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GuitarPractice-Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by coolbreeze475, May 16, 2018.

  1. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

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    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    Not proud of my playing here, still have a long way to go. Don't always get back immediately but I enjoy your opinion, comments etc. Thanks.
     

  2. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 28, 2004
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    I like this a lot. Thanks for posting.
     
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  3. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    tough genre to nail , kudos , great tone , my teacher was into soft jazz and taught me alot , but im more of a blues rock player , ( like I'm an island on this site :D:D:D:D ) but some of those chords move very well over the melodic structure , did you have a backing track or was that something you put together ?

    I like it !
     

  4. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

    386
    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    Thanks 24 track, my roots are also in blues. I made the backing track by playing my bass over some EZ Drummer measures then played an electric piano chords in the background (on a Korg TR61).
     

  5. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

    386
    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    Thanks Togman.
     

  6. Wayfaring Pilgrim

    Wayfaring Pilgrim TDPRI Member

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    Dec 15, 2017
    Ireland
    Beautiful. Wasn't wild about the backing track at first but I came around to liking it by the end.
     
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  7. decker

    decker Tele-Meister

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    Jun 16, 2011
    spain
    Great early morning listening; well done sir.
     
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  8. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

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    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    Thank You Wayfaring Pilgrim. One of these days I wanna take the time and figure out how to share backing track files to the group.
     
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  9. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

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    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    decker, thank you sir for your comment and your time.
     

  10. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

    Mar 7, 2013
    wild west

  11. coolbreeze475

    coolbreeze475 Tele-Meister

    386
    Aug 3, 2009
    Grand Rapids Mi.
    Yea I've seen this guys version of it. Don't know what the significance of posting it here was. It seems a little pointed.

    This is a stock version, straight from the sheet music with no variation of the melody. What I did was played it stock (so to let people know what the melody is and then putting my fingerprint on it by improvising over the chord changes on the fly). Jazz players tend to embellish the melody thus showing their knowledge of improvisation. One of the biggest characteristics of jazz is improvising over chord changes so when you hear a player play it strictly stock to the sheet then you say "well they had a great guitar tone but didn't show that they knew how to diatonically walk around the neighborhood of notes within the key tonal system of the 2-5-1 changes".



    This song is all easy 2-5-1. Specifically it is a 1-6-2-5 in the key of G

    GMa7/Emi7/Ami7/ then D7. There's a ending variation resolved by going Emi7, Cm6,Bmi7,Bbmi7,Ami7,D7)

    then it goes to the B section which plays practically the same progression only in the key of B (BMa7/G#mi7/C#mi7/F#7). NOTE: This guys playing it in the key of F though which is fine (doesn't matter what key you choose to work in).

    He is prettier than I am though but than so are all of you.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2018

  12. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

    Mar 7, 2013
    wild west
    its all good..I just like the simple version too
     

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