Daily doses of creativity

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Living in the Country

 



I usually think of Pete Seeger as a banjo player. I learned to play because of him, through no fault of his own, from his book "How To Play The 5-String Banjo." I highly recommend the book. Just like the author, it's warm, helpful, funny, and wise.

But he wrote this song on guitar and it's the first tune I learned on the new guitar I got last week, a Martin DRS-1. It's a pretty mellow song, at least as I play it, and the video is likewise designed to lower your blood pressure. 



A note on the video: the opening image of sunlight through the trees with fence in the foreground is titled "Sun's Rays and a Gate" and is the copyrighted work of Terry Winter. You can see more of Terry's beautiful work on Flickr by following this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-terry-/