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Calico Pie has arrived




I have listened to it over and over.  The material is quirky, the chords are unique, the melodies are delightful (if I do say so myself).

It may be just me, but as I attempt to maneuver in and around this California traffic, I find that this music just puts me in a good space.  I smile.  The songs make me want to dance while at the same time they are lullabies which relax  me into a dreamland.  It’s hard to explain.  My heart feels light.  I feel like there’s good hope for the future.  I hope these songs can do the same for you.

Most of the songs have Jazz/Folk/Renaisance chord changes. (it was really hard finding a guitar player who could play them–Tom Duarte!  My hero!)  One of the songs, however has just one chord: The Cummerbund.

If you want to play along, the whole piece is over a Gsus4. (capo up three and fret the strings  o-2-2-2-o-o)  The time changes are 4/4 – 3/4 – 5/4 –  4/4 – 7/4.  You can do it!!!!!

The Cummerbund

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