Hi Friends, This week we are learning the chord pattern of Kenny Burrell's "Chittlins Con Carne." It's a fun tune with a minor Latin feel. All the chords are dominant 7th chords except for the 1 which is a C minor #9. It's a fun tune so work out the groove with the chords and next lesson will be the melody.Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chitlins Con Carne
loop @ 1:16 chord breakdown
%8/2.6/1.8/3.8/3.X/X.X/X[Cm#9] %8/2.X/X.7/1.8/3.8/3.X/X[F9] %10/2.X/X.9/1.10/3.X/X.X/X[G7]
loop @ 2:46 run through
loop @ 4:20 G#5 chord
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Cm#9 ??? #9 is an e-flat, which is the minor third of Cm...
Hi Mark, Yes Mr Burrell IS the man! Duke
I love that minor i (one) also. I learned this using a C7#9 for the I chord. I think this voicing is better. I'm glad you're doing this tune. Kenny Burrell is one of my favorites and he seems so relaxed when he plays, but man, it's tricky to get some of those lines groove the way he makes 'em groove!
Ok guys, you win! The way I was voicing it, the C7#9 didn't sound quite right to me, but when i play it on the lower four strings it sounds better to me. So thanks guys for straightening me out on that. We don't always hear things the same way.
I agree with Octavio. This is a C7#9. Kenny solos over this tune in very much a minor mode with the pentatonic minor scale/blues scale, but it's definitely C7#9, which includes the E note as the third.
WildWillie, Thank You! Mike suggested it and indeed it is the perfect groove song for my lessons. Duke
Hi DaddyRay, That guitar is a James W Murphy archtop custom made for me. It is the best archtop I have ever played, and I have owned Stromburgs, D'Angelicos, Epiphone Deluxes, Broadways and Triumphs and Vintage Gibson L15s, 7s and Supper 400s. I have two of James guitars and he is building me a third 18inch model that will be based on a Stromberg Master 400 and a D'Angelico. His guitars sound incredible and keep sounding better all the time!
Thanks Mike, I purposely varied the style of chording to show some minor variations of it. Yes, my favorite musical thing in chords is is close voicings where one or two notes change and the rest stay the same.
Hi Duke .. I'm really enjoying this tune! Here's where I am with the chords
I even discovered a new one for the IV
duke, pardon me but what is that guitar?..it looks and sound similar to my 50s Silvertone which I dug up in a pawn shop in chicago. that good stiff archtop with a single PU in it
I'm kind of confuse hered. I think you can't call this chord a Cm#9 because the #9 (d#) is also the minor 3th of the chord. If you were talking about C7#9 (the chord, I think, Kenny really played in the original song) then it would have make sense to use the #9 extension since you were talking about the E as the major 3th and the d# as a sharped 9. Do you agree with me or I'm missing something here? Anyway, I have to tell you that I'm a very big fan of you? I have must of your records, I love each of them and have learned a lot from your playing. Thak you very much from Mexico City.
Absolutely love this one DUKE !! I have a new favorite chord .. Cm#9. It's cool how some parts move with the chords and others stay the same ... like the bass note on the IV chord. I also like how you did multiple verses of the rhythm and varied it a bit ... I plan to pick up those variations too as they add nice color to it. Thanks!