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Apr 15, 2019 - 12:17:06 PM
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1356 posts since 6/18/2003

This week's Monday music is "What Wondrous Love Is This", an old Sacred Harp shape note hymn. The key isn't major *or* minor, it's modal. 

I'm playing in D, with the 5th string tuned up to A. I'm wearing finger picks but the style is more like old-time thumb-lead up-picking than bluegrass Scruggs style.


Apr 15, 2019 - 12:59:15 PM
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Excellent job! If you are not doing anything on Easter, come and play it at my church!

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:07 AM

1356 posts since 6/18/2003

Thanks! I'm influenced by some great recordings of this song:

Bill Evans & Suzanne Thomas
youtube.com/watch?v=KlTNcKFECKY

The Ephemeral Stringband
youtube.com/watch?v=IT3JOrdNlzw

And by how Tim Eriksen sings and plays shape note hymns.
youtube.com/user/batfancy

But I think my favorite version of Wondrous Love is Blue Highway's!
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blue+highway+wondrous+love

Edited by - RyanHerr on 04/18/2019 07:07:32

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