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key? Why dont you quit- Eddie Harris

Discussion in 'Tablature [BG]' started by Lupob6, Mar 31, 2014.


  1. Lupob6

    Lupob6

    Aug 18, 2013
    Central NJ
  2. plainman

    plainman

    Apr 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    My guess would be Gb with a 5-4-1-5 progression. I can't say that I'm highly confident about that being correct, though.
     
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  4. Lupob6

    Lupob6

    Aug 18, 2013
    Central NJ
    thanks, going to give it a go when I get home
     
  5. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I hear it as a I-bVII-IV in Db.
     
  6. plainman

    plainman

    Apr 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I wondered about the 1-b7-4 as well, and I don't think I can pick up the difference. I think the basic chords are still the same - Db - B - Gb.
     
  7. camthebassman

    camthebassman Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Wow! What a tune. Either key is pretty friendly on tenor sax. Bflat or Eflat. Great bass line. I'll put this on my "must learn" list for tenor sax and bass. I wish I could play both at the same time!
     
  8. camthebassman

    camthebassman Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    I picked up some of this tune on tenor last night. Feels right in Eflat on the horn, which is C#/Db on the bass. I bought the album version on Itunes and plucked around on the bass. It seems like the recorded version is about a half step flat which makes it difficult (for me at least) to play along with. I need to get one of those slow down/pitch adjustment apps.
     
  9. Lupob6

    Lupob6

    Aug 18, 2013
    Central NJ
    It has been tough for me to play along to, also, if anyone has any suggestions

    I tried to move up the fretboard, c# @ 11th fret, and It sounds better but still not right.

    I'm new to bass so if my terminology is off, I apoligize
     
  10. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Great tune! I have to say, it sure sounds like it was recorded in C to me, and then sped up so it's a bit sharp.

    The second note in the main line sometimes sounds like the open A to me, and when it moves to the IV chord it sometimes sounds like the open D. And the chromatic climb from the IV-chord back to the I-chord sounds like open A, Bb, B, back to C.
     



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