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    Happy leap year day (whether or not that is a "thing"), people!

    Our standard for Mar 2020 will be It Could Happen to You (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, 1944).

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    Here's mine. As usual, I didn't know this one before. I wasn't going to post, but I listened to it today and I didn't hate it as much as I did last nite. And hopefully I'll continue with it during the month and improve.


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    For those who didn't like the weird version. Shame on you!


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    It took me awhile, because I'm dense, but I was wondering why you were playing a tune called "Itchy".

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    That's why I liked the acronym (I think that's what it's called). I could only see itchy too :-)

    Anyway I can't spell hapen

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    Or Twitchy


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    It's a rip-off!


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    After working through a few chapters of Garrison Fewell's book, I gave it a go using some of his methods.


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    Hi Banjo -

    Oh, that was better, sounds more thought-out. Familiarity with the tune helps, of course. No one's that good the first time. The blues sounds were good, suits the tune, I think.

    Out of curiosity, what were the Garrison Fewell tips you were using, roughly? Not that I want to copy them or anything but for interest's sake.

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    It's one of the study threads in the Improvisation forum. It's to do with triads w/extensions to create lines. It's something I've been interested in for awhile now, but never found anything I seemed to "get". His book "A Melodic Approach" looked good and has really made sense to me so far.

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    Great. If it works, it works. It's appearing to :-)

    Very glad you're still at it, by the way

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