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Passing along songs, playing tips and tricks to those who are just starting or want to learn some classic tunes

Members: 13
Latest Activity: Feb 16

How it works

Please look at my two lists below. One is alpha by artist the other alpha by song title. Pick something you'd like to learn and I'll do what I can to help you learn it. That means a transcription, a short video and email correspondence to help you out.

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How are you doing?

I'd love to hear from you guys who've requested songs to see how you are progressing.I've recently added a quick lesson for "Let Her Cry" - by Hootie & The Blowfish.I'm hoping to put up The…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli Feb 15.

Vincent tab 9 Replies

Good morning. I received a tab for the song Vincent. As I am picking my way through it I find it a little tough as I have never heard this version (not Chet Atkins version), which would have…Continue

Started by Marty. Last reply by Terry Angelli Jan 27, 2013.

The Master List, alpha by artist 7 Replies

Here is a copy of my so called "master" list which is alpha by artist. I've posted the same list alpha by song in another discussion. I don't pretend to know each and every song on this list inside…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli. Last reply by Marty Sep 23, 2012.

The Master List, alpha by song

This is the same as the alpha by artist list, just inverted.I don't pretend to know each and every song on this list inside and out but many of them I do and can play pretty well. Since I transcribe…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli May 8, 2010.

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Comment by Terry Angelli on February 16, 2014 at 1:06pm
Today I posted the Beatles "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" if anyone is interested.
Comment by Terry Angelli on February 5, 2014 at 4:55pm
Steve, welcome to the group! Great song you picked there. Presumably you read "how it works"? First and foremost is time. Since I do this for free I have to find the time to do a video which may take several days. In the meantime I can send you a transcript so you can become familiar with the chords. I cannot post it here due to copyrights however I can email it directly to you. Please send me an email from your personal account so you don't have to post it here. My email address is "Bill252842@aol.com". Looking forward to hearing from you and helping you further along on your musical adventure!
Comment by Steven Donovan on February 5, 2014 at 4:50pm

Thanks for the invite.  Interested in a beginner song.  Something I can sink my teeth into and master.  I love Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish.

Comment by Marty on October 21, 2012 at 11:39am

Hi Terry. The only thing I want to shred is the work week. I play only acoustic and very much like mellow (-:

Comment by Terry Angelli on October 19, 2012 at 2:28pm
M2,
Okay, Bell Bottom Blues it is! I might be able to do it this weekend. Please keep in mind that you are seeking to ultimately be a lead guitarist and I am NOT a lead player. Oh I can scratch out a small lead here and there and can show you a few things but I can't "shred" as they say. I've never had the time to take some lessons to learn scales better which allows one to wander across the fretboard with ease.
Comment by Marty on October 19, 2012 at 9:05am

Terry, Bell bottom blues would be great, my goal would be to play songle note lines either to a vocalist or anothe guitar. Hope this helps, Thanks!!

Comment by Marty on October 19, 2012 at 9:03am

M1, my playing does not justify the years I've been playing..lol..Focusing is not one of my strong points.

Comment by Mark Thomas Wolf on October 18, 2012 at 7:35pm

Thanks Marty!  I'll check out the site you mentioned :)

Comment by Marty on October 18, 2012 at 6:28pm

Geesh..M2 sorry I thought you were a newbie too, don't worry I will try to catch up to you guys with a little more practice..lol....M1 here saying I will talk to T and M2 later, and oh by the way...Welcome!!!

Comment by Terry Angelli on October 18, 2012 at 1:53pm

Mmmm that is a good question! To clarify, you said "accompany someone" and by that I take it another guitar or other instrument? Or are you referring to a vocalist? If it is another instrument you would need to know the melody line of the song and then you would weave lead lines in between the lyric. But that is lead guitar playing and I'm don't know if your ready to go there just yet.

An example of weaving is in a typical blues song. Take B.B. King for example who basically does a call and response. That is he sings a line and plays a lead line. Of course B.B. has stated he does it that way because he cannot sing and play at the same time but it is a classic maneuver.

If you mean to accompany a vocalist it would be more that you would play a rhythm behind the vocals with possible touches of lead here and there.

Now as for a song suggestion nothing really jumps to mind that is a melody with single notes. However you can play some songs in chord shapes but only plucking one note of the chord at a time.

Are you familiar with Derek & The Dominoes (Eric Clapton) "Bell Bottom Blues"? That song can be done that way. In fact when I play it I don't strum until the chorus.

How about you clarify for me your aim and if need be I can do a video showing you how I play Bell Bottom Blues?

Just let me know!

 

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