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Practical Music Workshop #02

Discussion in 'Tab & Music Forum' started by Thrup'ny Bit, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. WhiteWabbit

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    First time trying something like this so take it easy on me. I think I met the requirements but made a point of not listening to anyone else’s.
     
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    Rafasounding beautiful! That was very nice my friend.
     
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    Two main things I've learned so far:

    1. My chord skills on guitar have slipped horribly!
    2. I actually should listen to what everyone else has posted.​

    After about an hour working on the chords, I still sound like a kid who 'might' have progressed by next week's lesson. I'm not complaining. On the contrary, I'm grateful to have the opportunity. This is really making me think about chord voicings, because I know I'm still not getting to the heart of the arrangement.
     
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    Thank you @Alan L Cole my friend. I was wondering where you'd been. Good to see you again.
     
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    Now I can listen to you folks. This is for my Brother Dave:

     
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    there aint no jass here.

     
  8. montemerrick

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    simply not fair that yours ends early while mine drags on and on... that was a tune alright! nice mix too... sounded just like where Ray Davies' sister went on Saturdays.
     
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    I cut it down. I was already repeating my repeats. Like a room full of mirrors. LOL
     
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    good stuff on this thread; and a nice variety of styles and approaches.

    Frankly , even if I wasn't using tomorrow's gig as an excuse, I'd have a hard time deciding what to do on this....since just soloing is not an option
     
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    @dogletnoir - Vannuys! Vannuys indeed! taking it back to the beginning for another loop around the sun!

    @Raimonds - sounds great!! feels like a tune to me! reminiscent of Santo and Johnny! wonderful!

    @Alan L Cole welcome back! also fantastic take. you made it something new. really nice and it swings!

    @rafasounds -hell yeah! you make it sound as easy as falling off a log. Very nice. A great dance tune.
     
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  13. davidKOS

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    Ideally you would want to play it with several different voicing patterns on various places on the guitar neck.

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    1. the intro has the same changes 2x, so 2 different voicing patterns would make that come alive. Say begin low on the neck and have the repeat in a higher register - or the reverse.

    2. watch for F naturals on the G7 chord, as the rest of the tune likes F#'s.

    Even the D#dim7 - D# F# A C - and F#

    so the F is a big color tone on that chord.

    3. Sometimes using 2 inversions in a measure opens up possibilities, too.

    4. Also note the G#'s on the E9 chord - and it also has an F# as a chord tone. The G7 chord 2M before and the A7 in the next measure all have G naturals, so the G# in that E9 chord is another color tone that demands attention.

    Sorry I don't have an easy video system set up right now to demo this
     
  14. montemerrick

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    @Thrup'ny Bit well first of all thanks for putting together workshop #2!! it is righteous! and your take is great to me! sounds like a really nice pop tune circa 1962. really sweet.
     
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    I don't hear Mr. Bits track anywhere in here. So while nice to listen to...it's a swing and a miss.

    Challenge not met.

    download (2).jpeg

    Read the first post.
    Download the backing track and play to it. ;)
     
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    :thumb::thumb::thumb: Thanks!
     
  17. davidKOS

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    Just another thought....

    The DMaj7 and the D#dim7 share the chord tones F# and A; the Em7 and A7 share tones E and G - so another option is less movement, using those shared tones over 2chords. It's a contrast to looking for the notes that change pitch from chord to chord.

    Dmaj7.jpg

    and the G7, Bm7 and E9 all share the pitches B and D.

    And the turnaround A7 to the opening DMaj7 share C# and E.
     
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  18. montemerrick

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    @mjark - that's got a great 40s pop melody attitude... like I Remember You ... beautiful playing.
     
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    Til There Was You. (The major 7 to the Dim7 a half step up.)
     
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