Take your pick

One of the wonders of playing the guitar is learning a new chord. Just the other day I added the Cadd9 chord to my repertoire. After adding them all up, this takes me to five chords I can “master”. The Cadd9 has a lovely sound. It makes a sweet “rinnggg” noise. After I strum it, forgetting myself sometimes, I answer the door but I digress. The Cadd9 means I can now hammer out a wicked version of Bad Moon Rising (G, Cadd9, D). A busking career is definitely in the offing.

Another offshoot I have found since becoming a “musician” is the wonderful world of plectrum collecting. These small pieces of plastic that aid the player are seductively charming. There’s billions of them out there and these picks are as cheap as chips. Just as I said I clean the guitar more often than I play it I also look at the plectrums rather than use them.

I could have filled this page with pleccy pics but I see trouble on the way.

Here’s the professional version of my song.

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2 Comments on “Take your pick”


  1. What glorious assortments, JW – plectrums and CCR`s! When pressy-hunting last Christmas I discovered a firm who make 3D-printed plectrums – the ones that fit on your finger and you could handily scratch your ear with whilst contemplating next strum/pick.

    I didn`t quite follow the Cadd9 thing but shall ask George when he gets back from practice (in which band they do a Cajun version of Bad Moon Rising, You Know…).

    Can`t Wait to see you on YouTube JW

  2. theroyalist Says:

    A Cajun BMR sounds fun. It makes me want to dig out my dancing shoes.

    Not got a clue what Cadd9 means either. It’s like one of those mathematical equations at school I could never understand- if y=3 etc.

    YouTube beckons, DD. Will keep you in the loop. My long awaited musical is taking shape. Just need to learn the bagpipes now and we’re up, up, up and away.


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