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Red House

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Editor’s Note: The following post was contributed by a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a GT member. You know him as timothybme; But to me, he’s just Tim.

Anyway, Tim is a former…

Editor’s Note: The following post was contributed by a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a GT member. You know him as timothybme; But to me, he’s just Tim.

Anyway, Tim is a former student of mine and a fellow guitar enthusiast. He’s introduced me to a lot of great music in the time I’ve known him. And that exposure has begun to radically alter the way I approach the guitar. (You didn’t know that did you, Tim?)

Tim’s love of music spans many genres and his musical insight is invaluable.

ENJOY!

As many of Chad’s guitar students are under the age of eighteen, I wanted to point out a few things from an older man’s point of view (Chad is older than me).  I recently rediscovered a song by the late great Jimi Hendrix entitled, Red House.  This is a true Blues song about a man who discovers that his girl is gone, and he has nothing left. He does point out, however, that he still has his guitar.  My point, here, is Chad often stresses in his teaching that music, in any form, (whether you’re a player or just someone who listens and appreciates) is something you can always have.  It’s endless and can be there for you whether you’re up or down. It is the truest form of expression, and truly your own.

A guitar can scream, cry, laugh, be soothing, or cut deep.  In the case of Red House, Jimi uses several of these elements. He was a master of his craft and will always be missed. I challenge you to take a listen, even if this is not your type of music.  Like Chad, Jimi proves that the Guitar is Therapy. If you’re a student of Chad’s, you might want to ask him to play you a few bars of this tune just for fun.

Tim

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