Far Away Friend
So here’s another song. I was trying to learn For My Father by Andy McKee, the king of finger-style guitar playing. It’s a beautiful song and I set myself the goal of learning it by Father’s Day. I quickly discovered that this was a little like reading the complete works of Shakespeare by Tuesday. So instead I improvised in the distinctive ECDGAD tuning that McKee uses and came up with this song instead. It takes a while to find chord shapes that work, but when you find them, beautiful sounds are suddenly conjured from your fingertips without you realising quite how.
Of course none of this noodling is helping me write 69 poems about 1969, but then you can’t work all the time. Happy listening.