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    I've just spent an hour setting up, and I'm in the office of the restaurant where I play on Saturdays. I wanted to say so because I feel supported through participation - and I think that's a Very Good Thing. (I'll expand on why and how in a separate/new thread at another time, because I intend to make the most of what I see as an opportunity to make good things happen - in ways that are sustainable and fun.)

    Regarding this month's standard, while actually liking the song is crucial for me when it comes to having a go at playing (or singing), it occurs to me that this somehow limits creativity.

    What really inspires me is people finding possibilities in songs that are overlooked, sneered at or discarded (as 'corny' etc.); where the way to go is perhaps less obvious. For example, the case of someone whose 'chops' might be said to entitle them to look down at a tecnically 'simple' tune - but they don't.

    Just a thought - and an acknowledgement of the value of everyone's efforts. There are too many to go through, but I really appreciate it all - the sharing of not only the music itself but also enthusiasm for the music: a Very Good Thing (and très Kool & the Gang).

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
    With so many good posts in already, why don't we go ahead and vote on a next tune to keep momentum going?
    I'm cool with starting the poll early, but personally I'd really like to continue working on this one through February. (It's only the first week!)
    Jay

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    I'll try and submit a radically different second version. Now we've done some obvious versions how about reharms, different tempos, arrangments, bop heads over the changes?

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    Here's another attempt: not great playing, but I tried the following device: in the first chorus, I tried to stay aligned with the harmonic rhythm, on the second, I tried to stay ahead of the harmonic rhythm, so my lines (should) resolve early, and the tension (such as it is) is resolved when the chords catch up. On the 3rd chorus, I turned this backwards: so my lines are behind the harmony, so the resolution comes late, when my line catches up.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13313834

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    ... in the first chorus, I tried to stay aligned with the harmonic rhythm, on the second, I tried to stay ahead of the harmonic rhythm, so my lines (should) resolve early, and the tension (such as it is) is resolved when the chords catch up. On the 3rd chorus, I turned this backwards: so my lines are behind the harmony, so the resolution comes late, when my line catches up ...
    I don't know if I'd recognize devices you used, without you revealing them, but second and 3rd chorus are definitely much more tensed than the first one.
    It sounds like you improvised all the way through? For such an experiment I'd need to work it out in full, then, maybe, improvise some variations on top.
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    i've started playing around with this one; here's my first rough attempt:

    then i found a backing track on youtube that i liked the tempo and feel of, so i did this:
    https://soundcloud.com/frostyjr2/the...her-you-take-2
    but the track had an abrupt ending, as i discovered to my alarm and dismay.
    So then i tried again:
    https://soundcloud.com/frostyjr2/the...her-you-take-3
    i like the 'guitar' solo better on the 2nd recording, and the 'bass' solo better on the 3rd one;
    both are me playing my new .strandberg* Boden OS 8.
    It's going to be awhile before i'm able to fully integrate the eight string; i have a hard enough time
    playing six well, but there's something irresistible about ERGs to me.
    Wish me luck... i'm not done with this one yet.
    Next time i'm going to try using the backing track provided here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    I don't know if I'd recognize devices you used, without you revealing them, but second and 3rd chorus are definitely much more tensed than the first one.
    It sounds like you improvised all the way through? For such an experiment I'd need to work it out in full, then, maybe, improvise some variations on top.
    Yeah, my bebop chops are not so crisp at the moment, but the place to listen is the Abmaj to Abmi: do I anticipate the b3 or do I lay on the natural 3rd even as the chords change to Abmin? Not that I did this well, but this is one way to make things interesting, without having to learn anything new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    ... Abmaj to Abmi ...
    Abmi, that's what's written as Db7(#11) in OP notation? Yeah, I also just lift one finger for the sound, instead of counting for a proper grip. I do play Db in bass, though, because my fingers are such to play it, by "construction".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    Abmi, that's what's written as Db7(#11) in OP notation? .
    yep. I think of that as an Abmi, but that's basically since the two chords (Abmi and Db7) are the same.

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    That would be AbmM711?
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    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3
    Whew! that's nice

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    Very Nice, as usual, Mster! I wish I could put something in but I had some bad luck and had to return part of my home recording system for repair.

    Dana: Thank you very much for your help with your backing tracks on this one.

    wiz (Howie)
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3
    Oh yeah. That's really my favorite of all the posts. They've all given me a lot to think about and learn, but this one was also just plain fun to listen to.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3

    Someday. when I grow up......

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    Great thread again this month. This is a rough phone recording complete with clams. Sorry. I'll warn that it has vocals, somewhat goofing around at points. I'd really appreciate any feedback. This is a lot of experimentation toward the eventual goal of being able to play multiple choruses solo, at some time in the future. May try to post something with actual, real audio if I get a chance later. Thanks for listening.


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    simultaneous recording of audio and MIDI guitar (GK3/ GI20)

    Left channel: "Audio chords" and MIDI trumpet
    Right channel: MIDI Piano and "audio lead guitar"

    Audio chords were simultaneously recorded with MIDI piano, both played on guitar in one take.
    MIDI trumpet was simultaneously recorded with "audio lead guitar", both played on the guitar in one take.

    Rhythm is just strumming, lead is just noodling. No special preparation, or adapting style for MIDI pick up.
    I did not follow "changes". Somewhat out of key, I started that way after mistake in melody of the head, so ...

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    It's a second time I'm participating, and it's great, I like the variety here, plenty of good stuff!!

    I thought I do solo again, just for a challenge, and of course it kinda sucked- I got the wrong chord in the end, arghhh...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    I thought I do solo again, just for a challenge, and of course it kinda sucked ...
    It surely did not suck. That was @220BPM? I thought of doing it @200, now I have to do it @320.
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    Hep, loved your tone and lines.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan View Post
    simultaneous recording of audio and MIDI guitar (GK3/ GI20)

    Left channel: "Audio chords" and MIDI trumpet
    Right channel: MIDI Piano and "audio lead guitar"

    Audio chords were simultaneously recorded with MIDI piano, both played on guitar in one take.
    MIDI trumpet was simultaneously recorded with "audio lead guitar", both played on the guitar in one take.

    Rhythm is just strumming, lead is just noodling. No special preparation, or adapting style for MIDI pick up.
    I did not follow "changes". Somewhat out of key, I started that way after mistake in melody of the head, so ...

    TBH I find playing the tune to be the hardest bit on every recording I've done.

    Nice lines, BTW, digging the MIDI sound too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    It's a second time I'm participating, and it's great, I like the variety here, plenty of good stuff!!

    I thought I do solo again, just for a challenge, and of course it kinda sucked- I got the wrong chord in the end, arghhh...

    Swinging!

    I really like your reading of the melody as well....

    EDIT: You can play whatever chord you want as the last chord. If you hadnt said anything I would have thought that to be an incredibly hip choice of chord...

    Sometimes when I listen to Peter B's solo stuff it's almost like he's pushing the limits of what he can get away with.... And it works!
    Last edited by christianm77; 02-09-2016 at 10:29 AM.

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    I'm really enjoying listening to everyone's take!

    Since I retired from my job last month I have a little more time on my hands these days to participate in these threads...

    Here's another attempt, chord-melody solo style going into a waltz duo. This is my first time ever using Cubase, plus on a new PC, so not sure how the good sound is going to be as I'm still getting the hang of it.



    Paul

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    Paul: Yet another fine version of this song. Very well done and a nice selection of chords for your arrangement.

    wiz (Howie)
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    Thought I'd join in on all the fun here. I'm enjoying listening and watching everyone's versions, even learning some new things too. Wanted to share a version I recorded last summer with the help of a friend that does videography as a hobby. My playing is straight ahead, trying to apply the many things I've learned since I started my jazz journey 20 years ago. It's been a ongoing work in progress and there's still much more to learn. Hope you all like it!



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    Whoa! Eddie! Way to go dude! I think we need a thread where we learn all of Eddie Lastra's solos note-for note, maybe going... I dunno... 4 measures a day?

    Seriously, that's some excellent playing. Super-Ultra-clean. Fun to listen to.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Swinging!

    I really like your reading of the melody as well....

    EDIT: You can play whatever chord you want as the last chord. If you hadnt said anything I would have thought that to be an incredibly hip choice of chord...

    Sometimes when I listen to Peter B's solo stuff it's almost like he's pushing the limits of what he can get away with.... And it works!
    Cheers! But I already planned to play a hip chord, that's the thing lol! I was going for x6777x , which is what, like Eb maj7b5#9 (no 3rd) kinda thing? Instead I missed and got the same shape a fret lower... Too hip make an ass, like they say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    Cheers! But I already planned to play a hip chord, that's the thing lol! I was going for x6777x , which is what, like Eb maj7b5#9 (no 3rd) kinda thing? Instead I missed and got the same shape a fret lower... Too hip make an ass, like they say
    'There's a fine line between clever and stupid' Spinal Tap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post
    I posted this in December by mistake, anyway here's mine warts and all.
    Some great submissions this month, ice taken time to listen to a lot, I'll go back and address everyone individually, just had a busy month. Great work all very inspiring
    So that has to be, for me, the hippest playing of the head of any of the posts, all of which I've loved and learned from. But your handling of the head just swung so easy it knocked me out of my chair.
    - Lawson
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    So that has to be, for me, the hippest playing of the head of any of the posts, all of which I've loved and learned from. But your handling of the head just swung so easy it knocked me out of my chair.
    Hey Lawson,

    Thank you for listening, I got a lovely blister on my thumb trying to learn the head in octaves but it made me think about things, mainly phrasing in a different way, still lots of work to do but enjoying the process. I'm going to try a different feel and post again if I get the time before the end of Feb.

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    Some inspiring stuff here - love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post
    Hey Lawson,

    Thank you for listening, I got a lovely blister on my thumb trying to learn the head in octaves but it made me think about things, mainly phrasing in a different way, still lots of work to do but enjoying the process. I'm going to try a different feel and post again if I get the time before the end of Feb.
    You're most welcome. I still am thinking about the phrasing you used on the head. I tend to play it so "straight" that it almost seems mechanical when I play it. I'm thinking about posting a second attempt, just to see if I can get it a little less lame than my first.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    So this is rather scary for me. Having heard every clip posted so far, all of which go beyond what I am capable of, I decided to post something anyhow. I was actually testing out my recording set up, reviewed this clip, and decided that I'd post it. It does not represent my best playing, but it presents some of my better moments and identifies areas where I struggle. I'm pretty good at the basic chord-melody style playing. Improvising lines is a struggle. When i stop playing chords, I get a little confused where I am in the tune. I get ideas, start a line, make a mistake… you know how it goes I'm sure.

    So I wanted to post a real "slice of life" for me at this point in my jazz journey. I hope to learn a lot, and perhaps other beginning/intermediate players will get the courage to post their efforts. We never learn anything without putting our stuff out there, warts and all.

    Great playing Lawson,

    Lovely chord work, and great opening line to your solo, reminded me of Jimmy Raney.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieLastra View Post
    Thought I'd join in on all the fun here. I'm enjoying listening and watching everyone's versions, even learning some new things too. Wanted to share a version I recorded last summer with the help of a friend that does videography as a hobby. My playing is straight ahead, trying to apply the many things I've learned since I started my jazz journey 20 years ago. It's been a ongoing work in progress and there's still much more to learn. Hope you all like it!


    Great playing, some lovely lines, phrasing and camera work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post
    Great playing Lawson,

    Lovely chord work, and great opening line to your solo, reminded me of Jimmy Raney.

    Keep up the good work!
    That's extremely kind. Any day that I get spoken of in the same sentence as Jimmy Raney is a really, really good day! Thanks for listening!
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post
    Great playing, some lovely lines, phrasing and camera work!
    That Eddie, he's got real camera appeal! He makes a simple YouTube video worth watching just because it's so nicely set up, lighted, and shot.

    And the guy can play.
    - Lawson
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    so I done the tune in 2 keys, thought I'd share (excuse the ending, I couldn't decide how to end, so I just stopped)

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    Here's a version of the chord/melody only I did for the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Workshop I did a while back......


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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3
    This brought a big smile to my face! You are the man! Loved it!

    Although mr. beaumont is still my hero. Just saying'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster View Post
    Lots of good posts this month!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp...20you%2000.mp3
    Just brilliant. This is where I want to be at!

    Love it.

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    Thanks, I made public.
    Last edited by boatheelmusic; 02-14-2016 at 03:07 PM.

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    and the hits keep coming!

    Here's a last one from me for this month. New bass player, he plays very differently than my regular bass player, it makes me play differently, sort of

    SoundClick artist: Paul Kirk - page with MP3 music downloads

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    Hi, here is my second recording of 'Another you'.
    I took note of the triad lesson of Jens Larsen Chords soloing in 3rds":

    Chord Soloing in 3rds Lesson


    This was all new to me and I tried to apply these triads to 'Another you.'
    Also to get an idea to what these sound like.





    Hans



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    Last edited by Hatim; 02-18-2016 at 05:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
    Here's a version of the chord/melody only I did for the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Workshop I did a while back......

    Gorgeous tone and nice voicings. I've been experimenting with linking the "big" chords with harmonizing the melody, usually in 3rd, or using 6/9 voicings over majors, dim7 over dom7 as passing chords. The results haven't been "brilliant" but they've fattend up my version pretty nicely. I already posted one, but hope to do another "improved" version.

    You play super clean, and very deliberately. I learned something from that.
    - Lawson
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkirk View Post
    and the hits keep coming!

    Here's a last one from me for this month. New bass player, he plays very differently than my regular bass player, it makes me play differently, sort of

    SoundClick artist: Paul Kirk - page with MP3 music downloads
    It is a hit, no doubt.
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    Hello all, I have finally fixed my problem with my home studio and am able to record now. Thank you very much for your help with this thread, Dana.

    Here is my version of "There Will Never Be Another You":

    https://app.box.com/s/9jtw1j5rutv2j3dmg4llkzs3l5ae4aev

    This is a slow version, I will post an upbeat version before the end of the month.

    wiz (Howie)
    Howie

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    Is anyone else having a problem with the soundcloud links here?
    "Really welding was my talent, I think, but I sort of swished it aside." Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    Is anyone else having a problem with the soundcloud links here?
    I do.

    For example, at the moment here on EDGE Browser in Win10:

    post #129, I can play, without additional options, like FFW ..., clicking on "user" lead me to SC, where I can play it
    post #136 works OK
    post #33 No clickable regions except one leading to SC cookie policy
    post #2 there is this notion: "This sound can't be played outside of SoundCloud - Play on SoundCloud"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    Is anyone else having a problem with the soundcloud links here?
    me too. it would be nice if this site had a simple, foolproof way to embed audio, like apparently it does for youtube. It used to be only sound cloud worked, but even now that is quirky

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    Thanks guys, and thanks for your detailed feedback Vlad. The only think thats clickable for me is the cookie policy...
    "Really welding was my talent, I think, but I sort of swished it aside." Wes