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I can play a D chord!

Will Fly 07 May 12 - 04:35 AM
John MacKenzie 07 May 12 - 04:46 AM
johncharles 07 May 12 - 05:15 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 05:20 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 05:27 AM
johncharles 07 May 12 - 05:39 AM
Roger the Skiffler 07 May 12 - 06:12 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 06:26 AM
Leadfingers 07 May 12 - 08:34 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 09:10 AM
GUEST,999 07 May 12 - 09:12 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 09:16 AM
GUEST,999 07 May 12 - 09:40 AM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 09:48 AM
Leadfingers 07 May 12 - 11:33 AM
Leadfingers 07 May 12 - 11:35 AM
Bill D 07 May 12 - 11:48 AM
Big Al Whittle 07 May 12 - 12:08 PM
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Big Al Whittle 07 May 12 - 12:17 PM
Tim Leaning 07 May 12 - 12:30 PM
Will Fly 07 May 12 - 02:01 PM
Gurney 07 May 12 - 03:36 PM
khandu 07 May 12 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,josepp 07 May 12 - 05:13 PM
Tootler 07 May 12 - 05:23 PM
Genie 07 May 12 - 06:58 PM
Lonesome EJ 08 May 12 - 12:11 AM
Genie 08 May 12 - 02:23 AM
Tim Leaning 08 May 12 - 03:31 AM
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David C. Carter 08 May 12 - 06:36 AM
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Subject: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 04:35 AM

At long last, I can prove that I can play the chord of D on the guitar! You all thought it was just talk - just bluff on my part - but now I have incontrovertible proof:

Me playing a D chord!

(The crest in the bottom left of the photo is that of Hogwarts School - it was a Harry Potter themed 21st birthday party gig).


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 May 12 - 04:46 AM

Yer guitar needs a polish.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: johncharles
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:15 AM

It looks like Terry Pratchett disguised as Will Fly to me.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:20 AM

You don't polish a 1960 Otwin - and I haven't started my next Discworld novel yet.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:27 AM

Anyway - I can also play a G7 chord, so yah, boo and sucks - and my guitar has suddenly and unaccountably been given a polish.

Still look like Terry Silver Pratchett though...

Me playing a G7 chord


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: johncharles
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:39 AM

Is that a Snark on the end of your guitar?


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 07 May 12 - 06:12 AM

WE never doubted you, Will.

RtS
(who only plays the lost chord)


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 06:26 AM

It's a Snark. I've been hunting them for years - finally managed to catch one in the wild and get it into captivity.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 May 12 - 08:34 AM

Show Off !


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 09:10 AM

I once saw you play a C7, Terry - I did, I did.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 May 12 - 09:12 AM

Glad to see someone else use his thumb to either mute the bass E string or play it at fret 2 to make the note an F#.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 09:16 AM

The Creeping Thumb... I seem to do it more as I get older. More to mute than play F#, on the whole.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 May 12 - 09:40 AM

Will, do you ever use a drop D (bass string only)?


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 09:48 AM

Very rarely. I think the last thing I ever played in dropped D was Summertime Blues - and that's some time ago.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 May 12 - 11:33 AM

Only time I EVER change from standard tuning is for John O Dreams Use single dropped D for an nice bass run as an Intro and fill .


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 May 12 - 11:35 AM

And I sometimes play the odd (Sometimes VERY odd) Major Seventh !


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Bill D
Date: 07 May 12 - 11:48 AM

I can play a D chord... and a G7...and even a Gm. I just poosha da buttons on my autoharp.

45 years ago, a guy offered to show me guitar chords. He began with with a barred F...............

I play the autoharp.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 May 12 - 12:08 PM

D is for puffs!


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 May 12 - 12:17 PM

I only pay D when I want to get into my sensitive side......


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 May 12 - 12:17 PM

Then theres no holding me.....


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 07 May 12 - 12:30 PM

hmmmm of course there is always photo shop.....


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 May 12 - 02:01 PM

Oh, Tim how could you impugn my integrity... :-)


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Gurney
Date: 07 May 12 - 03:36 PM

D seems to be the only key that I CAN play in since I took up the guitar again. (again.) Stiff old fingers.
My pal Sean tries to persuade me to play a 'proper' D, barre and a C shape.
Even just a C is a bit painful, but getting better.


Al, does anyone WANT to hold you when you are in touch with your sensitive side?


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: khandu
Date: 07 May 12 - 04:42 PM

Ha! This reminds me of THIS jewel; a thread for all D chordist!

khandu


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:13 PM

I played a D once.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Tootler
Date: 07 May 12 - 05:23 PM

Looks like a G Chord to me ;-)


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Genie
Date: 07 May 12 - 06:58 PM

My stiff arthritic left-hand fingers have me now reverting to the way I first learned to do a D chord: using two fingers (one doing a mini-barre on the G, B, and high E strings, and another finger on the 3rd fret of the B string).   I can do the full chord with the pinky on the D string too.    There are some disadvantages to using the 2-finger version, but it does facilitate some other techniques that I couldn't do from the 3-finger position.



But Will, please tell us: Can you play The F Chord?


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 May 12 - 12:11 AM

You NEVER should start instructing anyone on guitar by showing them a barre F, unless you are secretly hoping they continue to play the autoharp, Bill.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Genie
Date: 08 May 12 - 02:23 AM

Good point, EJ.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 08 May 12 - 03:31 AM

I would doubt no longer if i could see it with mine own eyes lol...
I like D. E. F....in fact any chord with no funny llittle numberz following behind.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 May 12 - 04:12 AM

F? Pah! Child's play.

Bb - now there's a key for fingerpicking in. A lot of players think that jazzy/ragtimey tunes in keys like F, Bb and EB are bound yo be difficult. But actually, for tunes in that style, most of the passing chords are quite straightforward G, C, D chords, etc. and you only get to hit the tonic chords here and there. Here's an example - composed to demonstrate the principle:

Bb Breakdown


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: David C. Carter
Date: 08 May 12 - 06:36 AM

I'm more A demented chord player meself!


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 08 May 12 - 02:56 PM

Yup, that's a 'D' alright.
I know two other chords, too.


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Subject: RE: I can play a D chord!
From: Genie
Date: 08 May 12 - 09:47 PM

I love those demented chords!   And most of them are pretty easy to play too.


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