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Thread #72750   Message #1258258
Posted By: Jeri
27-Aug-04 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: 2004 Getaway Program info
Subject: RE: 2004 Getaway Program info
Rita, you forgot me (sniff, sniff).

Songs for depraved adults sounds good. (Rita, Middie doesn't usually get too awful depraved, if you know what I mean.)

Old or new singable songs with lots of harmony, and trying to find the elusive "missing notes" with voice or fiddle; trying to figure out guitar chords fairly quietly and watching people's hands; the odd fiddle tune.

I had an idea about the songwriting workshop, if there will be one. T the ideas for songs could be really mundane ones such as words (verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives). "Reflection" or "scream" leaves more room for being devious than a strict and detailed topic.

Fingerpicking for Dummies might be good. The 'for Dummies' books are used by experts in whatever field, so the title isn't really accurate. They could be subtitled 'Simple things you might not have known even if you're a genious'. Something along the lines of how to design an appropriated accompaniment for a song.

'Trees in Story and Song': good way to work the stump songs in, but there's also oak, ash, thorn, maple, apple, leaves and Wood(y Guthrie...maybe that's pushing it).

Let me point out there's an elephant in the living room...
A Fielding workshop. He made a lot of friends at the Getaway, influenced people, and there may be a few stories we haven't heard yet. Sandy should have first refusal for leading it. I'll volunteer for whatever, and I'll also nominate Mick because his computer's messed up and he can't refuse (not that he would). Maybe others knew him well and would be good leaders, too.