Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up November 23rd, 2012
The big news this week, for me at least, was welcoming some new Target
members into the part of Community who have uploaded videos for
review. I got a chance to look at Robert’s version of Sister Golden
Hair, Terry’s take on Always On My Mind, John’s smooth version of
Linus & Lucy, and our long time member Jay’s rendition of Here Comes
The Sun. I certainly appreciate the feedback from everybody on how
helpful these reviews can be. I feel the same way about our Fly On The
Wall videos and hope to get back to some of those next week.
Along with the reviews, we added a very comprehensive lesson on If I
Were A Carpenter to the Target Library. The lesson looked at at least
three different versions including a Campfire one, Tim Hardin’s
original, and Robert Plant’s arrangement from the early 1990s.
After a few comments in the Forum I thought I would elaborate a bit on
a few topics and this made me break out a few of the books that were a
big part of my musical development as a youngster. Today’s props
included early Mel Bay books, a groundbreaking James Taylor book, and
a little more exploration and explanation of the World’s Favorite
Solos For Classic Guitar.
This then led me into a bit of a discussion about generally working on
particularly hard techniques and a couple of examples where I had to
really hit the grindstone to get the effect and result that was
required. Songs of mine that presented this type of problem included
Cobble Creek and Highway Robbery.
…back to family, friends and leftovers now…