Bridge Over Troubled Water: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

Slinging Simon and Garfunkel! Only 1-finger chords, free songbooks here: Main Songbook...

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 29, 2023 at 12:39pm

I fully concur A.D. with your observations. Songs with a steady rhythmic strum are better for beginners and Zoom meetings. We have songs of varying difficulty in our songbook.  I do my best with the songs the Slingers choose and this is one of them. Surprisingly, beginners often choose difficult songs they may never be able to play (we like what we like). I do think they learn from their choices. Fortunately, we had other songs that were much easier to play on Monday!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 29, 2023 at 12:31pm

Simon and Garfunkel are fun, but sometimes difficult. Thanks for watching Kale.

Comment by A.D.EKER on January 29, 2023 at 12:27pm

When you play it slow like this whit those smal tempo changes ,it must be verry hard to follow , you say you will ease the mind , but it was verry hard to follow, believe when you do this in a steady rhytmic strum its much easyer for a beginning strummer to follow, you yourself are a veteran interpreter of these song and sing em well . but copying you instantly on zoom is a tuff task to do ! even if they are one fingerchords.

Comment by Poorness Studios on January 29, 2023 at 11:57am

You can't go wrong with slinging some Simon. Nice work Slingers.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 29, 2023 at 3:37am

I agree Uncle John! The first few lines in each verse were challenging to sing as they presented range issues combined with a slow tempo, so my vocal register changes were less than ideal. Plenty of chord changes to keep me on my toes through the whole song. Such well crafted and compelling lyrics though.

Comment by Uncle John on January 29, 2023 at 1:57am

Much different instrument work and sound than the original.   Yet it works great.  Nice find on an early Sunday morning.   Thanks, Slingers.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on January 28, 2023 at 12:58pm

I appreciate the listen Brian, Alan, and James! Unlike the original version (done in the studio with multiple takes) this is from our very live meeting, so all kinds of things can and do happen even coughing. I can play through quite a bit. This was a challenging song, so I knuckled down on it but never got it right in my practice all week. Fortunately, It came together on Monday night (usually it goes the other way!), so I was pleased. It is a great song, so well worth the effort.

Comment by James O Lunsford on January 28, 2023 at 10:51am

Love that song! fine performance Doug   

Comment by AGP # on January 28, 2023 at 9:49am

"Great Song", Well Done Doug & Slingers, but I don't remember ever hearing a cough in the original version :-D

Comment by BrianQ. on January 28, 2023 at 6:58am

Well done slinger’s!

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