Hey Sonic Junction -
This week we've got verse 6 of "Mr. Lee's Mambo". Remember back in verse 4, how it began with a semi-dramatic "shifting gears" by starting on the 2nd beat? This week's verse starts on the 2nd beat too, but with a different feel and attitude. Verse 6 begins kinda casually, by almost slipping in on that 2nd beat. From there it makes a nice transition into the IV where we reference a familiar bass line, then on the V we get slightly casual again and "shift gears" to begin the V lick on that 2nd beat. And as always, the primary objective in the construction of this verse (and the song) is to make apparent sense and tell a story - tone, texture, time, the shape of the notes, and the melody all work together to (hopefully) make that happen.
And remember, the main thing is, have fun with it!
and PS - Let me know what you think!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
Mr. Lee's Mambo
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 1:38 6th Verse Acoustically
Loop 2:27 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 5:55 Breakdown of IV Chord
Loop 7:35 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 7:57 Symmetry
Loop 8:39 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 9:19 Breakdown Last 4 Bars
Loop 11:50 Practice Loop of Verse Six
Loop 12:24 Slow Practice Loop of Verse Six
Loop 13:10 Breakdown of Last Riff
Loop 15:14 Closing Thoughts
Loop 17:10 Practice Loop of Verse Six