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Thread: 19 y.o. Joni Mitchell and baritone uke tapes

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    I can't quote the sources. I read about her years ago in a magazine article I think.

    Joni Mitchell contracted polio when she was 9 and started playing and singing to other patients while she was recovering in the hospital. (Wikipedia confirmed this.)

    One of the reasons she started to use alternative tunings on her guitars and other instruments was because the polio weakened her muscles she couldn't reach some of the frets nor had the strength to play some of the standard chords. So she invented her own way to tune her guitar to compensate.

    I always thought it was funny that she had been advised not to attend in person, so she wrote the iconic song "Woodstock" from watching news reports on TV about the festival.
    Last edited by Kenn2018; 09-19-2020 at 12:11 PM.
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