Mudcat Café message #1506072 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82232   Message #1506072
Posted By: Louie Roy
21-Jun-05 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Does anyone here actually want chords?
Subject: RE: Does anyone here actually want chords?
I play back-up guitar for many different fiddlers and vocalists and other instruments such as banjo mandolin guitar mouth harp most often you can hear the chords long before it's time to change,but there are some songs that you have to work out the chords with another person before attempting to back up the tune.I'll just name a couple of tunes you can fake but the proper chords is what makes the tune beautiful-1--Let me call you sweetheart--2--Shanty in old shanty town--3--Up the lazy river--4--Somewhere my love.There are many others of course,but any one of these 4 will tax your ear especially when you don't know one note of music and play strictly by ear.I've been backing up musicians for over 70 years and enjoy every minute of it.Louie Roy