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If I Had You


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Hi Folks, this weeks lesson is the melody to the first half of "If I had you." I demonstrate exactly how I play it and show a few optional riffs and harmony to the melody. I also discuss the song and different versions of it and how I embellish the melody my own way.

Enjoy! Duke

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Duke Robillard
If I Had You

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If I Had You background listening: Nat King ColeSarah Vaughan & Duke Robillard Jazz Trio

loop @ 0:58 intro picking technique

loop @ 2:10 melody breakdown of first A section

$3.7 $3.8 $3.9 $2.6 $2.11.$1.10 $2.11.$1.10 $2.10.$1.9 $2.9.$1.8 | $1. $1. $1. $1.6 $1.9^ $1. $2.8 $1.6 |
$1.8 $1. $1. $1. $1.6 $1.9^v^ $2.8 $1.6 | $2.7.$1.8 $1. $1. $1./9 $1.\8 $1.6 $2.7 $4.8 $2.7 $2.9p7\6 $3.8 |
$3.7 $3.8 $3.9 $2.6 $3.10.$2.10 $3.10.$2.10 $3.9.$2.9 $3.8h9p8.$2.8h9p8 | $1. $1. $1. $2.6h7h8 $2.6 $1. $2.8 |
$6.6 $4.7 $3.7.$2.6 $6.6.$4.7.$3.7.$2.6 $4.9 $3.10 $2.11.$1.9 $4.9.$3.10.$2.11.$1.9 | $5.9 $4.8 $3.10.$2.9 $5.9.$4.8.$3.10.$2.9 $6.7 $4.7 $3.8.$2.6 $6.7.$4.7.$3.8.$2.6 |

loop @ 11:21 first A section run-through

loop @ 12:35 second A section breakdown

loop @ 14:23 second A section ending

$3.7 $3.8 $3.9 $2.6 $3.10.$2.10 $3.10.$2.10 $3.9.$2.9 $3.8h9p8.$2.8h9p8 | $1. $1. $1. $2.6h7h8 $2.6 $1. $2.8 |
$4.8.$1.6 $1. $1. $3.7 $3.8 $2.6 $3.8 $3.7 $3.5 $4.8 | $3./7 $5.8 $1. $1. $1. $4.8 $1. $4.7 |

loop @ 16:40 both A sections together

 

Backing Track

 

 

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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 29, 2013

Hi Cesar, Very Nice! I like your own interpretation of it. The only thing you need to work on is the end of the bridge going back to the A section. You can play a simple minor arpeggio on Dm7 C#m7 and Cm7 there resolving to F to end the bridge. Good job! Duke 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 29, 2013

Hi Peter, That's really good! Really nice tone also. Good work! Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf May 28, 2013

Hi @Duke

I want to compliment you on the backing track.  Playing with Brad and Mark is *much* more fun than my drum machine :-D

Here is a progress report playing with said track

Cheers

P

cesar
cesar May 26, 2013

Hello Duke and everybody!

Beautiful melody,love it.It´s difficult to play in this slow tempo,the prashe in D minor to go to the I..uff. And really love the one which gets to the bridge.I will try to do my own aproach to the melody.Thanks again

 

Tom K.
Tom K. May 25, 2013

Very nice ,  Thanks Duke .

 
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