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Old 02-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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A lovely, mournful rendition of EMR by Meredith Lightfoot.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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very nice vocal, i like it
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Wow! A sweet pure voice, even if the performance level isn't there. Close your eyes and it's like listening to the great female folkies of her dad's era!
Curious...is this video reversed or is she really playing left handed?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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Chalk me up in the "like" column. Her sincerity points to a 'common ground' upon which to stand side-by-side with her father.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Wow! A sweet pure voice, even if the performance level isn't there. Close your eyes and it's like listening to the great female folkies of her dad's era!
Curious...is this video reversed or is she really playing left handed?
Looks like she's playing left handed to me.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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I think it was funny that it was listed as sung by Suger Magnolia on youtube. Incognito I guess. Yes, left handed to me too.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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Looks like Miles gave up the D-18GL. Originally Gord gave it to him.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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So sweet. I can't imagine when he wrote this he thought someday his little girl would cover it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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Ah, talent will out, the genes come through. I first came to GL through Judy Collins' version of EMR, so the circle is complete...
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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If Meredith is left handed (I believe she is) would any 'right handed' guitar of Gordon's be ok for her? Do you just string them differently?? (I know ZERO about that stuff)
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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A left handed guitar is backwards from a right handed guitar. In the old days they would charge extra for a left handed model.

Assuming the picture isn't backward Meridith is playing a left handed guitar because the high strings are to the bottom. Were she just flipping a right handed guitar, which some people do, the bass strings would be at the bottom.

Some noted people who play right handed guitars left handed and make my fingers hurt looking at them - Elizabeth Cotton, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Staines..... On the old Yesterday video Paul McCartney does it. He might have restrung the guitar. I haven't looked to see if he plays backwards or not - but the other three absolutely do or did. You can tell on the McCartney video because the pickguard is above the soundhole instead of below it.

When she gets a little better on the guitar and makes that voice work for her Meridith is gonna be sensational. Has all the right ingredients. The apple didn't fall too far from the tree.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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I think it's too slow and didn't put enough effort into it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:10 AM   #13
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Harsh, man. She's clearly in the early stages of learning. Watch what a year does.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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WEll fez she use to have some other vids up of her, playing the ukelele so I thought she could of done better.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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Hmmmmm... I'll have to check out the ukelele posts.....
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #16
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aside from her sweet voice singing her daddy's song well, i was taken with how much she looked like her father when he was young. anyone else see this resemblence?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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aside from her sweet voice singing her daddy's song well, i was taken with how much she looked like her father when he was young. anyone else see this resemblence?
Yeah I was noticing how much she looked like her dad in his younger days.

As for playing a right-handed guitar left-handed, you can restring it but the bridge and saddle placement would be angled wrong. Jimmy Hendrix just flipped the thing over and played it that way. I am left-handed and play the guitar right handed, so go figure...

I thought she sounded great considering no real production was done.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #18
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You are, of course, correct on the bridge/saddle thing. I always thought the Yesterday video where McCartney is playing the upside down guitar is just a prop.

I have a 10 year old who is left handed. I've shown her some mandolin chords. I'll teach her to play right handed if she wants to learn. Too much trouble to hunt down left handed instruments and watching lefthanders play upside down guitars makes my fingers hurt!

Oh, yeah. She absolutely looks like her dad.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #19
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I have seen a couple of pictures of Paul McCartney playing his upside-down Epiphone Texan, and the bridge/saddle angle issue is quite noticeable, especially with that upside-down bridge that Gibson-made guitars use....
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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This is very sweet.

I agree with fezo when he says she has all the right ingredients.

Her Dad must feel quite proud, seeing his daughter follow in his footsteps.

No doubt we'll be hearing more from her down the road.

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A left handed guitar is backwards from a right handed guitar. In the old days they would charge extra for a left handed model.

Assuming the picture isn't backward Meridith is playing a left handed guitar because the high strings are to the bottom. Were she just flipping a right handed guitar, which some people do, the bass strings would be at the bottom.

Some noted people who play right handed guitars left handed and make my fingers hurt looking at them - Elizabeth Cotton, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Staines..... On the old Yesterday video Paul McCartney does it. He might have restrung the guitar. I haven't looked to see if he plays backwards or not - but the other three absolutely do or did. You can tell on the McCartney video because the pickguard is above the soundhole instead of below it.

When she gets a little better on the guitar and makes that voice work for her Meridith is gonna be sensational. Has all the right ingredients. The apple didn't fall too far from the tree.
Elizabeth Cotton played a right handed guitar flipped to the other side. The strings were still right handed, meaning she played it with the bass strings on the bottom. She was amazing to watch!

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #22
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Not only does the performance bring to mind a lot of early troubadors, but it also brings to mind Eric Clapton's redo of "Layla".
Any clue is she is considering singing "for real"?
I thought it was a nice performace, all things considered.

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #23
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Yes. Elizabeth Cotton was one of the three I know that play like that, the other being Jimi Hendrix and Bill Staines. Makes my hand hurt watching them! A couple of decades ago I saw Bill up close and watching him pay was a very brain distorting experience.

Bill's memoir, The Tour, mentions learning to pay that way and how by the time he realized he was playing backwards it was too late to change.
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Yes. Elizabeth Cotton was one of the three I know that play like that, the other being Jimi Hendrix and Bill Staines. Makes my hand hurt watching them!
Aren't we being a bit dramatic here?
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Aren't we being a bit dramatic here?
I think it's called "making a point"..
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