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Old 01-19-2022, 02:58 PM
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Default The Pelican (John Renbourn)

I recorded this for my fledgling YT channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wST...A.F.J.DowMusic

As a fairly recent convert to finger-style guitar playing, this was an excellent challenge. I would welcome any advice and/or recommendations for further study.
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:23 PM
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Nice job and welcome to AGF.

My only request: post more Renbourn! I especially love his original compositions.

It seems like many people learn Bert Jansch tunes, but few seem to go for John Renbourn. A shame as I always thought Renbourn was far more innovative.
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Old 01-20-2022, 03:32 AM
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Hello and thank you Gordon!

I shall do my best.

To be honest, I do fall into this category: I've learnt many Jansch tunes, but this is my first Renbourn. I think Jansch's approach was still very innovative but more narrow and, on the whole, more simple. Whereas Renbourn could really range around and produced many solo pieces of more or less classical-level difficulty (this being the reason - as he admits in an interview in the 'British Fingerpicking Guitar' tab book - he rarely played them live!).

'The Hermit' has a lot of amazing stuff so I think i'll look there next...
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:19 AM
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Very nice! I have always loved hearing John Renbourn instrumental pieces. Well done!

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Old 01-20-2022, 11:22 AM
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Very nice interpretation, especially since it is a very difficult piece. well done
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Old 01-20-2022, 12:01 PM
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LOVELY! Really enjoyed that.
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Old 01-21-2022, 03:58 AM
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Thanks for your kind words chaps
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:28 AM
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Excellent rendition of what I'm sure is a difficult piece to play.
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:44 AM
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Renbourn is a stylist, you made for his music a gift he will appreciate from the skies. And help the new guitarist to know his intimistic music.

Years ago I learnt his Plainsong. And it was a huge but satisfing effort. Also Luke's little summer, water gypsy, Luckett sunday..more and more jewels

Keep on the hermit.
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:23 PM
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Hi Dowman,
Nicely done!
For a new convert, you play like a pro!
The tone of your guitar via your fingers are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
Rene
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:37 AM
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I've heard this name countless times and maybe have looked up a tune or two and forgotten about it but this is a cool tune for sure, that aside it's played very well! Will dive into more.
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Old 01-24-2022, 12:43 PM
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black balloon and bert & john are among my favorite albums. i love this song (and english dance and black balloon on that album). b&j is a perfect manifestation of human potential and beauty; pardon my gushing. speaking of the hermit, my favorite tune there is probably bicycle tune. but now i am rambling. your cover is so very well done. thank you for sharing!
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Old 01-24-2022, 08:59 PM
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A stand out performance of this Renbourn tune. Excellent.
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:21 PM
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Well done! And Renbourn's phrasing is not easily duplicated!
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Good one. Nice steady performance.
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