Tagged: Multnomah Falls
05/18/2020 at 2:47 pm #15965
I am loving the Saturday lessons with Jeff. I am not always on live, but I always watch the archives if I miss one. I find that Jeff is a rare combination of an excellent performer as well as an excellent teacher. The time he takes to share and teach his art is a treasure to us all.
I was invited from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to share a song of mine played on my Santa Cruz OM Grand. I wanted to share it with you all also.
I think I lost interest in this song (Multnomah Falls) but after the lesson on bringing out the melody and using rubato on Hapuna Sunset, I was re-inspired to be more expressive which added some life to this tune.
I was playing it in Taro Patch, but after my friend Alan led the song at the end of last Saturday’s session, I left my low string tuned down to C, which added a nice depth to the four chord. The low D on the five chord only comes around once in the tune, so it was an easy adjustment to make. Thanks Alan! I am inspired when I hear you all play and share your songs. It is great to have a community to share the beautiful art of slack key.
Jeff Haagenson05/18/2020 at 2:47 pm #1596605/18/2020 at 2:51 pm #1596705/19/2020 at 11:01 am #15972James GarsonParticipant
That’s a beautiful mele and gorgeously played.05/22/2020 at 8:56 am #15986JeffKeymaster
Mahalo for sharing this beautiful song Jeff! Great to see you in your studio. That Santa Cruz guitar has a gorgeous sound.05/22/2020 at 9:52 am #15989
Santa Cruz Guitars featured the video on their page today. They also sent me an email commenting on the great tone of the guitar. The guitar is great, but I give much of the credit for the tone to the technique we have been working on with our right hand position and the way we use our fingers and nails, letting the tip bend and sweeping through,etc. Thanks to you for the instruction. See you at the live session tomorrow!05/24/2020 at 2:19 am #16007Alan FasickParticipant
Beautiful song and the tone is just fantastic too. If I recall right, I think you had just gotten your Santa Cruz guitar right before Uncle George’s camp in 2016?
I could relate to your response about how you approach writing songs — for me it is purely accidental as well. Sometimes I’m inspired by a place or a feeling, other times I’m just noodling around, come up with a melody and then it reminds me of something. I haven’t written anything new in a while, but like you, have been inspired by the exercises we did with learning Hapuna Sunset and have tried looking for ways to revisit songs — both ones I know pretty well and original melodies I never quite considered “finished” and see how I can express them differently.
It’s been nice everyone on the live sessions and I look forward to see what else you all have been working on.
A hui hou,
Alan05/30/2020 at 3:01 pm #16037Jeffrey StoreyParticipant
great original song Jeff – thanks for sharing! Really enjoyed!
– Jeff Storey
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