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Old 12-01-2017, 05:27 AM
Howard Emerson Howard Emerson is offline
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Default Playing cross-tuned in open G

Originally recorded on my first CD, Crossing Crystal Lake, this is The Light In The Distance.

It's played in open G tuning, capo 2, but played off the IV chord, hence key of D.

The closest equivalent would be when a C harmonica is played in the key of G, which is referred to as cross-harp.

It's one of the 'churchiest' pieces I've composed, especially coming up from the IImin, etc.

Enjoy!



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Old 12-01-2017, 12:24 PM
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Howard you're a blessing to the guitar community! Fantastic tune and playing!
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:41 PM
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Very well done, Howard! I know that song from your first album! How nice to hear you play it live with a slightly different feel!

I always love the groove you manage to find in every one of your compositions! Just excellent!

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:42 AM
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Hi Mesa,
Thank you for the generous compliment!

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:47 AM
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Very well done, Howard! I know that song from your first album! How nice to hear you play it live with a slightly different feel!

I always love the groove you manage to find in every one of your compositions! Just excellent!

- Glenn
Hi Glenn,
Thank you for listening!

Yes, after so many years it's nice to finally get a handle on how to really play a piece, and your comparison perspective really gives you a clear view of the evolutionary changes.

Duke Ellington & Irving Mills are still right: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

HE
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:34 PM
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Lovely, Howard.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:08 PM
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nice feel to your playing Howard!
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