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#345241 - 06/01/12 11:28 AM What was the last song you learned? What's next?
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I "try" to use the Gary Diamond method of learning one song a week. I sing it in early in morning in the car on the way to work and play/sing at home before I go to bed. This week is "Rhinestone Cowboy"

My next song to learn? I want more of a challenge since I'm off of work for the summer. I looking for something that would sound good with a classical guitar sound. Maybe an Isaac Albéniz piece?

I can't wait to hear what everyone else is working on!
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#345251 - 06/01/12 02:06 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
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Working on a Johnny Cash medley at the moment, also another Beatles medley.

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#345253 - 06/01/12 02:23 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: 124]
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Refreshing my chops on a few; "Just Once"{-Quincy Jones) and Moonlight In Vermont. Also am checking out some of the more obscure Stevie Wonder tunes ("Ribbon in the Sky" and others).

Man, there is always a lot to learn and practice.

Russ

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#345257 - 06/01/12 02:41 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
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The toughest one lately is Al-Di-La, singing it in Italian. Also trying out a new slant on September In The Rain, a neat version by Marty Robbins.



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#345258 - 06/01/12 02:42 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
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Nice selection there, Russ. One Stevie Wonder fave of mine is All in Love is Fair.

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#345263 - 06/01/12 04:24 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: 124]
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That is a favorite of mine, too!

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#345267 - 06/01/12 05:01 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: captain Russ]
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Last song I learned was "The Only Couple On the Floor"
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#345272 - 06/01/12 08:23 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
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Originally Posted By: montunoman

What was the last song you learned?
I can't wait to hear what everyone else is working on!

Hi Paul, great thread topic.
Interestingly enough, like Gary Diamond, I too am working on a song by Country Legend, Marty Robbins. rocker
The one I'm working on is his 1961 hit song "Don't Worry":



Gary, I too like the Country Swing style performed on classic American Standards like "Sept in the Rain". Another in the same vein is Jim Reeves rendition of Charmaine, performed as a swing tune vs the original, written in waltz time. I perform 'Charmaine' in swing time as well now. smile




Edited by Scottyee (06/01/12 08:38 PM)

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#345273 - 06/01/12 10:23 PM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: montunoman]
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I remember exactly when I learned "Don't Worry Bout Me". It was in 1878. I had just moved to Louisiana. I had a request for the song. I had heard it but didn't know the words.
The guy handed me a $20. bill and said "fake it".
I made a phone call to a friend in Arkansas, and he gave me the words over the phone. This was before cell phones and internet and texting!
I went back to the bandstand and sang it and the guy made me do it three more times. By the end of the night I knew it pretty well!
Tonight, 34 years later, I had a request for "Some Enchanted Evening". I googled the lyrics + chords in a matter of seconds (thanks Guitar Guy), played and sang it. Another $20, but ain't technology wonderful!
The last songs I learned were three songs that Jimmy Swaggart recorded. My boss, Ernest, is a big Swaggart fan. I learned them for him.
"Heaven's Sounding Sweeter Every Day", "One More River", "I've Never Been This Homesick Before".
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#345280 - 06/02/12 03:29 AM Re: What was the last song you learned? What's next? [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By: DonM
I remember exactly when I learned "Don't Worry Bout Me". It was in 1878. I had just moved to Louisiana.


1878, huh? Okay Mason, fess up! Just how old are you? Did Louisiana even exist then? laugh

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