Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald

I picked up a Gordon Lightfoot guitar book, mainly for the purpose of practicing chord changes. After goofing around with some of the songs, I discovered that The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald isn't particularly difficult to play. I'm not sure if that's because it's one of the few pieces where Lightfoot uses an electric guitar with overdrive turned on, or if it just doesn't need to be any harder to play. Regardless of the reason, I'm delighted because I can actually work on this song with some hope of learning it this year. I even get to use my capo for something other than goofing around. Fret #2 if you are interested.

While I'm linking Wikipedia articles, Codex Writers Group has a new Wiki page. Check it out.

Now if I can only get back to writing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald" by Sex Clark Five is also fun to play...