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Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Apr-10 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
They hate getting old, Jeri. They're frustrated. I think you'll find that the general membership of this forum gets crabbier and nastier with each passing year...can you imagine how bad it'll be 10 years from now? ;-D With any luck we'll both die off before it reaches its absolute worst, and then we won't have to witness it!

Joni's songs aren't generally hard to play in the sense of matching the general chord sequence....but they are hard, I think, in the sense of matching exactly how she does it on whatever instrument she's playing. Mind you, I never did try to match exactly what she was doing on any instrument, I just found the chords (which are usually pretty straightforward) and then played them my own style.

What is hard for most people is to match the wideness of her vocal range, no matter what key they decide to do the song in. Her phrasing can be a little tricky too, but it's just a matter of getting used to it. The same is true of Dylan on certain songs.