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    "My Foolish Heart" is the poll winner for October. Below you will find backing tracks for this song. The backing track is a BIAB realtracks style win a 4 bar intro, 3 choruses and a standard ending. Have fun with these tracks!

    wiz

    backing track---->https://app.box.com/s/8dkf32pg88s3vfoiw3f2

    PDF lead sheet----->https://app.box.com/s/iks7pqhfuk1alzvmy8y6
    Howie

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    I love "My Foolish Heart", and would have voted for it, but I thought the poll choice was "These Foolish Things".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    I love "My Foolish Heart", and would have voted for it, but I thought the poll choice was "These Foolish Things".
    That was "foolish" of you.

    One of my favorite ballads.
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    One of my favorites!

    Jay

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    I also thought I was voting for "These Foolish Things". Haven't heard this standard yet, but the backing tracks are nice

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    great tune.

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    wow! I am truly sorry about the mistake I made in the poll title!! The intended title was "My Foolish Heart". I will put "These Foolish Things" in the November poll because many of you really wanted that song. Both songs are nice old ballads and you won't regret playing either of them.

    sorry again, wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 10-05-2013 at 09:58 PM.
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    Hi Howie,

    Thanks once again for the effort that you put in.

    I have one quick question:

    In bar 8 of the melody is the D melody note correct against the C half dim chord ?

    It just sounds very dissonant against an already dissonant chord.

    I'm not familiar with the song so I am just checking.

    Many thanks.

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    Ooh, I'll be in on this one...one of my favorite ballads..."heart" that is. "Things" is nice too, but "heart"...oh yeah.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Liarspoker View Post
    Hi Howie,

    Thanks once again for the effort that you put in.

    I have one quick question:

    In bar 8 of the melody is the D melody note correct against the C half dim chord ?

    It just sounds very dissonant against an already dissonant chord.

    I'm not familiar with the song so I am just checking.

    Many thanks.
    Thanks for the question:
    1) The D note and the C-7b5 chord are as written by Victor Young from my reference lead sheet.
    2) IMHO, there is no dissonant sound in the melody/harmony of that note & chord sequence.
    3) I hear the minor ii-V (C-7b5-F7b9) as a simple minor ii-V that perhaps adds a bit of tension to the harmonic /melodic content of the song as it goes back into Bb Major.

    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 10-06-2013 at 05:08 PM.
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    Once solo, played the tune, once two tracks with some soloing.

    had to learn this tune, not an easy one to play.


    thanks for any comments.


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    markf: that was great. I like the double stops.
    Last edited by pkirk; 10-09-2013 at 01:03 PM.

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    Thankyou very much!

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    well done, Mark! very creative and a joy to listen to.

    wiz
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    I enjoyed listening to it as if it was sort of minimal art. All those little notes ringing against and around each other.
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    thanks very much wiz and vladan glad you got something out of it.

    notes ringing against and around each other.
    Last edited by markf; 10-09-2013 at 02:53 PM.

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    Don't get me wrong. If the meat wasn't good, I would not care for the sauce.
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    Ok, as you can see I haven't devoted a whole lot of time to this chord melody.

    I'd love to devote more time but I have a jam session this evening for which I had to learn a pile of songs plus I have 3 young kids etc. At least it isn't towards the end of the month because I would not have anytime for the PS thread with my work which gets busier towards that time.

    Anyhow the CM is pretty rough, as you can see I wrote it out and am reading it, but I am posting it to motive me to practise more and not to embarrass myself anymore.


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    My version on nylon strings Frameworks guitar.
    Best
    Kris


    https://app.box.com/s/vj8mgl52pfu1fk63cqlb

    October 2013 - My Foolish Heart-k-wolinski-frameworks-2009-jpg

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    @Liarspoker: you're advancing in giant steps. Whish I had your carachter for learning hard stuff.

    @Kris: Very pro. Changing approaches, creating various moods, ... It was a story. Nice.
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    Beautiful Kris, I had to listen again to catch all of the really nice voicings and nuances of your great version of this old standard, great listening!

    wiz
    Howie

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    very nice music Kris, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    @Liarspoker: you're advancing in giant steps. Whish I had your carachter for learning hard stuff.

    @Kris: Very pro. Changing approaches, creating various moods, ... It was a story. Nice.
    Thanks Vladan,
    Jazzingly
    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739 View Post
    Beautiful Kris, I had to listen again to catch all of the really nice voicings and nuances of your great version of this old standard, great listening!

    wiz
    Thanks Wiz,
    Best
    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by markf View Post
    very nice music Kris, thanks.
    Thanks markf,
    Best
    Kris

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    Liars poker...liked it a bunch. I agree, I've heard your playing getting much better...

    kris, what can I say...I always love hearing you play.

    for some reason mark's version wouldn't play on my ipad...I will try again in a few...sure it's on my end.


    Heres my humble contribution...only enough time for one take this morning....it's okay, but I'm gonna try another...this song is too good, I gotta do it a justice.

    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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    Cheers guys. I can feel that I am improving too.

    A bonus of this thread is that I get introduced to songs that I would otherwise not have heard.

    I also like the fact that every version from all contributors is so different......and I like them all.

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    very nice Mr. B, as usual!

    wiz
    Howie

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    I'm enjoying re-listening to everybody's take. This is such a great tune, it plays itself.

    Here's my take, a bit sloppy and a bit sappy. double tracked with the tele with tone off and tone


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    Very interesting take, pkirk!

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    great feel/full sound mr beaumont.

    and

    I agree that "Very interesting take, pkirk!" very subdued.

    also very nice tone. "chiming" chording sound is great.

    the chord track a little hard to hear though.

    I too am glad I took part in this exercise.
    Last edited by markf; 10-14-2013 at 10:57 AM.

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    Thanks markf and M-ster. I set the balance using headphones and it sounds pretty good that way, but listening over the computer speakers, I hear mostly the solo, which is too bad since my focus was on the "deharmonization" more than the melody. I suspect most people listen to internet music over computer speakers, so maybe I'll remix if I didn't destroy the tracks already.

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    very nice take pkirk, nice tone from your tele.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    Thanks markf and M-ster. I set the balance using headphones and it sounds pretty good that way, but listening over the computer speakers, I hear mostly the solo, which is too bad since my focus was on the "deharmonization" more than the melody. I suspect most people listen to internet music over computer speakers, so maybe I'll remix if I didn't destroy the tracks already.
    Tele sounds great!

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    Finally got to check out mark's...very cool...especially love the acoustic intro.

    pkirk, tele and playing sound great...a little chorus? Very tasteful.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    thanks jeff, kris. jeff I'm not sure if there's chorus, its a preset on the multi-fx pedal I use as a usb interface.
    definitely delay, and lots of EQ.
    Last edited by pkirk; 10-14-2013 at 10:16 PM.

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    Awesome song! There's some great renditions going on here keep up the good work everyone.
    I'll try to post something in the next week

    I'm not sure why but this song is really in my head from when I was younger. Must have been on a movie or something.

    about the comment with the D over the Chalf Dim. That is my favorite part of the whole tune!!!!
    Last edited by euterpe; 10-15-2013 at 01:25 PM. Reason: grammar police
    • They’re not particular about whether you’re playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it. - Dizzy G

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    Hey All, I'm sorry it took so long to have an input on this song. I couldn't resist doing a "completely by ear" version on this song because it is a favorite of my wife and she thinks I sound better when I play by ear. So, here is my version of "My Foolish Heart" complete with apologies for any bad notes or changes I may have made in the melody line. I hope some of you will enjoy it.

    wiz

    https://app.box.com/s/cyq9yfn2c559s0w0myqd
    Howie

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    hi, sounds very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739 View Post
    Hey All, I'm sorry it took so long to have an input on this song. I couldn't resist doing a "completely by ear" version on this song because it is a favorite of my wife and she thinks I sound better when I play by ear. So, here is my version of "My Foolish Heart" complete with apologies for any bad notes or changes I may have made in the melody line. I hope some of you will enjoy it.

    wiz

    https://app.box.com/s/cyq9yfn2c559s0w0myqd
    Very nice sounding and playing.
    I like also the sound of the bass from background.

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    nice howie

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    Thank you for listening and commenting, markf, Kris and pkirk, this one was fun to play on.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Good one Wiz. I really do prefer songs being played in Jazz style, that's how I percieved your version, as oposed to soloing over chords. Not that I dont like solos over changes, but that's completely different experience.

    To Mr.B., I commented on YT.

    Pkirk, sloppiness? I would not say so. It seamed at moments you were pulling the break, eagar to start burning. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Still don't know if I'll join the effort this month. Did try couple of approaches. At the moment I lean towards a more rock version, but if I don't get to do it I just may float some blues over it, to fill the number of participants.
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    This is my version on Ibanez As-200 semi-hollow guitar.
    Enjoy it...:-)
    Best
    Kris

    https://app.box.com/s/17760i7mtagg78woowkf

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    wow! This is a great version of the song, Kris, I had to listen several times ---->So nice!! good tone, good intro, beautiful lines, modern, in the pocket groove. Sounded very professional. Thanks very much for sharing.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739 View Post
    wow! This is a great version of the song, Kris, I had to listen several times ---->So nice!! good tone, good intro, beautiful lines, modern, in the pocket groove. Sounded very professional. Thanks very much for sharing.

    wiz
    Thanks a lot Wiz,
    All The Best
    Kris

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    Here's my attempt. I found this one oddly difficult. Man, all these slow ballads are really exposing my weaknesses!



    As usual, criticisms and suggestions are invited.

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    Nice Jehu! I liked it and found it to be very good for listening.

    Howie
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    I like it.

    I find it's difficult to play song -like phrases, and it's worse for a ballad.

    I tend to lose the tempo, and end up with some dangling notes. Just kind of lying there unconnected to the prior or subsequent sounds. sort of trailing off...

    I think you have a bit of that too.

    but overall it's nice.

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    very nice Kris (Krzystof?)