Friday, February 12, 2010

Tangled Up In Blue

I hadn’t ever heard this song (not a big Dylan fan) until it came up on Rock Band, but I loved that version. Apart from being challenging, it had a great folksy feel to it. So I finally bought it yesterday and had it on my iPod when I picked up kids from school. It sounds easy enough to play, so I watched a short video on YouTube on how to play it.

Last night I was messing with it and Kendall was in the bath. She called me and asked if I’d come sit and play with her since the music was relaxing. I thought that was pretty cool, so I went in, sat on the sink with the laptop and guitar and practiced. I felt like I was getting the rhythm, so started singing along, and it was great.

Well, not great as in sound. I’m not a good singer, which is being generous. I’m actually a horrible singer, but I enjoyed it, and that’s a great camping song to sign around the fire. I think I had it down pretty good, and that was a nice step towards one of my goals of learning some new songs this year. My goal was 6, which is one every other month, and so I’m on pace.

Now I just need to find a few more folksy songs like that to learn. I have three on my radar, some of which I’d started last year, but never completely learned.

  • If I had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies
  • Beautiful World – Colin Hay
  • In the Sun – Joseph Arthur

I also need to get the bridge on Hey There, Delilah and I wouldn’t mind cleaning up my version of Over the Hills and Far Away.

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