Mr. Magic, Grover Washington Jr.

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  1. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have the chord progression and a bass part for this song?>
  2. paul_wolfe

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    Hey Man

    I used to play this in the late 80s.

    I think I charted out the bass part - I'll have a dig through my old bass part file from that song and see if I've got it.

    If so, I'll post it for ya.





    Paul
  3. BluesWalker

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    Thanks...........David
  4. paul_wolfe

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    Yeah I've def got a hand written chart for it

    Will try and clean it up in Sibelius and post it for ya --- be a couple of days though, hope that's OK?



    Paul
  5. BluesWalker

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    That would ok, your effort is very much appreciated. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you...
  6. Joaquin

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    Let me know when you have the music up for Mr. Magic.....I am trying to get that song down also.....
  7. Eggman

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    Here are the Guitar Chords

    [ MAIN VAMP ]
    [ Rhythm Guitar - Funky Rhythm ]

    Cm7(sus4) F7
    e||--------------------------|----------------------------||
    B||---8-------------8--------|--6--------6-----------6==--||
    G||o--8-------8-----10----8--|--8--------8--------8=====-o||
    D||o--8-------8-----8-----8--|--7--------7----(7)=======-o||
    A||---10------10----10----10-|--8--------8-----8========--||
    E||---8-------8-----8-----8--|----------------------------||
    / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / .
    [ Comp on similar jazzy rhythm - add individual expression ]



    [ Lead guitar over main rhythm ]
    [ Any instrument that takes a solo will also play this melody ]

    Cm7(sus4) F7 ⌐muted¬
    e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
    B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
    G|-----10p8----------------|----------[7-8]--7-8~~~--|
    D|-------------12p10------8|\7-----------------------|
    A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
    E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
    / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / .
    [Add individual expression to melody]



    Cm7(sus4) F7
    e|-------------------------|-------------------|
    B|-------------------------|-------------------|
    G|----10p8-----------------|-------------------|
    D|----------/12\10---8h10p8|\7~~----------8h10-|
    A|-------------------------|-------------------|
    E|-------------------------|-------------------|



    Cm7(sus4) F7
    e|-------------------------|---------------------------|
    B|-------------------------|---------------------------|
    G|--8----------------------|-8------------------8--10--|
    D|----10-10-------------10-|----10--10-------10--------|
    A|-------------------------|---------------------------|
    E|-------------------------|---------------------------|
    / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / .




    Bbm7 Ab/Bb Cm7
    e|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    B|---6-------4-----------4----|---------------------------|
    G|---6-------5-----------5----|-8-------------------------|
    D|---6-------6-----------6----|-8-----/-----/------/------|
    A|---8------------------------|-10------------------------|
    E|---6-------6-----------6----|-8-------------------------|
    | |
    |[ Here are two variations on this part of the melody ] |
    | Variation 1 (sax) |
    e|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    B|--9-----8-------------------|---------------------------|
    G|-----------8----------------|--------------------8--10--|
    D|---------------------8--10--|----------------10---------|
    A|-----------------10---------|---------------------------|
    E|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    | / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / . |
    | |
    | Variation 2 (gtr) |
    e|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    B|--9---/11--8----------------|---------------------------|
    G|-----------------8--10------|-8------------------8--10--|
    D|-----------------------10---|----------------10---------|
    A|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    E|----------------------------|---------------------------|




    Bbm7 Eb7 Abm7 G7
    e|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
    B|--6--------8--------------|--4---------3------------------|
    G|--6--------6--------------|--4---------4------------------|
    D|--6--------8--------------|--4---------3------------------|
    A|--8--------6--------------|--6---------5------------------|
    E|--6-----------------------|--4---------3------------------|
    | / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / . |
    | |
    e|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
    B|--9---/11--8--------------|--8----------------------------|
    G|----------------------(8)-|-------8-10-----8-----10p8--8--|
    D|--------------------------|--------------10----------10---|
    A|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
    E|--------------------------|-------------------------------|




    Cm7 F7
    e|------------------------------|--------------------------|
    B|------------------------------|--------------------------|
    G|------------------------------|-------------------8--10--|
    D|-------10--8--10--8--10--8-\7=|===-------------10--------|
    A|------------------------------|--------------------------|
    E|------------------------------|--------------------------|
    / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / .


    Ebmaj7 Abmaj7
    e|--6---------------------------|----------------------------|
    B|--8---------------------------|--4-------------------------|
    G|--7-----/--------/------/-----|--5-----/------/-----/------|
    D|--8---------------------------|--5-------------------------|
    A|--6---------------------------|--x-------------------------|
    E|------------------------------|--4-------------------------|
    | / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / . |
    | |
    e|------------------------------|----------------------------|
    B|--8--------------8---8--------|-----8-----8----------------|
    G|------------10-8--------------|-------10----8------10-8--8-|
    D|------------------------------|------------------------10--|
    A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
    E|------------------------------|----------------------------|



    Ebmaj7 Abmaj7
    e|--6---------------------------|----------------------------|
    B|--8---------------------------|--4-------------------------|
    G|--7-----/--------/------/-----|--5-----/------/-----/------|
    D|--8---------------------------|--5-------------------------|
    A|--6---------------------------|--x-------------------------|
    E|------------------------------|--4-------------------------|
    | / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / . |
    | |
    e|------------------------------|----------------------------|
    B|-----8-----------8---8--------|-----8-----8----------------|
    G|------------10-8--------------|-------10----8----------8---|
    D|------------------------------|--------------------10------|
    A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
    E|------------------------------|----------------------------|


    Ebmaj7 G7Sus4 (*accents)
    e|--6----------------------------|----------------------------||
    B|--8----------------------------|--3--3----------------------||
    G|--7-----/---------/------/-----|--5--5----------------------||
    D|--8----------------------------|--3--3--------------(/)-----||
    A|--6----------------------------|--5--5----------------------||
    E|-------------------------------|--3--3----------------------||
    | / . / . / . / . / . / . / . / . ||
    | ||
    e|-------------------------------|----------------------------||
    B|-----8------------8---8--------|--8--8--------------(/)-----||
    G|------------10-8---------------|--7--7--------------(/)-----||
    D|-------------------------------|----------------------------||
    A|-------------------------------|----------------------------||
    E|-------------------------------|----------------------------||



    [ BACK TO TOP FOR NEXT SOLOIST ]

    [ Solo over Cm7 F7 vamp ]

    [ Back to melody ]

    [ End solo with G7sus4 accents ]

    *ACCENTS: There are basically just the two G7sus4 accents, but some
    arrangements have used varying numbers of hits after the two main
    hits, changing every time the section comes around.
  8. paul_wolfe

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    Hey

    Have attached the basic bassline....this takes you to about 1.20 into the song - but by this time you've pretty much played most of the bass line!

    Hardest thing is 'reading' the rhythm - just lock with the bass drum and you'll be fine.

    If you need a tab staff added too, let me know.

    Enjoy!

    Attached Files:

  9. BluesWalker

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    That is great, thankyou so much....no tab needed.......
  10. paul_wolfe

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    u'r welcome

    hope it helps!
  11. Rlgoggs

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    Can you please post the tabs that you have for MR. Magic? I'm new to the bass and really cant read the notes yet. Thanks in advance.
  12. paul_wolfe

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    Hey

    I'm out all day at meetings - will add the tab when I get home later tonight. Look for it later!
  13. paul_wolfe

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    Here's the score with a tab staff added.

    If you've got a 5 string then play the 'Eb' in the 5th bar of section A an octave lower - this tab works for 4 string without having to detune....

    Attached Files:

  14. Rlgoggs

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    Thank you.:hyper:
  15. paul_wolfe

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    You're welcome.

    Enjoy!

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