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    Season 631: I Mist You

    I convinced my daughter to get out the guitalele and play with me on “Boots of Spanish Leather”. The weather references don’t come in until the last stanza, which mentions “western wind” and “stormy weather”.
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    Season 630

    My youngest has been practicing “Rocky Top”, and I realized it had the word “home” in it, and he was willing to practice a little with me and make a video. He was not willing to do many retakes, though, so the chord I flubbed had to stay in. :rolleyes:
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    Season 630

    @Renaissance-Man asked if I’d like to do a collaboration with him on John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads”. This is the result. All the credit for technological wizardry goes to Renaissance-Man; I was having difficulty getting my phone to do a basic video with acceptable audio. Making...
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    How many pieces of music / songs can you keep in your head, and how do you make sure they stay there?

    In my case, very few, unfortunately. I mostly strum and sing, and I’m just not good at memorizing chord progressions. And if I think I do have them memorized, but go very long without practicing them, it becomes swearing evident that they weren’t really memorized after all. I might could do...
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    Season 627 - It's 3/4 Time!

    Jim’s “Beautiful Brown Eyes” made me remember a short of parody version of it I wrote a few years ago. I had sung the version that’s in The Daily Ukulele (yellow book) a few times but it’s a little dramatic and overwrought for my tastes, though I like the chorus. Willie my darlin' I love you...
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    Strings Colored strings for low vision on a baritone?

    I think you can use classical guitar strings on a baritone. I’ve never done it but I think I remember reading about it, maybe in these forums.
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    Are you tenor or soprano?

    I have one of each size, soprano to baritone. After playing for a couple of months on an entry level soprano I bought a tenor, which I stuck with for maybe a year before I got a concert, which is my Goldilocks size. I’ll play all of them, but concert feels the most natural to me, and I like the...
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    Season 626 - Body language

    I am exercising the option to play a song from the movie Lilo and Stitch. For some reason, “Aloha Oe” is not listed on the soundtrack, but it is definitely in the movie. Nani sings it to Lilo, or at least part of it. And similarly, this is only the last part of the song, played twice, because...
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    Season 626 - Body language

    Just popping in to say that I’ve posted the wrap-up for Season 625! You may now return to your regularly scheduled season.
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    Alas, I never did get statistics compiled about which/how many birds appeared in song this week. I should have started keeping track from the beginning. A lesson for next time, I guess. I did get a list worked up of a dozen favorites for the week. The first one is my most favorite (I think...
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    Thank you everyone for your bird songs this past week! There were many good entries. I have made the final update to the Playlist and hope to post a wrap up in the next couple of days.
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    Season 626 - Body language

    I’m right there with you! I like Counting Crows , and that song in particular, but I struggled with it for a different season and never did a video, and decided not to even try for my own season. The matching of the rhythm to the words is hard!
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    Season 626 - Body language

    Ooh, I love Lilo and Stitch! I don’t have any of the songs currently in my repertoire but i bet I can manage it by the end of the week.
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    The playlist so far has 55 videos! I would love to have the stats for how many different birds have been mentioned, but I have not made those stats happen. I know of the top of my head there have been crows, blackbirds, a whippoorwill, a heron, an albatross, a chicken, and an eagle, as well as...
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    I’m almost caught up with comments, and the playlist is definitely caught up, unless I accidentally omitted someone. Yay! I am enjoying all the bird songs. It’s really amazing how many there are, some with only a momentary mention of birdsthat had passed me by in casual listening in the past...
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    I’ve gotten the playlist updated again, and hopefully today will have more time for watching/commenting on videos. Yesterday I had to take a kid to the doctor ( nothing major, thankfully) which messed up my plans for the day, but with that out of the way today should have more free time! Keep...
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    Okay, I’ve got the playlist up to date. Still working on getting them all watched and commented on. I keep getting interrupted. There are some real gems! I also like seeing all the other bird content people are posting. Keep up the good work, y’all!
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    Oh no! Hopefully it works out soon!
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    I think that would be fine! Stretching it, maybe, but I’ll take it.
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    Season 625 - This Season is for the Birds

    I don’t mind at all!! Sounds great!
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