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Practical Music Workshop #3: Three Chords

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  1. fezz parka

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    There it is. Well done Alan. :D
     
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    My humble attempt:

     
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    Yeah Raymond. Dats it!
     
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    Is there a possibility of somene posting a mp3 version of the backer? I can't open it on Audacity, neither on Sonar. I'm running a pretty old laptop that doesn't have the right "stuff" to open mp4 files.
     
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    Use an online soundcloud to mp3 converter.

    https://scdownloader.io/
     
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    Thanks Fezz.
     
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    Thank you Chris, as always!
     
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    Kevin are you being facetious or did this almost resemble an actual song you may have heard :p
     
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    Man, once I decided what I wanted this was totally fun. Thanks @fezz parka. More please!!
     
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    Hank Marvin is jealous. Just great Dave.

    You have a wonderful lyrical approach that never fails to hit the mark. Well done Rafa!


    I like the Pretty Woman quote. This is something that requires you to play the changes. In the A part you can get away with a bluesy thing, but straight minor pent will sound off with the rest of the form. Try A Mixolydian. The b7 will give you that bluesy thing. The B and C parts really need you to pay attention to the root of the chord.

    From a "what scale to play" over the entire form, A major is where it's at. A minor pent will sound very off, because it is. Just make sure to hit a chord tone on each change. And keep it within the A major key center.

    From a modal standpoint, that's A Ionian for the I, D Lydian for the IV, and E Mixolydian for the V. All contain the notes from the A major scale. You just start and end the scale on the 1, the 4, or the 5. A-D-E.

    The other approach (and the way I like to do it) is play the triads for each chord in the form as arpeggios. The 1-3-5 of each individual chord. Augment the triads with other notes from the A major scale with the 1-3-5 being "home".

    Great stuff by all BTW. And remember the exercise, and purpose for these PMW threads is to exercise your compositional chops. Not your lick library. :)
     
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    Another code buster. ;)

    Lots of tension and release. All within the key center, but enough outside to make you feel it. I wouldn't expect anything less from you E. :D
     
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    I'll let you decide for yourself. :p

    Nice playing!
     
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    I've been 'keeping myself to myself' while I worked out a few tunes. Loved the track. Very 60s pop, to me anyway. I tried to do as much with it as I could, so plenty of mistakes. Now I've posted, I look forward to listening to yours. :)



    EDIT: Sorry about the minute of silence at the end. I can only imagine it's everone else quietly thinking about how this arrangement could have been.
     
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    Very cool (and Brit) Simon!
     
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    Slick! Love the rhythm guitar work E.
    Pretty Woman riff is a cool idea Chip.
     
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