Username: Password:

Author Topic: What Are You Playing Now?  (Read 7860 times)

Offline mswhat298

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« on: April 08, 2010, 09:56:03 AM »
I seem to gravitate towards a handful of songs when I pick up my guitar for any given time period, then move on to another handful sometime down the road.

Right now it's a safe bet I'll be picking any or all of these when I sit down with my new Washburn:

Uncle Pen (yeah it's a fiddle song but still)
Old Home Place (trying to get solo down)
Country Roads
I'm Still A Guy
Fire & Rain
Indescribable (Laura Story version)
Mighty To Save

What are your favs to play right now?
Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

WD7SCE
FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo


Offline DontTreadOnMe

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 387
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 07:25:24 PM »
I'm kinda the same way, play the 'favorites' and add a few here and there.

Simple Man
Hotel California
Behind Blue Eyes
Country Boy Will Survive
Take It Easy (first song I learned)
Desperado
Road Goes On Forever
Gringo Honeymoon
I could go on, but that's the 'short list'

Guitars, I have a few - but then again, too few to mention

Offline magoo99

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3582
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 07:50:24 PM »
We [my band]are learning a neat Celtic version of Rock me mama like a wagon wheel

Great song, I'm thinking its by Dylan, anyone know?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2010, 07:50:55 PM by magoo99 »
 

Offline Rocket

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4457
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 08:52:20 PM »
Acoustic set for upcoming charity funder:

Life By The Drop [Duet]
Big Jimmy, Super-Stick
I've Seen the World (I'm Goin' to Bed)
Dustin' Charlie
Too Much Makeup & Not Enough Face
Who Can It Be Now [Group]

Offline strings

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 119
    • View Profile
    • http://jeremysmithmusic.com
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 09:05:45 PM »
it's always good to learn new material , this keeps you musically moving forward and learn the songs that others don't play, as it seems I am always performing ,sitting down to learn new material is hard , the only way is to get to know the songs is on a Cd and constantly play them either at home or in your vehicle while driving to and from work then sit down with the words and the song and figure it all out , then practice and practice so here are my latest musical endeavours  

4 John Denver songs - Starwood in Aspen
                    -A song for lovers
                    - Love Again
                    - I'd Guess He'd rather be in Colorado

Allison Krauss song - But you know I love You

and an old country tune dug out from my archives and refurbished
             Aces by Cheryl Wheeler
 also One song for fun
                 No Rain by Blind Melon , love that tune

well thats it , all played on my Washburn Flinthill WD-56SW
 ...............keep on  learning ;;;;;;;;;;strings
 

Offline Rocket

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4457
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 09:14:06 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by strings

...sitting down to learn new material is hard , the only way is to get to know the songs is on a Cd and constantly play them either at home or in your vehicle while driving to and from work then sit down with the words and the song and figure it all out...

Best method I've found for learning new lyrics is to transcribe the whole piece out by hand with pencil & paper and mark notes to self for changes in tempo & key... that gives it a faster-track to long-term memory than simply reading notation or tab.
Try it... been workin' for me for 40+years.

Offline redbeard

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 09:15:00 PM »
Kinda working on a couple jazz tunes right now. How High The Moon and Satin Doll. Also been playing Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Remember When, In Color, Before You Accuse Me, Folsom Prison Blues, some Jimmy Buffett, some Jimmy Reed, some John Prine.
DTOM, looks like yer a Robert Earl Keen fan. Merry Christmas From The Family is always a hit around the holidays. Good stuff!

Gary
Washburn D34sceb Augusta
Washburn HB-30
Rover
Peavey T-60
'65 Epiphone Olympic

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy....Benjamin Franklin

Offline Rocket

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4457
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010, 09:24:14 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by redbeard

Washburn D34sceb Augusta
Washburn HB-30
Rover
Peavey T-60
'65 Epiphone Olympic

Which Olympic?
Are you positive it's '65?
Is it all-original?
Are you original owner?
Is it P90?
Vibrato?

Offline Zeroroaster

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 367
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 12:28:23 AM »

Tunes?

Over the Hills and Far Away - Zeppelin
Birdland - Weather Report
Thunderstruck - AC/DC (for a couple of students)
Woodstock - Crosby Stills and Nash

Ok, so it's a little erratic. Such is a teacher's life...[:D]
No matter how much your guitar cost, if you suck, you suck.

Offline strings

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 119
    • View Profile
    • http://jeremysmithmusic.com
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 08:48:01 AM »
Hey Zeroroaster  thanks for the morning laugh , as you said

   No matter how much your guitar cost, if you suck, you suck.

            A quote that's Definately True

 

Offline magoo99

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3582
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010, 10:20:07 AM »
LMAO Yup, one of my fave quotes...LOL

And to add to it no matter how good you say you can play on a forum, don't mean you can play...LOL   Some guys can talk the talk and contradict people here that can play, but when it comes down to it they know s**t. just good writers...LOL
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 10:22:38 AM by magoo99 »
 

Offline mswhat298

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010, 10:49:39 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

LMAO Yup, one of my fave quotes...LOL

And to add to it no matter how good you say you can play on a forum, don't mean you can play...LOL   Some guys can talk the talk and contradict people here that can play, but when it comes down to it they know s**t. just good writers...LOL



True true!  I'll be the first to admit I'm probably the least talented player on this forum.  But it is what it is, I play what I can play, I enjoy it, and that's about all I can do.

I was really proud of one piece I learned years ago though...it's Chet Atkins version of Vincent by Don McClean.  Took me a long time and it was tedious pickin' but I finally got it. Probably my one and only somewhat difficult accomplishment.  LOL

Y'all are playing some good stuff.  Always like to hear what others are working on and enjoy playing.
Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

WD7SCE
FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo


Offline mcloud10

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 336
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010, 11:03:35 AM »
I agree with you, Mike!  I'm certainly not the most talented player or the most accomplished, but I do love to play!  I love the sound of steel string and classical guitars.  Currently, I'm working on right-hand exercises by Giuliani.  In addition, I'm playing some Bach,  and adding hymns every week such as O Sacred Head Now Wounded, Immortal, Invisible, and many others.  I'm also launching into playing Barrios (La Cateral), and want to start working on some Albeniz, namely Granada and Asturias.  A tall order, to be sure!
   More contemporary songs we just did (my family) include Don Fransisco's He's Alive and Anne Herring's Easter Song.  Great stuff!

Mark

-------------------
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
-------------------
'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical (Son's)
'10 Washburn WC150SW Classical
Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

Offline Merlin

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 245
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2010, 11:30:43 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

We [my band]are learning a neat Celtic version of Rock me mama like a wagon wheel

Great song, I'm thinking its by Dylan, anyone know?


Magoo, my man. your talking about my band.
Old Crow Medicine Show.(the best live band out there today if you get a chance to see them goooo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH0CnjXqCLE

Here is the cliff notes version of who wrote Wagon Wheel.
The chorus for the song comes from a Bob Dylan outtake from the soundtrack for the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Although never officially released, the Dylan song was released on a bootleg.  Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show wrote verses for the song around Dylan's original chorus.  The song was released on Old Crow Medicine Show's 2004 album.

So, Dylan wrote the chorus and Secor(Old Crow) wrote the verses.  It is officially a co-write.
I would love to hear it when your done.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 11:35:43 AM by Merlin »
 

Offline Toaster20

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2427
  • Eat More Toast
    • View Profile
What Are You Playing Now?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2010, 11:41:16 AM »
There's never been a rule that says you have to be a good player to post here.  Everyone's on the same journey - just at different points.  If this was a forum for only excellent players it would probably be pretty boring.

________________________
Move over, Rover
T20