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  • Inspired by Stickboy's last effort

    EDIT: VIDEO in post #31





    I'm a big fan of the rain too.



    http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...=11918375&q=hi



    Learned a cool capo trick. Standard tuning with the capo flipped around backwards to where only the A D G strings are capo'd at the second fret. It makes for an open E suspended kind of sound. If you fret the G string on the 4th fret, it gives you an E chord.



    This is the first one I wrote with it.



    I don
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  • #2
    Liking the song



    I dont understand this capo thing?



    How on earth do you get the capo to only affect those strings!?

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    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by stickboymusic
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      Liking the song



      I dont understand this capo thing?



      How on earth do you get the capo to only affect those strings!?




      It is one of the kind that clamps on. The back side is shorter than the front side. You just flip it around.
      ...

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      • #4
        I must be being simple



        "Learned a cool capo trick. Standard tuning with the capo flipped around backwards to where only the A D G strings are capo'd at the second fret."



        SO you are missing the Low E...this makes sense



        But



        also missing the B and high E



        Can not fathom this at all.



        Call me simple

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        • #5
          I love your subject matter and lyrics. I've worked outside in rain, cold, heat, snow, bugs, mud, etc. for over 20 years now. The joy of being exposed to the elements is something that office and house dwellers just don't quite get. There's a certain atavistic pleasure in the discomfort. Of course, I usually have a hot shower waiting for me at the end of the day. One of the guys I supervise, who has worked outside a lot longer than I have, has a great saying for rainy days: you're not really wet until water runs down the crack of your ass. He likes to tell that one to all the college student interns who are just getting initiated to working outdoors.



          I do have a bone to pick with your melody, though. The verse melody uses the same two-line pattern four times in a row. My ear wants to hear some variation after the second time.



          Oh, BTW, fantastic finger picking, as usual.
          Beware of deepities.-- Daniel Dennett

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by stickboymusic
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            I must be being simple



            "Learned a cool capo trick. Standard tuning with the capo flipped around backwards to where only the A D G strings are capo'd at the second fret."



            SO you are missing the Low E...this makes sense



            But



            also missing the B and high E



            Can not fathom this at all.



            Call me simple




            You can get short arm capos that are specially designed to do this.

            Then there is the ultimate capo that can be set to hold down select individual strings



            http://www.spidercapo.com/



            I just use the common and garden variety myself.
            'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
            CHARLIE PARKER

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            • #7
              I think my favourite rain line in a song is still :



              Into each life some rain must fall

              But too much is falling in mine.
              'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
              CHARLIE PARKER

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              • #8
                I have a couple of suggestions for the chorus :



                The song is about rain, but the chorus line is only 'the weather'.

                How about :

                But for now

                I
                'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
                CHARLIE PARKER

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Uncle
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                  fantastic finger picking








                  The chorus flows beautifully.....glad you repeat it at the end. The verses seem to be a bit unwieldy in places, but you'll no doubt work all that out.



                  I love the images. I am also one who would much prefer to be outside in the elements.
                  Leonard Scaper

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                  • #10
                    Maybe your seasons are different over there, I am sure they are.



                    In the uk the spring is usually the wettest (april showers and all that(although our summer has been nothing but wet this year!!))



                    Fall (autumn) is usually a little calmer, cool and orange, not "usually" so wet.



                    Spring time is alright

                    But I much prefer the fall

                    Something about the cool air

                    Makes the water warm my heart

                    Wet cloths sticking to me

                    Water drops on your glasses

                    Soggy shoes and soggy hair

                    Mixing down with my eye lashes

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by oldgitplayer
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                      I have a couple of suggestions for the chorus :



                      The song is about rain, but the chorus line is only 'the weather'.

                      How about :

                      But for now

                      I
                      Don't listen to Justin.
                      LCK - 2/21/2012

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                      • #12
                        I like it.



                        There were two words that kind of stuck out as not belonging: "highlight" and "baggage."
                        “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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                        • #13
                          Cool tune! Clever idea.



                          I agree with Lee about "highlight" and "baggage". Both feel out of character with your voice and persona. Maybe something like...



                          I don
                          __________
                          Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
                          Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
                          Jesus

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by stickboymusic
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                            I must be being simple



                            "Learned a cool capo trick. Standard tuning with the capo flipped around backwards to where only the A D G strings are capo'd at the second fret."



                            SO you are missing the Low E...this makes sense



                            But



                            also missing the B and high E



                            Can not fathom this at all.



                            Call me simple




                            Did it make any more sense after my last post?



                            If not, I can post a picture tonight









                            Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Uncle
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                            I love your subject matter and lyrics. I've worked outside in rain, cold, heat, snow, bugs, mud, etc. for over 20 years now. The joy of being exposed to the elements is something that office and house dwellers just don't quite get. There's a certain atavistic pleasure in the discomfort. Of course, I usually have a hot shower waiting for me at the end of the day. One of the guys I supervise, who has worked outside a lot longer than I have, has a great saying for rainy days: you're not really wet until water runs down the crack of your ass. He likes to tell that one to all the college student interns who are just getting initiated to working outdoors.



                            I do have a bone to pick with your melody, though. The verse melody uses the same two-line pattern four times in a row. My ear wants to hear some variation after the second time.



                            Oh, BTW, fantastic finger picking, as usual.




                            I used to do a bunch of work for a contractor that always said the same thing!



                            I'll see what I can do about mixing up that pattern.
                            ...

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                            • #15
                              Picture please.



                              Sorry its not "really" thread related

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