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  1. #351

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    Hey dudes, sorry for flaking out on the group. I felt like I had largely got what I wanted from this for the time being (improved phrasing and time feel, and several lifetimes worth of language to work with), so I've been focusing on other things.

    I have been lurking though, and everyone is sounding awesome! I tried to find an old video of me playing the whole solo to post, but couldn't track it down. My fingering is very close to rio's though.

    I'm out for now (obviously), but I hope others keep this project going -- these solos really are brilliant study material!
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  3. #352

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    I confess coming to the end of this project with a certain sense of disappointment. I had hoped to create a clip playing the head and solo as a way of capping off this wonderful study.

    But the last line simply refuses to come together for me. It is so frustrating and disappointing to have a mere 4 notes near the end of the solo (that cursed Cm7 arpeggio in m. 60) totally derail the project for me.

    So I've posted here the head and solo, and the last line is simply a catastrophe. I thought I wouldn't post, but then thought surely some of you are as frustrated and discouraged by that as I am. It's not even very musical, more of a physical stunt than a musical statement.

    Anyhow, I apologize for musically losing my temper at the end, but there your are.

    My last post for about 6 or 7 weeks, as I'm off to Israel to wander around lost in the desert and dig in the dirt for pieces of the past.

    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

  4. #353

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    Still battling on with this solo, like some others thought I was doing ok until I got to the last four bars. Still a train wreck every time over about 145bpm, so I've recorded it at a more gentle pace. Annoyingly, having spent the last couple of weeks trying to get the ending down, I'm making mistakes on the rest of it. Curse you Jimmy Raney. I realised I need to pick more lightly/evenly to get the speed up, and stay in time - it's a real struggle to stay in the pocket. I don't know if I can get up to tempo with this, I think it's a bit above my pay grade at the moment, but I think I'll persevere and try and get another vid up before I put this to bed.

  5. #354

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahsaan View Post
    Still battling on with this solo, like some others thought I was doing ok until I got to the last four bars. Still a train wreck every time over about 145bpm, so I've recorded it at a more gentle pace. Annoyingly, having spent the last couple of weeks trying to get the ending down, I'm making mistakes on the rest of it. Curse you Jimmy Raney. I realised I need to pick more lightly/evenly to get the speed up, and stay in time - it's a real struggle to stay in the pocket. I don't know if I can get up to tempo with this, I think it's a bit above my pay grade at the moment, but I think I'll persevere and try and get another vid up before I put this to bed.
    Well done. I am also struggling with the last 4 bars. You seemed to have figured out a nice fingering that is working for you.


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    I am currently struggling with 2 sections. I was hoping that someone in the group may have some sage advice for me either with the tempo or The fingering or both.
    The first section is begins at bar 37 through 40 where you need to combine triplets eighths and sixteenths. My problem comes in those pesky sixteenth notes. Any ideas ?
    The next section that is irritating me is the last 4 bars. I can not seem to get through it without tripping over my own fingers.
    Today, I am going to try and slow it right down to 50% and gradually build it up from there.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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    Now that you guys are pretty much done, what do we do next? I'm ready to jump in on the next one. If we're voting, and if I get a vote, I'd like to try Rhythm in Bb. It's a bit fast for me, but there seems to be some great bebop style lines that might be worth trying to cop.
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  8. #357

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    I kept out of this one since I'd already learned this solo previously. Now that you guys are done I thought I'd add my contribution.

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  9. #358

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    I kept out of this one since I'd already learned this solo previously. Now that you guys are done I thought I'd add my contribution.

    Well Done !!

    Bravo !!

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    Nice job Dana!

    I forgot to post this here - I did a guitar sound test and used this solo for it, along with a chorus of the melody and a chorus of chords.




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    Nice job Dana!

    I forgot to post this here - I did a guitar sound test and used this solo for it, along with a chorus of the melody and a chorus of chords.




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  12. #361

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    Have we started a new solo ?

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    When will we be moving to a new solo? I'm itching to get started.


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  14. #363

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    I'm ready to join in for a new Jimmy Raney/Aebersold solo project! The remaining titles are:

    About You and Me (How About You)
    Autumn (Autumn Leaves)
    Hotel Grandé (There Is A Small Hotel)
    Rhythm in Bb (I've Got Rhythm)
    Groove Blues in F

    I'd be up for any of these remaining ones. "Groove Blues in F" is a tempo that would be very manageable to most who want to try a solo, but we've also learned many of these solos really sound just fine at slower tempos than the one's used in the recording.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    I would love to take a crack at Autumn Leaves or Rhythm Changes


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    hey Lawson how was your trip? I'm up for anyone of these solo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picman View Post
    hey Lawson how was your trip? I'm up for anyone of these solo's.
    The time in Israel was fantastic. Spent 3 weeks with students studying historical geography of the biblical period with students, "on location" all over the country, then 3 weeks on an archaeological excavation digging up a buried city! It's hard to get better than that!

    but now I'm back and needing to get back to wrestling with Raney's radically reticulated riffs!

    "Autumn Leaves" is my least favorite of the remaining ones, but I'll happily do it if everyone else wants to. It's a latin style treatment, which doesn't seem to me to fit the tune. But hey, riffs are riffs, and good lines happen anytime Jimmy Raney plays.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    I would choose rhythm changes for my vote. More rhythm changes vocabulary is always welcome.


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    I think I'd enjoy the Rhythm Changes solo too. Lines and ideas easily portable to other contexts.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    What an exciting trip. I'm hoping one day to take a trip to the Holy Land. Learning any one of JR's solos are worth learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picman View Post
    What an exciting trip. I'm hoping one day to take a trip to the Holy Land. Learning any one of JR's solos are worth learning.
    Two basic kinds of trips: the more pious, at times even sentimental "pilgrimage" type trip, and the "learning about history and geography of the ancient biblical world" type trip. The first type will usually rule out concerns of the second, but the second can include the first.

    But hauling a guitar on the plane and then trying to cop lines from Jimmy Raney every night would be hard to do on either of those ventures!
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    I think I'd enjoy the Rhythm Changes solo too. Lines and ideas easily portable to other contexts.
    I am good with whatever you guys decide.

  23. #372

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    Sounds like several are okay for doing the Jimmy Raney/Aebersold set solo on "Rhythm in Bb."

    Shall I post a new thread? May I assume 4 measures per week remains a good, doable pace?

    Start date? Tuesday Aug. 28 for measures 1-4?

    If that's okay, I can post the thread and kick off the project.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    I've already started practicing. the tempo is a challenge. I've been working on playing at faster tempo's.
    Last edited by picman; 08-17-2017 at 10:20 AM.

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    So maybe it's time to post the thread. I'll pop it up there and we'll see who signs on!
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    the 1st recording is due sept 4?

  27. #376

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    Quote Originally Posted by picman View Post
    the 1st recording is due sept 4?
    Check out the new thread:

    Rhythm in Bb-Raney-Aebersold Group
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    PAGING LAWSON-STONE

    Hey Lawson-stone! Now that you're back state's side, care to help initiate another episode of the Raney Zaney before the bop-a-pop-o-calypse happens?

    Did you ever do Suspended Motion (I think that's You Stepped Out of a Dream?)

    I'm down for his other solos, but I won't get the Raney Plays Standards book until August 5th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irez87 View Post
    PAGING LAWSON-STONE

    Hey Lawson-stone! Now that you're back state's side, care to help initiate another episode of the Raney Zaney before the bop-a-pop-o-calypse happens?

    Did you ever do Suspended Motion (I think that's You Stepped Out of a Dream?)

    I'm down for his other solos, but I won't get the Raney Plays Standards book until August 5th.
    It's possible. We could do the "Groove Blues in F" since nobody ever lost out learning a few more good blues lines. It's fast, but I've learned that Raney's lines make sense at almost any tempo.

    I'd be up for it if we could accumulate a group. I'll post an inquiry thread and see if there's interest.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town