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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 7:50 am     Reply with quote

People always recognize the intro to Goldfinger, and I thought I might try my own arrangement of the movie classic. I'm using my pedal and lap steels for this one. Hope you enjoy it.
Chuck
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b0b


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Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 7:55 am     Reply with quote

Not an easy song! Very nice arrangement, Chuck.
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 8:35 am     Reply with quote

cool realtime scordatura for Am6 ending
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 9:28 am     Reply with quote

Great job, Chuck! I love the early Bond themes.
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b0b


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Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 11:24 am     Reply with quote

Paul McCartney's big hit "Live and Let Die" was a Bond theme. Smile
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steve takacs


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Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 1:52 pm     Reply with quote

Way to go, Chuck, you are the steel guitar agent 007. Stevet
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 5:44 am     Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. I guess I like my arrangement to be like my martini: shaken but not stirred (ha!). Doug (Earnest), you are using big words that I had to look up. Like you, Doug (B), I'm a fan of the early James Bond soundtracks, especially From Russia with Love. The Tom Jones version of Goldfinger? Not so much.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 5:50 am     Reply with quote

My fav theme is "You Only Live Twice"... especially the intro!
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 20 Sep 2017 6:46 am     Reply with quote

Wasn't that Nancy Sinatra who sang the lead to "You Only Live Twice?" Pretty tune!
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 20 Sep 2017 7:06 am     Reply with quote

Yes, it was Nancy Sinatra.
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Jim Smith


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Valley Ranch (north Irving), TX, USA
Post Posted 20 Sep 2017 8:18 am     Reply with quote

Chuck, what kind of player are you using on your website? It doesn't play on my Windows 10 64 bit with Chrome 64 bit.
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 20 Sep 2017 9:31 am     Reply with quote

Hi Jim,
Here's the message that I received from my website:
On September 20, 2017 at 10:33 AM Bandzoogle support <support> wrote:

Melanie wrote:
Hi Chuck,

Thanks for the message! Are you trying to see why they can't play the music? I checked out your https://chucklettes.com/music page and those tracks all play great. You could ask for a bit more information, for example, if they are able to click the play button and see the track advance, but not hear any sound, or if they are unable to press play. It's working well so it could be an issue with their computer, their speakers, or their web browser.

Thanks,
Melanie @ Bandzoogle

Jim, if you still have problems playing the tune, send me a PM and I'll send you the mp3.
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Matt Elsen


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Portland, Or. USA
Post Posted 21 Sep 2017 5:41 pm     Reply with quote

That's brilliant, Chuck!

"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 5:51 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Matt. Glad that you enjoy the arrangement.
Chuck
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Aaron Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 6:13 am     Reply with quote

I really enjoyed that! Thank you for posting it!
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful. Haunting as well.

And I learned a new word.
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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks, Charlie-the steel guitar can really add some mojo to melody.
Chuck
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Brint Hannay


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Maryland, USA
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

Nice arrangement!

From the Schirmer Pocket Manual of Musical Terms:

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Scordatura: A change in the ordinary tuning of a stringed instrument, to obtain special effects or easier execution.


Next time someone curious about the PSG asks you "What do the pedals do?" just say "Scordaturas". Evil Twisted
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Ray Jenkins


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Gold Canyon Az. U.S.A.
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 2:28 pm     Reply with quote

Hope you play that in Mesa January!!!👍👍😃
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 6:27 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Guys. Ray, I'm still practicing Goldfinger on my lap steel. I might try it in Nov. at this year's PSGA show.
Chuck
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