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Roly

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Whitehorse Canada

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Oct 25th, 2017 12:40 AM        

Tonight, while testing an amp I fixed.....I tried to play "Blackbird"......oh my....what a mess....I'm going to break out the vinyl and see if I can buff things up.<br /> I doubt that I ever played it correctly, but tonight's attempt was abysmal.<br /> <br /> cheers



RicOkc



Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Oct 25th, 2017 01:12 AM        

Not that unusual.<br /> <br /> I was watching a DVD of a Deep Purple tour back in the 80's. They admitted that they had sent out a roadie to get copies of their albums to remember how they had done certain tunes from back in the 70's.



Ayns



UK

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Oct 25th, 2017 06:24 AM        

IIRC, when Sir Paul introduces "Blackbird" he often says <br /> <br /> "For you guys in the audience who play this song....................... You're playing it wrong "<br /> <br /> ;-)



Juice Nichols

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Oct 25th, 2017 06:54 AM        

""For you guys in the audience who play this song....................... You're playing it wrong ""<br /> <br /> Not me! I learned it by watching Paul!<br /> <br /> "Blackbird" is a song that I need to run through a couple times if I'm going to perform it, but usually only takes a minute or two with it and I'm good. "The Rain Song" is a tune that if I don't play it frequently I'll forget a good bit of it. The tuning for the song is what usually keeps me from practicing it. I'm too lazy to tune to the alternate tuning for it. <br /> <br /> Last Friday night someone asked me to play "Night Moves", which is a song I don't think I've played in 25 years and played it without a hitch. Had to glance over the lyrics once before I played it, but once I got into it, it was like I'd been playing it all along. :-)



Ayns



UK

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Oct 25th, 2017 07:13 AM        

I also play Rain Song in standard tuning ;-)



Juice Nichols

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Oct 25th, 2017 07:17 AM        

"I also play Rain Song in standard tuning ;-)"<br /> <br /> Yeah I know it can be played in standard tuning, but it doesn't sound quite right.<br />



MLC



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Oct 25th, 2017 07:53 AM        

Happens a lot - you play songs for 40+ years and it's impossible to avoid.<br /> (;^D)<br /> <br /> We had a rehearsal last night and decided to revive a couple of tunes that were among the first songs we learned together as a band 5 years ago.<br /> Took a couple verses to refresh ourselves, but by the end we had things back to where they belonged.<br /> <br /> Now, if I can just recall all of that on our gig this week. Only a couple days off, so it shouldn't be as hard. LOL!!



Hammond101

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Oct 25th, 2017 09:44 AM        

Don't I know it. I truly have forgotten more songs than I know!



Pinetree

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Oct 29th, 2017 09:56 PM        

I once had a buddy from work introduce me to his brother with: "This dude has forgotten more about guitar than you ever knew".<br /> <br /> <br /> I was sort of honored until I thought about it.<br /> <br /> <br />



Rick Knight

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Nov 2nd, 2017 08:09 AM        

Sometimes I forget how a song goes and sometimes I remember what to do but my fingers won't cooperate.



gdw3



LA-la-land, CA

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Nov 3rd, 2017 12:10 PM        

I was teaching last night, and I told my student a trick to help remember a certain fairly simple song. It was all G, C, & D, but once in a while, goes to the Emin. So, I said that when this part comes up, your inner ear knows something a little darker and different is coming, and the minor VI is often used in songwriting, so there's a good chance that is going to be it. Just a bit of applied theory will help me remember how to play a tune, as long as I can hear it in my head.



Fast Lane Pablo



USA

Nov 4th, 2017 08:41 PM        

I pulled out a song I'd written. I have the words written out, but not the chords. I finally got it to where I like it, but I'm still not sure it's "right."



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