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Melody for the Bridge

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If I Had You > Melody for the Bridge

Hello Folks, This week we learn the 2nd half of the melody to "If I Had You." We start with the bridge and I demonstrate the melody and some fills to embellish the melody. Then we do the last A section repeating the melody and intro turnaround leading into the solo section.

Enjoy, Duke

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Duke Robillard
Nat King Cole
If I Had You

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

loop @ 0:00 Duke's Jazz Trio, ABA of the melody

loop @ 2:02 review ending of 2nd A section

loop @ 2:56 breakdown of melody for B section

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loop @ 11:20 final A section

loop @ 12:17 whole melody A A B A

loop @ 15:28 making the melody and solo your own

 

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Kevin Pelletier
Kevin Pelletier Jun 13, 2013

Hey Duke, nothing specific to this song, but just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your teaching on SJ. I've been a fan since the early 70's, used to see you at the Blue Wall at U Mass. Just a shout out from a transplanted New Englander here in ABQ, NM, finally getting to learn from the master at age 60!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jun 04, 2013

Peter, Most truly worthwhile music doesn't require speed OR flash. Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jun 03, 2013

For those of us who are incapable of "speed and flash" it gives hope that we can still make worthwhile music

Thanks

P

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jun 01, 2013

Thanks Tom, That philosophy is not used much anymore but is one of the most important lessons in music. Say a lot with as little as possible. Speed, flash and over-used repeated arpeggios have taken the place of substance and melody. That's why I'm here, I'm the anti-shredder! Duke  

Tom K.
Tom K. Jun 01, 2013

Beautiful .  Good example how less is more .  Thanks Duke .

 
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