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Mood Indigo


Melody - 2nd Section

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Mood Indigo > Melody - 2nd Section

Hi Folks,

This week we are learning the second melody section which is single string melody after the chord melody section. This part was originally Harry Carney's clarinet part in the original Duke Ellington version. A simple but beautiful thing. In one part I play a descending line on the B string while the line on the G string ascends. It's a fun a beautiful thing to play and I think you are going to have a ball playing this one!

Enjoy,

Duke

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jazz

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Loop 0:00 Breakdown of 2nd Section Chord Melody

Loop 12:15 Practice Loop of 2nd Section Chord Melody

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

  

Loop 13:30 Variations and Solo Ideas

Loop 19:45 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 04, 2017

By the way Duke, I think the swing thing is finally kicking in for me. I'd love to hear what you think of this one if you get a chance! Best, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 09, 2017

HI Bruce, That's great! My Romance right? Great tune. You sound better all the time on these tunes. Keep up the good work! Duke.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 10, 2017

Thanks, Duke! Yup, that's "My Romance". I started learning 2 or 3 Real Book tunes like this each week: melody, chords and soloing, and then I play the ones I've already learned in my daily practice, kind of like playing down a set list. Learning the melodies is a tremendous help to me. A good melody always teaches me some new way to look at the guitar. Thanks again, Duke. It really means a lot to me, getting your feedback on my efforts.  

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 18, 2017

Hey Duke! Here's a first stab at this one. I'm really enjoying playing it! Would love to hear what you think of it. Thanks for the great lesson. Best regards, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 04, 2017

Bruce, Very nice. Good solo concept. Nice tone also. Great work! 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 04, 2017

Thanks Duke! I'm feeling more confident every day. 

Tom K.
Tom K. Mar 18, 2017

Nice !! Really like how this and the first half go together . Thanks Duke.

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 04, 2017

Thanks Tom, I'm glad your enjoying it! Duke 

 
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