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  1. from low to high, it's

    C#, F#, C#, F#, G#, C#

    on paper, looks like it would be kinda monotonous, but it gives it quite a unique chords, obvious work well, but there are a virtually endless number of finger possitions and slight alterations that give me a VERY wide variety of sounds.  I'm able to play most standard tuned songs in my tuning, with a little work here and there...ironically, the tuning, while seemingly simplified, gives me a variety of more options :)


    Looks interesting. I'll have to play around with it.

  2. yeah, classical music is rarely easy on guitar :P  

    however, i don't use a normal tuning...actually, i've never heard of the tuning i use being used by ANYONE....but yeah, i don't use a normal tuning, so we'll see how it works out for me when i go to work on Moonlight Sonata...

    What tuning do you use?

    also, i wouldn't transcribe it key for key...i would turn it into a guitar piece...turn it into something that COULD be a guitar song :)



    That's a good idea. I tried transcribing the bulk of the really recognizable parts for one guitar which works out okay. But being more free with my transcription is probably a better idea.

  3. if you're a classical buff, you may be interested to know that i'm deeply considering transcribing Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to guitar, and writing lyrics for it...


    I tried transcribing Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody (the famous one). I got a decent chunk of it done but I needed two guitars and a bass and also hit some trouble spots where the piano notes just aren't playable on the guitar.

  4. I just finished "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" by Allan Dean Foster. This was the first Star Wars novel (released about a year after the movie came out). He also wrote the Star Wars novelization.

    I must say it was pretty mediocre. The plot was okay but the characters of Luke and Leia were not reasonable extrapolations from the movies. Luke was suddenly very worldy and Leia was suddenly stupid. The Luke/Darth battle at the end was anti-climactic. Finally some important things were left unresolved. I must say, though, that I was warned beforehand and didn't listen.

  5. I'm reading "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" by Allen Dean Foster. This is the very first Star Wars novel (er, except for the Star Wars novelization). It was written shortly after Star Wars was released. I'll be interested to see what direction Foster took the story in, because I didn't like how Lucas developed the story in the sequels (so much so that I've boycotted the prequels).

  6. Would anyone be interested in giving me their opinion of a novella I just finished?

    There a website I think or something like that. If that link doesn't work do a search for critters and authors. It's an on-line organization where you submit stories to be critiqued. The catch is that you have to critique a certain amount of stories before you can submit your own. I used to belong to it (though I never actually submitted anything) and the critiques are pretty fair. Critics will praise good parts and also point out flaws, but generally will do so diplomatically. Having friends read stories is generally useless since most friends won't want to say anything negative no matter how loudly the writer proclaims that he wants an honest opinion.

  7. Just finished "The Magic Circle" by Katherine Neville. A few areas are a bit convoluted, but it was interesting and engrossing.

    That was a very good book, even if it was very convoluted. I just finished "A Calculated Risk" by the same author and was very disappointed. Despite the fact that the author worked for years in high finance and would presumably know what she was talking about, I just couldn't believe it. Maybe because the characters were so lame I just couldn't get into the story.