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drksd4848

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Mar 7th, 2015 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At least for me it is. Anybody have any insight on how to approach this one?

Plus the turn-a-round that I hear doesn't seem to go along with the chords?

http://youtu.be/1yURXpa0p4M

woodall
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Mar 7th, 2015 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds pretty much like a traditional 12 bar 145 blues with a turn around at beginning that starts it going into the first 145 part (and that turnaround sorta recurs at the end after 11 as well).

E7 (4 bars)
A7 (2 bars)
E7 (2 bars)
B7 (1 bar)
A7 (1 bar)
E7 (2 bars)

But in Blues, remember, there are no real hard set of rules, as long as everyone is on the same sheet of music.

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Mar 7th, 2015 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That turnaround is a busy one so play sparse notes to avoid solo note conflict with all those fast chords during that time (becomes too busy then) or play along with it as single notes (same roots). I would not play that turnaround too much as it is too unique and can get boring and repetitious if played too many times. But what the hey, it is a fixed backing track ...


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Mar 7th, 2015 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of that passing tone crap going on in the turnaround can be ignored, to my ear, despite all the notes they have on the screen. It's basically I-V.

IOW, what Woodall said.

(This message was last edited by sjerome at 04:39 PM, Mar 7th, 2015)

gdw3

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Mar 7th, 2015 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, if you look at the info section of the vid, he just puts the basic chords for the turnaround. But even the C7 can be ignored. Just I-V7, as said above. I get that all those chords will fit, but I've never played a turnaround using all those chords like that. It's not really a correct analysis of the turnaround. It really is just full of passing notes/chords.

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 05:11 PM, Mar 7th, 2015)

drksd4848

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Mar 7th, 2015 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys... It's the turnaround that really threw me for a loop.

I was like... I IV I flat VI, wha?... Since when did a blues turnaround have a flat 6th in it?!!

Otherwise, yes, it's standard 12-bar fair.

Would any of you guys like to add some insight on how to construct a solo for that? I tried to improvise over it and I felt like I was playing with my pants down (so to speak). Reminds me that I really need to spend a few more months getting my poop together before I start going to open blues jams again.



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Mar 8th, 2015 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Soloing would be kinda standard 12-bar fare, too. I guess the first thing that pops into my mind if you want to put single notes over that turnaround would be just picking quarter notes on the E all the way through until the second four count and then maybe throwing in a little E-D-B-D B lick so you're landing on the V, but there's any number of things you could do, like chromatic walk-downs and stuff.

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