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Old 06-20-2017, 06:23 AM
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Simply beautiful in every regard!
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:47 AM
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That is a nice performance of this well known song. Love your smooth picking and arrangement.



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Martin model 000-28VS from 2006, perfect for this song, I think.
Definitely. DM used a 000-28F. Yours is about as close as you can get in modern times.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:38 AM
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Glenn, at 62 and have only been playing for 7 years i have so much appreciation for your style of play. This is the music i grew up with and its the style/music that makes me want to play the guitar. After reading some of your gracious reply' to the response to your playing,i must say, i am even more impressed! To play that by ear and feel your way thru the song is so cool and shows a degree of talent i can only dream about. Iam in a learning mode and have taken on music theory recently. Is there any thoughts you would share that have helped you over the years with learning and understanding of music and listening to translate into your playing? Such a beautiful piece of music to share,
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:24 AM
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I have schizophrenia and tried to do this song as soon as i was able to fingerpick in a fashion but i kept crying when i ever tried to sing the words ...very well done
Hi Ze.,

I'm so sorry to read about your troubles. I can see why this would be a very hard song for you to do.

You hang in there and take care.

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Old 06-20-2017, 08:25 AM
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Thank you Andre!

Your comments are very much appreciated!

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Old 06-20-2017, 08:28 AM
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That is a nice performance of this well known song. Love your smooth picking and arrangement.

Definitely. DM used a 000-28F. Yours is about as close as you can get in modern times.
Thank you H!

I appreciate your comments.

Regarding the guitar, because of those bass string runs that mirror the "starry, starry night" melody, the Martin 000-28VS has a very warm bass sound and I thought those notes in particular sounded very right. Thanks again for your thoughts!

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Old 06-20-2017, 08:42 AM
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Glenn, at 62 and have only been playing for 7 years i have so much appreciation for your style of play. This is the music i grew up with and its the style/music that makes me want to play the guitar. After reading some of your gracious reply' to the response to your playing,i must say, i am even more impressed! To play that by ear and feel your way thru the song is so cool and shows a degree of talent i can only dream about. Iam in a learning mode and have taken on music theory recently. Is there any thoughts you would share that have helped you over the years with learning and understanding of music and listening to translate into your playing? Such a beautiful piece of music to share,
Thank you again...
Hi Gateway,

Well, thank you for your generous comments and kind words.

I am not sure what to offer to help someone learn fast today, but it sounds to me like you are on the right track. The Internet can really provide us so much today.

You will note on the previous page that Dave (martingitdave, posts 54 and 58), we discussed that I will take a shot at making a tutorial video on "Vincent" to see if it might be useful to folks here. I hope it might help you.

My thoughts about learning today are pretty much like they were back in 1964 at age 16 when I started to learn to play. I have always wanted to be a singer of songs using the guitar. So my approach was to learn songs, do them as well as I could but not to obsess about them too much, memorize it, move on to another, and build a repertoire. My hope was to get better as I learned to play more.

And that's pretty much what happened. There are way better guitar players out there and way better singers, too, but the goal was not to be the best but to be able to make satisfying music. For most of us, that would be a pretty terrific goal to reach.

I was at a Tommy Emmanuel workshop in 2008 where Tommy was asked a similar question, and his answer was the same as mine. Learn songs, have fun, dive into it.

For me, sitting for a couple of hours and playing and singing stuff from memory is my idea of bliss. Well,... one of my ideas of bliss, as there are many forms, of course.

And at my age (69), singing from memory, I think, is a good idea to keep the old brain working well! Both of my parents passed away in recent years from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease, so I think about this a lot.

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Old 06-21-2017, 08:01 AM
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Thank you Glenn, big help! I find your thoughts very similar to mine of building a repertoire of songs from memory and get better as i play them. Just a few years ago seizures entered my life and have effected my memory. This created a really hard time remembering most things esp short term. This has only added a small layer of difficulty to my music memory and learning. I take lessons from a great and patient teacher. I also have the great fortune of being in a Rock School. This all helps. My time spent playing by myself and working on songs is some of my most satisfyingly time also. I have so much empathy now for those who suffer with memory issues. I wish you the best, and can only hope that you miss that genetic gene in your family and music/guitar be the saving grace.....
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:43 AM
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Thank you Glenn, big help! I find your thoughts very similar to mine of building a repertoire of songs from memory and get better as i play them. Just a few years ago seizures entered my life and have effected my memory. This created a really hard time remembering most things esp short term. This has only added a small layer of difficulty to my music memory and learning. I take lessons from a great and patient teacher. I also have the great fortune of being in a Rock School. This all helps. My time spent playing by myself and working on songs is some of my most satisfyingly time also. I have so much empathy now for those who suffer with memory issues. I wish you the best, and can only hope that you miss that genetic gene in your family and music/guitar be the saving grace.....
Hi Gateway,

I'm sorry to hear about issues with seizures. That's no fun; I wish you the best.

I do very much agree that music/guitar is the saving grace!

Take care!
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:07 AM
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Fantastic playing, fantastic singing, fantastic performance all around of a fantastic song!!!
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:12 PM
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Fantastic playing, fantastic singing, fantastic performance all around of a fantastic song!!!
Thank you very much for listening and for the kind words, Andromeda! Very much appreciated!

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Old 06-21-2017, 01:45 PM
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I started a new thread on the tutorial for this song here: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=474097

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