October 15, 2016
Ever notice that the architects in this town really like their rulers? In fact, buildings with straight lines appear in most of our towns and cities. Not a whole lot of thought goes into their creations.
Is it cheaper to take the shortest route from point A to point B? Or do these architects lack something called imagination. It’s a mystery.
Now the hundred plus year old Manitoba Legislative Building had a lot of thought and creativity go into it. That building’s a mystery.
Watch SM’s chord structure and touch as she plays her Taylor. Motivating.
Note how she’s got it choked right up to VII so she can use her low E string more effectively in her chord work. Q: Is her capo ‘upside down’? Can people really deviate from the accepted standard?
Keep in mind that with the capo up on the seventh fret an E:m shape is really a B:m. So here, the song is played with capoed shapes E:m, C (play the low E string also), G, D plus variances of A, C and D in the chorus but I like how she uses the standard E shape moved down a string so your middle finger is on the low E string plus an octave letting the 3rd (or standard G string capoed on VII) ring. Unconventional? Something unexpected?
Sarah McLachlan – Building a Mystery unplugged – 2008