Hi Folks, This week we are going to start working on the swing era warhorse Sweet Georgia Brown. A thoroughly fun tune that will break new ground for those not used to playing tunes with lots of changes. This tune is very simple though and is made up of dominant 7ths and minor 7ths so no fingerbusters here, just pure and simple swing guitar fun! This tune is a good one to learn for several reasons. First, it is a tune made up of 2 16 bar parts, an A section and a B section. The B section is the same as the A up to a point then after the first 8 measures the chords change in order to resolve the melody. Another cool thing about it is that it is in the key of F here but starts on D7 at the top of the melody. So there are several new elements introduced here in this tune for some of you.
Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Sweet Georgia Brown
loop @ 4:27 Intro
loop @ 0:00 Intro + A Section (note: Duke is using lower voicings in the loop)
loop @ 0:00 Intro + A Section + B Section
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