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Cats And Chess - Minor Blues
This is an original melody composed over a minor blues progression. The progression is a "minor" extrapolation/version of writer John Mehegans reharmonization of a "major" blues form. It basically follows 12-bar blues format in C minor
Jazz · Intermediate · 2798 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/29/2004
Screwed Driver
This progression is one demonstrating planing (parallelism) in minor seventh chords.
Jazz · Advanced · 1729 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 1/24/2005
Stumble Bumble
Peter Green recorded a fine version of this 16-bar Freddie King blues tune with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers back in 1966.
Blues · Intermediate · 793 Hits · 1.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/30/2005
Syncopation And Tempo Change
This lesson displays and describes a change in rhythm and tempo during a single tune, Spoonful. It speeds up during a jam interlude by playing a triplet figure and then shifting the bar line feel. Needs to have acoustic nylon to hear bass line.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2073 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 1/21/2005
Fingered Harmonics Technique
Playing harmonics on fingered strings using your thumb to pluck and forefinger to mask.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 2262 Hits · 3.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/22/2005