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  1. Thanks, Ron, Dave and Henk. @Oldjock Henk, I have also seen the film "1917" and liked the pure vocal version of the song too. I got to know this song from another movie "The Broken Circle Breakdown" about a Bluegrass band. The clip is on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LprqBP0JTw). It contains some great dobro slide playing. Wim.
  2. Wayfaring Stranger is a song that I wanted to learn for a long time. The fundaments for this arrangement come from David Hamburger's Fingerstyle 5 lessons. I searched on Spotify and listened to many different versions to get additional inspiration for my own arrangement. I liked the cover by Johnny Cash on his album "Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man" the best and adopted some of the violin intro and solo. Wim.
  3. My recording of this month is a solo fingerstyle rendition of the Blues/Gospel tune "You Got To Move" played in E with a shuffle bass groove. Melody and chord progression are similar to the tune "It Hurts Me Too". Wim.
  4. Hi Ron, For this song, there are 3 tuning options: 1. Drop D : tune the 6th string (low E) 2 half steps down to a low D. The riff uses the notes D G A C A C D. You can play these using the 6th and the 5th string if you're in this drop D tuning, as is shown in your tab. 2. Regular tuning: If you want to stay in normal tuning, you can play the riff 1 octave higher on the 4th and 3rd string. The bar chords in the song do not use the 6th string, so there is no change in how to play them in regular or drop D tuning. 3. Tune all strings down 2 half steps so you get DGCFAD. Clapton uses this tuning in this live version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOK7alO6hNY . He plays the riff here on strings 6, 5 and 4. In option 3, you have to play the bar chords 2 frets higher up the neck compared to regular tuning. Hope this helps. Wim.
  5. @Plantsman13@Mike Hoodenpyle Thanks, Bryan and Mike.
  6. This recording is an 8 bar fingerstyle blues in 3/4. There are many versions of this song in Bluegrass, Country and Blues style by artists such as Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Dolly Parton, Leadbelly and even Nirvana. Wim.
  7. Thanks, Bryan. How are the F5 lessons going for you? It takes all of my practice time to keep up with the lessons and learn the song of the month. No time to get sidetracked ๐Ÿ˜€. Wim.
  8. My recording of this month fits the topic of Steve's latest YouTube lesson on drop D tuning. It is a slow fingerstyle blues in an "After Hours Blues" style. Wim.
  9. Thanks, @Strings I learned this from David Hamburger. I am member of his Fingerstyle 5 learning group. Each month, there is one new song he is teaching. It is like building with Lego. David gives us several options for playing the main melody, ideas for soloing, and several vamps and shout choruses. So the building blocks come from him, and the final arrangement/assembly is done by myself. Wim.
  10. It took me a little longer to learn this tune, but I have finally recorded a Christmas song today. Wim.
  11. In pre-covid times, I travelled a lot for work. Because of the headless design, this guitar fitted in my suitcase and I hardly made a business trip without it. Wim.
  12. My Traveler Guitar is headless. Each string runs over a small wheel (like a pulley) and the tuning system is incorporated into the back of the body. The tuning is very stable. Wim

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