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    Re: Chord notation questions re + - and o

    It's a funny one isn't it? The 6th scale degree of the harmonic minor and the aeolian mode / natural minor are flattened while in the melodic minor and dorian mode the 6th is natural - or...
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    Re: October jazz tune of he month - Marie

    A big vote of thanks to Pete for putting all that together for the best part of a year !
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    Re: Song For My Father (slow) 100 bpm, vocal

    I really like this. Fantastic singer, relaxed but steady bass and particularly the contrast between the timbres of the mandolin and the guitar playing in much the same register.

    Also nice to hear...
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    Re: October jazz tune of he month - Marie

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/marie-samba-224-x-4-20102018-1622-1

    Here's an alternative approach - coda courtesy of Leonard Bernstein
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    Poll: Re: _October Jazz Tune of the Month

    Thanks Pete, great to have this monthly challenge back !

    Love the chord changes on Marie - particularly the use diminished and augmented chords and the sweet walk downs and walk ups.

    Love the...
  6. Re: August Jazz TOM: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Very, very impressive Alex!
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    Re: A friend needs a Lefty fiddle tune book

    TAB is genuinely ambidextrous - it does not change because - as UKrobbiej says - the stringing is normally inverted on left handed instruments. I think Jimi Hendrix - who was left-handed - played a...
  8. Re: August Jazz TOM: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea-160-15082018-1526

    I've gone for the Deep Blue Sea - coda courtesy of Charles Trenet. Come on in the water's lovely!
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    Re: Covered 2nd strings

    As I understand it flat wound strings are wound with a kind of thin flat tape - bass guitars are often strung this way. Flat tops are wound with round wire which is ground down to make the surface...
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    Re: July Jazz tune of the month: Yardbird Suite

    Thanks for the kind words Larry. Great swing to yours!
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    Re: July Jazz tune of the month: Yardbird Suite

    Here's my attempt :

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/yardbird-suite-160-14072018-1555
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    Re: June Jazz tune of the month: Swing 42

    This is way the most challenging and way the most fun of the Jazz tunes of the month so far.

    So many new challenges - for example I find myself more frequently looking at what my right hand is...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: June Jazz tune of the month

    It's a lot of wrong notes .....
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    Re: May Jazz tune of the month: Body and Soul

    Here's my attempt :-

    https://soundcloud.com/user185853048/body-soul-75bpm-19052018-1217
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    Re: Improvement By Thinking.

    Paul McCartney woke up one morning with the tune of "Yesterday" in his head and subsequently went around London trying it out on his friends - he wanted to check whether he had originated it....
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    Re: May Jazz tune of the month: Body and Soul

    Such a nice backing track!
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    Re: 8 note bebop type scales

    That's really cool. As a bebop scale it puts the 6th scale note on the beat.

    I don't know the name for the base scale here - start on G and you could call it Ionian add #5 - but there might be a...
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    This topic exercises me a bit - the distinctions between these time signatures are not rigid and there is an increasing tendency to write everything that's not obviously in 3's or 6's as 4/4....
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    This is how I hear it :

    Count 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 to these 4/4 tunes





    Count 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 to these 2/2 - cut time tunes
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    To be very pragmatic about it, and as beginner playing old-time or similar, if you just disregard the cut-time time signature and play it as if it were 4/4, it should work out fine. You will still...
  21. Re: April Jazz tune of the month: What is This Thing Called Love?

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    I would have preferred if Alex Heflin or David Brown or Pete Martin or somebody - any body - who can actually play, has talent,...
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    Re: March Jazz tune of the month: Soft Winds

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    This tune is far more challenging than it appears at first or second hearing - the way the phrase moves back and forth on and off the beat - the...
  23. Thread: Suspone

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    Re: Suspone

    Oh wow! that's impressive.

    But please Pete Martin don't put it up for the April tune of the month - at least not April 2018.
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    Re: How to deal with 'The Beast from the East'

    Cool!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: March Jazz tune of the month

    It's interesting to know that other people - including luminaries like Will Patton & Pete Martin - find vibes inspiring.

    Might be worth a new thread?
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