Nice to be back with you after a little break! This week I’m showing you the B part of Cherokee Shuffle, which is notable for its cool chromatic pickup notes at the very beginning.
You can learn the B part and play it and that can be the end of that. OR you can put on your music theory hat for a second and notice how those chromatic notes turn our 1 chord into a 7th chord which changes the harmonic gravity of the whole key for a second and makes us crave a big 4 chord! Good thing that this B section is mostly rooted around a 4 chord. It all adds up to a super satisfying whole.
Nerdy stuff, but I think it’s so cool to try and glimpse behind the curtain and figure out what makes the things we like tick. Sort of like taking a radio apart and putting it back together.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Cherokee Shuffle B Section
Loop 0:31 Breakdown of Cherokee Shuffle B Section
Loop 17:55 Slow Practice Loop of B Section
Loop 18:56 Closing Thoughts
Loop 20:00 Chris Playing Rhythm