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Thread: Forty-Two - Basic Turnarounds for all guitarists

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    Forty-Two - Basic Turnarounds for all guitarists

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    Do not complicate your life, every guitar builder has his own vision of the instrument he is making and of his circuits, when the instrument is electric, and just as with musicians, each one is a world with its own truth.The important thing about music is the melody, and it can fly over many types of chords that are not logical, but harmonious when that inspired melody is made on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Let's not get too metaphysical right away, because my arrangement isn't there yet.

    However, this is a happy message to see, a nice philosophy, when it could have been your advice for nothing.
    I was working out the song in Emaj7, the first chord, and my friend said E# like Erroll Garner on piano.
    That kept me busy, and I did come up with an ending chord.

    But when I tried singing it, I felt there wasn't any room for any vocal progression,
    struggling just to sing in the range of the chords.
    I found Amaj7 as the first chord to be the best. And, I found the Amaj7 I like.

    E string, fifth fret for a bass A,
    A and D strings, fourth fret,
    G and B string, second fret,
    with the high E string open.
    That's a really nice chord, with a wide expanse for the vocal.

    It also has an open E and a walking a line to open strings,
    that only makes moving down to the Eminor, uh, beautiful.

    You might think I walked myself into the Eminor walking chord trap.
    Taking the E on the D string down three frets,
    but hitting the nut on the guitar before you can go down four.

    That's when I thought about the walking E chord,
    in a Kenny Rogers' song, "She Believes in Me", nice, ready to jam out.

    And lo and behold, the B formation I worked out as an ending chord,
    works two frets above the A, at the seventh fret.
    Nice, I can slide or use effects, or just the tremolo, being different every time.

    I have the words to the chorus, but haven't tried to figure that out.

    Music is the melody, if you are the only singer.
    What makes me the big bucks playing guitar is not being out front,
    but using effects to soften or define my sound within the song,
    and I'm trailing other musicians, adding an aural backdrop of sound,
    something that only works for me when I'm playing all six strings all the time,
    just strumming or letting the guitar make it's own noise.

    And for the solo, I'll go for a Mr. George Benson, 1955 Gibson L5 sound,
    because I have that same pickup by the neck on my guitar too,
    just like he told me to put it. yeah, tricks of the trade, tricky.
    That's the guitar he was playing when he won the Downbeat Jazz Guitarist of the Year,
    five years in a row. That's when I met him, going backstage to share a guitar lesson.
    I say lesson, because I could play six string chords he couldn't, and move them around.
    He laughed a lot, and moved my fingers around a lot, but I could hold them and move them.
    up and down.
    He said, here's some chords I'm working on, the top four strings.
    Let's see you play them, and I used six strings, getting bass. "Breezin".
    Oh yeah. One of my favorite evenings.

    My inventive guitar isn't anything electrical, even though that is there.
    Inventive interior shielding/grounding, something no other electric has,
    what really is like a big balloon of aluminum blown up inside a semi-acoustic body.
    The guitar has a singular and undisputed acoustic sound and it's loud.
    You Tube, "John Watt semi-solid-body". I gave so much of my life for this guitar.
    But it's my instrument, and it's worth it. That's what I want to play, building number two.
    I'm a symphonic-electric virtuoso with previously unavailable harmonics on every fret.
    hey... hey... Nicolo... Nicolo Paganini... no... you've got a violin... not my guitar...
    Thanks for your comments John

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    Almost makes me want to take up the Guitar, should have done it 30 years ago
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