Bob Yelin chord melodys?
Anybody work with his books?...I have been trying to nail down his arrangement of "Willow weep for me", its taking me a long time...He likes to use a cord on every note....I do like his arrangements, man, what a work out!.....Its funny, can't find out much about him, he's not on Utube.
I would sure like to see him play through some of his arrangements....
Yes, I think I have all of the Bob Yelin books. I think there are 5 now. I started out with learning Bewitched and yes for the most part every note is a chord. What I do now is I use his arrangement as a guide and mix in single notes and octaves with his chord arrangement. I really do like his books.
Yeah, thats what I have been doing....He sure did put out a lot of arrangements.....
Yelin himself says you can use his arrangements as a starting point for your own versions of the songs and change his chord voicings or simply substitute single notes as it suits your taste.
I like his stuff too.
Fantastic books, and I do what fasteddie says too, add in notes here and there. Especially for a live show they need some tweaking. I play with a double bass player and find I can adapt them to the two of us.
I did find learning his arrangements improved my playing to another level. The work paid off.
I started working with one of his transcriptions and it really increased my dexterity but I quit in midstream to tackle other songs. The song sounded nice but if you want it to swing, the level of difficulty goes up trying to change chords on the short note.
Originally Posted by mrbean
I too wish I could find a video of someone playing one of his transcriptions so I can get the full effect of how his songs are supposed to sound.
His books will really come in handy when I get back to my chord melody studies (one fine day...).
I have only worked through one arrangement, I liked some of his voice leading, but tried to keep the changes in one area of the neck...I think I found one guy on Utube playing one of his arrangements....That is surprising since his books pop up on almost any cord melody search...