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    Hiya all, This is the new song thread for "You Go To My Head". I am having a problem getting into box.net so it might be a day or two before I can put up the backing tracks. Problem solved!!!! This is a BIAB realtracks backing track based on a Bill Evans Trio style. Also, Tom, (Oilywrag) has sent us a backing track with a nice piano intro, suitable for use for th Showcase thread!
    Enjoy!

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    Last edited by wizard3739; 05-29-2011 at 08:22 PM.
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    Kurt Rosenwinkle's take

    And Joe Pass (with Ella)

    Last edited by sgreb; 05-30-2011 at 01:15 AM.

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    Here you are guys "You Go To My Head"
    Its an 8 bar intro and the pianist stops on bar 7 to let you get the lead in note played.

    Cheers

    Tom
    Last edited by oilywrag; 02-20-2012 at 03:38 PM.

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    Good job Tom (Oilywrag), I am having probems with my computer again. I hope to be back on the air in a day or two.

    wiz
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    Well, I decided to do this one first since more folks were rockin' the Brubeck...

    This was done in my living room...tried to play it like I'd play it if the camera wasn't right in front of me (sorry about the bad angle...I know you'd much rather look at my guitar than my ugly mug! Still getting a hang of this video business...I like how I can hide behind audio only!)

    Anyway, enough excuses:

    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    nice job Jeff! I like the voicings you used for this song and the ending was especially nice with the harmonics. You are getting a well-balanced tone with your guitar and IMHO, that is very good quality of sound for chord melodies.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Beautiful, Jeff!! You definitely have a solid handle on this type of playing. I'm working on a chord melody for this tune (not my strength), and may steal (um... I mean borrow), a few of your ideas.

    Thanks for posting a video, it really helps for those of us more "visual" learners.

    What a great tune, eh? I must say I pretty much hadn't heard this tune prior to this exercise, but am now really digging it.

    BTW....Liked the "canine percussion" in the background too.

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    Thanks gents.

    Yeah, that jingle would be Benson, my poodle/jack russell mix. And yes, he's named after that Benson.

    sgreb, feel free to take anything you want---that's what these posts are all about--and if there's something you can't see, as I obviously moved the camera up a bit before I started recording (that was supposed to look a lot more like a Reg video, and then I was too lazy to do another take) let me know and I'll explain the voicings...most of them are pretty straight forward.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Jeff, very nice indeed.

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    Great job.
    God is great, beer is good, people are crazy.

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    Great playing Jeff, I'll have to check out that tune, never heard it before.

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    Thanks, you three.

    I'm surprised folks haven't heard this tune...I thought it bounded on a "standard of standards."

    By the way, I hope somebody else posts on this one...I love hearing everybody's different takes on the same tune...
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    This is my first cut for "You Go To My Head". It has a four bar intro and four choruses. The first chorus is me comping and the rest are me trying to improvise. My ending is kind of flakey but my computer is currently dead so I couldnt do another take. I'm working on a chord melody and I will submit it when the computer is fixed. All suggestions and comments are very helpful for me.

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    wiz
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    Hey Howie,

    As always, I love how tasteful your playing is--tasty chords, loved the laid-back lead lines. You always sound very relaxed, which isn't easy to do once the little red light is on!

    I didn't think the sound quality was there with some of your other recordings though--I really couldn't hear the backing track...is that some of the problems you've been having, or my lousy computer speakers here at work? I'd help you troubleshoot-- if I had any idea what I was talking about!
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Wiz,

    Great comping, and tasty lead; but (as Jeff stated), I couldn't hear the backing track to get a real sense of the harmonic progression.

    Thanks for posting, Wiz!!

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    Mr. B: You are right on top of my problem Mr. B! I really have a BAD sound recording system, Jeff. I recently purchased a new camcorder to be able to make videos for my students and these great learning threads. I hope the audio will be better quality. I have the video system going now but gotta get up the moxie to submit something with it. Thank you very much for your kind words about my playing on this one. Your comments are truly appreciated.

    sgreb: you are right about not being able to hear the backing track very well. I am in the process of putting together a better recording process to improve my recording efforts. As to the harmonic content, this was mostly improv based on what I hear with little thought about any thing except the nice melody of the song. Thank you very much for your comments.

    wiz
    Howie

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    very nice playing

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    Great job Mr B. It is a very beautiful tune that I heard Bille H do the first time I heard it. Hauntingly beautiful. I too am having trouble with my pc so I have yet to hear Wiz´s version, but am looking forward to it. Thank you!

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    Kman, I love how everything you play is the blues. Nice feel...some songs drag at such a slow tempo, but I think TGTMH is good enough to give it this treatment...made me wanna drink a scotch and sit in a dark room.

    Unfortunately, it's 10am.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreymatz

    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Excellent job Mr.B and Kman. I really enjoyed both versions even though they are very different.

    “Most guys at Berklee are going to wind up truck drivers…” – Pat Metheny

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    I'm starting to listen to these recordings...

    Kurt, nice job, I like how your style comes thru even when playing standards

    Ella, great job, I'm particularly found of the blues lines. Joe, what can I say... just great.

    Jeff, Digging it, Impressed at how you can improvise while playing a chord melody and keep it interesting throughout.

    Howard, enjoyed your take. Was there an accompainment way in the background, couldn't hear that but enjoyed your guitar playing.

    Gotta go, I'll listen to more later.

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    Nice vibe and tone on yours, Kman! Props to Jeff & Howie, too.

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    very cool kman!!

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    Ahh, the sweet and mellow sounds or Kman. Great use of space... very "patient" playing. Great stuff.

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    Thanks guys. What a great song. I had not played this before. Then I listened to the Pass/Ella version, which is amazing, and then saw Diana Krall do it on youtube. I also heard the Billy Holliday version, so I thought I'd try it. I love this song now. This is a great thread. It would be nice if some more players would get involved.

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    OK (finally) here is my attempt at this tune.

    I decided to go for a chord melody (not something that I am very solid at). So it took a bit of "youtube/jazzguitar.be forum" research to figure out a basic approach.

    So, a fair bit of practicing later and…this is it.

    Fun to solo over!

    Great tune… sure am happy to have it in the "arsenal" now.

    Well... guess it's on to "In your Sweet Own Sweet Way"



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    Hey Steve, What can I say?? That was very nice indeed. Tha chord melody, for me was fine and the solo was once again very good with some cool lines and phrases. Thanks for posting


    Cheers

    Tom

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    Sgreb, that was smokin'. You really built the solo well. You had some cool ideas that you developed nicely. You said a lot there. Nice playing.

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    very nice sgreb! I like your chord melody version and the lines are very nice also. You have impeccable time,with very good ideas for improvisation and it flows with a good groove.

    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 06-10-2011 at 11:29 AM.
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    Sgreb loved the solo. That was hot dude!

    “Most guys at Berklee are going to wind up truck drivers…” – Pat Metheny

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    Hey Thanks everybody. I worked pretty hard at getting the chord melody under my fingers. Improvising on the changes, was a bit easier for me, although it took a while to nail it, also.

    This forum is great as it keeps me focused on a tune for a good solid chunk of time before moving on.

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    I'm late working on this tune. But from the start I have found this vocal by Diana Krall to be a beautiful model. It's not the canonical version, nor the paramount guitar version, but I think it has the spontaneity that we appreciate in jazz. It's like they are feeling their way through it. And it's a beautiful video with some nice guitar.


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    This thread seems to have slowed down!! Are we ready for a new tune??


    Cheers

    Tom

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    I have started working on In Your Own Sweet Way, but haven't had a lot of time to put into it.

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    your version is great, mind if I ask what backtrack you are using please.