Clive Davies - Guitar - 8) Excerpts from my booklet, Nailing It. Five novel Guitar studies for moderate fingerstyle and classical players: www.clivedavies.eu
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8) Excerpts from my booklet, Nailing It. Five novel Guitar studies for moderate fingerstyle and classical players: www.clivedavies.eu
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Beastro (original song) Summer has arrived with warm sunshine (and insects..!) I've just seen Melody off, on her way back to Holland. For the last week, she'd been attending my guitar workshops, here in Montefrio. And my Susie is over in UK - so now I'm relaxing... Beastro was one of my first video posts... I decided to regurgitate it..! LoL
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Summer Fitness (original music) My serious attempt at a Fitness video - move over Pilates..!
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Google Dreaming (original song) Our Hero is refusing to let go of a lost love... He's forever sighing... And dreaming...
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Jackie's Workshop Blues Having fun..! An important feature of my guitar workshops..! Here, Jackie, a drama teacher from UK (and yours truly) are just 'loosening-up' the blues - introducing some musical wackiness - getting the blues to F l o w ...!
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Ed & Clive, improvised duet Ed Scott is a fine steel string guitarist, playing both plectrum and fingerstyle, he came all the way from New Zealand to study with me this week at my one-on-one guitar workshops, here in Montefrio, sunny Spain. We had a ball, covering so many aspects of my unique guitar style: my chords (some very challenging) - along with associated 'Clivestyle' riffs and licks - plus my innovations and a number of my graded original guitar compositions... In this video, we are both improvising - limiting our playing to a mid-fretboard position in the unusual guitar key of C#... I sustained the root note C# on the 8th fret of the sixth string and kept a sort of accompaniment, while Ed searched for sweet and melodic notes...
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Media Image (original song) We all need Role Models, but unfortunately, they are easy targets for Gossip Mongers..! Societies are fuelled by Gossip - it's a human need - and a very saleable item..!
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Summer Promises (original guitar trio) This was written as a result of a request from my Susie... 'Something sweet and flowing, please..!' How could I refuse her...
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King of the Road and Meditation (my novel arrangements)
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Short Circuit (original song) Our Hero is hooked... His new lady (in tight shorts) - has him doing her bidding - playing him like a fish..! Until... *Another brand spanking new song - just plucked from my CliveStyle song tree...
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Flamingo Blues (finger-twiddling blues) This would take a lot of work to warrant its fancy title..!
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SteamAgers (original song) I wrote SteamAgers for those of us who are not quite teenagers anymore - who were born way back in BC... (Before Computors...!) LoL!
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Got a lot of Living to Do (cover try-out) It's a first attempt - sort of winging it - not much time, as my new student, Ricc, arrives from London today..,
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Blowing Bubbles (original music) An odd title for odd music - and an even odder cast - of Right Honorable twits...! Brexit stage left - or right - whatever...
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California Dreaming (re-imagined)
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Cool Blue Moon (original song)
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Joystick (original guitar trio) Over forty years ago, good friend Ian Harper suggested that we both take flying lessons... We did! And a doorway to the sky was opened...! Then life intervened, and we lost contact... Last week, out of the blue, Ian contacted me via email... So I made this little video for him, my dear old friend.
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South Africa the Beautiful (original song)
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Finger Clicking Happy (original song) My new song idea is about that incredible moment when you click your fingers, and your face lights up in a big grin... 'I've got it..!'
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RIPPLES (original instrumental) Susie and I met the delightful classical guitarist Lisa Hurlong in Granada today, we had the most wonderful entertaining lunchtime chat with her ... Arriving home afterwards I was inspired to pick up my (newly repaired) Ramirez guitar - with its long fingerboard and huge sound - it's very macho and a demanding instrument to play (not like my blonde Aria flamenco guitar - which is definitely female..!) LoL
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MIDAS (original song) THE LUST FOR GOLD..!
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Toxi & Noxi (original cartoon) I wanted to create a funny anti-smoking cartoon that children would find amusing, one that would also leave an anti-smoking message... I had written some music based on the gait of a giraffe, so this is the original video I made some four years ago ( I've enhanced the sound a bit!) The whole thing - story, hand drawn 'monopedic' caricatures and music - all original - was created from my (vivid) imagination - by my hand and eye... I imagined that the hopping of these characters would be an auto-reaction of coughing - so (of course) I made them chain smokers... They lived in a land of cigarette trees, so, by simply plucking a cigarette, they would cough - and hop - cough and hop - as a means of getting around...! (Just like two-legged people who smoke..!)
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CHIMENEAS (original song) I responded to a suggestion from a local newspaper editor, and wrote a poem about Chimeneas... It's my first attempt at turning it into a song... Using good old Audacity, I edited this rough improvisation into a song that my Susie liked... So, nothing ventured - here it is..! ROOFTOP DECORATIONS, STORK-LIKE IN REPOSE PROD MY INNER POET, PROMPT A LITTLE PROSE NO ODE TO A ROADSIDE SMOKE-STACK THIS, I'M PONDERING REASONS WHY SPIRALLED SCULPTURED FINGERS POINT TO AN AZURE SKY ELEGANT AND STATUESQUE, PHANTASMAGORICAL FLIGHTS VERY MARY POPPIN-ESQUE THESE CHINEMEA SIGHTS INTRICATE MASONRY MASTERPIECE, ARTICULATE BRICK ARTISTRY CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE - VENT, VENTIST, VENTISTRY SERVING A THREEFOLD PURPOSE NOT A PEACOCK CHANTICLEER - BUT A WORK OF ART, A WINDTOWER - AND A WINTER CHIMENEA NO WATCHERS ON THE HILLTOPS SIGNALLING THE NEWS THESE CASAS ANDALUZAS FLAUNT THEIR FABULOUS, FLAGRANT FLUES
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Arietta (my variations) After a busy musical Christmas where I felt I was composing, songwriting, singing and playing my guitar, continuously... A change of pace was necessary... So here's a remix of a beautiful classical guitar study that I rearranged and wrote a series of variations for... Recorded in front of a small audience some four years ago - I always felt that the video could be enhanced.... So I got out some spanners and paintbrushes - then me and my new app Filmora, did some work on it..! LoL
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MYSTERY GIRL (original song) Here we are in the New Year... Let me tell you about our Hero, who's been making comparisons - searching for the 'perfect girl' - his whole life..! But now he's concerned about his 'sell-by' date - so he has to make a decision...! LoL Mystery Girl original song by Clive Davies OH, I'M THINKING ABOUT GINA, THINKING ANEW I FIND MYSELF THINKING ABOUT MY MYSTERY GIRL... YES, I'M THINKING ABOUT YOU I'M SINGING ABOUT PENNY, SINGING ABOUT PRU... I FIND MYSELF SINGING TO A SEA OF FACES, I KNOW I DO SUNSHINE OR CLOUD SHADOW, I SEEK YOU STILL I'LL FIND YOUR SMILE ONE OF THESE SWEET DELICATE DAYS - I KNOW I WILL I'M THINKING ABOUT JULIA, THINKING ABOUT JILL I FIND MYSELF SMILING THAT THOUGHTS OF THESE TWO MAIDENS STILL GIVE ME A THRILL - BUT WHERE ARE YOU MY MYSTERY GIRL, MY FORTUNES TO FULFILL THERE'S A SPACE WAITING HERE IN MY HEART, THAT I NEED YOU TO FILL... SUNSHINE OR CLOUD SHADOW, I SEEK YOU STILL I'LL FIND YOUR SMILE ONE OF THESE SWEET DELICATE DAYS - I KNOW I WILL I'M THINKING ABOUT MY OLD LOVES WHEN EACH ONE WAS NEW I'M WONDERING WHY THESE AFFAIRS WITHERED AND DIED WHY EACH LOVE NEVER GREW - SO I HAVE TO FIND MY MYSTERY GIRL, TO MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE I SEE US BOTH LOVING AND SETTLING DOWN, IN A ROOM WITH A VIEW... SO NOW I'VE FOUND MY MYSTERY GIRL - BEEN LOOKING SINCE TIME BEGAN... SHE'S THE PERFECT LADY - TO MATCH MY STYLE - I'M SURE SHE'LL UNDERSTAND... SHE'S A RARE ROSE - A PERFECT PEARL, I WANT TO BE HER ANCHOR-MAN I WANT TO GIFT WRAP HER - JUST FOR ME - BUT... - SHE'S LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT MAN..!
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NEW YEAR (original) Here's my wee New Year song... Living on top of the world at New Year it's pretty chilly... But Down-Under in Sydney, Rio, Cape Town, Auckland - New Year it's mid-summer...!
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen In this piece, I don't allow the Merry Gentlemen to rest! Starts fairly simply, then I used my mouth trumpet for a duet (ha ha) After which my fingers start running amok - and virtually tie themselves up in knots.... Gasp! (Keep watching the black screen - Mister Bean comes in to save the day...!) LoL
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CHRISTMAS (S)HOPPING (original) Last minute gifts - (s)hopping from shop to shop... I first searched for the photos, then improvised a (also last minute) piece to try and match them... LoL *The first part is me playing live - then I hit replay, to accompany the photos...!
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CHRISTMAS CRACKER (original song) Susie suggested a traditional theme - so this is for all children - of any age - new born to 150 - Ha ha...!
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Flick of Her Wrist (original song) Woody Allen is a unique comedian - since I first saw him in Annie Hall, back in 1977 I've been a fan! Flick of Her Wrist, A new song by Clive Davies Don't leave me alone like this, 'cos you know that I'm frightened of thunder And without your kiss I can't function anyhow Don't leave me alone like this, you are pulling the rug out from under me And all my fears are returning now. Our romantic bliss was always enshrouded in mystery As the sweetest miss, you would kiss but never tell And now there's this, we are two little pieces of history Is that all there is of our Wishing Well? Could this be real, I think I'm deluded It all seems delusion, I feel I am dreaming My whole world is tumbling, my tongue trips and stumbles Defeated I'm weary, so weakened and lost With a flick of your wrist I'm consigned to be utterly miserable Or are you just being cruel to be kind I'm dismissed, but allow me some positive thinking Maybe one last kiss could change your mind. In my confusion I'm losing my reason Seizing small images, grasping at straws Gone is all coolness, I'm flustered and foolish Losing forever whatever was yours - and mine Don't leave me alone like this, 'cos you know that I'm frightened of thunder And without your kiss I can't function anyhow Don't leave me alone like this, you are pulling the rug out from under me And all my fears are returning now
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Brother Brown (The daily assembly of...) A fun story song, for my precious grand children, Emma, Jude, Paige and Darcey.
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MOON RIVER (trying out jazzy chords) I'm honing my paddling skills, LoL - navigating my chords around this beautiful flowing melody...
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South Africa (my instrumental + lyrics & vocals by Tyler Selph) Tyler is a clever singer & songwriter from Michigan USA, with so many fine videos... He sent me this video... I think he has captured the essence of the song - the 'feel' of gorgeous South Africa... He followed it up with a later version - though I love this one..! Here's the link to his latest version: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPyKSbDEMX8H7I3hwEUE2-g (Please take a peek at his latest version, and see which one YOU prefer...)
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SOUTH AFRICA (original instrumental) I get quite heart sore at times for this beautiful land and people - such incredible experiences... So many wonderful memories...
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Bambi (original) A pretty little Bambi instrumental for my grandchildren, Emma, Jude, Paige and Darcey.
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How Wonderful You Are (My jazzy version) I sing this famous and great song for my wonderful Susie!
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I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine (My version...) A FUN quickie - where I've re-phrased the vocals and used slightly different chords and licks...!
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ALE and ARTFUL (original song) Tired and thirsty, he thinks he's sneaking away for a crafty beer - but his wife's got his number...! LoL
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Pachelbel's Canon (my alternative chords) Since 1680 many composers, and more recently, songwriter's, have used this chord sequence as a model...! So I tossed a couple of ideas around... LoL
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HARRY'S BLUES (original) I've been even busier this last week - Mike Byrne took a week off of his busy schedule, and flew all the way from Vancouver in Canada, for an intense week of three hours of my guitar workshops each day...! So, to lessen my workload, my video offering is a remix and photo easy of the song which I first posted a couple of years ago... Harry’s Blues BY CLIVE DAVIES 1) THE VERY NEXT MYSTICAL MORNING, BEFORE HE WATCHED BREAKFAST TV HE IRONED HIS SHIRT, BRUSHED DIRT OFF HIS SHOES - PUT ON THE KETTLE FOR - TEA SITTING DOWN AT THE TABLE - NEWSPAPER AND TOAST - UPON HIS KNEE THE SITUATIONS VACANT (he read) HAD NO OPENINGS FOR MAGICIANS - SUCH AS HE 2) WITH NOTHING UPON HIS AGENDA, NOTHING TO RIDDLE OR RHYME NO LOVE POTIONS OR DIZZY SPELLS TO OCCUPY HIS - TIME HE FIXED HIS WAND WITH SUPERGLUE - NO JOB FOR A MYSTIC - IN HIS PRIME HE CONTEMPLATED HIS DILEMA - AND THE WAYS TO MAKE A DIME 3) SOLO 4) NOT-WITHSTANDING BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE, IN A MOST UNUSUAL ROLE NO BROOMSTICKS, POTIONS OR MAGIC WHEELS COULD GET HIM OUT OF THIS - HOLE EVEN WITCHAZEL HIS GIRLFRIEND WASN’T ABLE - TO CONSOLE - (HIM) SO WITH MINIMAL FUSS, HE TOOK THE NUMBER SEVEN BUS - AND SIGNED HIMSELF - ONTO THE DOLE 5) HARRY GOT UP IN THE MORNING, PUT ON HIS POINTED HAT HAD CORNFLAKES FOR BREAKFAST AND GAVE SOME TO HIS CAT HE WENT UP TO THE BELFRY - TO HAVE SOME WORDS WITH A BAT FOR HARRY IS BACK IS BACK IN THE SADDLE - OH, OH, OH - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?
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DONKEY SONG (original live video) This is the live video of me playing and singing it...
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Donkey Song (original) A funny song that I wrote for my grand children, Jude, Emma, Paige and Darcey... (Thinks... perhaps I'll post another of me performing it - it might also give them a laugh..!)
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TRILL SEEKER (original) The challenge was - with only one minute before I had to go out - what could I improvise...? Here is 36 seconds of finger thrills - I mean Trills (The first 26 seconds were rubbish!) LoL
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We had just watched Francis, the Montefrio flamenco guitarist playing alfresco... Francis then stood aside, and he asked Honzik to play... This young boy sat casually on the wall, and performed this delightful Samba (which I didn't know..!)
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WAITING FOR DAYBREAK (original song) Another song sketch from my bulging (but oh so dusty) portfolio of scribbles... It took a fair bit of 'tweaking' to get it polished and up to performance level - sort of...! LoL
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Harp Song (original, early recording) This is an early version of a piece that I wrote and recorded first some five years ago. My very good friend Peter Hanlon, a fine Fando musician, had sent me a video of a harpist that so impressed me - that I wrote Harp Song as a tribute... This initial recording turned out to be a Major Lesson for me...! LoL (Please watch it right through...!) A year or so later, I posted another version on Youtube and Fandalism: http://www.fandalism.com/pimahombre#!/pimahombre/cArH So, apologies for not posting a new video this week - August is my busiest month: Tomoko, a lovely lady who few in from Tokyo, Japan for five days of my guitar workshops, had just left... Then Jan - a ten year old classical guitarist (he's already been studying the guitar for five years !) arrived with his family from Prague in the Czech Republic, for ten days of guitar study with me in Montefrio... At such a young age, he's already a wonderful guitar player, so our workshops are a lot of fun!
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The Wheel (original song) Pondering the vagaries of life is not something I've ever really done... So where the inspiration for this song came from - I really don't know...! (Must have been a mystical moment...!) LoL
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Clive's impromptu chord progressions (original) This week I have a talented 15 year old guitar student from the UK here at my guitar workshops. Today I quickly scribbled an impromptu chord sequence for him. In this video I play it first as an arpeggio study - then with a sort of Bossa Nova rhythm!
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Koos the Tap Dancer (original song) It was such fun for me to create this song, I 'genetically engineered' (ha, ha) this South African character... Having lived there for many years, I encountered many versions of 'Koos' a huge Afrikaaner - who had such fascinating stories to tell...
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Sunny Side of Blue (original song) Susie was over in the UK for a few days, but her advice for me to change from funky to contemplative, echoed in my mind... Simple song sketches, scribbled a few days ago - blossomed... This slow blues song simply had to be written...
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Piano Man (jazzy chords here) Off the cuff changing of keys and rhythms (- a bit of a cheek to post this when I hadn't practiced ...it! )
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Melodia para Jessica (original instrumental) I'd only just finished writing this piece for my latest student, Jessica, when her final guitar workshop with me was due... It was getting late at night when I finally picked up my guitar to record this video... And early Saturday morning, we had to drive her to Granada airport for her flight back to Italy... Which meant I missed my weekly - new video post...! So here it is, a day later... I'd written this little melody for her, because she loved the famous E minor guitar piece ,'Romance' which she wanted to play, but I felt it was too advanced for her novice skills - I hope this simpler melodic piece will provide a stepping stone to that other beautiful piece of music!
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Reflected in Time (original instrumental) My darling wife Susie said, 'Too much Funky Business...! Why don't you write something sweet for your ONE MILLION VIEWS on Fandalism...!' So here it is...
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All Shook Up (As a Funky Blues) Two music icons - Elvis and Jimi - I wanted to use Jimi's 7+9 chords again, but in a different way... So here's my arrangement of this classic rock and roll song that changed the world, sixty years ago...
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Jimi does Funky flamenco (original) The Jimi Hendrix 7+9 chords, led me to produce a new piece in Funky / Flamenco style based on some items that I covered in my guitar workshops with Jacob, a fine Danish guitarist, living In Sweden, who recently came down for ten days of intensive study with me. Here's the link to my, 'Shades of Jimi' that also inspired me: http://www.fandalism.com/pimahombre#!/pimahombre/djq8
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FLAGSTONE TANGO (original song) The summer sun has brought out the pretty girls, and our hero is dancing on the pavement, doing the Flagstone Tango - he's slipping and sliding, dodging lamp posts, taxis and big trucks - he can't resist this sidewalk Smorgasbord of Delight!
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Paper Moon (with my jazzy chords) A 1933 song that so many great singers have recorded.
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POLLY WANTS A CRACKER (Original song) With my tongue firmly in cheek, here's a song I've just written about POLLY-ticians, and their quest for an immigrant free society... (Talk about Don Quixote!) LoL
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Agua de Beber (new chords and rhythm)
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Arroyo de Los Molinos, Montefrio, Music by Clive Davies For our glorious and sunny (though very dry) part of Spain, I've written some musical interludes to accompany a video walk down the mountain stream that flows by the gates of our house... Half a kilometer further downstream the stream passes through a steep gorge, collecting more water as it enters the valley of the Roman Mills... Meandering down and down, in a series of waterfalls and sparkling rock pools, it then splits into twin waterfalls, cascading into a beautiful swimming lagoon, surrounded by fig and pomegranate trees!
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A Warm Day in Paradise (original song by Clive Davies) A WARM DAY IN PARADISE, HUMMING BIRDS, HONEY BEES ALL WORKING OVERTIME, SETTING THE SCENARIO WITH ROSE TINTED GLASSES ON, NOSE BURIED IN HER HAIR TOES CURLING, TONGUE TINGLING, LOVE BLIND... AND LAME SHE CAST QUITE A CONTRA-LIGHT, STEPPING UP UPON MY STAGE ENGAGING IN REPARTEE, WIT, AND INNUENDO SHE CAME TO ME IN COLOURS OF... PINK, BEIGE - AND APRICOT AND I THINK I LOVED HER QUITE A LOT, 'TIL SHE RATTLED... MY CAGE! A DAPPER LITTLE LADY BUG, HUGGABLE ON A WINTER'S NIGHT THOUGH MUGGY DAYS TURNED MELODIES - FROM LOVE SONG TO SHOUT THE WORDS OF HER FISHY SONGS - STING LIKE A MOSQUITO NOW SHE BITES LIKE A SNAPPER TURTLE - AND FIGHTS LIKE... A TROUT! SHE WAS A FLUFFY LITTLE PUSSYCAT, PURRRRRFECT APPARENTLY BUT HER MOODS SWUNG LIKE A WEATHERCOCK - PHEASANT, OR QUAIL HER SWEET SCENTED BREEZES TURNED GALE-LIKE IN A MOMENT THIS LOVELY LITTLE LADY-KITTEN... HAD A STING IN HER TAIL! A WARM DAY IN PARADISE, HUMMING BIRDS, HONEY BEES ALL WORKING OVERTIME, SETTING THE SCENARIO WITH ROSE TINTED GLASSES ON, NOSE BURIED IN HER HAIR TOES CURLING, TONGUE TINGLING, LOVE BLIND... AND LAME
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Fingerstyle Funkiness with the Beatles classic song, Hard Days Night. *Sometimes I just let my fingers loosen up and have some fun on their own! LoL
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FIESTA TIME (original) It's Fiesta Time in Spain...! Here's some improvised ideas based upon an earlier piece of mine, called Fiesta!
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Thumbelina (my fun variations) It's Easter weekend, my latest student has just flown back to the UK, so I'm relaxing with my guitar - playing any little song that comes into my head... (They don't come any smaller that Thumbelina!) LoL
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Today's the Day! (Original song) My latest guitar workshop student, Derek Charnley, is an American roots performer http://www.fandalism.com/diamonddac After Derek finished his course this morning I realised that it's my younger brother's birthday tomorrow - so I spent today writing and recording this song for him... TODAY'S THE DAY! by Clive Davies Getting out of bed before you wake-up - Facing the world anew Moving your dreamy, sleepy head, towards this Rendezvous You tighten your tummy and stick out your tongue Thinking good thoughts that'll keep you Young Then guessing what things this day has sprung - give yourself a clue... And open your eyes - to watch the New Day's sun come shining through You're more than a wannabee, bumblebee, honey bee - counting from one to three You check-out the candles on your cake - before you make your tea! You're quite a looker in your night-time gear, And of course it's your very special day of year You're shaking off the cloak of Yester-Year - Such a Sight to See... Just look in the mirror and SHOUT OUT LOUD - 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!'
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Rock Of All Ages (original song) In setting out to write a slightly 'different' twelve bar blues - this turned into more of a cute story song - though having the verse in G with the chorus in E made it a 'bit tricky' to sing..! LoL ROCK OF ALL AGES by Clive Davies Davy had a Banjo and a Guitar too, He learned-up every song that everybody knew His music was his one and only Holy-Devotion, He played with such a force - he was a Music Explosion He was born to Play - just like Night is to Day, So he Played-up all the Songs he could - IN EVERY KIND OF WAY! Play-it-up, Davey, Play-it-up today, It's Your Musical Birthday - so Take it Away Sun's up, Play-it-up, do not Delay, Take-it-up, Make-it-up - Anchor's Away... You're a Musical Express-Ride on a Super Highway! So Play-it-up, Play-it-up.... THIS IS THE WAY! Davy had an instinct to be On the Spot, Wherever Davy went his music SURE WAS HOT Everybody knew he had that Special Sound, They came for Davy's Music from miles around A Super-Dooper-Heavy-Metal-Rock-et Attack He could freeze-up all the traffic at a GRAN PRIX TRACK SOLO: Davy came up with a novel Ground Floor Plan, He knew he could be Famous as Guitar Man Davy was Delighted and his Fans were too - They set him on a Stage down at the LOCAL ZOO Davy Decided, with the monkeys in their cages His Rock Song would become a famous - ROCK OF ALL AGES! Play-it-up, Davey, Play-it-up today, It's Your Musical Birthday - so Take it Away Sun's up, Play-it-up, do not Delay, Take-it-up, Make-it-up - Anchor's Away... You're a Musical Express-Ride on a Super Highway! So Play-it-up, Play-it-up.... THIS IS THE WAY!
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Umbrella Dance (original instrumental) Susie found this beautiful Umbrella Dance performed by Chinese girls, and suggested that I write some music for it...
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Parisienne (original song) Work in progress! Only a day or two old - with lyrics so fresh - the paint is still wet! The melody, phrasing and dynamics will develop and mature with time... (Even the lyrics may be tweaked...!) LoL
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The FlatCat (original song) by Clive Davies In the MARSHMALLOW among the TWEEDS, a tiny SELF lay sleeping Covered in CLOVER, nothing he HEEDS, though his mind through a dream softly PEEPING His mind through a dream softly PEEPING Curled in a ball of CANDYFLOSS, three little TWICE lay DREAMING Neither one nor the other one noting the loss - of the fourth little TWICE who was SCHEMING The fourth little TWICE who was SCHEMING Cheshire a FlatCat eating his dinner, FURRING in contented splendour Waiting for something or nothing to GLIMMER - waiting for something to end-or... BEGIN! A CREAM filled the air of the BRASSY wallow - up SELFED the JUMP - in a hurry! A MONSTER came over the FRIDGE to follow - his FOOTSTOMPS in kind of a CURRY His FOOTSTOMPS in kind of a CURRY 'ZOT!' cried the SELF - as he shot with his P UN - the FLATCAT lay sighing in GLASSES 'OH, Toe is ME! MY Good DEED is DONE!' And rewarded he was... with MOLASSES! And rewarded he was... with MOLASSES!
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Love Those Problems Away (original song) I wrote this one some while ago - had to brush up on it as I'd forgotten the chords - which is why you'll see me grinning a bit sheepishly at times...! LoL
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Clive Davies ( 7 original sample pieces) The first 7 of 14 original fingerstyle pieces that I wrote and recorded as an album when I was a little younger... (Aged about 25!) LoL
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Don't Think Twice (using progressive guitar accompaniments) Searching for changes to right hand rhythmical patterns and standard chord sequences, I pushed the boundaries a little on this great Bob Dylan song that I love!
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Kiss of Dreams (Original song) The hero in my 'Valentine' Song (of three years ago) has become more sophisticated, and his dreams more poetic as he sings of elaborate love scenarios... (The inspiration for this song came from my good friend, Natcho, our Montefrio Postmaster - and also a fine musician. He sent me the sound file of a song, 'The One' - which his Granada rock group had written)
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Robotica (original instrumental) I was so impressed by the clever dance routine of this young girl, Adilyn Malcolm - that I wrote some original guitar music...
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Sister Sarah (original song) A powerful artistic dilemma, Sarah is torn between two almost overwhelming passions!
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Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Tutorial) I immediately capture any new musical ideas I have on video... They are clearly labelled in accessible files - browsing them, I came across this sort of a Tutorial I recorded last June...
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OH, COCONUT (original song) A fun song that I was going to play as a calypso... But it must have had a mind of its own - for it turned out to be a sort of rumba rhythm...! LoL
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Annie's Song ( my tremolo arrangement) My first visiting guitar student of the new year, Moeto, is from Japan, and he's interested in the right hand a.m.i. technique and the function of diminished chords, so I arranged this John Denver song as a tremolo piece, adding a little prelude that uses diminished chords.
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Hallelujah I Just Love Her so (As a waltz...! Aaarrghhh...!) I had nothing prepared - so I opened my songbook at random and took a few liberties with the chords and timing of this song...!
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Montefrio, my TV interview in the huge round church... Last winter a TV company came to Montefrio, Susie took some videos of myself and their violinist programme presenter - sort of jamming... (took me by surprise as I thought I was going to play solo...!) It was snowing outside and freezing cold - after some takes, they said the echo was too powerful, so they asked us to play in the open entrance hall - which was noisy - and freezing! They never broadcast it! So as it's Christmas, I thought it might make a nice seasonal video...
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Kite Flying (original song) For my Fishing Song tutorial back in March this year, I wrote a verse for this new song - merely as an example... Last week, Ian, a friend of mine, brought his kite to fly in the field next to Casa Capacha, our home here in Spain - I made a little video of the event, then yesterday I finished writing the song - and recorded it today!
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Thobeli's Playground (guitar trio by Clive Davies) It's an upside down world - Winter up here in the Northern hemisphere - means Summer in the Southern hemisphere... Many years ago, Thobeli and his brothers would play with my children on our farm in South Africa. Photos from Google images and a wee bit of tinkering with my photo editor... LoL
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TurnAbout (developing an original song idea) Demonstration showing how I search for new musical ideas using a slushy-mushy song sketch from my archives...
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Vote for Me (Original song) Recorded yesterday morning - with my bassy - early morning voice! It was one of my very first songs - and I sang it as part of a music evening for the Lady Spencer Churchill teachers training college near Oxford - my audience comprised 100 young ladies..! Way back then, it must have raised a few eyebrows! LoL
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Living Life's Lotto (Original song) A simple two chord song (makes a change, doesn't it...) just G and C with Am chorus.
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Hobbits - and pieces! (Original) I wanted a lute sound, so I chose to put a capo on my €100 student guitar, then I experimented and tried this and that... The guitar had not been played for a while, so I enjoyed its peppery timbre, loud voice and nice sustain (watch the bass string vibrate!) It was a first for me, as I never use a capo, and - so, in the warm November Spanish sunshine on our patio, I took it out for an airing yesterday afternoon and delighted in tinkering and producing some nice sounds under a blue sky - with a mountain view and birdsong... (Susie was listening and smiling at me too!)
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It Might As Well Be Spring (Jazzy guitar and vocal cover) Written by the great song writing team of Rogers and Hammerstein, I've always loved this song.
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PARASHOOT (original song) Funky - fingerstyle fun and a some wacky, possibly thought provoking lyrics...! LoL
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See Ya Later Alligator (re imagined!) I was so caught up in the story - I should have added some key changes and solos..! LoL (- So, just imagine they are there...! LoL 1) WELL I PERCEIVED MY SUGAR WALTZING, A FELLA MATCHED HER STRIDE FOR STRIDE MY HONEY BUNCH WAS MORE THAN TALKING, SHE DIDN'T EVEN RUN AND HIDE WHEN I ENQUIRED OF HER INTENTIONS, SHE VOCALISED THEM, CUT AND DRIED 2) WHY DON'T YOU FUZZ -OFF MISTER FUMBLE, WHILE YOUR LIBIDO'S STILL ALIVE WHY DON'T YOU BUZZ-OFF MISTER BUMBLE, GO PUT YOUR BOOTS IN OVER DRIVE THIS LADYBIRD HAS GOT TO WANDER, SO STICK YOUR NOSE BACK IN YOUR HIVE 3) I LOOKED A FOOL BUT SHOWED MY COOL FACE, WITH IT IN PLACE I SETTLED DOWN - PICKED UP A PAINT POT FULL OF RED PAINT, TO MATCH MY FACE AND MEND MY FROWN THEN I HANDED HER SOME NICE VERBS - GAVE HER A VERBAL DRESSING DOWN 4) SHE CRIED OUT - LATER, SMALL POTATER - YOU HIGH FANDANGLED ANGLOPHILE YOUR NOSE HIGH, HOITY TOITY MANNER - YOUR SNOTTY FIZZOG MAKES ME SMILE GO FIND ANOTHER SUCKER BABY, SOMEONE A REPTILE FINDS WORTHWHILE 5) SAVING MY FACE, I FAST RETREATED, HER SHREIKING SOUNDING LIKE A ZOO THEN AS SHE BLANCHED AND BLEW AND BLEATED, I TOSSED A RHYME INTO HER STEW 'ENJOY YOUR HOP WITH YOUR NEW FELLA - TOODLE-OO KANGAROO!' 6) ONCE SHE WAS GLAMOROUS AND ADORABLE, I THOUGHT HER GORGEOUS AND REFINED BUT NOW I FOUND HER UN-ALURING, THE VERY PITS OF WOMENKIND HER LOWLY METHODS MATCHED HER MORALS ( - AND SHE HAD A FAT BEHIND!!! ) 7) SEE YA LATER ALLIGATOR, IN A WHILE CROCODILE, SEE YA LATER ALLIGATOR, IN A WHILE CROCODILE, DON'T-CHA KNOW YOU'RE IN THE WAY NOW, DON'T-CHA KNOW YOU'RE NOT MY STYLE - NOT ANYMORE....!
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Canarioso (original instrumental) I wrote this simple little piece by thinking of the guitar's older brother, the lute! LoL
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Big Jo (original song) A young African boy sets out on the road to fame and fortune in Johannesburg.
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