Music

Chitter Plays the Guitar

corie and katie with guitars

Over the years the girls have played different instruments. They started out singing in the church choir and with Pap. After several years of jumping on stage to sing a song or two while the rest of us played, they decided they wanted to play something too.

Chatter started out with a fiddle. It was actually a violin in a classical instrument class offered at their school. At the time Chitter was recovering from finger surgery and money was tight so Chatter was the only one who got to take the class.

Once Chitter’s finger recovered she started fooling around on the piano. She took lessons from a nice lady over in Pine Log who taught her to play by ear, mostly using chords. The type of piano music you’ve certainly heard if you’ve ever been to a contra dance.

All the while Chatter was plugging along on the fiddle. It’s a very hard instrument to master. She had her first recital with the group and did really good, but once she picked up a guitar and realized how much easier it was to play, the fiddle was forgotten.

Since Iā€™d been making payments on the fiddle for quite a while I just kept on making them knowing someone in our family would eventually pick it up. That someone was Chitter, and she’s been playing it ever since.

During 2020 Chatter decided to up her guitar game by purchasing an electric guitar so that she could play some of the amazing licks and runs from her favorite country classic artists. About that same time Chitter became fascinated by guitar bands of the 70s, 80s, and 90s and it wasn’t long before she too had an electric guitar.

Chitter has played that electric guitar with a tenacity! Let me tell you I now know more about the guitar licks of the 1970-1980 rock world than I ever wanted to know šŸ™‚

A few months ago she transferred some of her hard earned guitar skills to the acoustic so that she could play rhythm to Chatter’s picking. I think she’s doing an excellent job.

Hope you enjoyed the song!

Tipper

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17 Comments

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    sandra henderson
    March 2, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    im so glad you kept making those fidle payments and it all worked out. the girls have come so far and are amazing! i cant wait to watch them over future years. theyve got the world by the tail!

    have you ever heard of rattlesnake rattles in instruments? i saw this article. just wondered. i saw a viseo of someone playing a guitar with them placed where it kept beat like a drum.

    https://www.appalachianhistory.net/2013/06/final-note-placement-of-rattlesnake-rattles-inside-instruments.html

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      Tipper
      March 2, 2022 at 2:18 pm

      Sandra-thank you! I have heard about the rattles being placed in instruments but never seen it first hand šŸ™‚

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    Cynthia
    February 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    They did an excellent job! I really enjoyed it. They’re such talented young ladies.

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    Betty Saxon Hopkins
    February 27, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful! Great harmony and playing. Loved it!

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    Gloria Hayes
    February 27, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    This is just beautiful!! The talent the girls have is just amazing!

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    Angelyn McLain
    February 27, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful! I love to hear them sing and play.

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    donna sue
    February 27, 2022 at 11:01 am

    These girls are such an inspiration and motivation to me on playing my own instruments. I loved reading about their musical journey. Thank you! They did an excellent job on this song. I enjoy songs with some southwestern flair. Growing up twenty minutes from the Mexican border in San Diego County, I heard a lot of music coming from radio stations down in Mexico. This was a great song for their dual guitar debut! Que un estupendo el rendimiento!

    Donna. : )

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    Sharon Cole
    February 27, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful! The girls are so talented. Take care and God bless ā¤ļø

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    Sheryl Paul
    February 27, 2022 at 10:15 am

    I love this song and as usual you girls have done it proud. Thank you!!

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    Ron Stephens
    February 27, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Some more musical journey they have taken. I dare not talk to anybody about music because my ignorance would show up so soon and so bad. And that is on the playing side alone without even touching on the music history which you all know so much about. I have to rely on you talented folks to have a look-in to the music world. Fine job, as usual.

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    PinnacleCreek
    February 27, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Is there anything those girls cannot do? Then in no time at all they master anything they attempt. I almost thought I had gotten confused over which was Chitter and which was Chatter until you finished the story. Bless those girls for being such wonderful examples for others to see and hopefully follow.

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    Margie G
    February 27, 2022 at 8:15 am

    I really thought the girls did a fantastic job on acoustic guitar with a bit of Latino flair! I enjoyed their version of Carmen. Thanks for the Sunday morning song!!!

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    Christine
    February 27, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Tipper you have such a talented family. Your girls have multiple talents and they are blessed to be able to use the gifts to bless others. I enjoyed the playing and singing. Well done!

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    Martha Justice
    February 27, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Love the girls and their music ā¤

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    Brad Byers
    February 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Playing one instrument is tough, but playing two or three is amazing! Those two ladies are super talented.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    February 27, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Those girls do play and sing together beautifully.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 27, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Good job girls! I love how you are always looking for something new and different to try…and it usually turns out great!

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