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#410135 - 10/25/15 05:49 PM Re: Georgia [Re: guitpic1]
Dnj Offline
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Go Eagles!!

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#410137 - 10/25/15 06:10 PM Re: Georgia [Re: guitpic1]
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No need to apologize Don. But yes, I do sometimes think my posts are prejudged without a through reading. This thread should NEVER have gone South in the first place. It started when Boo posted what I believe was a well-meaning critique (in his own unique and colorful style smile ). That seemed not to sit well with some members as the 'Reagan Rule' ("never speak ill of another Republican") seems to come into play quite often when it involves one of our 'senior' members. For the record, Gary, I'm older than you --- just thought you should know.

BTW, the Saints seem to have gotten their mojo back.....dammmit!

chas
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#410141 - 10/25/15 06:52 PM Re: Georgia [Re: cgiles]
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Tx for the critique and comments.

Doesn't bother me in the least.

A couple of comments:

I'm always open to doing something in a 'correct' fashion. After all I'm a rookie. I first learned Georgia on the guitar. Virtually everyone I played the song with from professionals on played it in their own version...and, of course, everyone I played the song with was convinced their version was the correct one. I'm sure I'm not getting all the chords correct, that was part of the reason for putting the song on YouTube.

And, true to form, I've heard from a few professionals already encouraging me to use
The correct chords. And, as usual, all the renditions I've received are slightly different.

smile

Also, I'm using styles. Certain styles don't lend themselves as well to the chord changes suggested.

One final thought.

I played a tune for a friend the other day. He kindly let me know that, although he liked the song, I should be aware that I was using the wrong chords for the song. This fellow was a pro...many years on the road.

I smiled and thanked him for the critique but said I would use the chords as I had played it for him.

"Why on earth do that?" He asked. Because I said, I wrote the song and that's the chord structure I wanted.

smile
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#410142 - 10/25/15 06:52 PM Re: Georgia [Re: Dnj]
DonM Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dnj
Go Eagles!!


I have 20 on Carolina.
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#410143 - 10/25/15 06:57 PM Re: Georgia [Re: DonM]
guitpic1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: DonM
You don't even have to buy books, it's all available on line if you look. I like The Guitar Guy for some interesting arrangements.
http://www.theguitarguy.com/georgiao.htm


I'll give this one a try as well as a few other versions I've been given a try.

Tx for the suggestion.

smile
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#410145 - 10/25/15 07:30 PM Re: Georgia [Re: guitpic1]
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I transposed the song to "C" in order to fit my vocal range. The original by Ray Charles was done in "G", though. Unfortunately, when I cut and pasted this from Chordie, the position of the chords over the words did not translate.

You can find the original at Chordie

Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles
C E7
Georgia ... Georgia,
Am Gm7 F F#dim
The whole day through ...
C A7 D7 G7
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my
C7 A7 Dm7 G
mind

C E7
Georgia ... Georgia,
Am Gm7 F F#dim
A song of you ...
C A7 D7 G7 C F7 C E7
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines ...

Middle 8

Am Dm Am F7
Other arms reach out for me
Am Dm Am D7
Other eyes smile tender---- ly
Am Dm Am B7
But still in peaceful dreams I see
Em7 A7 Dm7 G7
the road leads back to you ...

verse

C E7
Georgia ... Georgia,
Am Gm7 F F#dim
No peace I find ...
C A7 D7 G7 C Bb A7
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind
C A7 D7 G7 C F C
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my

Adapted from Bob Longmire's transcription by York Gibson york@yorkgibson.co.uk
Bristol, UK


Edited by travlin'easy (10/25/15 07:32 PM)
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#410146 - 10/25/15 07:46 PM Re: Georgia [Re: guitpic1]
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Gary that's what they are talking about. The recorded versions use beautiful passing chords and substitutions, F#dim, C#dim, etc, that really make the sound.
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#410147 - 10/25/15 07:50 PM Re: Georgia [Re: guitpic1]
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
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The chords I just posted are the ones I've been using for years. I just wasn't exactly sure where I got them until this evening when I looked on my laptop that I use on the job. So, if I use all those chord that I just posted, which I do, does this mean I'm a REAL musician instead of just a lowly entertainer? wink (just kiddin guys.)

It's Margaretta time,

Gary cool
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#410150 - 10/25/15 09:46 PM Re: Georgia [Re: travlin'easy]
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
The chords I just posted are the ones I've been using for years. I just wasn't exactly sure where I got them until this evening when I looked on my laptop that I use on the job. So, if I use all those chord that I just posted, which I do, does this mean I'm a REAL musician instead of just a lowly entertainer? wink (just kiddin guys.)

It's Margaretta time,

Gary cool


Well this is still a fairly simple version, but I'll bet the old people in the nursing homes don't give a poop.
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#410156 - 10/26/15 03:38 AM Re: Georgia [Re: DonM]
Saswick Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 860
Loc: Garstang, Preston, Lancashire,...
Not sure if this was inspired or what, I'm sure the Jazz merchants will tell me mad

https://app.box.com/s/c4vmpk94ujibji92q8nsivhxbxqijw7a

It has the right chords (vocal ones)

Col

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