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« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2017, 08:43:59 PM »

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. . . I feel like I have a lot of tools, and basically know how to use each one but I am trying to build a house without any plans. I really should be starting with a birdhouse or two.

It's good to know where you stand.  Many times in music (or life) it's best to look back before going forward

Birdhouse #1:  One of the more common chord progressions from the late 50's and into the 60's is the C, Am, F, G7 (I, vi, IV, V).  You'd likely know that this is the key of C with a 'relative minor' chord.   This guy is really bad. . .but you can do better.  That said, I admire him for putting it out there for an imperfect repertoire example of what can be done with four chords allowing you to choose your model of birdhouse.  Add to this repertoire several of Peter, Paul & Mary/Pete Seeger songs:  Where Have all the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer etc.

Birdhouse #2: As mentioned earlier in this thread, G, Em, C, D is another I, vi, IV,V progression that continues to be enjoyed extensively.  Any song in the key of C will work in the key of G if your vocal range will accommodate them.

On a personal note, the birdhouse design has to appeal to you:  it has to mean something.  There needs to be a hunger beyond music theory,  technique, tab and guitar forums.  This is the first album I ever listened to. . .and it grabbed me like a grizzly bear.  I was ten years old.  

Digging a little into the origin of the songs I play has helped me over the years.  'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' for example, has its origins in Russia at a very horrible time in their history.  'If I Had A Hammer' or 'The Hammer Song' has its origins at a time when people had to fight for the most basic of civil rights in the United States.  Unknowingly, just knowing the history of the song helped make its performance more believable.

Maybe use these folks to help build your first birdhouse?  Their progressions don't stray very far from the keys of C and G (and associated minor chords).
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« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2017, 09:41:47 PM »

There's a songbook called Rise Up Singing (google it...).  It runs about $18 or so on Amazon.  It's got 1200 songs in it, with a bunch that I'd bet you already know the melody to.  They give the chord charts (most have 3-5 chords).  You can start out with the ones that are easy, and then find others you want to learn.

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« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2017, 05:14:06 AM »

There's a songbook called Rise Up Singing (google it...).  It runs about $18 or so on Amazon.  It's got 1200 songs in it, with a bunch that I'd bet you already know the melody to.  They give the chord charts (most have 3-5 chords).  You can start out with the ones that are easy, and then find others you want to learn.

Ed

Ed, you just reminded me I have that book somewhere.  You made me want to go and dig it out from wherever it is in the house.  It's a good one and that is a great recommendation.
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« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2017, 02:56:49 AM »

I just had a chance to catch up and wow. Lots of great tips and advice! Whiskeyjack, you are speaking my language. I have no motivation to learn songs I don't care about. I am a big folk fan too. I will also check out the library Ed to see if they have the book.
I wish I knew how to make hyperlinks with my phone but I can't figure it out. Anyway...this is the song that made me want to learn guitar. I can play it now with my eyes closed and practise it constantly. Andy Maize and John Finlayson of The Skydiggers...well to me it doesn't get much better. I think I've seen them live more than 50 times.
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« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2017, 09:41:17 AM »

Hi Codycoat.  Are you Canadian by any chance?  Just viewed your link.  Nice song.  I'm a sucker for a good sounding organ.
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« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2017, 12:18:13 PM »

Saw the Skydiggers at Crocks&Rolls in Thunder Bay several times. They've gotten a lot older!  
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« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2017, 12:59:42 PM »

Hi Codycoat.  Are you Canadian by any chance?  Just viewed your link.  Nice song.  I'm a sucker for a good sounding organ.

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« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2017, 12:12:19 AM »

I sure am!! And I loooove Canadian music.
That is Michael Johnston on the organ. He is a relatively recent addition to the band but I can't imagine them without piano/organ now.
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« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2017, 05:12:29 AM »

All of my female clients but one play Taylors.The one plays an OM10.Also many Martin players.

Have you noticed which models they tend to choose?

Maybe Larrivée needs to market their LS's, OM's and OO's more . . .
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« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »

Have you noticed which models they tend to choose?

Maybe Larrivée needs to market their LS's, OM's and OO's more . . .
I didn't know Larrivee marketed their guitars, I thought we did. 😁 🎶


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« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2017, 06:14:03 PM »

I didn't know Larrivee marketed their guitars, I thought we did. 😁 🎶


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« Reply #71 on: February 20, 2017, 12:45:32 AM »

I didn't know Larrivee marketed their guitars, I thought we did. 😁 🎶


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I would never have heard of Larrivee if I hadn't been an AGF member. so you're right, we forum folks do a good job with the word-of-mouth thing.
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« Reply #72 on: February 20, 2017, 03:12:04 AM »

I would never have heard of Larrivee if I hadn't been an AGF member. so you're right, we forum folks do a good job with the word-of-mouth thing.


It was rmmga folks for me.

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« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »

I heard about them in 2000, while hunting for my first Martin guitar, from a luthier friend of mine in Houston who said they were likely the finest guitar on the market.  So I checked them out and they of course were fabulous sounding, but GC only had very expensive ones in stock so I wound up going with the Martin anyway...  completely different story 10 years later... (oh, and sold the Martin then too)...
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