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!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Breakdown of 2nd Section Chord Melody
Loop 12:15 Practice Loop of 2nd Section Chord Melody
Loop 13:30 Variations and Solo Ideas
Loop 19:45 Closing Thoughts
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Revisiting this in honor of the Duke's birthday (the other Duke, the guy who write this beauty : ) Lovely lesson and great playing - literally had a 'WOW' moment at one of the lines you played! Using lockdown to dig deeper into SJ, especially the heavyweight numbers like this one : )
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
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.
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.
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
Bruce, Very nice. Good solo concept. Nice tone also. Great work!
Thanks Duke! I'm feeling more confident every day.
Nice !! Really like how this and the first half go together . Thanks Duke.
Thanks Tom, I'm glad your enjoying it! Duke