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« on: March 14, 2008, 07:08:09 AM »

Love this thing--it's a hoot to play, looks and sounds beautiful. This song is a rough rendition of "Box Elder" by LJ Booth:

Box Elder by LJ Boothhttp://www.box.net/shared/bygy507scs

I'm enjoying the heck out of my new Larrivee. I'm also new to the forum. Some good fingerstyle music on here, from what I've heard so far. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 12:21:56 PM »

Nice playing and welcome to the friendliest forum on the net.  OM-03R's are terrific sounding guitars.  If you don't already have one, I recommend a bone saddle.  For a small purchase, it adds a noticable amount of tone and sustain to RW OM's.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 01:05:26 PM »

Beautiful song "Uke". LJ Booth has got to be one of the best songwriters most people have never heard of! I first heard this song performed by David Wilcox. He and Booth have collaborated on some songs together - "Western Ridge" is one that comes to mind.

I am glad to see that LJ has a new CD in the works. "The Ox That Pulls the Cart" is in constant rotation here.

Welcome to the forum. Have a donut on me 

BTW - where did you get your arrangement? I have been looking for that for awhile. Did you figure it out yourself? Standard or open tuning??
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 05:39:53 PM »

BTW - where did you get your arrangement? I have been looking for that for awhile. Did you figure it out yourself? Standard or open tuning??

Thanks for the nice words.

I used to play it in open G with C on the 6th string, cut capo on the first fret. That's how Wilcox plays it, more or less, and it's never really satisfied because I like the way Booth plays it on his album. A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon Booth's site and found the key: DADGCD. It's a lot easier this way, and it sounds closer to the original. I am far from replicating Booth's aggressive fingerpicking style, though. Maybe someday.

 
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 06:31:09 PM »

Beautiful singing and playing. Good job, George.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 10:58:27 PM »

Bravo! Your playing is outstanding but your voice is unforgettable. What a great song. Wish I had a voice like yours.
 
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