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    Default Your favorite music to play when alone?

    When it's just you, practicing/playing by yourself. What brings you the most joy?

    For me it's Daniel Ho's Polani music. I'm loving it! When I get it mastered I'll buy his 'Songbook' which has a whole different set of songs on it. I hope he's in the studio right now, working on some new stuff.

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    Sixties and seventies protest songs.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

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    A bunch of stringed instruments tuned in fifths. And a bunch of cats!


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    I currently only ever play alone but my family can probably hear me through the closed door. As I only ever play alone I can't say that I have a favorite for that occasion but what I play most frequently would be
    old-school / traditional / "real" country, Bob Dylan and John Prine. I've been working on some Bruce Springsteen lately.
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    I've settled with jazz standards. Love the shuffle strum and feel of the old jazz standards... just learned autumn leaves really digging it now.! I got about 7 songs I've worked hard to learn note by note..... soon to be 8, starting on Blue Moon.

    Getting faster at learning songs. It used to take me 1.5weeks to learn a full song from sheet music... now can do it in two days if I focus. Unfortunately I don't have the gift of the ear and "intuition" so it's just brute force memory when learning music for me.

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    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    I go through the song books from groups I'm in - nice variety.

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    I seldom play when anyone is home. Yes, I'm that "good."

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    I like variety, but I do enjoy oldies & blues. I like playing alone as well as with groups. I love playing right before bedtime to de-stress. My mom & my dog do enjoy my playing. At least they donít tell me to stop.
    Right now Iím working on Mike Lynchís chord melody version of If by David Gates/Bread. Beautiful song.
    Last edited by RafterGirl; 04-05-2018 at 11:59 AM.

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    I play alone early in the morning, when I first arise. I like to start slow and pretty much stay there. I start with Rob McKillops Hawaiian Landscape with Rain (very slow). Then I have a painfully slow campanella version of Poor Wayfaring Stranger, which I try to play with a lot of feeling. This is usually followed by a few John King campanella pieces. Lately I've been ending with an upbeat arrangement that I wrote of Sonny Chillingworth's slack-key guitar song Lilo's Mele (Grandsons Lullabye).

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