Thursday, March 1, 2018
Funny thing about playing a 12-string guitar . . . I play it a lot differently than I do a 6-string guitar.
How do I play a 12-string guitar, you ask? Good question.
Listen to the first song in this concert . . . that could have been me playing the 12-string guitar, especially when I was a lot younger. A nice 12-string was my first decent guitar back when I was in high school. I played with a folk group, and I sang solo every now and then. The 12-string is a great rhytym guitar, and I'm tall and big enough to play a Guild jumbo 12-string. The ringing jingle jangle works just fine if you are a solo player, now not for every song, but for many of the songs I do sing in public.
Enjoy this Gordon Lightfoot concert recorded years ago by the BBC. I sure did. Brought back a lot of memories of the first time I heard each of the songs.
If there is a master at writing songs about relationships . . . it is Gordon Lightfoot.
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