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Style:  Singer-Song Writer/Label: Camas Winds

Genre: Rock/Pop

 

Debuted CD is titled ‘Steve Hall Not that Steve Hall’

On September 5th, 2013, Singer/Songwriter Steve Hall debuted his new sample CD titled ‘Steve Hall—Not that Steve Hall’. The CD features two tracks, ’Can you feel it ‘, in which its motivations are personal and ‘My own Dylan song’, which he hopes will afford proper respect to the folk legend himself… Mr. Dylan. Songs to follow will include ‘Trouble’, ‘Dancing too close’, ‘Morning brew’ along with several others. A ’retro’ album is also planned in the future to include some classics mixed with some retro styling's of his own.

 

Tunecore is the home for distribution and administration of Steve’s works, which will be split between studio recordings that include contributions by Nashville recording artists, which Steve coins as the ‘Mugicians’, and ‘Shack’ recordings recorded primarily by himself.

 

New album release was September 5th, 2013

 

Album: “Steve Hall Not That Steve Hall”

 

Amazon On Demand for physical Album distribution

 

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My Own Dylan Song   (feat. the Nashville Mugicians). Digital download

 

Can You Feel It   (feat. the Nashville Mugicians) Digital download

 

Watch my video Can you feel it

 

Style: singer-songwriter/ Label: Camas Winds

 

Genre: Rock/Pop

 

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5 Finger Picking Practice  Download practice document

Chords

39,411; 37,49; 311,412; 313,414; 35,47; 35,46; 35,45; 35,44; 35,43; 32,43; 31,42

 

String progression:

5,4,3,2,1,2,3,4 (Sometimes start with string 6 as in: 6,5,4… flavor to your own taste)

5,4,3,2,1,1

5,4,3,2,1,6

 

Explanation:

I don’t know tabs. What I know is my own notation, sorry. This is how it works. Look at the chords at the top of this page. Each chord is separated by a semi-colon (;), while individual finger placements are separated by a coma (,). The first number of a finger placement is always the string, numbered 1-6 from the smallest, highest pitch, bottom ‘E’ string, numbered as ‘1’, to the largest, lowest pitch, top (E) string numbered as ‘6’. Using standard tuning, the strings would layout as follows… 1-E, 2-B, 3-G, 4-D, 5-A, 6-E. This may not be the correct way to refer to these strings, but then again, I am not restricted by any formal education, so you have my apology, if you are… you will just have to get used to the idea. Think of it as an alternative way to look at an art form. The next number/s that follow, indicate the fret, where the note is played. So for the first chord shown above (39,411), fingers are placed on the 3rd string, ninth fret, for the 39 and 4th string, 11th fret, for the 411. Which fingers you use, is up to you, but I tend to use the index and ring fingers, for chords that are across 3 frets and either the index and middle, or the middle and ring fingers for chords with adjacent fret patterns. It just works out more natural for me that way.

 

For my style of picking, the strings are allocated as follows:

The thumb plays the two top bass strings ‘E/6th’ & ‘A/5th’

The index finger plays the ‘D/4th’ string

The middle plays the ‘G/3rd’ string

The ring finger plays the ‘b/2nd’ string

The little “pinky, except for on Martians” finger plays the bottom ‘E/1st’ string

 

The right, or picking hand stays in the air, in a natural arch, over the strings and the only reference base, is where the forearm touches the top edge of the guitar body. I believe that if you try to arch your hand backwards, so you can rest the heel of your palm on the guitar body, it will restrict your ability, progress, speed and cause a carpal tunnel threat, so try to keep your wrist in a natural falling arch (don’t  forget!).

 

Often, if I am picking lead, I will use the thumb exclusively for that purpose, but during 5-finger picking, the fingers never leave their home strings… never!

 

String progression refers to which strings are picked and in what order. This initial practice progresses in order from the 5th string through the 1st string and back. Once you get used to locating the correct string, with the correct finger, it will be natural for you to develop your own style of progression. Note: For any other of my songs, the notation of two strings picked at the same time, is shown as the two numbers together. So if, say I wanted to pick strings 2 and 5 simultaneously, the notation would be ‘25’. If the 3rd string followed, it would look like this… ‘25,3’. For a ‘56’ pick, you must strum the top two strings, with the thumb.

 

If you really want to learn to do this… it takes about a month, to gain impressive proficiency. I picked these chords, because they sound interesting, pretty and they are fun to play around with…

Good luck

 

OP (Other People’s) Song list -

‘These are great songs I like to cover in my sets, by artists who have influenced my growth and music. Several are not listed, but will be as I become proficient at them.’

The three artists I admire the most, in order of influence are, Lauren Swanson, Ray Charles and Jewel. Jewel changed my life. Ray changed my music. Lauren changed my ‘why’.

 

* Always on my mind – Willie Nelson

* Angel from Montgomery – John Denver version  “written by John Prin

* Arms of the Angels – Sarah McLachlan

* At last - Eva Cassidy

* Bubbly -Colbie Caillat

* More list of songs here