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Old 10-25-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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For the guitar players out there:

I am not used to some of the chord notation on the Wayne Francis site, so I'm wondering if someone can let me know if I'm reading it correctly. I know how to construct chords, but I'm not sure I'm reading this notation right.

Case in point, the song "Talking in Your Sleep" (found here: http://www.lightfoot.ca/talking.htm ) uses the chords F65- and C9+/E.

The F65- chord, I'm assuming, is an F6 chord with a flatted fifth. That would make the notes: F-A-Cb-D (1-3-b5-6). Correct?

As for the C9+/E chord, this appears to be a C dominant 9th chord played with the ninth note sharpened and E as the bass note. So, the notes would be E-G-Bb-C-D# (3-5-b7-1-#9). Could this possibly be right?

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Old 10-26-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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Try these chords

(Dm6) I heard you softly (C/E) whisper
(Dm6) I reached out to (E) hold you near me
(Am) Then from your (C/G) lips there (F) came that (C/E) secret
(F) I was (C/E) not supposed to (Gsus4) know (G)


BTW I think any chord with + behind it is an augmented chord. A chord with - behind it would be diminished
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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Winter's Claw, I have a Word doc with lyrics and chord diagrams that Gord uses. Send me an e-mail at cathy@cathycowette.com, and I'll send it to you. Also, anyone else that wants to learn the song can do the same.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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Is there a "Gord's music for dummies and the musically inept". I'd love to play Gord's music, but I have absolutely no talent!
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

Jim: The Dm6 and C/E chords you suggest are very close to the ones lighthead2toe describes below. Those are good (and easy!) substitions.

Cathy: I'll take you up on that offer. Thanks. I'll send you an e-mail.

Peter Bro10: Everyone who picks up a guitar basically begins as the worst guitar player in the world, so you're no different from anyone else in that regard.

lighthead2toe: Thanks for the chord diagrams. The F65- turns out to be very close to how I was playing it, but I was way off on the other one.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:38 PM   #6
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Well, Claw, I'm sooo bad that my wife hides the guitar on me! I am as yet still determined to play, however awful I may be!!!
I guess I was asking if anyone knew of very simplfied sheet music to Gord's music.
The real problem is my lack of time and lack of talent!!!!
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #7
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Hey Peter, like Ron tells you determination to play you will. And for me I found you got to have lots of patience. Ive been playing for some 38 years, and to pick up that guitar, and do your thing, is very rewarding. Great hobby.

It's as if it was an outside organ for me, need it to live. :D

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Old 11-05-2006, 10:21 PM   #8
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Ron and JJ-
Thanks for the replies. I'll definatly put that on my list, the sheet music that is. I do recall seeing Gord's sheetmusic on ebay recently... I'll go back and check that out. I'll redouble my efforts and "find" time to pratice!!
I appreciate the encouragement...
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:02 PM   #9
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A follow up to the previous post....

Do you have 2 or 3 suggestions for "easy" tunes to play.... list in order of simplicity???? This would give me someplace to start.

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Old 11-06-2006, 12:20 PM   #10
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PeterBro10 Try this link, it has 2 GL books available.

http://elderly.com/search/elderly?te...htfoot&x=8&y=8
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Peter, send your e-mail to cathy@cathycowette.com. I have a few Lightfoot lyric sheets written out with simple chords. Did She Mention My Name, Early Morning Rain and Nova Scotia Farewell come to mind. You probably wouldn't have trouble following them.
I also have If You Could Read My Mind written out in tablature, but it would probably be over your head, seeing you're just a beginner.
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