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Nic du Toit


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Milnerton, Cape, South Africa
Post  Posted 22 May 2009 10:26 am    
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Hi Everyone,
My version of this song is now on Tilley's site;

http://www.etsga.org/steelguitarplayers.htm

Hope you enjoy it!
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Bill Ford


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Graniteville SC Aiken
Post  Posted 23 May 2009 1:45 pm    
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Good job Nic !!!!!BF
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Charles Curtis


Post  Posted 23 May 2009 4:04 pm    
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Great Nic; keep up the good work!!
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 23 May 2009 7:51 pm    
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I enjoyed it Nic, thanks for posting it.
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Carl Kilmer


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East Central, Illinois
Post  Posted 26 May 2009 2:34 am    
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That is beautiful Nic, and as pretty as it gets.
I love to hear you play, and your style is super.

Carl "Lucky" Kilmer
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Nic du Toit


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Post  Posted 26 May 2009 8:12 am    
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Thanks, guys. I really enjoy doing the slow ones! Very Happy
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stevepo


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Clarion, PA. USA
Post  Posted 27 May 2009 7:04 am    
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Nic,

Can you provide tabs for your styling of this song?

I enjoy your playing and voicings.

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Richard Damron


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Post  Posted 27 May 2009 7:20 am    
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Nic -

You've included a couple of my long-time favorite but seldom used chord changes in the turnarounds. Very, very nice, indeed!!!!!!
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Nic du Toit


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Post  Posted 27 May 2009 12:10 pm    
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Steve...

Sorry, no tab.
I'm so used to working without tab, that it is the last thing on my mind to tab a song after recording it.
If there is a specific section you need some clarification on, send me a detailed email (click on 'email' at the bottom of this post), and I'll see what I can do.

Richard,
The thought often comes up whether I should do a key-change in a particular song, but if the song is interesting enough I just stick with it.
Do you reckon I should change key more often?

Thanks to both of you for the nice comments; appreciated.
Regards,
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Richard Damron


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Post  Posted 27 May 2009 6:02 pm    
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Nic -

You obviously know when a tune doesn't need tinkering with and another which requires tweaking in order to maintain interest. A key change often relieves one of the sameness or monotony in a tune and is required. A gorgeous tune like "All The Things You Are" will stand gloriously on its' own. Stay the course, my friend, and let your sensibilities dictate what you do.

I've developed somewhat of a bad habit in that I try to use favorite turnarounds such as yours in all that I do. I think I'm tinkering too much.

When do we get another post of your playing? There's at least another dozen Ray Price tunes of the same genre as "Take Me....". Hint. Hint.

Respectfully,

Richard


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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 27 May 2009 6:02 pm    
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Reminds me a lot of John Hughey's version. Very nice, Nic! Very Happy
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Nic du Toit


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Milnerton, Cape, South Africa
Post  Posted 28 May 2009 9:10 am    
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Donny,
John Hughey is, of course, one of my favorite steel players.
I have several versions of that song amongst my collection of steel albums, but John's version came the closest to the way I heard the song in my mind. Especially the first few notes. I took the liberty of playing the song the way I felt it.... Glad you enjoyed it.

Richard,
As you've said, a good song just needs to be played well.
Working on turnarounds isn't a bad thing at all! Only one, or two will stick in your mind when doing a gig, and those are the ones you will play at that time. The others will surface at another time. So, keep on tinkering!
I do have several Ray Price type solos; they are all on my albums. But, with the help of Tilley, I will continue posting some of them.
Regards,
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Buddy Elkin


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Henderson, KY, USA
Post  Posted 29 May 2009 7:25 am    
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Excellent job Nic! I really enjoyed.
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