Musical instruments - Macro Monday's theme for 2011-05-23.
This is my old guitar. I have been playing her since 5th grade, and although I may be a bit rusty, I still enjoy helping extract beautiful tones from her.
Here I have most of the strings still, and took the picture after playing a couple of notes together, capturing the resonance of the strings vibrating and creating the sound...
My thoughts go back to an old John Denver song : "This Old Guitar":
"This old guitar taught me to sing a love song
it showed me how to laugh and how to cry.
It introduced me to some friends of mine
and brightened up some days
and helped me make it thru some lonely nights. Oh
What a friend to have on a cold and lonely night.
"This old guitar gave me my lovely lady
it opened up her eyes and ears to me
it brought us close together
and I guess it broke her heart
it opened up the space for us to be
What a lovely place and a lovely space to be.
"This old guitar gave me my life my living
all the things you know I love to do
to serenade the stars that shine
from a sunny mountainside
and most of all to sing my songs for you
I love to sing my songs for you.
Yes I do, you know
I love to sing my songs for you."
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