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  • Day 87 of The 100 Day Project

    Posted by Michelle-PSL on April 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Today’s song is “Dimming of the Day” by Richard Thompson. Bonnie Raitt’s cover is the one most familiar to me. It was also recorded by the writer and his wife, Richard and Linda Thompson and covered by David Gilmour, Mary Black, and Alison Krauss & Union Station.

    I started to learn this song a few weeks ago, but it didn’t sound good strummed. So I waited until I got a little better at fingerpicking to try to pull it off. I am just hungering for better ways to play songs like this, and hope I can do much better in the future.

    Thanks for watching!

    https://youtu.be/0mR0OuZ5cYo

    colinc replied 3 years ago 11 Members · 19 Replies
  • 19 Replies
  • Alfred

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    That is a beautiful song, done on my favorite of your many Instruments!

  • Philb

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Very nice! Your voice fit it well.

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm

      So nice of you to say – thank you @Philb !

  • Christopher_H

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Nicely played Michelle, it definitely sounds good fingerpicked!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 27, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you @Christopher_H ! I would like to do fingerstyle as well as you one day. Your performances always inspire!

  • SherryH

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing that. I have great memories of the phrase Dimming of the Day at the conclusion of a day at a Celtic Festival. You made me very happy listening to your playing and your voice.

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 28, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for listening @SherryH ! This truly is a beautiful song, sad in a way, but beautiful.

  • KevinZ

    Member
    April 28, 2021 at 6:10 am

    That day is coming @Michelle-PSL keep at it and soon all will fall into place and life will be great well done keep at it the finger picking will come I for some reason can finger pick better than flat picking but I keep trying to do both and things are starting to make a turn hope that happens for you to. Well done and keep on pickin

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 28, 2021 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind words and encouragement @KevinZ !

  • Loraine

    Member
    April 28, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Very impressive @Michelle-PSL . It is not easy to pick and sing, but you did it!!

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    April 28, 2021 at 9:07 am

    @michelle-psl, love your take. This is a wonderful song, and your voice really matches Thompson’s tune and words. Love this song, and we use it a lot in one of my live (hopefully soon) jams locally. Thanks.

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 28, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you @AttyTJ ! I wish there were local jams here. Still working on starting one locally. Would love to hear what this song sounds like at a jam.

  • JoeW

    Member
    April 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Really like your version. And I thought the guitar playing sounded good. But, most of all, I am SO impressed by your commitment to your self-imposed challenge. The end is near. What are you gonna do the next 100 days? 😂

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      April 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you @JoeW ! The next 100 days I plan to focus on technique and music theory so I can become as good as you! 😉

  • Jill_M

    Member
    April 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I liked it! @Michelle-PSL 👏

  • colinc

    Member
    May 1, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Finger-picking …. inspired decision.

    Really nice arrangement Michelle, well done .

    👏👏👏👏👏😎

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