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« Reply #1040 on: March 09, 2009, 01:46:31 AM »

Hey,

Thanks for your note.  Its definitely too quiet tonight.  I think everyone is mixed up with the time zone change.

As far as a first song goes...I think I'm going to play John Denver's "This Old Guitar".  I'm going to change a few words for the occasion and I hope that John (who is watching over us all) doesn't get too bothered.  Somehow I think he would appreciate this magical moment.  Here is what I'm going to play:

"This new guitar will teach me to sing a love song
it will show me how to laugh and how to cry.
It will introduce me to some friends of mine
and will brighten up some days
it will help me make it thru some lonely nights. Oh
What a friend to have on a cold and lonely night

This new guitar will give me my lovely lady
it will open up her eyes and ears to me
it will bring us close together
and it may break her heart
it will open up the space for us to be
What a lovely place and a lovely space to be.

This new guitar will give me my life my living
all the things you know I love to do
to serenade the stars that shine
from a sunny mountainside
and most of all to sing my songs for you
I love to sing my songs for you.
Yes I do, you know
I love to sing my songs for you"

Jordan.
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« Reply #1041 on: March 09, 2009, 02:32:45 AM »

I was almost thinking the site wasn't working today...no one has posted yet regarding the FG III

So here's a question for those who will soon be receiving their FG III.  When you first pick up that guitar and play that first note or chord...what will you play?

That thought has crossed my mind a few times.  When I first pick it up I'm going to feel and smell the wood (something about the smell of an acoustic guitar is refreshing to me).  What will I play that first time I pick it up.  I really don't know...I'll just feel something and see what comes out.  Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that first musical experience.

I'm going to pull an E chord in the first position and let all of those open strings resonate. After wiping the drool away I fully intend to noodle with some impromptu blues riffs up and down the neck.

As soon as I'm done I'm going to give that Italian Spruce top a first rate inspection. 

Eventually, I will get around to taking some photos and contributing to the thread someone will undoubtedly create in the Pictures section of this forum.

Finally, the folks at Larrivee are going to get a thank you via Facebook!
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« Reply #1042 on: March 09, 2009, 03:35:09 AM »

  Here is the first song I'll play on my F-III and that may be in Vancouver if John Jr. surprises us. But whenever I get it this will be the first one. It was written by Ray Thomas back in the 60's I believe and recorded b the Moody Blues with Ray singing it.
     He changed a line himself in the song later on so I'll change it also here (just in case you know this one) I believe it is dbirchett(not sure on that) who recorded a cover of this himself and did a very good job of it. Mine will not be as good as his or Ray Thomas' but I do sing it with feelings that are very genuine for my wife and I use my own fingerstyle method of playing it. I think the LS-03 IS/Mh will be perfect for my style of play and this song.

                                                 FOR MY LADY

                                          My boat sails stormy seas,
                                          Battles oceans filled with tears.
                                          At last my port's in view
                                          Now that I've discovered you.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly
                                          For my gentle lady.
                                          Give it freely, and completely
                                          To my lady.

                                          As life goes drifting by,
                                          Like a breeze she'll gently sigh.
                                          And slowly bow her head,
                                          Then you'll hear her softly cry.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly...

                                          Words that you say when we're alone,
                                          But actions speak louder than words.
                                          But all I can say is, "I love you so."
                                          Try an end all my hurt.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly...

                                          Set sail before the sun,
                                          Feel the warmth that's just begun.
                                          Share each and every dream,
                                          They belong to every one.

                                         
                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly
                                          For my gentle lady.
                                          Give it freely, and completely
                                          To my lady.                                             

btw I plan on playing this in Vancouver at our Jam, if the group allows me to.                  Danny
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« Reply #1043 on: March 09, 2009, 04:11:12 AM »

              btw I plan on playing this in Vancouver at our Jam, if the group allows me to.                  Danny


I'll have a box of tissue handy.  crying

It's my duty as host, if the group allows me to.

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« Reply #1044 on: March 09, 2009, 04:17:52 AM »


I'll have a box of tissue handy.  crying

It's my duty as host, if the group allows me to.

Mike
                    Or maybe earplugs!
 
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« Reply #1045 on: March 09, 2009, 04:23:13 AM »

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« Reply #1046 on: March 09, 2009, 04:37:32 AM »

First thing I'll do is make sure the tuners are turned the exact same way to ensure it is in tune.   wacko

Okay, the Intellitouch tuner will get to do its magic and then I will play the basic G chord with a Larrivee flatpick (got 2 of 'em) or maybe the new Larrivee FIII flatpick!  Then do some crosspicking on a simple country tune.

Starting to rev up the excitement in anticipation.

I intend, though, for the LS-03R to be my fingerpicking guitar and the D-18GE and '40 parlor to be the flatpicking choices.
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« Reply #1047 on: March 09, 2009, 03:24:27 PM »

OK......... assuming my F III is ready to play... (that might be an incorrrect assumption)

First I will inspect her from top to bottom / front to back and put it right up to my face to smell the wood.
Second I will tune her up lovingly and strum a few open chords and play a few single notes with bare fingers to see how she sings.
Third, I'll launch into "Frankie Comes To Town" , naturally   bigrin

(The little guy spent Sat. night with us and he immediately went to my guitar stand and started bobbing his head up and down and dancing while playing a kazoo)  At 1 year old he's already more musicial than me)

I'd like to play that song at the jam too, if nobody objects.  In fact I'd love some accompaniment.

Danny, I look forward to your song;   pass the tissues.
Jaqadis, I lool forward to your song as well.   This should be a great and happy time for us all.



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« Reply #1048 on: March 09, 2009, 04:28:07 PM »

First tune will be George Harrison's "Just for Today" because I want my IS/Hog to start its playing life on a peaceful, positive note!  I've suffered for my art, soon it will be my Forum III's turn. 
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« Reply #1049 on: March 09, 2009, 04:34:04 PM »

First tune will be George Harrison's "Just for Today" because I want my IS/Hog to start its playing life on a peaceful, positive note!  I've suffered for my art, soon it will be my Forum III's turn. 
  I'd like to hear that Kent, can you record it?
                                               Danny
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« Reply #1050 on: March 09, 2009, 04:45:04 PM »

Oh, I am waaay too incompetent/shy/incompetent for that!
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« Reply #1051 on: March 09, 2009, 04:50:43 PM »

Oh, I am waaay too incompetent/shy/incompetent for that!
   If I can do it you can do it.
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« Reply #1052 on: March 09, 2009, 05:36:50 PM »

My first song will likely be "Genesis" by Jorma Kaukonen.  Even the title fits nicely for a new guitar (or a new "anything.)  I usually play it in "B" with a capo, though, so maybe I'll have to play it in "A" this time around.  It would feel weird to throw a capo on for the first tune. 

But I think I'll record it and share if I get a few minutes.  We definitely need to get samples from all of the different wood combos, cutaway/non-cutaway, etc.  Woohoo!

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« Reply #1053 on: March 09, 2009, 07:36:58 PM »

Wow - just as I expected, a very eclectic mix of "first tunes."

Mine will probably be something I'm working on in the present, like Leonard Cohen's "The Partisan," or the standards "Blue Moon" and "What a Wonderful World." But I might have to dig back into my established repertoire for something like "When The Springtime Comes Again" by John Fahey so the guitar doesn't have to listen to me singing for at least the first five minutes of its working life.

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« Reply #1054 on: March 10, 2009, 04:15:39 AM »

So, uh - no one else for innagadadavida?

Stairway to Heaven?

guess I better go practice something -

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« Reply #1055 on: March 10, 2009, 04:25:01 AM »

  I'll go along with "In a garden of Life" But I pay good $ to not hear "Stairway to heaven"

           Maybe something Like "Tumblin' tumble weeds"
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« Reply #1056 on: March 10, 2009, 12:48:51 PM »

So, uh - no one else for innagadadavida?

Stairway to Heaven?

guess I better go practice something -

Tad
   NOOOOOOOOOOO.     "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind". I can play parts of all of them and sometimes when I am playing find myself stuck in them and cannot escape. Wait that might be when I am having a bad dream I am not sure. 
  OK I am going to pot together a montage of all three for the jam. We can all join in. really I am gona do it.
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« Reply #1057 on: March 10, 2009, 01:51:25 PM »

   NOOOOOOOOOOO.     "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind".

I wonder what the "Three most hated songs by acoustic guitar shop owners" will be will be in the year 2030...
Stairway to Heaven might still be in the list, but I think other two will drop out... Any guesses?

Tad beat me to the punch in the race of sarcasm, I was going to say I would run my FIII through a fuzz pedal and amp and play Metallica's "Enter Sandman".
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« Reply #1058 on: March 10, 2009, 04:05:32 PM »

Tuffy- I heard that if you sleep with it held tightly to your body like a lover, that will make it sound better & bond with you even more ! bigrin
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« Reply #1059 on: March 10, 2009, 04:37:36 PM »

   NOOOOOOOOOOO.     "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind". I can play parts of all of them and sometimes when I am playing find myself stuck in them and cannot escape. Wait that might be when I am having a bad dream I am not sure. 
  OK I am going to pot together a montage of all three for the jam. We can all join in. really I am gona do it.
                    I can see you stuck in "Hotel California" whistling

I wonder what the "Three most hated songs by acoustic guitar shop owners" will be will be in the year 2030...
Stairway to Heaven might still be in the list, but I think other two will drop out... Any guesses?

Tad beat me to the punch in the race of sarcasm, I was going to say I would run my FIII through a fuzz pedal and amp and play Metallica's "Enter Sandman".
                         Iron Man...Smoke on the water...Stairway to hell
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