The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32311   Message #425263
Posted By: Peter T.
25-Mar-01 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: Beginner guitar - G chord fingering
Subject: RE: Beginner guitar - G chord fingering
Not only aren't the versions in the books in the right key, but they miss the "sound" that everyone is looking for, even the novice. One nice thing about taking lessons from a pro is that you get to hear the real sound -- Oh that is how they did that! -- and it unlocks your desire to do the same thing, however remote the chance. The music books versions just give you a dead version of the song: they stop you dead. I appreciate that it costs more to do the right version, but couldn't they at least have a note at the bottom saying: the original is in... I see that Joni Mitchell has finally rebelled against this, and is having her stuff re-done properly.

yours, Peter T.