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Old 10-25-2021, 02:06 AM
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Default Take Me Home, Country Roads

Hello to everyone,

I have been listening to John Denver again lately, I used to listen to him every day in my youth which was 40+ years ago. .

Anyway this is my take on his "Country Roads"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Riu-GdgKj6s

Hope you guys like it, if not just switch it off.
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Old 10-25-2021, 06:10 AM
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Beautifully done and faithful to John's fingerpicking style on this song! Thanks for sharing your well done version of this with us.
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Old 10-25-2021, 07:02 AM
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Very nice. I like John Denver.

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Old 10-25-2021, 08:36 AM
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Very good pickin there. I have never seen it played in the key of C before. Nice.
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Old 10-25-2021, 10:37 AM
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Leww3, thank you, I have been playing mostly classical guitar pieces for quite some time now, I thought it would be fun to play John Denverís music again.

J.R Rogers, yes, John Denver wrote lots of good tunes, I guess that was the reason why I ended up in Fort Colins for 4 years, because of his songs about Rocky Mountain, Starwood in Aspen, 😂😂😂.

TomBísox, thank you, well the Spanish key is always the go to key for me.😂😂😂. I tried working it out in the key of A, but to slot in the fill ins become too unwieldy. So the Spanish key came to the rescue.
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:51 PM
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Lovely! There is something special about those old John Denver songs...
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Old 10-25-2021, 01:19 PM
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Very nicely done! Like Tom I have never seen it played in C before, I always play it in A like JD did but I can't come close to singing it there. I like all the licks you threw in, too. Good job!
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Old 10-25-2021, 11:51 PM
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Yes there is magic in those old JD songs. I am so happy that I grew up with his songs, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Dan Fogelberg, Simon and Art Garfunkel the list goes on and on. Listening to them now is like being in a time machine transported back to where there were no aches and pains in the joints.

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Thank you for taking a listen, the licks donít flow well if I were to play in A, too far apart from the chords to sustain the flow. The Spanish key came to the rescue in this instance. 😂😂
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Old 10-27-2021, 07:44 AM
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That is some mighty fine picking!
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:23 PM
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Wonderful playing - I really enjoyed it
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Old 10-28-2021, 12:55 AM
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That is some mighty fine picking!
Thank you for taking the time to listen.
I grew up with JD music among others, canít recall how many cassette tapes I wore out trying to learn his picking most of the time ending up in dismal failures. I thank JD for inspiring me to persevere on the guitar through his songs.
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Wonderful playing - I really enjoyed it
Thank you for taking the time to listen and I am glad that enjoyed it.
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Thank you for taking the time to listen.
I grew up with JD music among others, canít recall how many cassette tapes I wore out trying to learn his picking most of the time ending up in dismal failures. I thank JD for inspiring me to persevere on the guitar through his songs.
LOL- I wore out 8 track tapes- especially the one with Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas on it
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:41 AM
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Very nice job on this! I enjoyed your rendition! Excellent job on the finger picking! And nice job on the singing, too!

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Old 10-28-2021, 10:50 AM
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Not to be picky, but he didn't write that song. His backup singers Bill & Taffy Danoff, did.

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