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14strings

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Hi All

I've been a long time fan of Ted's and dabble a bit in chord melody. Could someone point me to one of Ted's easier arrangements as a starting point?

Thanks you.
PaulV

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Here's a few possible choices:

"Close to You"
http://www.tedgreene.com/images/lessons/students/PaulVachon/CloseToYou_TedGreeneArr_1974_1994_NotesGrids.pdf

"I Can't Get Started" (although there's a few tough chords in there that you might want to find alternate fingerings for)
http://www.tedgreene.com/images/lessons/students/PaulVachon/ICantGetStarted_TedGreeneArr_1997-06-06_NotesGrids.pdf

"Just Friends" (although there's a couple of large size chords in there that you could simplify)
http://www.tedgreene.com/images/lessons/students/PaulVachon/JustFriends_TedGreeneArr_1977-06-29_NotesGrids.pdf

"Moon River"
http://www.tedgreene.com/fromstudents/MoonRiver.asp

"Old Folks at Home"  (Swanee River)
http://www.tedgreene.com/fromstudents/OldFolksAtHome.asp

"Sleepwalk"
http://www.tedgreene.com/fromstudents/Sleepwalk.asp

"With A Little Help From My Friends"
http://www.tedgreene.com/fromstudents/WithALittleHelp.asp

I don't know if any of Ted's arrangements can be called "easy" - but there are more difficult ones and less difficult ones.
Find a song that you love and work with it.  Make whatever common sense adjustments you need in order to fit the chords to what you are able to play.  (I think we all do that to some degree.)
Good luck!


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James

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Many of Ted's arrangements are progressive.  That is, they begin easier and get harder.  Perhaps he was trying to make things easier for students but then he just couldn't help himself when all these cool ideas occurred to him.
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I would like to add "On A Clear Day" that was posted last month (and don´t forget to check out Tim Lerch´s excellent video on youtube).
http://www.tedgreene.com/images/lessons/arrangements/OnAClearDay_TedGreeneArr_1974-04-04_NotesGrids.pdf

 

14strings

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Thanks for the suggestions. Yes I agree....none of Ted's arrangements seem "easy"...common sense adjustments required for me [eek]
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