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Old 11-14-2018, 11:46 PM
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Here’s a blues/tone poem I wrote for my grandmother. https://youtu.be/ZmAaT_h1cnc She was an incredible woman that lived through both world wars, immigrated to the United States, and lived to be one hundred and three years old. When I was a kid she would come to California from the Midwest and stay with us for a few weeks at a time. She would seemingly spend the entire time in the backyard alone, quietly drinking tea, beautiful and content with the sun on her face for hours. I remember looking out my window at her when I practiced guitar. She was the Buddha, deep as the ocean.

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Old 11-15-2018, 03:52 AM
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Here’s a blues/tone poem I wrote for my grandmother. https://youtu.be/ZmAaT_h1cnc She was an incredible woman that lived through both world wars, immigrated to the United States, and lived to be one hundred and three years old. When I was a kid she would come to California from the Midwest and stay with us for a few weeks at a time. She would seemingly spend the entire time in the backyard alone, quietly drinking tea, beautiful and content with the sun on her face for hours. I remember looking out my window at her when I practiced guitar. She was the Buddha, deep as the ocean.
And a perfect tune for her too. Excellent stuff Eric and that stretch at 3.55 is something to behold
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:01 AM
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Beautiful, just beautiful!

What brand are those fingerpicks? I'd like to try some for myself.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:54 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous, Eric... loved it! Beautiful tune for a beautiful lady.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:22 AM
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That was unreal, Eric! Superb in all ways.....a true tribute! Thank you!
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:33 AM
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This is my favorite on your new CD, Eric. First time I heard it I assumed it was an old standard, so kudos on the composition as well as the superb playing!
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:24 PM
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That's a good one, Eric. Not many people can hold my attention on instrumental guitar, but you're one of the few who do it consistently. Had to buy that one.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:13 PM
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Thank you. I have listened and watched several times, and I appreciate your performance more each time. Your grandmother, who must have been a serene soul, shines on through your music.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:54 AM
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What brand are those fingerpicks? I'd like to try some for myself.
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Those would be Alaska Piks.

Nice song Eric and enjoyed the multi-angles in the video.
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Simply great! I just listened to it twice ;-)

I especially love the different music styles that appear in that composition.

Thank you for this!

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Thanks for the nice comments. If anyone is interested, I just posted a long lesson, including tablature, for this tune at https://youtu.be/ADQaeZubjhY
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Beautiful original and beautifully performed! Hope all is well Eric!
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Thanks for the nice comments. If anyone is interested, I just posted a long lesson, including tablature, for this tune at https://youtu.be/ADQaeZubjhY
Really enjoy these Eric! Helps to have insight into your process and match it alongside some of my own approaches......delightful to have this resource! You are great to share this with AGF!!
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