Mick Dennis Guitarist

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Acoustic Songs

Your Song by Elton John-guitar cover-Nov 2,2012

In this video I am playing in the Key of D with the capo at the 1st fret.

By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Glen Campbell-guitar cover-Nov 2,2012

This video features a simple version of this song played with mostly open chords with a capo at the 3rd fret. 

This is a beautiful slideshow presentation with the song's lyrics superimposed over the photos.

Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts-guitar tutorial-Oct. 19, 2012

Superstar by The Carpenters-guitar cover-Oct. 10, 2012

In this video, I am playing this timeless classic composed by Leon Russell and performed by The Carpenters. I am using relatively simple chords with a capo at the first fret. The backing track is pitch adjusted using a Tascam CD-GT2. The setting of the fine pitch control is -40. 

Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell-acoustic guitar cover-excerpt-Sept. 26, 2012

In this video I am using the most basic chords I could think of to play the first two verses.

Have I Told You Lately-guitar cover-July 27, 2011

Black Mountain Side-DADGAD tuning-down half step-played at half speed-July 7, 2012

This performance is about a 80% accurate version. I was working on a Stephen Curtis Chapman song called "Do Everything" with one of my private guitar students earlier in the day and had my guitar in DADGAD tuning down a 1/2 step. After going through all the trouble of getting my guitar into this tuning, I thought about what other songs might be in this tuning. When I strummed the open strings it reminded me of "Black Mountain Side", so I pulled out the tabs and sure enough that was the tuning. This is not a tune that I play very much so I decided to play along with the original recording slowed down to 1/2 speed about 3 or 4 times and then recorded this version. I hope someone will find this helpful in learning this cool but tricky tune.

Mandi McGee - What Livin's For ( Acoustic Cover with Mick Dennis )

This is a beautiful slideshow presentation with the song's lyrics superimposed over the photos.

What Livin's For-Liz Longley-guitar cover

The tuning of this guitar cover is low to high: D G D G B E.

Grenade by Bruno Mars-guitar cover-July 25, 2011

"King of the Road"-by Roger Miller-played live at Wolf Furniture-Nov. 21, 2010

"Here Comes the Sun"-The Beatles-played live at Wolf Furniture-Nov. 21, 2010

"I Will Remember You"-Sarah McLachlan-guitar cover

"Crush"-Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds VH1 Storytellers March 24, 1999-guitar cover

In this video I am playing along with the recorded version of this performance.

"Don't Know Why"-Norah Jones-guitar cover

This version features simple guitar chords played with a capo at the 3rd fret. I would like to dedicate this video to Emily.

"Across the Universe"-The Beatles- guitar cover

The background track of the original version by the Beatles has been pitch adjusted up 1/2 step so that you can play along with the video in standard tuning. This is a good song to play if you are just learning bar chords. The transition from the Bm to F#m bar chord is relatively smooth since you simply move your 3rd & 4th fingers each across one string.

"Norwegian Wood"-The Beatles-guitar & vocals cover

This is my first video where I am doing guitar & vocals. This is a fun song to play. Notice how I am picking close to the bridge to emulate the sound of the Indian sitar.

"Imagine" by John Lennon

This video features a simple version played with open chords. 

Here Comes the Sun-Solo Guitar with added effects

Dust in the Wind-Solo Guitar/played 2/3 speed with the original recording

Blackbird-Solo Guitar/played 3/4 Speed with original recording

This is probably one on the very few versions of "Blackbird" on You Tube that is actually played correctly. Almost everyone I see playing this song plays it incorrectly, with conventional fingerpicking; but if you listen to the original recording it is very clear that it is played with strumming in between the plucked chord partials.