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Stompin' At The Savoy


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Stompin' At The Savoy > Melody

Hi Friends,

This week we are learning my arrangement of the melody for Stompin' At The Savoy". I have come up with a way to play it where the first part is played with chords which mimic the brass and the reeds line answer is with single notes. This is a prefect example of a swing tune and its a lot of fun to play. So work out the melody this week and we will go on to soloing after that. Looking forward to hearing you all play the melody on this one.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Melody


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 1:18 Breakdown of Melody

Loop 34:55 Closing Thoughts 





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Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Apr 17, 2017


Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 19, 2017

Hey Duke! So here's my take on this. I was having a little trouble feeling the counter melody until I listened to Ella Fitzgerald singing it, and I basically stole, to the best of my ability, her phrasing. ;-)  I really enjoy playing this one slowly. It feels like there's a lot more room for expression. Please let me know what you think! Thanks, Bruce  

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 12, 2017

Hi Bruce, Playing a melody slow is a good way of learning. Sounds good but I would have trouble playing it that slow. But its certainly open to interpretation.  Duke

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