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Thread #85294   Message #1585372
Posted By: GUEST,BazT
18-Oct-05 - 11:44 AM
Thread Name: Incomplete Beatles songs
Subject: RE: Incomplete Beatles songs
I agree with the people who've said that the trick to playing "pop" somgs in a folkee stylee is in the arrangement, nit necessarily in writing new verses or anything. At Fylde Folk Festival a couple of months back I heard a chap (who I think was called Pete Rimmer but I might be wrong) play a really nice version of "I've just seen a face". He made it into a great fingerstyle guitar piece, and included a ragtime-ish intro and solo. I was quite inspired by this, and so went home and started trying out the same sort of thing with other songs. At my local singaround last week I played "Teenage Kicks" as a bit of a tribute to the late John Peel. I slowed it down, changed a the rythm a wee bit, and made it a bit bluesy. Now I'm not claiming to have re-invented the wheel or anything, but I was pretty pleased with the result.

And, I've sort of forgotten my point now, but hey ho. I guess I'm just trying to say that wrecking pop songs is fun. ;-)