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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 9:05 am     Reply with quote

Like many of a certain age, I have always loved the Beatles. Hope you enjoy my lap steel guitar arrangement of one of my favorites, "I Will."
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Jeff Garden


From:
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 9:22 am     Reply with quote

Thank you, Chuck - outstanding arrangement and playing! This is one of my favorite Beatles tunes - a beautiful song that you've shown is very well suited to steel.
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 9:32 am     Reply with quote

Nice one Chuck,Paulie would like that.
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James Hartman


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 9:33 am     Re: The Beatles Reply with quote

Chuck S. Lettes wrote:
Like many of a certain age...


You mean those of us who encountered them on the Ed Sullivan Show in February of '64, when we were kids, and it changed our lives?

Beautiful song, very nice arrangement.
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Bill Groner


From:
QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 9:36 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful!
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Ed Baker


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Connecticut, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 7:52 am     Reply with quote

Kudos. Beautiful arrangement.
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Mick Hearn


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

Well done Chuck. Enjoyed that.
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Doug Beaumier


From:
Northampton, MA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 4:31 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the memory, Chuck! Nice job, beautiful song.
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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 7:51 pm     Reply with quote

I really enjoyed that. Very well done, Chuck
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Eric Dahlhoff


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Point Arena, California
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 10:12 pm     Reply with quote

Very sweet - thanks Chuck!
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 9:59 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. It looks like I picked a favorite to cover on the lap steel.
Chuck
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 10:01 am     Reply with quote

Chuck S. Lettes wrote:
Thanks for the nice comments, guys. It looks like I picked a favorite to cover on the lap steel.
Chuck


And cover it you did! Very Happy
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Mark Eaton


From:
Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 11:57 am     Reply with quote

Nice job Chuck.

When I was taking lap steel lessons in the '60s, the songs we learned were mostly country, Hawaiian, gospel, and a few standards.

I kept bugging the teacher for Beatles tunes and we were given a couple of ballads in the vein of I Will, like If I Fell and Michelle.

Sheet music - no tab. I had to decipher those charts to be able to play them on my Supro. Brings back memories of being holed up in my bedroom and practicing.
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Mike A Holland


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 12:30 pm     Reply with quote

Good job Chuck. Anything by the Beatles is fine by me!
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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 22 Nov 2017 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, again, guys. Mark, I just finished tabbing out "I Will" for the PSGA Newsletter (their 45th year comin' up). Working up an arrangement for a well-known tune is kind of like hacking out a trail for others to use as they see fit. It's always exciting going off of the tab/ trail but well worth it.
Chuck
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 22 Nov 2017 10:22 am     Reply with quote

Good to know Chuck, thanks!
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Ron Ellison


From:
D.C.
Post Posted 22 Nov 2017 2:00 pm     Reply with quote

Beautiful!
And your musicality is excellent.
Can this be your frypan? I'm thinking not, but...
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Steve Pawlak


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 23 Nov 2017 6:06 am     Reply with quote

Cool!!
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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 24 Nov 2017 7:53 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, again, guys. Ron, yes, that's my frypan lap steel-L'il Ricky.
Chuck
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 7:41 am     Reply with quote

I just can't seem to get this one out of my head. Great job Chuck........
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Jeff Spencer


From:
Queensland, Australia
Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 9:32 pm     Reply with quote

Inspirational!! Thanks Chuck!!
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Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post Posted 3 Dec 2017 4:26 am     Reply with quote

Loved it, Chuck. Thanks for posting.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 3 Dec 2017 6:38 am     Reply with quote

Lovely, Chuck. Smile
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 3 Dec 2017 2:36 pm     Reply with quote

Super job Chuck!

Steve
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Chuck S. Lettes


From:
Denver, Colorado
Post Posted 5 Dec 2017 7:14 am     Reply with quote

Thanks again, guys. Over the years, I've played "I Will" on the pedal steel, Dobro and lap steel. It has always been a favorite. I'm thinking of performing it at the SWSGA annual show next month.
Chuck
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