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    Songs you're learning or working on

    I generally find my interest in playing is at it's highest when I've made some kind of breakthrough, or am learning new material. What songs are you learning at the moment?

    At the last rehearsal, the guys in the band were asked to bring five new songs that they were interested in having the band learn. My first choice is Bob Seger's "Still The Same". I always thought it was well crafted, and more interesting the play because there are seven chords in the progressions.

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    I'm learning "Infernal Galop" by Offenbach

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    I occasionally get to work with some great Ukrainian and Russian musicians and singers, and I have fallen in love with old Russian love songs. I am learning them in English first, and transposing them to a comfortable key. I hope to be able to sing them in Russian someday, just to make my friends laugh. :-)


    This one is called Moscow Nights. It came out in 1956:


    ‪In 1961, Kenny Ball released as a jazztune:‬
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    This one, from 1972, translates to "Daisies Hid Slumped Buttercups":
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    In 1984, a Russian movie called "A Cruel Romance" was released. There are several songs in it that I am learning to play and sing.

    The first song I heard from the movie was "A Shaggy Bumblebee", which is the story of two young gypsy lovers who travel the countryside, following markers left by gypsies:


    After learning that song, I tracked down the movie, watched it, and wanted to learn more songs.

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    The above video is from the movie; this video is like a trailer put to the same song, but from the soundtrack.
    I really like the guitar intro:
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    Here is another song from "A Cruel Romance". I think this is one of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heard:


    This guitarist captures the song beautifully here:
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    One more song from "A Cruel Romance". The music was put to a 1960 poem called "And Finally I Say Goodbye", or "And That's What I Say Before I Go" (depending on which translation you trust).


    Here is the same guitarist with this tune:
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I've been working on "On Green Dolphin Street."

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    La Cumparsita- great tune!

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    I finally settled on the five songs to take to band practice.

    Still The Same (Bob Seger)
    My Mistake (King Bees)
    Na-Na-Na-Na/Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam)
    Still The One (Orleans)
    Cocaine (JJ Cale)

    I posted the Seger video above, and the JJ Cale in the weekend thread, but here's the others..........




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