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Songs by Terry Merriman

  Why Can't I Love You
  The typical male, all bottled up inside. Standard tuning walking "Up the Neck". © 2012 Terry Merriman, Bruce Bowlus, John Schneider; lyics - Bruce, music - John and Terry. (I'd like to hear the Mourning Glory do this one. What do you think, guys?)
  Breaking the Code
  Each new tuning brings a new adventure. This instrumental is brought to by DADGAD. © 2015 Terry Merriman.
  Don't Let It Pass
  My oldest surviving original with a harmony facelift. Wonderfully optimistic. Drop D tuning. © 2006 Terry Merriman.
  A Gathering Guise of Blue
  Imagine the soundtrack for a movie scene shot from a helicopter looking down at the stars as they drive a convertible into the mountains for a hot, romantic retreat. E-modal tuning (like Steven Stills used in Suite Judy Blue Eyes). © 2006 Terry Merriman and Bruce Bowlus; lyrics by Bruce, music by Terry.
  Bound to Change
  Just when you think things have stabilized... E-tuning. © 2009 Terry Merriman.
  I'm Sorry
  Be careful you don't lose something before you realize you need it. Standard tuning. © 2009 Terry Merriman.
  How Do I Know?
  It's the little things that count. G-tuning. © 2005 Terry Merriman.
  No Shades of Gray
  Looking back at the easy going days of youth through the prism of the stressful, hectic pace of adult life. © 2005 Terry Merriman, Bruce Bowlus; lyrics - Bruce and Terry, music - Terry.
  Where's your "happy place" when you need it? G-tuning. © 2009 Terry Merriman, Bruce Bowlus; lyrics - Bruce, music - Terry.
  Whorled Ballet
  Lynn gave me a beautiful poem to put to music. I hope I've done it justice. Drop C - G tuning. © 2012 Terry Merriman, Lynn Reebe; lyrics - Lynn, music - Terry.
  Receive Me
  Finger style with 3 different meters and 3 part harmonies with lots of major 7ths and 9ths. Lyrics - Bruce, music - Terry
  A musical interpretation of the rhythmic sounds of the waves, tides, and rocking boats on Long Beach Island, NJ. © 2010 Terry Merriman.


  4 & 20
  On the Sunday of Woodstock, I saw Steven Stills play 4&20 on the Dick Cavett show. I was just learning to play and was amazed at how much sound he was getting out of a single acoustic guitar. I later learned his trick, he detuned his guitar. This song, more than any other, sent me down the path of alternate tunings. I’ve returned the favor by adding 4 part harmonies to the only CSN song I know of that has no harmonies.


  Blackbird by The Beatles

A 4 part harmony arrangement by Terry with a G tuning arrangement on the guitar.