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Wow!  I could make a long list here headed by anything by Gershwin including: "Rhapsody in Blue", "American in Paris" and "Concerto in F".  This might be followed by "Manhatten Tower" by Gordon Jenkins.  Then I was reminded of another one yesterday "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" by Richard Rodgers.  After this I would start a long list of the big bands:  Glenn Miller, both Dorsey's, Benny Goodman, Count Basey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, etc.

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Sigur Rós is cool! Hopelandic changes the vocals from lyrics to instrument. I like that kind of music.

 

Do you like Mogwai, too? I love them!

 

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Untitled 03 -- by Sigur Rós 

 

Not necessarily my favorite Sigur Rós song, but it is an instrumental off a beautiful album called "( )". Most of the songs have singing, but unless you understand Icelandic (or sometimes Hopelandic, which is a language made up by the band), the singing just adds to the ambience of the music. 

 

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Under The Double Eagle is a guitar picker’s classic.  It was the first Bluegrass tune I ever taught myself from reading tablature to play on the guitar. I spent two months of my spare time in the summer of 1976 trying to master hammer-on’s and pull-offs so I could play along with my neighbor who was from the Blue grass state and who introduced me to bluegrass music. A lot of fond memories for me that summer. I never quite mastered it  like my neighbor or Willie but had fun trying. Thank you MaVolta for your post.


That's a great story! Thanks for sharing. I doubt that anyone can pick it like Willie, and this is his original "slow" version. He also does a faster one!

 

 

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@MaVoltawrote:

From the country bluegrass genre -

 

Under the Double Eagle - Willie Nelson version

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNLcmVZYco

 

 

Interesting side note - The original composition is a military march by Austrian composer, Josef Franz Wagner, 1893. He was known as the Austrian March King.

 

 

 


Under The Double Eagle is a guitar picker’s classic.  It was the first Bluegrass tune I ever taught myself from reading tablature to play on the guitar. I spent two months of my spare time in the summer of 1976 trying to master hammer-on’s and pull-offs so I could play along with my neighbor who was from the Blue grass state and who introduced me to bluegrass music. A lot of fond memories for me that summer. I never quite mastered it  like my neighbor or Willie but had fun trying. Thank you MaVolta for your post.

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This one played almost every morning on the radio when I was a kid. I still love it.

 

Stranger on the Shore - Acker Bilk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzx664u5DA

 

 

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Twentytwo Fourteen by The Album Leaf

 

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