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Blue Sky Thinking

Discussion in 'Words and Music' started by alsithi, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. alsithi

    alsithi I've got a zappy little nappy

    I've been trawling through the web looking for decent N.H transcriptions, they are hard too come by so I decided to transcribe Blue Sky Thinking. I did try to post it on here but i'm having trouble, so if anyone would like a copy let me know and I will email it through for you.


  2. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Just noticed this from Badspeech but the YT vid didn't load prob because its copyright thing with new album? Thanks BS!

    Published on Sep 20, 2013

    Time Is Temporary was chosen as a kind of "lead single on the internet age" for Roy Harper's new album Man & Myth. It has been around for a couple of months so that I was able to learn it and upload this lesson while my pre-ordered copy is still somewhere between the Roy Harper Shop and my mailbox.

    I have loved this song from the moment I first listened to it on Roy's website. And I find it quite extraordinaire that the man can still come up with a song that easily ranks among my favourite Roy Harper tunes. I just find it so incredibly beautiful in all its delicacy and simplicity. And a great lyric, too.

    As far as I can tell Roy uses an unusual tuning for this one (DADGCD). The only thing that pulls me back is that I don't think Roy has used this tuning before. But it sounds pretty spot on like this. Anyway I am sure that sooner or later footage of Roy playing this song will pop up on YouTube and we will be able to check.

    NOTE: meanwhile, I realized that The Stranger, from the same album, uses DGDGCD. So there's a difference on the 5th string. This doesn't really change anything because Time Is Temporary doesn't use the 5th string at all. Anyway, I believe that DGDGCD would be the correct tuning to play both songs.

    ...and BUY THE ALBUM!
  3. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    That's funny BS; coz I've had to relearn several tunings and remember that one or two strings are at different fretboard positions whilst playing them. Blooming nightmare from DADF#AD to DADGAD to DGDGCD to DADGCD to CGCGCE to CGCGCF to open A,G, F7 etc etc.. and all those other wondrous tunings that Nick & Roy accomplish. Got a Baritone now, so can play Miles Remain but need a lead guitarist like Matt to for the lead, and a sound engineer!
  4. Joao Nunnes

    Joao Nunnes I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hi there Andy,
    Sometimes a small difference in one string makes a big difference in the way you play it. I used to play Tom Tiddler's in DADGAD and I was wrong, it's DADGBD. I know a lot of people played How Does It Feel in DADGAD but it doesn't really work, it's in DADF#AD.
    In Time Is Temporary's case I got the 5th string wrong but it doesn't matter because you don't play the 5th string at all.
    I could use a Baritone right now… Check my latest vid on Heaven is Here. The DADGAD is tuned 2 tones lower – a nightmare? I've been playing Rushing Camelot which is even lower (one half tone) – now that's a nightmare!
  5. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Am in Europe early Spring BS..would love to meet up...

    mssg me ok chrs ...

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