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    This song will have 2 backing tracks.

    The first track (Based on the Real Book 1 version) is a good BIAB track with a tempo of 180 ish, a 4-bar intro, 3 choruses, Latin to swing section and a standard ending. Thank you, Tom.

    The second one is a little slower BIAB Realtracks jazz trio with a 4- bar intro, 3 choruses and a tag ending. I did play around with the chords on this one.

    Have fun with them,

    wiz

    1) backing track---->https://app.box.com/s/5flhxt8hh5z0briuvsop

    2) slower backing track---->https://app.box.com/s/yftnmk6v4m0wpuheybfv

    3) Repaired Lead sheet---->https://app.box.com/s/xeevpmh9q4b8umi6icn5
    Last edited by wizard3739; 04-03-2014 at 09:56 PM.
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    Alright! I'll be up soon...I've been looking for a reason to arrange this tune.
    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."

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    I'll probably put something more compelling later in the month, but I'll jump the gun and post this 7 year old guitar duo recording with my friend Sandy Williams. He takes the first solo.

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    Very nice duo sound Paul! I really liked your use of interval lines and you guys were really swinging. Good comping, great tone, great lines and an all around pleasure to listen to.

    wiz
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    Couple of questions on the lead sheet.

    1. On measure 13, what is the chord/symbol? It looks like A-9 with something flatted.
    2. On measure 15, the chord symbol looks like an A-9 over a Gma7. What chord do you(I) play? Is the choice mine?

    thanks
    edh

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    Quote Originally Posted by edh View Post
    Couple of questions on the lead sheet.

    1. On measure 13, what is the chord/symbol? It looks like A-9 with something flatted.
    2. On measure 15, the chord symbol looks like an A-9 over a Gma7. What chord do you(I) play? Is the choice mine?

    thanks
    edh
    For measure 13, it should be just A-9, some kind of printer error.
    For measure 15, it should be a GMaj7, part of a partial Chord scale in G Major.

    repaired now!
    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 04-03-2014 at 10:04 PM. Reason: repair
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    Hey Wiz . . this was actually the first jazz tune I ever learnd how to comp. That was in the '70s. It's nice to see from the pdf you posted that I learned it incorrectly. Thanks a lot man . . . but, where the hell were you some 35 years ago when I needed you?? As a way of returning the "favor" . . let me point out that the title as you posted it is wrong. It should be "I'll" Remember April. So there!! NOW . . we're even!!

    On a more serious note . . too bad you're so damned far away. You seem like a cat I'd like to study with for a while. I wonder if I could talk you into moving to New Jersey? Some great housing deals available in Camden and Newark. They're even offering body armor and bullet proof windows in some of the homes now.
    Patrick2 . . Heritage representative (now former)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739 View Post
    Very nice duo sound Paul! I really liked your use of interval lines and you guys were really swinging. Good comping, great tone, great lines and an all around pleasure to listen to.

    wiz
    Thanks Howie. I feel like my playing has progressed since then, so I'll see if I can do something different with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick2 View Post
    Hey Wiz . . this was actually the first jazz tune I ever learnd how to comp. That was in the '70s. It's nice to see from the pdf you posted that I learned it incorrectly. Thanks a lot man . . . but, where the hell were you some 35 years ago when I needed you?? As a way of returning the "favor" . . let me point out that the title as you posted it is wrong. It should be "I'll" Remember April. So there!! NOW . . we're even!!

    On a more serious note . . too bad you're so damned far away. You seem like a cat I'd like to study with for a while. I wonder if I could talk you into moving to New Jersey? Some great housing deals available in Camden and Newark. They're even offering body armor and bullet proof windows in some of the homes now.
    Hey Patrick2: First of all, I did mess around with the chords a bit on the lead sheet and 35 years ago I was a student at G.I.T. totally involved in their learning process. You are right about the title, it is "I'll Remember April".
    I would love to be able to spend time with you and would do so if I lived a little closer. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you might have on jazz guitar or the old standards. I always enjoy reading your comments about the history of some of the jazz guitars.

    best wishes,
    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 04-05-2014 at 12:22 PM.
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    Hey, what's going on, no entries this month?
    I mean PKirk's quite good, but even that one was from a back log. Are we all to buisy? I haven't touched guitar since that last month's post.
    Did have that one gig where I played bass, though. However, no guitar playing, no practice, just contemplating from time to time.
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    Recorded back in the "Black Orpheus" era...
    ES-175VOSsp..SadowskySemi..Ibanez S6521Q w/GK3..DV Mark LJ..Dispatch Master V2..Atomic CLR..BossGP10..Line6.G10
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    Eric, arround 0:53, melody sounded as if Metheny was playing it, less the synth guitar.
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    Good job Eric! Thanks for sharing.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Thanks Wiz...appreciate your efforts with the monthly challenge. Thanks Vladan...I've listened to Pat so much and for so long (1978) that it just happens I guess. I like that sound. All the best to everyone and keep on playing!
    ES-175VOSsp..SadowskySemi..Ibanez S6521Q w/GK3..DV Mark LJ..Dispatch Master V2..Atomic CLR..BossGP10..Line6.G10
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    Did you use that GR55 on this one, for melody?
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    Oh no. I have a GR55 but I used a 175 on this track. I ran it thru a KA6 usb with Guitar Rig 4 and the Metheny patch with slight mods. Looking back, I over-chorused it...sorry.
    Last edited by Eric Rowland; 04-16-2014 at 03:08 AM.
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    Ok, because I did not hear the synth (therefore "... less the synth"), than you mentioned it ... Cool.
    I did not notice overchorusing, the sound was quite appropriate, IMO.
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    I won't be posting this month, unless something extremely unusual happen, but let's say I'll have a representative, in the sound of someone I trapped over on internet. This guy has just about the oddest jazz style and versions of standards. Is it a parody, is it on purpose, is it for real ... Who care's as long as it is fun. Don't quit too early, at least wind forward couple of minutes to get a picture:

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    I/ve played this with the trio...live in jazz club in Warsaw...few years ago.
    Best
    kris

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    see the real, pro situation performance. Trading 96s, he, he.
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    Here's a version I recorded on pedal steel, with guitar by Jimmy Bruno.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    Hey, what's going on, no entries this month?
    I mean PKirk's quite good, but even that one was from a back log. Are we all to buisy? I haven't touched guitar since that last month's post.
    Did have that one gig where I played bass, though. However, no guitar playing, no practice, just contemplating from time to time.
    Must be that tax returns were due April 15. The clips should start pouring in just about any minute now......

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    Hello all, The link below is my version our song for this month. For some reason, I had a hard time with this song, especially the Intro and the Ending.

    https://app.box.com/s/31q85go1zzr8y8x660rc

    wiz
    Last edited by wizard3739; 04-17-2014 at 08:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard3739 View Post
    Hello all, The link below is my version our song for this month. For some reason, I had a hard time with this song, especially the Intro and the Ending.

    https://app.box.com/s/31q85go1zzr8y8x660rc

    wiz
    Hi Howie

    Sounds pretty good to me. good tone, feel, as usual.

    The only thing I hear is that you don't address the modulation to Bb (and to a lesser extent to E)
    and it seems like that throws you off a bit. It's easy to take a quick look at the chart and miscalculate
    that II-V-I to Bb as diatonic.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris View Post
    I/ve played this with the trio...live in jazz club in Warsaw...few years ago.
    Best
    kris
    That is some very sweet playing Kris and the trio sounds fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    Hi Howie

    Sounds pretty good to me. good tone, feel, as usual.

    The only thing I hear is that you don't address the modulation to Bb (and to a lesser extent to E)
    and it seems like that throws you off a bit. It's easy to take a quick look at the chart and miscalculate
    that II-V-I to Bb as diatonic.

    Paul
    Thanks Paul, I will take a look at the mod to Bb & E. I really didn't do any analysis for this song and I will analyze the song now.

    wiz
    Howie

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    Here is mine.

    Pete Martin - just a mandolin guy but loves jazz guitar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petimar View Post
    Here is mine.

    sounds good. Is this a sped up backing track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    sounds good. Is this a sped up backing track?
    I made my own backing tracks as I like to play the tune a bit faster. It it BIAB at 220 bpm.

    Piano solo is from a BIAB real track.
    Last edited by Petimar; 04-21-2014 at 03:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petimar View Post
    i made ace my own backing tracks as I like to play the tune a bit faster. It it BIAB at 220 bpm.
    Wow biab sounds pretty good now. Was the piano solo generated by BIAB?
    (and your playing is super.)

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    Here's my entry, first time I've participated in the practical standards threads, but I'm looking forward to doing it more. I recorded my own backing track with my looper.


    Last edited by tacofarm; 04-20-2014 at 10:37 PM.

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    tacofarm, nice playing. what kind of guitar/equipment were you using?

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    Thanks pkirk, I'm playing a mim Telecaster through a Roland Cube.

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    More the merrier. no solo, just some rythm. I decided to go for it, then realised I don't have a single guitar cable at home, so I recorded this by built in mic and web cam of my lap top. I did EQ it afterwards. Maybe, if I find some time I'll do some solo over this and post, but first I have to find those cables, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacofarm View Post
    Thanks pkirk, I'm playing a mim Telecaster through a Roland Cube.
    wow. Doesnt sound like a tele to me. I'm not so good at hearing these things, though.

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    This is my one chorus solo on Ibanez as-200 and new 5 watt class A combo.
    https://app.box.com/s/2tezxmfqhc67zj15km9k

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    My contribution; insults encouraged. (There are some time issues that I'm aware of...)

    Jay

    'boobadoobadoobaooababop!'

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    I played this tune for the first time last Tuesday.

    It's the first song in this clip followed by Autumn Leaves and All of Me.


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    There are two ways of doing this thing.

    1. Rhythm instrument accompaning solo

    2. Solo instrument playing over preset backing.

    Both players have to be aware of both approaches, aswell as that's what the rehearsals are for.

    IMO, there has to be a lot of work done 2. way, before 1. becomes easy and natural.

    From experience, I know it sounded much better there and then than it does on the recording. If there was some audience, they'd question own memorry, is this the recording of the event they attended.
    I like your tone. Lots of bass, but not muddy.

    All in all, good for the first time. No practice at home can prepare you 100% for the real thing, but it gives tools to overcome problems as they occur.
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