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    for songs like Hey Joe

    Ctriad. Gtriad Dtriad Atriad
    then E blues ....

    got any good tips for how
    to think of these type of changes ?

    i seem to be a bit clunkey
    going from chord to chord .
    how can i smooth out more
    and play ‘through’ the changes more

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    Try considering it as second inversion of C to G, then second inversion of D to A?

    G C E -> G B D
    A D F# -> A C# E

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    for songs like Hey Joe

    Ctriad. Gtriad Dtriad Atriad
    then E blues ....

    got any good tips for how
    to think of these type of changes ?

    i seem to be a bit clunkey
    going from chord to chord .
    how can i smooth out more
    and play ‘through’ the changes more
    there are alot of versions of the tune..from basic folk...to Hendrix..

    many vids on UTUBE that will give you many different ways to play this..yes its a partial circle of fifths...and the chords are all triads not 7ths..

    try using bar chords for the changes and work on the tempo of this tune.. for me slow is better..I slide into some of the chords from a half or even a whole step below...getting the feel of the tune will take some work
    though many think its an easy tune..without the feeling in it...it can be awful...lots of the UTUBE demos will prove that...

    and of course LISTEN to several versions of the tune ..if your trying to play it the same way as a particular artist..then listen to that versiion ALOT..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    for songs like Hey Joe

    Ctriad. Gtriad Dtriad Atriad
    then E blues ....

    got any good tips for how
    to think of these type of changes ?

    i seem to be a bit clunkey
    going from chord to chord .
    how can i smooth out more
    and play ‘through’ the changes more
    Just play your usual "RC" lines, only backwards.

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    Thanks all !

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    I use fills moving pentatonic ladders around, accentuating the chord tones. For the solo I'm fine with mixing up E pent, E Dorian, and/or E minor scales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauln
    Try considering it as second inversion of C to G, then second inversion of D to A?

    G C E -> G B D
    A D F# -> A C# E
    Or maybe take it one step further and play the D chord in 1st inversion? Continue on from there (A in 2nd inversion and E in root position) for a nice descending chord sequence with smooth voice leading. Repeat the process beginning with the C in 1st inversion and then with the root:

    G C E -> G B D -> F# A D -> E A C# -> E G# B
    E G C -> D G B -> D F# A -> C# E A -> B E G#
    C E G -> B D G -> A D F# -> A C# E -> G# B E

    As for how this might apply to your initial question, Pingu, I'd suggest locating each of the triad groups stated above on any adjacent string set and filling them out with some broken rhythms, surround notes and arpeggio skips for interest. Here's a sample phrase:

    to the 5th and 5th etc-hey-joe-jpeg

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    I would not even think of chords on such tunes probably...

    but I understand what you mean..

    simple way could be playing with natual E minor (or G major if you wish...) through the whole tune.. it will work... cosindering it as basis and using chromatics and all...

    Mixing C# and G# in the second half (starting from A to E) for the colour

    PS

    And I would not think of it to 5th and to 5th - does not make much sense imho... except maybe for waking bass
    Last edited by Jonah; 05-18-2020 at 08:12 AM.