Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up August 29th, 2014
Well one might think that after not doing an update last week that this week’s would be extra long. It didn’t quite turn out that way, fortunately. I did resurrect bits and pieces of some originals that had ties to Hawaii, staying with the recent and upcoming lesson on Wai’Uli. I also relayed a short story about music playing in the house that my daughter moved in to near the end. There was some IGC talk related to intro videos that I hope will see the light of day soon, as well as another promise to reinstate an old feature that has been dormant lately.
The recent releases included a few parts of Wai’uli, then a set of songs ranging from folky to progressive: John Prine’s Big Old Goofy World, The Indigo Girls’ Galileo, J.J. Cale’s After Midnight, and Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project. There were a couple informative Fly On The Wall lessons too, Ed working on Neil Young’s Unknown Legend and Sandy working on The Boxer. Of course The Boxer lesson had really nothing to do with the song but more about knowing the range of the song and your own vocal range, and using that info to choose the best key or use of a capo. Once we got on the capo thread we went into ideas for creating second guitar parts.
I think that about sums it up but your mileage may vary.