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Reminder: I'm playing this capo'd at the 2nd fret, so all the chords are two steps up. In the video, I'm calling out chord *positions* not the actual chords as they fall in the key of the song. But you can move it around to wherever you like, using a capo. The chord positions will work anywhere on the fretboard, really. Also: feel free to make it your own! There's no right or wrong way about it!

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Capos are the bomb dot com!

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Ur cute

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❤️

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Jun 3, 2022Liked by Colin Meloy

This might be enough to make me drag that guitar out again and try to convince myself that I can play it. 🙂

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Same, lol

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SAMe same, LOL

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And to continue, it makes me want to buy a guitar first and then just sing, sing, sing

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Do it, do it, do it! :)

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same :D

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Jun 3, 2022Liked by Colin Meloy

You're a GD mind reader. Learned most of it yesterday from a dude on youtube. This may be a bit better... Thanks!

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ooh was i that dude?? https://youtu.be/deKzDv0LZCc

Happy June.... 30th. :-D

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Jun 3, 2022Liked by Colin Meloy

One of my favorites. I’ve dabbled with banjo throughout the years but these videos make me want to give guitar another shot. Thanks!

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I play it on the banjo, so it can be done. We took pleasure in introducing it to good musicians on the radio show evening I ran at our local folk club. With guitar, banjo, fiddle, and bass and multiple good vocalists, it came out a treat.

Both the hymns are so beautiful, but in very different ways. They make me so happy.

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Me too! A favorite cover on banjo.

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Ah! I just played this Tuesday in a livestream, it's been circulating through the sets for years. "A barony of ivy in the trees / expanding out its empire by degrees" and the world as living room ... *sigh*. Summer's perfection perfectly writ. I'm afraid to watch the tutorial bc I'm sure I've made it my own (ahem) but alas, here you are, and so I shall. Thank you from a former Portlander and fellow traveler for this and every other. xotg

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Hi Tracy! Very kismet. Honored it's found a way into your set.

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My favorite song from a very good album.

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and..... here comes that portland rain <3 love you man!

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That was just lovely.

If anyone here has a recommendation for a “beginner” guitar, please share! I did an awful thing and sold mine years ago and have been having decision paralysis every time I go to look for a new one.

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Seems like all the major guitar makers (Martin, Gibson, Taylor) have an affordable model in their line. Breedlove (https://breedlovemusic.com/) is based in Oregon; they have a few in the sub-$500 level and they make good stuff. Alternately, go to your local used instrument peddler and strum around!

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Thank you so much for your input! Breedlove has a really helpful buyers guide on their site so I am going to give them a try!

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Where are you? I have an old beginner Yamaha that I had fixed up before I bought a new guitar. I've been waiting for a worthy person to give it to. I'm in Rhode Island. I don't think the case would survive shipping.

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Wow that’s so kind of you! I’m in Seattle, so sadly about as far away from Rhode Island as you can get haha

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Too bad! But you should definitely go buy a guitar. If you're like me the hardest part is going to be getting those callouses back. I forgot how much it hurts at first! Get playing and we'll do a Zoom duo, no one but us will know if we're any good!

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My late husbands Martin is in my Tipperary loft. I can’t play but would love to learn this one. Daniel loved The Decemberists.

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One of my all time favorites Colin! Would love a tutorial on 'Dear Avery' or the 'The Bagman's Gambit' please. Just subscribed mainly for the guitar tutorials! :-)

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(Bringing out guitar now.) I’m not a fan of summer, especially these days out west when it means wildfires and acrid smoke, but I’ve always loved the idea of summer in this song. I must admit, however, that after the anniversary show streams and the Q&As after them it now takes real effort to keep from singing “yellow vomit.”

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Wonderful! One of my favorites. Sang this to all three of my infants.

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My son (4 years old) was making a load of noise with his harmonica earlier. I played an acoustic version of you playing June Hymn and he was so enraptured he watched it 3 times, no fast forwarding allowed!

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Thanks for the detailed lesson. I guess I have 25 more days to lean this one!

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Still a little sad to see you’ve traded in the Onitsuka Tiger‘s of yore for a more sensible pair of sneakers. 😉

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