Greetings Guitar players and New Years Greeters!
Here we are once again in the happy land of Social Music with the Duke Ellington classic “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” In this lesson we’ll examine a few different ways of playing some chords in the key of G - including E7, Am, C, Cm, and D7. This song can be played with open chord shapes but we’ll spend most of our time up the neck with closed chord shapes. We’ll also take a look at some bass runs (of course!) that can enhance the tune and lead from one chord to the next. And what about a solo section? Yes! Naturally we’ll work out a chord based instrumental section. As always, we’ll be looking at this as a song that’s fun to play and sing but also a way to learn some tricks and tips that can be applied to other songs you decide to take on. There are most certainly some jazz singers in your circles and they’ll be grateful that you have this one in your song bag…Let me know how it goes, people.
Happy Musical New Year to you all!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Loop 2:01 What You Will Learn
Loop 5:03 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 17:02 Solo Breakdown
Loop 23:28 Closing Thoughts and Outro