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Postby SwingOpi » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:50 am

Tach,

Here is the case:

Key of F, 4/4

| C7 C7/D | Eb9 C7/E E7 | F |


In the second measure, how would you improvise, taking the Arp for each chord. But what if you play really fast? How would you link them together?, or take the arp for each chord and play only two tones?
Please, I need some help guys!

Thanks in advance

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Postby DennisC » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:56 pm

how sure are you that those are the correct chords... though not impossible, the Eb9 and the E7 seem out of place, they're more likely to be Ebdim7 and Edim7 or Em7b5(which is just C9 if u add the bass)

anyway for the first 2 measures, just improvise as if you're playing over C7
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Postby SwingOpi » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:18 am

Tach,

thanks for the answer, pal.
The chords are correct, if I can trust my real book. But it could be a misprint, then the sounding is a little bit strange. I should try a E° instead.


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Postby Nev » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:01 am

Whats the tune?
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Postby SwingOpi » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:58 pm

Tach,

the tune is: American Patrol
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Postby Nev » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:41 pm

Had a look through my fake books and can't find it.
Sorry not to be of any help

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Postby Frank » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:41 pm

I agree with Dennis, just play two bars of C7. It looks as if the changes are derived from some big-band chart. Most of the times an arranger (most likely not a guitar player!) will write all stuff the horns are doing in the guitar part. I always thin these arrangements out as much as possible to get to the core of the harmony, especially when comping.

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Postby SwingOpi » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:15 am

Tach,

yeah, the C7 works very well. Works much better than using the Arp for each of the chords.
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