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Here is my quick take "challenge" on Blue Bossa. I had learned this tune before but, frankly, was a bit iffy on the chord changes and keys, etc. So, my challenge here was to solidify the harmony in my mind. I also wanted to practice the kind of soloing that leaves space between phrases and does not sound too busy. Feedback welcome. And, of course, apologies for the ocassional hiccups.
I am having trouble finding live people to jam with where I live. So, lately, I have been considering whether jamming online in real time might be an option. I have read some good reviews of various free and open access jamming software packages, on reddit and other platforms, so I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this crazy idea, and with what results. Thanks in advance.
I was after a couple of things here: a more deliberate phrasing, as opposed to just noodling up and down the scale, and staying the same area of the fretboards. If you are curious about the results, feel free to check it out, and thanks for watching.
@Rene Avenant Thanks, Rene. I have always preferred more "ballady" versions of Autumn Leaves to the faster, swingy ones. In facr, I discovered this tune, a long time ago, via the version recorded by Clapton, and that version remains my favorite ro this day.
A lot of people have said they were new to jazz so to help them... and all of us, I thought it would be a nice challenge for us to choose 3 of our favorite jazz artists. Only 3!!! So choose wisely! This will evetually make a list for people to go discover new players.
I just watched this video of 10 jazz guitar players taking on Autumn leaves in 10 very different ways. It was so cool to see how they approached it and how this song that everyone knows can sound so special. https://youtu.be/41KGLQrieb0?si=7wm30VyVrAqUc7vQ
A repost from @Mentor Jurgen Joarder -- thank you x 1000 """ I came across this video of Bill Frisell talking about melody, and how to add notes to that melody to create interesting "thin" chord melodies. It's really interesting and I really like this way of playing. https://youtu.be/FInW-BYXAxU?si=QGiJv7BSWbdkTnTG&t=162 """
Marc, thanks for posting this. I like Frisell very much. One of my favorite guitarists--love his spare style without unnecessarily complex lines and arrangements. Saw him live recently--great show. Also, I get the advice in the video, including the advice to play the "wrong notes." But, as a teaching piece, this video could be better. Basically, "see what I can do and do the same." If I already knew how to do all that, I would not be watching these videos. Sorry, I teach for a living, and I see this a lot in all areas.
This is not an arrangement but what I would call a semi-structured noodle around Summertime. This is my first attempt to come up with some semblance of a chord melody thing just based on my knowledge of the tune and intuition. No chord dictionaries or other resources were consulted, with the exception of looking up another fingering for Em7b5. So, in a way, I am following Bill Frisell´s advice from a video recently posted here, to just follow the melody and to not complicate things. Not to say, of course, that the results are Frisell-like. Not at all.
@Ian Goodwin Thank you for pointing towards that--I will check it out. Again, my purpose is to begin slowly moving away from memorizing existing arrangments (of which I have done a few) to learning how to do it myself. A long way away from that.
After posting the autumn leaves challenge, Rene told me it would be cool to do it with you guys. Here's what i suggest. Everybody interested works on the song and posts their result before the end of september. You can learn an arrangement, make your own, solo, just melody, just chords... whatever you feel will help you improve. We are here to help each other so i suggest that for one thing to work on we say 2 things we liked... we can also just like. That way we don't end up discouraging others. We are not all at the same level and we can all work on so many things. So if you're interested please respond in the comments... if there's only two of us we might decide to just not do it. https://www.skool.com/jazz-guitar-fellowship/autumn-leaves-720d6f5b?p=08df1637
Hello, fellow guitar players. I'm excited to be here. Been playing for a few years, but have been getting into jazz the last year or two. Almost completely self-taught, and my biggest challenge right now is to devise a path of connected steps/tasks which would result in the largest amount of progress. Looking forward to participating.
@Jackson Ordean that is a very kind comment. It took me about six month of playing this song at least a dozen times almost every day, to get to this level of imperfection. I am still a bit iffy on the harmony and quite iffy on the chord voicing choices.
Hi , Steve from Seattle.Primarily interested in chord melody style solo guitar, ie Sinatra songbook.Current goal is about 20 songs to play at my daughters Wedding in August 2024. Prob use my Tele but have an old Epi Regent as well. Looking forward to getting to know this wonderful community of Guitarists. Thanks
@Steve Browne Thanks, Steve. I am familiar with Sandra´s work and like her arrangements. My only difficulty with her style is that she tells you what fingers to put where, which, I guess is useful, but I like a more analytical approach. I have tried the "paint by numbers" kinda arranging method where you look up chords that go with particular top notes, but, man, that is a lot of work and does not feel like music-making. So, for now, I am trying to get a few tunes under my belt and go from there.
@Jackson Ordean Brilliant. I am following Tim Lerch´s lessons on Truefire, and that is something similar to what he does. He does not call it chord melody. Instead, he starts with the harmony and then adds melody notes on top.
Hi all, Not sure the world needs another amateur version of Autumn Leaves, but here goes, nonetheless. I play it an octave lower than usual, to use shell voicings. Feedback and suggestions are welcome, as always. And, as soon as I posted this, I saw the Auturm Leaves challenge post. So, something to work on. I am thinking of focusing on soloing and compling for that one.