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Vincent

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THE BALLAD OF VINCENT VAN GOGH
VAN GOGH
VINCENT (STARRY, STARRY NIGHT)


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Michael 09 May 99 - 09:41 PM
Roger in Baltimore 09 May 99 - 09:52 PM
John in Brisbane 09 May 99 - 10:27 PM
Simon Beaton : beaton@clear.net.nz 10 May 99 - 04:01 AM
Simon Beaton : beaton@clear.net.nz 10 May 99 - 04:01 AM
Ana 10 May 99 - 04:16 AM
Banjer 10 May 99 - 05:13 AM
John in Brisbane 10 May 99 - 08:19 AM
John 10 May 99 - 08:36 AM
Alan b 11 May 99 - 07:09 AM
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Subject: Vincent
From: Michael
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:41 PM

I need another set of Chords/lyrics for my repertoire but the words to Don Mclean's Vincent (Starry Starry Night) doesn't seem to be on the database and unlike Bob Dylan no apparrently has no web site.

Can someone help?

Regards Michael


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:52 PM

Michael,

The On-Line Guitar Archive (OLGA) is a rich source for songs that have been popular. Click here for the lyrics and guitar tablature. It was too complicated to just repost here.

Enjoy!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 09 May 99 - 10:27 PM

Roger, does this mean that OLGA is back on line? I've never bothered learning a song using TAB. Any pointers or recommendations?

Michael, the following link has a great songbok with lots of goos songs fron the last forty(ish) years, including Vincent, put together by a fellow Aussie.

www.nor.com.au/community/musicmagic/SongBook1

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Simon Beaton : beaton@clear.net.nz
Date: 10 May 99 - 04:01 AM

can somebody please explain the guitar tabulature to me. I have played for abour 20 years but cannot read music and couldn't follow the tab on Vincent.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Simon Beaton : beaton@clear.net.nz
Date: 10 May 99 - 04:01 AM

can somebody please explain the guitar tabulature to me. I have played for abour 20 years but cannot read music and couldn't follow the tab on Vincent.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Ana
Date: 10 May 99 - 04:16 AM

Thanks John - I got quite excited about that one..hit all the buttons, tried not to get too anxious.. you know - controlled my diaphram breathing as any singer should...and then (!) there was the MESSAGE..."the server wont give it to you". Aah well , story of my life I guess.


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Banjer
Date: 10 May 99 - 05:13 AM

Same here, NOT FOUND! Hate it when they do that...I cut and pasted the link address directly from the message, so at least that part was correct, but no success...


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 May 99 - 08:19 AM

Maybe I was too clever. I'll try again in 12 hours for you. Regards, John.


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: John
Date: 10 May 99 - 08:36 AM

Try agaih!

http://www.nor.com.au/community/musicmagic/index.html

Look for the reference to the Song Book 1 A-Z.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Alan b
Date: 11 May 99 - 07:09 AM

There's a wonderful tab for vincent as played by Chet Atkins on OLGA. A real finger stretcher, but worth learning. I've also transcibed it for a nice little program calld Guitar Workshop
http://www.oberwerk.com/default.htm

Look under free downloads

enjoy

Alan B


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 11 May 99 - 07:01 PM

OLGA itself is not on-line with its archives, but if you go to their home page, there is a "search engine" link in the upper left hand corner. You can search for songs by Artist and by Title. If the song is available, there will be links to OLGA's shadow sites in places like Poland, Florida, and California. Often one of these links will produce what you found in your search.

For those of you unfamiliar with tablature, it is a way to represent guitar music for those of us who can't read real music. The six lines that look like a music staff actually represent the six strings on a guitar. The little numbers indicate what fret should be pressed down. The combination of line and number equals a note. Often there are vertical lines to give you the sense of time for the piece. I learned a lot of basic guitar playing in my youth from tablature in Jerry Silverman's "Folk Singers Guitar Guide" and a few related books.

More complicated tabs like the Vincent one and in Acoustic Guitar often leave me lost, especially if I have no familiarity with the song at all.

For starters, you might go to the OLGA Home Page and look down the list on the left until you come to "Guitar Lessons". Some of these are very basic and should give you a better feel for guitar tablature pretty quickly.

Finally, I tried my link (blue clicky thing or BCT) and it still works for me. If you are having trouble, it might be on the net and not with the link or the site. Try again later is always a good motto with the World Wide Web.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 11 May 99 - 07:53 PM

Roger, thanks as ever. I've never been patient enough to try TAB, but the prospect of trying Vincent had some appeal. When I followed your link the particular TAB had lost its sense of the vertical, and was even more impossible to read. Thanks for the tip about the guitar lessons at OLGA. While I try to pick up a new instrument every few years, the guitar is hard to beat in terms of sheer versatility. There's always some new form of tuning or picking or idiom to try. I've never mastered Reggae - any tips?

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Vincent
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 11 May 99 - 09:27 PM

Only thing I know about reggae is the beat if on the off beat. Our music is 1 2 3 4 and reggae is 1 2 3 4. You now have my entire reggae knowledge, Mon.

Roger in Baltimore


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