Pulled out the old 12 string last night. I was watching a John Butler show from You Tube yesterday and it inspired me. One of the things he does, he takes the high G string off, so he's only playing 11 strings. He doesn't like the trebly sound of the high G. I realized that I had a broken string ... oddly enough, the high G string.
I tuned it to DADGAD and started improvising. Lizzie picked up the mandolin and started answering my improvs with some middle eastern sort of scales. And we went back and forth. I would set down a pattern and she would take off, then I would start running up the neck and she would step back and support me.
I love making music with her. It is one of the centers of my life, this music we make.
And yeah, it's likely that the 12 string will be a big part of the songs for the next CD. A lot of the bits of music I have written have been in DADGAD.
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