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    Our standard for Nov 2020 will be Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie De Lange, 1939).

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    Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Darn That Dream)

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    Did this a while back

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    Those were the days when I could put a solo jazz guitar video out on YouTube and get 15K views haha.

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    Yes, but you were young and keen, then :-)

    Nice stuff.

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    I recorded Dream about 8 years ago. I really should lay it down again, as there are a few problems with this version. 1st among them is that I didn't have enough musical ideas to fill a solo of that length, and the chords at the very end are particularly bothersome...

    That being said, it's a really great tune, and here's a version of it:


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    I've ever learned this tune, nor played it. So this is a first shot at playing the head. Im using the HL Real Book backing track and doing basic chord-melody, nothing fancy.


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    I did this one last winter when I got my GJ guitar. This is the first tune I ever really figured out how to play solo, though I haven't ever recorded it entirely to my satisfaction. There are so many great versions Sarah Vaughan, Bill Evans/Jim Hall, Tal Farlow, all the horn players ...

    Anyway, thar she blows ...




    John
    Last edited by John A.; 11-17-2020 at 09:58 AM.

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    Mid-month revisit. It's longish... but exquisite :-)


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    hohoho -

    Your bassline style might suit this tune, it occurs to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    hohoho -

    Your bassline style might suit this tune, it occurs to me.
    Thanks ragman, I'm "working on/with it"...

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    So I've struggled with this tune all month and just when I think I understand how it works, I try to improvise over the changes and it falls apart on me. Alas. So this is the head and one chorus of desperately looking for chord-tones, guide tones, and places to use licks I already know. Maybe a little better than that... I am struggling with improvisation and almost didn't post this, but this is a study group so...

    I'm playing the Aria Pro II PE180 into a DVMark Micro 50. The backing track is by Ralph Patt.


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    Here's 5 minutes of silliness on this tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Here's 5 minutes of silliness on this tune.
    That was really fun! My take-away is that sometimes I'm too "careful" with these tunes. I need to have a little more fun with them...

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    Lawson - yours sounds better than you think it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Lawson - yours sounds better than you think it does.
    Thank you for that encouragement. I think sometimes we (okay, I) work on something so much we come to hate it all.

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    A little pre-turkey dreaming ...



    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    So I've struggled with this tune all month and just when I think I understand how it works, I try to improvise over the changes and it falls apart on me. Alas. So this is the head and one chorus of desperately looking for chord-tones, guide tones, and places to use licks I already know. Maybe a little better than that... I am struggling with improvisation and almost didn't post this, but this is a study group so...

    I'm playing the Aria Pro II PE180 into a DVMark Micro 50. The backing track is by Ralph Patt.

    You definitely stayed with the changes and had some good ideas, especially on the bridge. I like the way you play the head, too.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John A.
    You definitely stayed with the changes and had some good ideas, especially on the bridge. I like the way you play the head, too.

    John
    Thanks for that. I’m getting a better feel for the the flow of the changes as I work with it.


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    Thanks for the nice and inspiring contributions this month!!

    Here is my "effort" in C: 1st chorus improv, 2nd chorus more melody

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    I like the sound of that, hohoho. Can you post the backing by itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    So I've struggled with this tune all month and just when I think I understand how it works, I try to improvise over the changes and it falls apart on me. Alas. So this is the head and one chorus of desperately looking for chord-tones, guide tones, and places to use licks I already know. Maybe a little better than that... I am struggling with improvisation and almost didn't post this, but this is a study group so...

    I'm playing the Aria Pro II PE180 into a DVMark Micro 50. The backing track is by Ralph Patt.

    I think your chord melody sounds really nice-- I'd just pay attention to time. It sounds like you're trying to sit right on the beat, which causes you to lose it in a few places.

    I feel like your time relaxes a bunch when you get into your improv a bit. Some nice ideas, and it gets better as it goes on and you get more comfortable.

    Keep it up!

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    Here’s a rough shot at a solo arrangement. I’m still trying to internalize the changes and working on finger mechanics, so the rhythmic feel isn’t great. I’m alternating practicing this slow and deliberately vs. faster and relaxed, with the hope I can merge the two approaches into something more interesting than either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkP View Post
    Here’s a rough shot at a solo arrangement. I’m still trying to internalize the changes and working on finger mechanics, so the rhythmic feel isn’t great. I’m alternating practicing this slow and deliberately vs. faster and relaxed, with the hope I can merge the two approaches into something more interesting than either.
    Very nice, Kirk. Lovely and simple. Just what doctor ordered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    I like the sound of that, hohoho. Can you post the backing by itself?
    Thanks ragman!
    Here's a new take of the backing. Recorded with click track that I did not include in the mix. Added a one bar count in click though...

    Dropbox - DarnThatDream_2020_11_28_Backing.mp3 - Simplify your life

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    Thanks, hoho, I've got it. I think you might be getting good at these :-)

    It's in C, too. Thank god, I was getting bored with G!

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    Here we go. It was fun :-)


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    Here's a simple chord-melody arrangement at the tail end of the month.

    Played on my Eastman Pagelli 2 into a Henriksen Bud 6.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukena View Post
    Here's a simple chord-melody arrangement at the tail end of the month.

    Played on my Eastman Pagelli 2 into a Henriksen Bud 6.

    Really nice playing, and lovely tone.

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    Thank you, Mr. B – that means a lot to me.