Week-plus with the Mickey Baker book

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  1. buster poser

    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    The great thing is you only have to learn a few at a time (though that's not immediately obvious when he says "you must learn these chords right away" or whatever).
     
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  2. P Bill

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    Thanks Leon, this Ida Red is one of the coolest things I can play and sing. I've almost got your "Stay All Night" up to speed.


    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/ida-red-the-passing-chords.54176/

    Tab

    There was a recent thread asking about Western Swing rhythm playing, so I tabbed out the chord forms I am talking about above. The A/A's like the first one can be played with a regular F form of course. I play this bass note, strum, but it was easier to tab this way.

    Code:

    A/A A9/C# D/D D#dim/D# A/E A/E E7/E A/A repeat
    --------------+--------------+-----------+------+------
    ----5----5----+--7------7----+---5----5--+--5---+--5---
    ----6----4----+--7------5----+---6----6--+--7---+--6---
    ---------5----+--7------7----+---7----7--+--6---+------
    ----7----4----+--5------6----+---7----7--+--7---+--7---
    ----5---------+--------------+-----------+------+--5---

    A/A A7/G D/F# Dm/F A/E A/E E7/E A/A
    ----5-----5---+------------+----------+---------------
    ----5-----5---+--7-----6---+--5----5--+--5-----5------
    ----6-----6---+--7-----7---+--6----6--+--7-----6------
    ----7-----5---+--7-----7---+--7----7--+--6------------
    --------------+--9-----8---+--7----7--+--7-----7------
    --------------+------------+----------+--------5------
     
  3. mystichands

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    I bought the MB book when I was 18. That was 1972 btw. I learned many of the chords on that first page that’s covered with diagrams. I even went through the first 6 or 7 exercises. I never did learn how to sight read, and I never played the type of stuff he outlined in his lessons, but I still use a lot of the chord shapes, and I have found them to really be useful in a lot of musical situations. Believe it or not, I still have that book, right next to the Ted Green jazz chord book. I’m glad I have the Mickey Baker book. It’s a classic, and its a good reference book, no matter what style you happen to play.
     
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  4. Bellacaster

    Bellacaster Tele-Afflicted

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    That's exactly what I'm doing - started off with 4 or five chords, adding two or three a day. I'll run through them all forwards and backwards and mix them up. It's been a ton of fun so far and has created a spark for learning on the guitar that I haven't had in a long time.
     
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  5. buster poser

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    Cool, yeah... the exercises that follow use 1-6 initially and he starts sprinkling in chords with each subsequent lesson. Still... by lesson 13, you're still not using all of them, tho the meat-and-potatoes shapes get a lot of mileage (ma7, ma6, mi6, mi7, etc).
     
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  6. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks, Bill. So glad you like it. I've got some more I've just got videoed and posted.
     
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