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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 28 Nov 2017 11:44 am     Reply with quote

I'm working on an E9th pedal version of the Beatles song: "I Will". Very Happy
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Stefan Robertson


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Post Posted 28 Nov 2017 12:08 pm     Reply with quote

Ken Campbell wrote:
Well, I'm nothing if not overly optimistic:

Maybe you'll be there

I'll be seeing you

Red river valley

Hickory wind


I figured out "Maybe You'll Be There" By Tom Morrell if you need help.
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Tonu Timm


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Estonia
Post Posted 28 Nov 2017 1:11 pm     Reply with quote

I've been working on my own tunes, also some tunes that local songwriters sent me to add some steel. So, all original;)
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Ralph Czitrom


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Ringwood, New Jersey
Post Posted 28 Nov 2017 6:38 pm     Reply with quote

I’ve usually got three or four songs on my “hot” list. Currently, I’ve been working on “Singing the Blues” (Bix version), “Pennies From Heaven” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street” (thanks to Mikaya Matsuda for that one).
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Bo Parker


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Alabama, USA
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 5:03 am     Reply with quote

Tunes I'm working on:

high G C6 and C6/A7 (8 string)

Days of Wine and Roses
Tangerine
Flamingo

McAuliffe E13

Night and Day
There Will Never Be Another You
Lover
Blue Monk
Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock)

-Bo Parker
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 9:52 am     Reply with quote

Bo Parker wrote:
Tunes I'm working on:

high G C6 and C6/A7 (8 string)

Days of Wine and Roses
Tangerine
Flamingo

McAuliffe E13

Night and Day
There Will Never Be Another You
Lover
Blue Monk
Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock)

-Bo Parker


Very interesting list Bo...I have never worked on McAuliffe E13, but your list makes me want to look into it more...do you work from tab on these or by ear, and does this particular tuning lend itself well to Night and Day, Lover and There will never be another you...or do you just hear it in that tuning as opposed to C6th-just curious...

Thanks for all the responses guys...I find it interesting to know what tunes and which tunings people are using. Keep it up !
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 10:10 am     Reply with quote

Loony Tunes Laughing
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 10:23 am     Reply with quote

Very fitting for you Fred..haha...now get back to work...see ya soon !
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Jonathan Scherer


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Stehekin, Washington
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 9:42 pm     Reply with quote

Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out
House of the Rising Sun
both in Dmajor on a Weissenborn imitation.

Say Hay, Good Lookin
E6th on a Oahu Tonemaster

Whipping Post
6 Days on the Road
Emajor with the National Dynamic

All 6 string
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Bo Parker


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

Larry Lenhart wrote:

Very interesting list Bo...I have never worked on McAuliffe E13, but your list makes me want to look into it more...do you work from tab on these or by ear, and does this particular tuning lend itself well to Night and Day, Lover and There will never be another you...or do you just hear it in that tuning as opposed to C6th-just curious...

Thanks for all the responses guys...I find it interesting to know what tunes and which tunings people are using. Keep it up !


In McAuliffe E13 tuning, the first two chords of Night and Day just sort of jump out of the tuning. The first chord is a Dm7b5 with a G melody note. This is the same as Bb13(no root). In McA E13 this is at the 6th fret, strings 6,4,2. The notes are Ab D G, which is a spicy quartal voicing of Bb13. The second chord is a G7 at the third fret on strings 6,4,1.

The first part of Lover is just basically straight across at 11, 10, 9, 8, etc. Works great.

Buddy Emmons does "There Will Never..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIlXXWmJMYw

In the second 16 bars of the head he starts playing I guess what's called block chords. The melody harmonized with two(?) lower voices. I can't quite get that sound. But it's reasonably close. That kind of thing sits really well in McA E13. It's actually pretty straightforward to get three-note harmonized scales going in McA E13.

For tunes I want to learn I'll get the sheet music, can usually find it online, and slowly, and with LOTS of help from the Ely chord locator

http://hawaiiansteel.com/chordlocator/generic.php

I generate ASCII TAB, and then practice over and over.


Cheers!


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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 6:13 am     Reply with quote

Bo Parker wrote:
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In McAuliffe E13 tuning, the first two chords of Night and Day just sort of jump out of the tuning. The first chord is a Dm7b5 with a G melody note. This is the same as Bb13(no root). In McA E13 this is at the 6th fret, strings 6,4,3. The notes are Ab D G, which is a spicy quartal voicing of Bb13. The second chord is a G7 at the third fret on strings 6,4,1.

The first part of Lover is just basically straight across at 11, 10, 9, 8, etc. Works great.

Buddy Emmons does "There Will Never..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIlXXWmJMYw

In the second 16 bars of the head he starts playing I guess what's called block chords. The melody harmonized with two(?) lower voices. I can't quite get that sound. But it's reasonably close. That kind of thing sits really well in McA E13. It's actually pretty straightforward to get three-note harmonized scales going in McA E13.

For tunes I want to learn I'll get the sheet music, can usually find it online, and slowly, and with LOTS of help from the Ely chord locator

http://hawaiiansteel.com/chordlocator/generic.php

I generate ASCII TAB, and then practice over and over.


Cheers!


My first Chord is similar Dm11b5 with G melody note then the G7 same positions as the McAuliffe E13 tuning is embedded in my tuning.

We should catch up and exchange Ideas.

There will never be another you is there all the Chord voicings.
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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 9:12 am     Reply with quote

Pete Burak wrote:
The Theme from Carmen. The "Habanara" (not the Overture).
I like playing along with these guys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iiDq1PYGSM


Hey I took a shot at this one other day:
YouTube Link:
https://youtu.be/80BjnpmVXVk


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David Mason


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Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 7:37 pm     Reply with quote

Quote:
"Apache", you might notice at the top of the arrangement it says "A flatpick works best for this song".

This to me is the greates advantage of taking off the picks from fingers but leave the thumbpick. I've finally settled into the Golden Gate X-Tra heavy behomoth thumbpicks, but shortened and reshaped to even out the attack of down- and up-strokes. If you hold your hand upside down, the shape is like a shark snacking on your thumb and heading up your wrist... Sonny Landreth, t-pick only semi-trem'd-out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ3IVTPPPLw

Damn. Songwise I can't get over what's happen to little teen idol John Mayer & Otie of the Allmans, at their best they have that QUESTING thing going on, and this is bestish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENK6BjWASx0
Mighty purdy song, it's as easy or hard as you make it.
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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 7:28 am     Reply with quote

I have found that Willie Nelson songs sound better with a flat pick on the dobro.
I was working on Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground, and just happened to grab a flat pick one day when I couldn't find my fingerpicks, and I was like, Oh Yeah, this is the sound!
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Steffen Gunter


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Munich, Germany
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 11:06 am     Reply with quote

When I realized how easily I can change B11 to C#m9 I immediately started to work on Paradise Isle.
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