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Session 3 - Teri's Song

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Session 3 is all about playing intervals and Teri's song (from the course) is a nice little tune using 10ths. I like it so much that I decided to record it.

Wim.

 

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Great job.  Very musical.

Now that you have the notes down, you can try to polish the sound a bit.  The next step is to try to let each chord ring out as much as possible.

This song is always special to me.  Teri was a dear friend while I was in college.  We were on the road touring together a few summers in a band that played jazz arrangements of hymns at churches all over the US.

We developed a great friendship.  Nothing romantic - just a good friend.

A few years later she was going through a tough time and I went up to hang out for a weekend with her at her parents home.  I'm not sure what the situation was but somewhere over the weekend I found myself at their place with no one home.  So, I grabbed the guitar and eventually stumbled on this melody.

Years later when we were creating the Fingerstyle course I included it because it illustrated 10ths well.

I've since lost touch with Teri and haven't seen her since those days 30 or so years ago.   I think of her from time to time and pray that she is doing well.

-Steve

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@Steve Krenz  I too have liked this arrangement.  It is one of my "finish up my practice" tunes to exit on a nice note.

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11 hours ago, Steve Krenz said:

Great job.  Very musical.

Now that you have the notes down, you can try to polish the sound a bit.  The next step is to try to let each chord ring out as much as possible.

This song is always special to me.  Teri was a dear friend while I was in college.  We were on the road touring together a few summers in a band that played jazz arrangements of hymns at churches all over the US.

We developed a great friendship.  Nothing romantic - just a good friend.

A few years later she was going through a tough time and I went up to hang out for a weekend with her at her parents home.  I'm not sure what the situation was but somewhere over the weekend I found myself at their place with no one home.  So, I grabbed the guitar and eventually stumbled on this melody.

Years later when we were creating the Fingerstyle course I included it because it illustrated 10ths well.

I've since lost touch with Teri and haven't seen her since those days 30 or so years ago.   I think of her from time to time and pray that she is doing well.

-Steve

Thanks for your reply, Steve.

It's great to get to know the story behind the song.

Letting the chords ring out makes a big difference on the sound indeed.

I need to work on that. I have a tendency to rush to the next chord. Letting the chord ring out means less time to form the next one. It's a goal worth pursuing.

Wim.

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