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Old 07-17-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
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When my dad plays "The Edmund Fitzgerald" on the guitar, he sings it sometimes it on the High G note, other times the E note. I also think it would be cool to hear the electric guitar played on this song with a neighborhood of D. But anyway, this seems to be the only Gord song, in fact the only song at all that you can hum in your head or play on the guitar a different music note other than what is on the album. Are there any songs out there that can be played on a complete different note? If so let me know.

(It seems as though I wasn't the only one to leave when school let out. It could be just me but seems like we would've hit 13,000 or 14,000 posts by now. Weird.) But, like I said, it could be just me.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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When my dad plays "The Edmund Fitzgerald" on the guitar, he sings it sometimes it on the High G note, other times the E note. I also think it would be cool to hear the electric guitar played on this song with a neighborhood of D. But anyway, this seems to be the only Gord song, in fact the only song at all that you can hum in your head or play on the guitar a different music note other than what is on the album. Are there any songs out there that can be played on a complete different note? If so let me know.

(It seems as though I wasn't the only one to leave when school let out. It could be just me but seems like we would've hit 13,000 or 14,000 posts by now. Weird.) But, like I said, it could be just me.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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DMD3,

Although I don't have a response to your question...unfortunately I don't know much about individual notes in GL songs...I just wanted to say Hi, good to hear from you and hope you are having a nice summer!
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:36 PM   #4
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DMD3,

Although I don't have a response to your question...unfortunately I don't know much about individual notes in GL songs...I just wanted to say Hi, good to hear from you and hope you are having a nice summer!
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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If you get to see Gordon Lightfoot live he changes up the notes every once in awhile. I almost didn't recognize,"Carefree Highway" when he began to sing. By the way,funny you should mention the,"Summertime Dream" CD. I just listened to it 2 nights ago very late. I bought the CD last month but didn't open it until then. I've listened to my LP copy several times but the quiet of 1am and the clearness of the CD made it feel like I was listening to S.D. for the very 1st time. I said on another thread that Gord fans have a spiritual connection and once again it's proven! It's been me,later!

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Old 07-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #6
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I wasn't talking about individual notes. I was talking about the neighborhood of the notes.
Examples: Alberta Bound, Race Among The Ruins, Carefree Highway & If It Should Please You are based on the E note.

Sundown, Waiting For You, Endless Wire are based on the High F note, I believe.

Christian Island, The Pony Man and The List are based on A note.

High And Dry II, It's Worth Believin, Summertime Dream are based on the D note.

High And Dry(original) and Steel Rail Blues are based on High C note.

(If you could'nt read music notes before, you can now)
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #7
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I wasn't talking about individual notes. I was talking about the neighborhood of the notes.
Examples: Alberta Bound, Race Among The Ruins, Carefree Highway & If It Should Please You are based on the E note.

Sundown, Waiting For You, Endless Wire are based on the High F note, I believe.

Christian Island, The Pony Man and The List are based on A note.

High And Dry II, It's Worth Believin, Summertime Dream are based on the D note.

High And Dry(original) and Steel Rail Blues are based on High C note.

(If you could'nt read music notes before, you can now)
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:50 PM   #8
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Wait a minute. I just took a look at some guitar chords and I may be dead wrong. If I am, could some one explain to me and teach me how to read music?
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:50 PM   #9
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Wait a minute. I just took a look at some guitar chords and I may be dead wrong. If I am, could some one explain to me and teach me how to read music?
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Old 07-18-2003, 04:38 AM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
Wait a minute. I just took a look at some guitar chords and I may be dead wrong. If I am, could some one explain to me and teach me how to read music?

I play all of Gord's songs in a different key that what they are written in, because my voice range is naturally higher than Gord's. For instance, I play Wreck in D, with a capo on the second fret, which actually puts it in the key of E.
If I don't transpose a song into a different key, I at least move the capo up so that it ends up being played in a different key.

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Old 07-18-2003, 05:30 AM   #11
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DMD3,
I think your last post may be the most accurate in regards to the dead wrong segment...and don't take that the wrong way,from what you have been talking about it is evident that you are interested in learning , but know little of what you are speaking of. Single notes? High G? Neighborhood? Elec. guitar for the "Wreck"(If you listen very closely,you might be able to pick out an elect. Gretch doing the lead in this song) Do you know what "key" a song is in,root notes,capo,timing,etc...I'm surely not poking at you in any way shape or form but I can tell You that if You are interested in learning guitar,the best, and I can tell You from experience,and most essential thing You can do is to learn some basics first,if you don't, You'll be learning everything backwards,which is ok if your a fast study and plan on living to be 345 ...As far as learning to read music(I assume your referring to traditional sheet music?),it really has little to do with guitar , tabulature is what your best avenue would be for guitar. You mentioned about your Dad,maybe He could help you or I could give You some directions to some very good lituature,or better yet, get in contact with Cathy....I think that would be Your best approach ....then you can give me some lessons......
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:40 AM   #12
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Cathy,
I was trying to get some free lessons,do you work nightshift too or what?

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Old 07-18-2003, 09:45 AM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Iron:
Cathy,
I was trying to get some free lessons,do you work nightshift too or what?

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No, I work 9am to 5pm. I'm taking today off as a vacation day. Valerie Magee is coming up for a visit, and I decided I'd better clean the place up and go buy some real food before she gets here.
Do you play guitar at all? It sounds like you do. Which songs are you interested in learning?
You might be interested in downloading Paltalk and visiting our Tuesday evening guitar chats. You could pick up some useful information in there. If you'd like to visit, e-mail Ed Mullen and he'll give you info on how to get there. His e-mail is ed@edmullen.net.
Also, ask for help here, or on alt.music.lightfoot. Both places have many skilled guitarists. If we knew what songs you're working on, I bet a bunch of people, including myself, would offer some help.

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Old 07-18-2003, 10:52 AM   #14
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
I play all of Gord's songs in a different key that what they are written in, because my voice range is naturally higher than Gord's. For instance, I play Wreck in D, with a capo on the second fret, which actually puts it in the key of E.
If I don't transpose a song into a different key, I at least move the capo up so that it ends up being played in a different key.

Cathy



If I may be so bold - I think one of the reasons God made a capo was so that Cathy could sing Gord's songs.
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:52 AM   #15
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
I play all of Gord's songs in a different key that what they are written in, because my voice range is naturally higher than Gord's. For instance, I play Wreck in D, with a capo on the second fret, which actually puts it in the key of E.
If I don't transpose a song into a different key, I at least move the capo up so that it ends up being played in a different key.

Cathy



If I may be so bold - I think one of the reasons God made a capo was so that Cathy could sing Gord's songs.
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