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    This is my version of "Round Midnight". I alway struggle with melody line for this song. The backing track is BIAB Bill Evans trio style with a 2 bar intro, 4 choruses and a standard 2 bar ending. Although I played this one by ear, I hear mostly Eb minor sounds for it. The first chorus is me comping the other 3 are improv. Sorry for the noisy background, my video approach isn't ready yet. All comments are helpful to me, please review this and give me your thoughts.

    wiz

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    Last edited by Kman; 07-05-2011 at 06:38 PM.

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    very nice, Kman! I love your tone and the octaves added a lot at just the right time. I must listen to your good improv again to pick up some of your nice lines. Thanks very much for posting.

    wiz

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    here is my attempt at this done a while back:
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    Thanks Jay, I'm still not real comfortable with my improv on the song. You have submitted a very nice uptempo version. I especially like the chord melody from the first chorus. Thanks for posting.

    wiz

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    Wow...I'm starting to second guess the idea of posting a version. I really enjoyed these.
    Wiz...yours really picked up steam along the way. The improv was great. The stuff around the 6:30+ mark especially. You mentioned struggling with the melody to this song, and I do too. I've only had a small chance to play with it, but the melody isn't coming easy.
    K-man, I'm having trouble accessing yours, too.
    Jay, that was great. You move between single notes and chords really well. I almost wish the backing track wasn't there at the beginning. The improv was great too, but chord melody is what I'm focusing on, so that beginning really grabbed my attention.
    Really good stuff guys. I spent some time on this song last night, and I must admit, it's not coming easy. Hopefully I'll be able to get something together in a timely manner...and hopefully it won't suck too bad.
    Last edited by morroben; 07-05-2011 at 06:50 PM.

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    Awesome! These are great. I was especially impressed by Kman's version. It was so smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739
    This is my version of "Round Midnight". I alway struggle with melody line for this song. The backing track is BIAB Bill Evans trio style with a 2 bar intro, 4 choruses and a standard 2 bar ending. Although I played this one by ear, I hear mostly Eb minor sounds for it. The first chorus is me comping the other 3 are improv. Sorry for the noisy background, my video approach isn't ready yet. All comments are helpful to me, please review this and give me your thoughts.

    wiz

    round midnight improv..mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    Wiz, I listened to yours and there are some really nice moments in it, especially when you played off the melody. You're on the verge. I would keep practicing the song. You have a nice sound and touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayx123

    Nice job Jay. I enjoyed the up tempo version and you play the melody perfectly.

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    Here's mine...



    Hope you all enjoy.

    Really enjoyed what I heard so far...Howie, I love that tone...I also like the way you record these with the comping then the solo or melody...very informative...

    Kman, what can I say? great feel...really captures what this tune is all about.

    Jay, I missed yours, I'm gonna go back and check it out now.

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    AH, jay that was great...all kinds of cool chords going on...really liked when the single note line kicked in too, good strong entrance, fat, fat, tone...

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    Very nice Mr B!

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    Mr B! that was beautiful.
    What guitar are you playing on?

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    That was very nice Jeff. Good dynamics. You brought it up nicely and then back down. A lot of variety, very interesting. I'll be listening to that again.
    Last edited by Kman; 07-06-2011 at 04:10 PM.

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    very nice chord melody Mr. B! I really like how your bass lines always seem to be in the right place to augment the sound of your nice chord voicings. That is a nice looking Kay, and you give the sound it deserves. Sounds like it would great to use behind a singer.

    wiz

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    Thanks gents.

    Yeah Jay, that's my Kay "Master Cutaway," whith a DeArmond "Guitar Mike" pickup, which I actually bought from a forum member a year or so ago (who also had a Hofner New Pres. I should have bought that day too, but I digress..)

    It's a really cool guitar...fattest neck I've ever seen (but narrow nutwidth) and tiny little frets...it's not the easiest guitar to play that I own, but it's sound is worth it--plug it into a tube amp (I used a princeton in this recording) and it's an instant classic jazz tone...I felt like it was a perfect guitar to play this tune on...

    And yeah Howie, it's killer for backing up a singer...makes me feel all Barney Kessel.

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    [quote=mr. beaumont;155867]Here's mine...



    Hope you all enjoy.

    Jeff,

    Loved it! Very ascertive in your approach, just great.

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    Mr Beaumont, FLAWLESS! That was so nice man

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    Nice, Jeff.

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    Thanks again you guys...

    Hopefully we'll get a few more and then we can discuss this one...there's so many ways to harmonize this tune...I know "my way" is different than the real book, which is different from howie's chart which is different from other charts I've seen...

    Just one of the best tunes ever written, imho...

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    You guys are fast! And good! I'm still trying to get this song together.
    Really nice, Jeff....great playing and great tone. I like the way I can hear the separate movements of the bass and melody...doesn't just sound like chords rolling by. I'm hoping you'll make a chord melody lesson for your website someday.
    KMan, I was able to get yours to play today. Great playing, and the tone and feel added even more. I think it's the most "smokey bar room" version so far. That's how I always think of this song, so I enjoyed it a lot.

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    I have now listened through the versions offered by wiz, kman and mr b. These guys are great, I hope I havent missed anyone, but if I did it will delight me to be able to hear some more and get inspiration. Much more than all that, get well fep! I didnt know but that was great news!

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    I went looking for ideas and inspiration and found this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps
    I went looking for ideas and inspiration and found this

    That can't be jazz...he's playing on a Les Paul.

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    Don is an awesome player & teacher. He was teaching at G.I.T. when I met him in 1978. I have not been in contact with him for about 30 years but I remember him well because he ( his trio) played the grand opening of my teaching studio in Huntington Beach, Ca., circa 1979. His version of 'Round Midnight is beautifully done and demonstrates his mastery of reharmoniztion techniques.

    wiz

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    Been kind of busy to post lately, but great sounding stuff everyone!!

    Here is some ultra inspiration for the jazz guitar masses. Care of Jim Hall.



    I really hope to have the time to post soon myself.

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    IMHO, master Jim has created an intelligent, inspiring, sensitive and beautiful musical language that many of us will spend a lifetime trying to learn.

    wiz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps
    I went looking for ideas and inspiration and found this

    Very nice! Thanks, Gramps.

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    2nd to all those comments gingerjazz... The world need more Franks.
    Getting back to tune, I'll post something later to day. But was wondering, (I do that a lot)... What or how would anyone like me to post Round Midnight... I'll play a couple or whatever... anyway, I made quick vids of last tunes, You Go to My Head and In Your own Sweet Way, Just read through, I know IYOSW but never play YGTMH and there were a few notes and changes that I didn't quite hear right... but there old news anyway... Best Reg


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    Thanks for posting Reg, Both tunes are well done with your usual good feel and always a nice groove. I , for one, would appreciate your version of "Round Midnight". I always learn from your good videos.

    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 07-11-2011 at 11:12 AM.

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    Here's a short version of Round Midnight

    I recorded Steve Kuhn's "The Real Guitarist"... just for... who knows,

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    Hey Reg, Both tunes were excellent! Thank you so much for posting these. This is another good learning opportunity for many of us. I love the groove which is always present in your music.

    wiz

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    hey everyone here's my solo guitar attempt...definitely learned a lot about what i can improve in the future...thanks all the best...


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    Way cool man... was that you moanin in there... very expressive. Sometimes is cool to have one or two short sections where you imply steady time... to make us appreciate the rubato more. Very nice playing, cool subs etc.. sounded fun... Reg

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    I love the approach. One of my favorite styles on acoustic. Thanx for posting!

    Wish you lived closer. I love playing like this myself. Staccato is fun!
    Last edited by brwnhornet59; 07-16-2011 at 10:38 AM.

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    thanks guys ... this thread is a great idea and i definitely learned a lot and enjoyed listening to everyones versions...if i get a chance to rerecord i will try to solidify the time and hopefully find my camera!

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    stunning version BGGuitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreenguitar
    hey everyone here's my solo guitar attempt...definitely learned a lot about what i can improve in the future...thanks all the best...

    Oh yeah, I like this a whole lot.

    What kind of acoustic am I hearing there?...there were some little bits where it sounded almost like a Selmer stle, but other parts where it sounded more like a flattop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreenguitar
    thanks guys ... this thread is a great idea and i definitely learned a lot and enjoyed listening to everyones versions...if i get a chance to rerecord i will try to solidify the time and hopefully find my camera!
    BGG, I just put on a hat like the one Monk used to wear, so that I could tip it to you. Great job! I really enjoyed that.

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    very nice Mr. bluegreenguitar! Rubato acoustic approach the way you played is very exciting and sensitive at the same time. I liked your version and will look forward to hearing more of your music.

    wiz

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    Hey Frank (and everyone else) - I haven't been here for ages due to, well, different reasons - I hope to get back soon enough, but I just wanted to say that's great news, Frank, that you'll be homeward bound. It's been far too long.

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    Hey Bluegreenguitar, I dug your recording, very creative and orginal. Thanks for positng.