Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:33 AM
cleanhippie (15,768 posts)
600 Guitarists Pictured In Darjeeling Playing John Lennon's Imagine As Tribute to India Rape Vicitim
More than 600 guitarists in Darjeeling performed a singalong of John Lennon's Imagine in tribute to the gang rape victim whose death has stirred the nation.
Male and female students and activists played the song simultaneously in what was a planned world record attempt.
It was performed at the Darjeeling Tea and Tourism Festival, originally intended to pay tribute to 50 years of the Liverpool band, according to the Times of India.
What a wonderful, secular response to this tragedy.
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600 Guitarists Pictured In Darjeeling Playing John Lennon's Imagine As Tribute to India Rape Vicitim (Original post)
Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #12)
Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:05 AM
EvilAL (1,124 posts)
17. nah, you can tell
by the positions of his middle, ring and pinky fingers.. he's playing the "full C" as my friend calls it, by adding the G on the top string.. except he's up a fret.. downtuning wouldn't help because the open G string would be flat..
Hope he didn't throw everyone off... hahaha
Response to EvilAL (Reply #6)
Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:35 PM
louis-t (13,270 posts)
15. Huh, I didn't notice that!
I wondered how they got them to start and stop at the same time. Flashing light or lcd countdown would work. If they just counted over a mic, there would be a delay to the people in the back. I listened to the song, it's in C.
Response to cleanhippie (Original post)
Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:10 PM
intheflow (24,421 posts)
7. Cool story but I have to point out glaring content mistake.
John Lennon wrote Imagine after the Beatles broke up. The article's writer implicitly indicates it was a Beatles song. Worse, they don't even mention the Beatles by name; they're referred to as "the Liverpool band."