Hey Sonic Junction -
This week we're tackling the fourth verse of "Mr. Lee's Mambo". This verse starts right out real hip. It begins on the second beat of the twelve bar form. Beginning a phrase on that second beat creates a feeling of anticipation and gives the impression of "shifting gears" musically. After that, there's a nice, smooth transition into the IV chord and a new twist on the little "slip note" device that we quoted from Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk" in our Sonic Junction "Blue Strollin" lesson of a couple months back.
Have fun, stay in the "pocket" and feel free to post any comments or questions you may have.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
Mr. Lee's Mambo
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:35 4th Verse Acoustically
Loop 1:17 Overview of 4th Verse Rhythm
Loop 3:05 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 5:02 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 6:35 Listening to Different Soloist
Loop 9:21 Breakdown of IV Chord
Loop 12:58 V Chord Breakdown
Loop 15:07 Practice Loop of 4th Verse
Loop 15:45 Closing Thoughts