up! I have not even been to the man cave in 2 weeks LOL work and Detailing keeping my busy.

“It’s like a Jab, you got the squeeze and you got the attack, you got the guitar and the emotion behind the song. 
You can plug into a Marshall, but if you are not attacking it,  it's just going to sound so-so.  If the song doesn't grove, you are just bashing through chords” .
-- Mike Ness,  Social Distortion

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Oh. boy! SORRY! I misunderstood again. Please forgive.

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Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
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Pearl Drums

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Bill, you're FINE!  smile  I do hope you have some time to get in and try one of these songs out though... maybe give us a recording?  smile 

Scott - we're now onto the 10th of October.  You better get your hiney down to the man cave and carve out a tune for us! You said you could do ONE of these... I can't wait to hear which one it is!  I'm also intrigued to find out how they sound with the distortion cranked.  ha ha!

I thought about trying Ripple on my own, and I might still give it a shot.  Then I was going to try Take it Easy.  I printed it out, and tried to strum through it a little - however Mekidsdad still has issues ingrained deep within his psyche, where he thinks all covers need to sound exact and stopped me mid-strum mentioning I should listen to the song to get the strumming pattern.  I thought, "Well shucks! Sure, I could do that.  I'm sure my standard strum pattern could be adjusted a little.  But HECK!  This is for the FSOTM!"

Now, I'm thinking I need to just TOTALLY CHANGE it up and turn it into something that sounds NOTHING like the original!  Ba ha ha ha ha!  (evil laugh)  Re-arrangement time!  wink  Anyone else going to try to butcher one of these songs with me?  tongue

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Sorry.  Work has been absolutely bonkers of late, and I have had little time to listen to our Chordians performing these songs, and less time to record one. 

I have been doing a campfire strummer version of Take It Easy for a few years, so I knocked it out quick.  My voice is bad.  My picking is bad.  My timing isn't horrible.  My enunciation is.  With that introduction, here it is. 

https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/ta … rdie-fsotm

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Zurf wrote:

Sorry.  Work has been absolutely bonkers of late, and I have had little time to listen to our Chordians performing these songs, and less time to record one. 

I have been doing a campfire strummer version of Take It Easy for a few years, so I knocked it out quick.  My voice is bad.  My picking is bad.  My timing isn't horrible.  My enunciation is.  With that introduction, here it is. 

https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/ta … rdie-fsotm

Good show zurf.

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

I am having a very hard time with the timing on Ripple.  It did get me to pull out a harmonica and toot on it, which has been fun.  I don't think anyone on Chordie, excepting maybe Dirty Ed, has heard me toot on a harmonica.

For what it's worth DE, it still smells like Crown Royal and Macanudos thanks to Patty.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

zurf ........... as always, i enjoyed listening to you and in this case listening to ~Take it Easy~.  Good job and i liked the picking smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Zurf, buddy....

I have a fever. And the only cure is more tuba. 

I love that recording.  I felt like I was there having fun with you.  Nothing is better than teaching kids to enjoy music.

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Anymore attempts at these two songs anyone?

Zurf ...... hows Ripple going? and harmonica?

Haven`t had time myself yet to do these but hoping too shortly smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

I think you Zurfilized that song nicely.  wink  I'm planning to do something similar - though haven't had tons of time.  Jim printed the song out too, so we'll see what happens.  I think I MAY have heard you diddle on a harmonica at some point. Perhaps it was on Skype once upon a time? 

SCOTT - I'm not letting you off the hook on this one. I want to hear that distortion!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Practice is going poorly.  I am swamped by work, kids, and volunteer activities.  I'll keep working on it, though.  It's an interesting song.  It sounds simple enough, but is really challenging to get the verses right on the tail of the chorus each time without even a run-up note, and the melody is simple enough but is plumb evading me picking it out on guitar even when I have found some decent tabs for it. 

If I don't get it during October, it may just get posted to Soundcloud at a later time.  Hard to say.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

I'm going to try to get one or both of these songs recorded before the end of the month.
Sometimes life gets in the way of a good time.

Thanks Chordie for the years of music and advise.

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Zurf .......woohoo looking forward to hearing it smile and i know what you mean ......... its  been really  busy here as well, just trying to find time to get these done myself ...... PLUS i have developed a sore tickly niggly throat, so hoping i am not come down the something.

rickyjack ............. i hear ya *nodding* ............. look forward to it when you do get time smile

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Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

HI everyone ............. i have put up my very quick and to be honest, horrible version of TAKE IT EASY on Sound Cloud.  Literally tonight was the only chance i have had to try one of these two songs and as i don`t know Ripple that well, i thought i would try this one before heading away tomorrow for a week.  I truly struggled with this one as i have a very sore throat which has decided to come before i head away tomorrow (very annoying).  Anyway, at least I attempted one of them b4 i go ............see you when i get back.

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: October 2016 FSOTM - TAKE IT EASY - RIPPLE

Oops here is the link ...............
https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan/cover-take-it-easy

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan