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Monday, December 19, 2011

An Old Tune on the Guitar

On the BIO section of the QRZ site, I have a picture of me and my guitar. I'm sitting on the back porch steps of a mountain cabin. Often times, when I'm having a QSO, someone asks me what kind of music I play on the guitar. My best explanation is that I like to modify old songs.

I think everyone should have their own style, and strive to play uniquely, according to what they hear in their head. I never play a song the way it was originally written.

Here's my version of an old tune called "Misty". It's done with an old acoustical guitar made by a company called EKO. It was made in Italy and I bought there in 1970.

This video is done with a cheap little pocket camera ($100) that I recently bought. I don't play professionally, and this video is no more than an amateur attempt to do a little strumming for my own pleasure. I play just for fun and with a few friends when we have the time.


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi John,

It’s funny; I also bought an EKO guitar in 1970. Unfortunately, the guitar was broken down many years later. I like the sound of the EKO guitar, well build. Nice guitar playing John. Well done.

73 Paul

Dick said...

Hello John. Very good version of "Misty". I played my recording of Sarah Vaughan singing "Misty" until it wore out.

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hello John, thanks for this nice piece of music. I like it a lot. 73, Bas

Jspiker said...

Hi Gang,

I wore the neck completely out on this guitar and a few years ago, I had it repaired by a fellow here in the valley. I'm glad you liked my version of this tune.