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Practical Music Workshop #8 - Jazzy Eights (Two Chords, Two Modes)

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  1. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m going to post what I have for this workshop so far .
    I had a difficult time with the structure as simple as it is :eek:
    I don’t know why I’m having such a problem counting the bars as I play .
    Anywho again these workshops expose issues that I need to improve on .
    @dogletnoir thank you for your time and effort!
    Wow you all are killing this !
    Well done :)
     
  2. Omar

    Omar ✪✪ Miserable Old Curmudgeon ✪✪

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    Great tracks from everyone. I’ve enjoyed listening to them :)

    I’m working on the rhythm part. I hope I manage to post my take before the end of August.
     
  3. davidKOS

    davidKOS still at it Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Because the backing track is not predictable! I had to make 3 passes before I nailed the form, as some sections are repeated 3 or 4 times.
     
  4. dogletnoir

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    i'm sorry if it's a problem that the backing track isn't symmetrical.
    Part of the challenge was to follow the form, and i even did something a bit tricky
    intentionally in the last chorus by going to the B section rhythm pattern on the bass
    while still playing the A section chords, and then vice versa for the B section.
    That may have caught a few people out.
    i will add time stamps for the section changes asap; this might help a bit.
     
  5. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    No need to apologize Erika !
    All the info was provided right at the start of this workshop.
    The inability to follow through is on me :)
     
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  6. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Time stamps added:



    intro: 0 - 0:15
    A section (4x): 0:16 - 0:46
    B section (2x): 0:47 - 1:02
    A section (2x): 1:03 - 1:19
    B section (2x): 1:20 - 1:35
    A section (4x): 1:36 - 2:07
    B section (2x): 2:08 - 2:22
    A section (3x): 2:23 - 2:47
    B section (1x): 2:48 - 2:55
    Gmi7 chord ending: 2:56

    i hope this helps a little.
     
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  7. dogletnoir

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    i think i'm just so used to accompanying myself that that kind of thing doesn't bother me in the slightest,
    but making the pattern symmetrical (all 4x A, 2x B) would certainly have made it easier for other folks
    to keep track of where they were in the tune. So possibly that was a bit careless of me not to...
    i'll definitely try to keep that in mind for the next time i do one of these.
     
  8. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

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    I liked what you did with it so far Frank - cool vibe!
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  10. duzie

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    That’s pretty cool Thrup’ny!
     
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  11. davidKOS

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    It wasn't careless, it''s a good idea to have asymmetrical forms.

    The fact that it was tricky is all the better for a workshop.
     
  12. duzie

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    I’m not much of a Jazz fan but after listening to Mr Bits submission I was inspired to dig more and found this .
    I really haven’t watched it yet .
    I’ll look into it more after work tonight.
    Hope you all don’t mind that I’ve posted this :D
    If it’s not appropriate I’ll take it down !
     
  13. Alan L Cole

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    Very nice Mr. Bit! I like your comping and sweet vibraphoning home.
     
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  14. dogletnoir

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    @duzie, it's quite appropriate, in fact.
    Chord comping on the upper 4 strings with chromatic alterations is something
    we haven't touched on in these workshops yet, but it's certainly a common enough
    technique... and that's a nice breakdown of applications in a jazz blues progression.
    Thanks for posting some great reference material!
     
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  15. dogletnoir

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    You got a very nice Modern Jazz Quartet vibe this time around, @Thrup'ny Bit!
    i'll have to assume that you're still experiencing some physical pain that's keeping you from
    playing the 6 string, but this take proves that 'where there's a will, there's a way'.
    i sincerely hope that you will recover soon, but in the meantime...
    Bravo!!!
    :)
     
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  16. dogletnoir

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    @stratobiker, apologies for taking so long to get around to commenting (i got distracted
    by a couple of tangents; my ADD will do that to me quite often if i don't try to keep myself
    in check)...
    Anyhow, this is another great take, with lovely lush chord comping, and a bluesy feel to the melodic
    parts that reminds me a lot of the Kenny Burrell/Grant Green school of jazz guitar.
    Also, there are some very interesting harmonic ideas contained in your solo section... super bon!!!!
     
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  17. dogletnoir

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    That was my thought process also, but i'm glad to hear confirmations that
    you think that i wasn't just being deliberately evil and b*tchy, LOL!
    My goal was to keep people listening.
     
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  18. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Thanks E. It's hard work let me tell you, I wish I could play my guitar, but it's just not happening yet. This is the worst it's been since it forced me to stop playing completely and quit the band some years ago.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I counted it and counted it, counted it again and finally, I drew myself pictures. :)
     
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  20. montemerrick

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    hi all

    thanks for the excellent workout E.

     
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