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    The winner of our poll is "Night & Day", written by Cole Porter. The backing track is a Rhumba with an 8 bar intro, a standard ending and 3 choruses made with BIAB Realtracks

    The other backing track has a vocalist and a good pianist from Newport Beach (Bill Ippolito and my vocalist (Colleen Brown)). We were rehearsing for a CD for family & friends. My guitar track was removed so those of you who are interested in trying this with a vocalist can add your own guitar track. Also, I thought a Latin approach would be fun for this great song. Have fun with this!

    wiz

    Latin (Rhumba) backing track---->Box

    Latin backing track with a vocalist---->Box

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    Cool! So how do these things work? Do we just continuously record ourselves do the tune and upload it?

    Edit: Don't mean to put down the work you put in on this, but the changes you use here are pretty weird. And also the way your chart is layed out is also pretty weird as well, that repeat sign on measure 2 of the form I think is out of place. I hear this tune played more commonly with the Joe Henderson changes than the original ones.
    The ones I use are: (in Eb Major)
    l BMaj7 l F-7 Bb7 l EbMaj7 l % l

    Anyways, I'm probably going to use an aebersold playalong that does those changes. I'll be glad to upload that one to here as well together with the lead sheet if anyone would like to give that version a shot.
    Last edited by jtizzle; 11-01-2013 at 11:59 PM.

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    Nice material!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtizzle
    Cool! So how do these things work? Do we just continuously record ourselves do the tune and upload it?
    I think the thread series works on many levels: for beginners it gives a tune to learn and share, for others an opportunity to try something different with a tune.

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    Hi Everybody, I have adjusted the lead sheet above to a more common approach although the original was useable as is.
    The new lead sheet is below. Also, There really is nothing weird about the progression I used for the backing track. It is basically the same exact progressions used by Cole Porter transposed into the key of F major. The 8 bar intro is there to set up the Latin rhythm. I have added a swing version of the backing track for those of you who might prefer a swing version of the song.


    backing track (swing)-----> https://app.box.com/s/b40dzaf0jnlv56natbt3

    lead sheet---->https://app.box.com/s/uh4kzizbk76jpau07jdp

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    Howie, you left out the most important harmony of them all! I'm not familiar with the history of this song so it may be correct according to the original, but what tickles me when I've heard this song is the very first chord. The 5th in the melody suddenly becoming a maj7. It is somewhat unexpected and outside of key. In this key that would be the Dbmaj7.
    Last edited by Runepune; 11-03-2013 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runepune
    Howie, you left out the most important harmony of them all! I'm not familiar with the history of this song so it may be correct according to the original, but what tickles me when I've heard this song is the very first chord. The 5th in the melody suddenly becoming a maj7. It is somewhat unexpected and outside of key. In this key that would be the Dbmaj7.
    Please explain what you mean by the "most important harmony". My ear tells me the DbMaj7 and the G-7b5 are both very usable as the first chord supporting the melody. Actually, I have 4 or 5 different versions(arrangements) for the song and both chords are used.

    wiz (Howie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739
    Please explain what you mean by the "most important harmony". My ear tells me the DbMaj7 and the G-7b5 are both very usable as the first chord supporting the melody. Actually, I have 4 or 5 different versions(arrangements) for the song and both chords are used.

    wiz (Howie)
    It's just a more unusual choice. Starting off somewhat outside of key on the very first chord. Just saying that that particular chord choice defines that song. For me It just tickles so much more than a straight 2-5-1. The pdf you uploaded also uses Dbmaj7 as the first chord.

    But of course, I'm not saying your choice is "wrong"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739
    Hi Everybody, I have adjusted the lead sheet above to a more common approach although the original was useable as is.
    The new lead sheet is below. Also, There really is nothing weird about the progression I used for the backing track. It is basically the same exact progressions used by Cole Porter transposed into the key of F major. The 8 bar intro is there to set up the Latin rhythm. I have added a swing version of the backing track for those of you who might prefer a swing version of the song.


    backing track (swing)-----> https://app.box.com/s/b40dzaf0jnlv56natbt3

    lead sheet---->https://app.box.com/s/uh4kzizbk76jpau07jdp
    It's just weird to me in the sense that I play the Joe Henderson changes when I do the tune. Closer to the one the one in your post above. Does the bVI maj, ii-V-I, instead of the half diminished chord.

    Joe even added a ii-V when it goes back into the bVI, so it sounds kind of like Giant Steps for a second.

    Edit: Just what Rune said. Both chords are acceptable choices, and I have also seen charts with the half dim chord, but the bVI sounds so much better I think, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtizzle
    ... Joe even added a ii-V when it goes back into the bVI, so it sounds kind of like Giant Steps for a second.
    Sounds interesting ... Gotta check that out. ii-V of the bVI, right?

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    Right. In Eb, it would go
    l BMaj l F-7 Bb7 l Ebmaj l C#-7 F#7 l
    and repeat. The recording is on Inner Urge, you should totally check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtizzle
    Right. In Eb, it would go
    l BMaj l F-7 Bb7 l Ebmaj l C#-7 F#7 l
    and repeat. The recording is on Inner Urge, you should totally check that out.
    Joe Henderson play this tune in another key... in D.
    Very nice chords he used.
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    Here's my take...

    a great "easy" tune...it has a lot of room in it. Fun stuff.


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    Hi Jeff, I couldn't get your link to work but I will try again in the morning.

    wiz

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    Listened last night on YT. You already know my position about your playing. This time, lack of (usual) ambient noise made it even better.

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    Thanks Vladan...you mean you don't love barking dogs, a babbling 2 year old, or the sound of a vocal lesson in Greek in the background?

    Howie, I'm not sure what's up...seems to work here. I hope you get to check it out.

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    Jeff, nice. I like your voicings, use of vibrato to squeeze more out of some chords.

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    Here is my version of Night & Day complete with a few notes I wish I hadn't used. I installed new strings (TI .14 to .55) so there may be some flat notes. I made a new backing trac to include the verse. This song is a personal favorite of my wife & I.

    wiz

    https://app.box.com/s/q40yhbigbgb9ac7jtlff
    Last edited by wizard3739; 11-13-2013 at 09:08 PM.

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    howie. great tone and some nice lines.

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    Alright folks, let's scale things back here. Criticisms encouraged, as always.


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    Good playing Jehu, I like your tone and relaxed approach to the song.

    wiz

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    Jehu: Nice tone, and swinging.