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Neil Young live acoustic - The Loner / Cinnamon Girl

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  1. yegbert

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    Including a snippet showing a fan how to play Cinnamon Girl, retuning to drop D.
     
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    Good stuff. Neil is in my all time top 5. Love the end part where he shows the guy the tuning. Ahhh, do i ever miss those days...no words...
     
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    Wow! I just transcended back to the coffee houses of New York in the 60s and early 70s. When we would go in and listen to all of Neil's great music played by so many. Unfortunately I did not see him with CSN (Toronto 1971) but I saw him in his Rusted out Garage tour in LA. Thanks so much for that, and to stop and take a moment to teach a fan is priceless.
     
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    They didn't seem that far apart in age. I was a bigger NY fan of that eras music but in the 1990s. I could see myself as that fan.
     
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    of yeah that ending is great!
     
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    That's very cool Neil would stop and show a fan, how to tune the guitar.
    Its probably the only time he is recorded, playing a Jumbo Gibson
     
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    Very cool. Thanks for posting this! Interesting he calls double drop D (for Cinnamon Girl) "D modal." (Makes the solo work with that drone D on top, and the harmonics at the end. Love it.)
     
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    This is the same tuning for " Cortez the Killer"
    and if you drop ALL 6 strings down a whole step ( from this double drop D) you get the right pitch ( double drop C!) for " Don't Let it Bring You Down"
    ( one of Neil's most haunting)
     
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    I always considered Neil to be a great acoustic player having bought the book of written music to all of Harvest . " Heart Of Gold" which, cause I could read, played "The Needle and the Damage Done", " Old Man" and my dad's favourite " Heart of Gold". The Harvest album.
    Upon reflection he recorded it in his barn and used a Gretsch White Falcon seen on the cover.
    Later I loved " Harvest Moon" and often break into that in stores and sing it. (I can still sing a bit.)
    Also, after 50+ years of playing and singing, I think people like a little entertainment for fun and the love of good music. Neil Young has given me many years of that. Long May He Run.
     
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    Wow. Outa sight!
     
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    I know a few Neil Young songs to actually perform at gigs.

    But I play close to another 25 at home on acoustic for kicks, just to cycle thru some great guitar playing, work the brain and fingers. Great guitar player on acoustic or electric. Always solid!
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