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MandoCowboy
Mar-28-2005, 1:41pm
Need a little help from those who know more bout this stuff than I. Just thought the tune "Heavy Traffic Ahead" would work really well with swing jazz chords instead of the I IV V stuff. This ole cowboy don't know nuth'in bout fancy chords or how to use'm. If someone could throw a few my way maybe I could throw a rope round'm and get'm caught for use on my play'n. Thanks in advance.

Please email at GettnWestern@Hotmail.com

MC

Mar-28-2005, 6:35pm
Well jazz chords is not in my expertice. But i would ask Ted who is known as Mandohack on here. Send him a pm or email him. He is deffinately the guy for jazz.

While your waiting look at the chord stuff that he offers on www.jazzmando.com. You should find answers there.

jmcgann
Apr-07-2005, 12:14pm
as one who has been known to travel around from state to state (you know- state of boredom, state of inebriation etc.) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

bottom 3 strings only (that's G D A for those of you playing along):

A6: 244
Bm: 445
Co7 546
A7: 657

try (each chord gets one beat a la walking bass line) A6 A6 Bm Co7 /A7 A7 Co7 Bm/ A6 A6 A6 A6/A7/A7/A7/A7

If you can do that on the A chord, why, I bet you can figure how to do it on the D and E too. Follow those shapes around and you'll be ropin' 'em in no time!

For the E7 try

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Jim M.
Apr-07-2005, 12:19pm
Please excuse my theory ignorance, but what's a Co7? Is that an obtuse seventh chord? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Moose
Apr-07-2005, 1:02pm
That's a "chemical" symbol - a substitute for grain alcohol....:p :cool:

AlanN
Apr-07-2005, 1:13pm
Cdim7

mandroid
Apr-07-2005, 5:14pm
no moose,: p warm http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

kvk
May-03-2005, 12:07pm
as one who has been known to travel around from state to state (you know- state of boredom, state of inebriation etc.) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

bottom 3 strings only (that's G D A for those of you playing along):

A6: 244
Bm: 445
Co7 546
A7: 657

try (each chord gets one beat a la walking bass line) A6 A6 Bm Co7 /A7 A7 Co7 Bm/ A6 A6 A6 A6/A7/A7/A7/A7

If you can do that on the A chord, why, I bet you can figure how to do it on the D and E too. Follow those shapes around and you'll be ropin' 'em in no time!

For the E7 try

767767 979 10 8 10 11 9 11 11 9 11767767
Can I ask a silly question? (there are no silly questions; only silly people who ask questions)

How does them thar cowboy jazz chords fit in with the program of the song? Do you take that sequence and substitute over just the A chord and transpose it to D and E for subbing over those chords? Or does the sequence go over the whole progression?

AlanN
May-03-2005, 12:18pm
For a great primer on jazz mandolin chords and their application to songs, check out this month's (I think) Mandolin Magazine. One piece breaks down "There Will Never Be Another You" and chords out the gorgeous 3-note shapes for the tune. Wonderful moving voices which repeat in a descending fashion over the very hip chnages to this tune. If you get this stuff down, you be doing good http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

jmcgann
May-07-2005, 9:53am
kvk- good question- sure, you can transpose 'em to D if you haven't had enough of it by the time you hit the D chord...I would probably slow the motion down to maybe one chord per bar there for variety...