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    I was playing around with 2-5-1's and came up with this:


    | Dm7 | G7 | CMaj7 | % |
    | Cm7 | F7 | BbMaj7 | % |
    | Fm7 | Bb7 | EbMaj7 | % |
    | Ebm7 | Ab7 | DbMaj7 | % ||


    Does anyone know a tune like that? Going down a whole step is very common (C to Bb, and Eb to Db) and I like the sound of winding up a half step above where you started. Anyone?
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    Miles Davis Tune Up does something similar but not same. When I started playing your chord progression the melody to tune up is what I started singing. Then I was thinking "what is that song". It came to me, tune up.
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    it is not a Tune Up.

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    Yes, Tune Up goes D -> C -> Bb -> turnaround or D
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    I don't, but can I steal it for my song? Sounds great as a bossa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    I don't, but can I steal it for my song? Sounds great as a bossa.
    Sure? How do you say "big daddy" in Portuguese? (google translates...) Paizão?
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    BTW... I was noodling, and one thing I like to do to break up a blues is to stick in a difference section. So I was playing a minor blues (in C minor), sticking this in every so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    BTW... I was noodling, and one thing I like to do to break up a blues is to stick in a difference section. So I was playing a minor blues (in C minor), sticking this in every so often.
    The "blues with a bridge" is a seriously underrated and underused form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    The "blues with a bridge" is a seriously underrated and underused form.
    Oh yeah. "Unit Seven" is an amazing blues with a bridge. Wes "Smokin' at the Half Note" on that tune is enough to make anyone want to play guitar.
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    "As for me, all I know is that I know nothing." - Socrates
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbler View Post
    Yes, the bridge of One Note Samba is 2-5-1's in the b3 then the b2 of the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    I was playing around with 2-5-1's and came up with this:


    | Dm7 | G7 | CMaj7 | % |
    | Cm7 | F7 | BbMaj7 | % |
    | Fm7 | Bb7 | EbMaj7 | % |
    | Ebm7 | Ab7 | DbMaj7 | % ||


    Does anyone know a tune like that? Going down a whole step is very common (C to Bb, and Eb to Db) and I like the sound of winding up a half step above where you started. Anyone?


    thats similar to Afternoon in Paris.

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    If you like that, here's one that does it three times in a row. Nice thing here is insight into Wes as he gets the pianist up to speed in just a few minutes talking through the tune. Notice that the pianist asks him the song's name... Wes doesn't know! But it is "End Of A Love Affair"...

    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagelove View Post
    thats similar to Afternoon in Paris.
    (checks) AIP has the 2-5-1s descending by major seconds, but doesn't have the jump up by a minor third.
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    Very nice. I just copyrighted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Vinnie View Post
    Very nice. I just copyrighted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Vinnie View Post
    Very nice. I just copyrighted it.
    It’s a good thing chord progressions can’t be copyrighted. Put a melody to it and it’s yours. Do you know a tune with a progression like this?