My voice reverberated with excitement as my fingers felt the strings of a stranger’s guitar. I began strumming..humming..beaming. I hate getting disappointed from the start, so I picked songs with easy chords: Hawak Kamay by Yeng Constantino [G – Em – C – D, Am – Bm – C- D, G- Em – C9 – D], Same Ground by Kitchie Nadal [ A – G – A – G – A – E – F#m7 – D], and Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver: [G – C] All my bags are packed I’m ready to go. [G-C] I’m standing here out side your door.[G – Am- D7]I hate to wake you up to say good bye.
As the title of this post claims, I’m singing on a wedding, and emceeing too. After playing a few other songs, I was discontented with A,Bm,C, C7,D,Em,& G. Rusty. I commanded my fingers to try out F and B. Calluses. So long, guitar. See you again real soon. After six months, I think you can hire me to play (a piano, hopefully) and sing on your wedding. Sample will be posted next time.
If you’re curious about the song picks, they are “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (MYMP), “Ikaw” (Regine V.), & “Panalangin” (Moonstar 88). Wait-listed were “Pag-ibig” (Kitchie Nadal), “Alipin” (Regine V.) & “Himig ng Pag-ibig” (Yeng Constantino). Apparently, the couple preferred Tagalog songs.