Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by MrAstro, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW

    I put together a solo guitar arrangement for Edelweiss by Rodgers and Hammerstein (1959). I tried to keep it simple and pure because it's that type of song. I don't think flashy guitar work suits it because it's supposedly modelled on an Austrian folk song even though in actual fact it was written by Richard Rodgers and isn't an Austrian folk song at all :) I also put in a string trio for a backing and sang the last verse although I didn't bother videoing me singing - that doesn't add much either - I'm no singer. I believe Chet Atkins would often sing to his own arrangements while he was working them out to keep them honest and 'hummable' - it also helps to keep the tempo original. If people can hum along to your solo guitar arrangement I think that's a positive.
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  2. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Very nice and very clean. Great picking!
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  3. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Love that song! Thanks and nice job.
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  4. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    Beautiful arrangement and playing! I agree with you that a flashy arrangement would not have worked on this song. Your arrangement was perfect!
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Nicely done!
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  6. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Very nively done. I love your Godin! I've got the same in a steel string version.
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  7. Wonderful rendition of a beautiful song. Thanks for posting
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Love your playing, Andrew! Great work!
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  9. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    Thanks heaps guys - I'm really glad you guys liked it.
  10. brownie

    brownie Synchromatic

    Oct 29, 2013
    Very nice MrAstro.
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  11. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Country Gent

    May 8, 2011
    Western Maryland
    Very Nice work there MrAstro. Your voice added greatly also.
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  12. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  13. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Great job Andrew ( as usual!)
    The simplicity fits the song well and it's the best song ( to me ) from Sound Of Music
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  14. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019

    I love that song and I honestly thought it was a lot older than 1959. The version used for the "theme" song of Man in the High Castle is haunting.

    I learned something today so I guess I can go back to bed until tomorrow.
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  15. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
  16. JParry335

    JParry335 Gretschie

    Jan 22, 2019
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I’m always impressed and entertained with your posts Andrew. Beautiful version of this song. Perfect to listen to just after returning from a few places in Europe including a visit to Vienna.
    Nice job on the vocal as well!
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  17. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Great job!
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  18. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I’m with everyone else. Very clean and nice arrangement.
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  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    As i said over on GDP,Pretty tune,and nicely played sir!:)
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