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Comment by Jim Ohlschmidt on April 24, 2009 at 8:43am
Thank you, Charlie - LJ
Comment by Charlie Evans on April 23, 2009 at 8:26pm
That was fantabulous!
Comment by Jim Ohlschmidt on April 22, 2009 at 6:54am
Dear Vongibson,
Thank you! When I originally arranged this tune I was playing a cutaway and so I did the first part of the "do-do-do" way up on the dusty part of the fretboard. Now I just play that part all in first position, which is much easier and sounds better, anyway. I like your playing of "Blackbird." Very true to the original. I love that tune, too, although I can't sing it in G so I've arranged it in D. I'll try and record it sometime. Keep up the good work! - LJ
PS - I think the magazine ought to sponsor a Beatle's song arranging challenge, with the best ones being put on a CD or DVD, don't you?
Comment by Jim Ohlschmidt on April 22, 2009 at 6:48am
Dear FusionArtist,

I try to make a living with the guitar. When you add up the gigs with teaching and some writing, it's almost a real job. As I'm sure you know, the pay scale hasn't changed in decades! - LJ
Comment by Vongibson on April 21, 2009 at 10:28pm
Wow, very nice. I'll have to say that is the most inventive version of that song, I've ever heard. I liked the way you incorporated the middle and last sections to keep it fluid.
Comment by FusionArtist on April 21, 2009 at 9:47pm
You like do this for a living don't you!
Comment by Jim Ohlschmidt on April 20, 2009 at 5:11pm
Thanks, Denny. The guitar is made by Kirk Sand, an incredible luthier in Laguna Beach, CA. Check him out at www.sandguitars.com - It's the finest flatop I've ever owned. - LJ
Comment by Denny Ryan on April 20, 2009 at 3:48pm
nice job. what kind of guitar is that? sounds great.

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