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Following up on my previous. I see that the Fmaj7 – Gmaj7 progression is Amin7 – Bmin7 which I use a lot. Just wondering about the nomenclature is all.
This is a follow-up to my earlier post. The reason I broached this subject is that I physically have extreme difficulty making the hinge bar and then fretting two or three frets down. I have small fingers and can’t do it well (being 71 doesn’t help much). It appears that that form is critical to the melody in this tuning. So, while I continue to try to master this, I’m serious enough about this tune to try it in other C tunings; particularly Open D down 1 step (CGCEGC). I think I’ll try Open f too while I’m at it. Of course, it will have to be by ear. That is, I guess, the crux of my earlier post. I’ve enjoyed learning some of your arrangements over the years, but almost always have to make adjustments because I just can’t do what you make look so easy. Not complaining; if it was easy anybody could do it.
I’m Terry Beckhelm. I’m 71 and live in San Diego. I’ve been around Ki Ho`Alu for about 15 years and have followed Jeff’s music at least that long. I’m basically self-taught. I can play dozens of tunes in various tunings, including some originals, but I’m looking forward to relearning with Jeff Peterson flavor and precision. Whether or not you’ve done any research, you’ll find that Jeff’s online stuff is as good as it gets. I’ve been waiting for this for years. For example, I’ve always wanted to learn “How D’ya Do” by Andy Iona. I’ve watched lots of videos to no avail. Of course that was the first tune I looked for in this series and after a couple of weeks, I’ve got it. I often struggle with some of the arrangements, but I always find a way to make it work. This series is as important as Ozzie Kotani’s first instruction book and DVD. Every level of instruction forces me out of my comfort zone. I wish I’d had this series 15 years ago.
Yes, Jeff responded. I had the fret position figured and the 1/2 makes sense now. Jeff used other examples (4/6) and it hit home.
Thanks for your input