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Please Send Me Someone To Love


Left Hand Breakdown

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This week we start the study of Percy Mayfields, "Please Send Me Someone To Love", written in 1950.

For this version of the song we are learning it with a bluesy semi-gospel feel and a hint of gutt-bucket blues thrown in for those of us that love that style. :-)

If you started from the beginning of my lessons here on Sonic Junction, your left hand should be gaining strength by now. Many songs that I have chosen to teach and play here on this site are repetitive in the nature of the left and right hand movements, but are different in the styles in which they are being played. For example, once you have mastered the very first lesson, "High Heel Sneakers" (left hand) this lesson, and moving forward becomes so much easier.

Again, turn that metronome on and get to play don't forget to think left hand, left hand, and finally left hand again!

Enjoy!

Let's be in touch,

Davell

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Gospel
B.B. King
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Percy Mayfield
Davell Crawford

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Loop 0:43 Run-Through Please Send Me Someone To Love

 

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Loop 4:09 How To Learn It

Loop 5:08 Breakdown of Left Hand Accompaniment

Loop 8:32 Bridge Breakdown

Loop 9:47 Ending Breakdown

Loop 10:42 Closing Thoughts

Loop 11:51 Outro

 

 

 

 

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Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Jun 06, 2017

Hi Davell!

You might have missed what I submitted in April...

... In the mean time, I found a gospel choir in town that I can join now and then. I think it will help me understand the music better, and of course I enjoy it very much!

 

Davell Crawford
Davell Crawford Jun 06, 2017

Hi Makiko!

Yes, joining a gospel choir is very helpful when you want to broaden your perspective about this sort of music. It is also very inspiring and uplifting!

Please keep me posted on your progress!!!

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Apr 11, 2017

Hello Davell! It has been a while, but I have been practicing! 

I have posted below my transcripts of your Please Send Me Someone To Love. I still practice in the key of F, but I also lowered the key as you advized, so now I am working on it in two keys! Thank you in advance for your comments and guidance.

P.S. In a little while, I also plan to post my copy of James Booker playing Let Them Talk

 

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Apr 11, 2017

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Apr 11, 2017

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Dec 17, 2016

Thank you so much, Davell!!! I am so excited to hear from you personally. What a great way to wake up on a Sunday morning in Kamakura. Looking forward to all of your advice very much! We were listening to your performance at Steinway just a few minutes ago!

Love,

Makiko

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Dec 11, 2016

Davell Crawford
Davell Crawford Dec 17, 2016

Davell Crawford
Davell Crawford Dec 17, 2016

Makiko...very nice connecting with you. Here are my points for the song, "Please Send Me Someone To Love". 

Left hand - Good work! But in order to mantain a certain amount off feeling and control you must relax the fingers more. We were taught to arch them...but in this type of music we play with feeling. So, relax the arch in the fingers more and you'll play more freely.

Right Hand - Actually, the same thing.

Voice - Really good shot at singing and playing for yourself! Perhaps try changing the key to a more comfortable one for the voice. I can help you with that.

Later this week also send you a video example of my fingers and hands playing in the relaxed style.

Makiko Camille Murao
Makiko Camille Murao Dec 17, 2016

Thank you Davell !!!

I will work on it !

 

 
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