View Full Version : Lazy, looking for tab

Feb-12-2005, 10:47am
Wanted to play around with Satin Doll. Has anyone worked up a tab? thanks, J

Feb-12-2005, 4:25pm
do yourself a favor and learn it by ear. It's not a hard tune.

Feb-12-2005, 7:02pm
I know,I know, like I said being lazy http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif But also, don't have a copy and I get in the middle and forget where I am.

Peter Hackman
Feb-13-2005, 3:16am
The melody on the outside is built on one single two-note
motif in four different positions. In G major, basically:
ede, f#-e-f# a-g-a f-e flat-f landing on a d.
The inside proceeds in a more linear fashion and should
be VERY easy to decipher.

The harmonies on the outside are:

am7 D7|repeat|bm7 E7|repeat|em7 A7|eflat 9 Aflat 7| Gmaj| ---

The changes on the inside are roughly the same
as the bridge of Honeysuckle Rose.

I was probably very unpedagogical in giving this away.
But really you should listen to a few recorded versions
to ge an idea of the rhythm, and possible variations.

Good examples are:

Asmussen-Grapelli, Two of a Kind, Storyville
Kessel-Brown-Manne, The Poll Winners, Contemporary
Homer&Jethro, It Ain't Necessarily Square, RCA Victor (?)

Feb-13-2005, 11:59am
I tabbed it several years ago. Give me a day or two and I'll put it in electronic form and e-mail it to you. Contact me at: johnw@inreach.com

Feb-13-2005, 12:27pm

Pete Martin
Feb-13-2005, 1:44pm
For playing jazz tunes, it helps to read music. #There are a number of good collections of tunes (called fakebooks), but you won't find any in tablature.

Music notation is no harder to read than tab. #Spend a few days and learn how to do it. #It really is NOT hard!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Brad Weiss
Feb-13-2005, 11:03pm
Ok, ok, reading notation is a good idea, I get it. BUT I have found that if you use Tabledit, there are THOUSANDS of midi file that can be imported into a module with mandolin tuniing, and - bingo - you've got a tab of Satin Doll, How High the Moon, Stardust, All the Things You Are, you name it. And if you want to read notation, no sweat- convert the module to notation, and there it is. I found that the more I learned tunes through tab (or notation would work just as well) the better my ear got, and the more I could pick out. Worth a shot!