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Charlie Parker Solo Analyzed in Bass Clef

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Intenzity, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Hey guys,

    Got a new blog post and a pdf for y'all that has Charlie Parker's solo on Bloomdido analyzed, note by note. Free and all that.

    Check it out.


    Attached Files:

  2. Thanks! :)
  3. Basshoofd


    Jan 14, 2009
    Thank you!
  4. wrench45us


    Aug 26, 2011
    This is nice. I 've started writing out the scale sequence in a lot of my practice book examples and it helps a lot.

    But tell me why we have 9, 11, and 13 instead of 2, 4 and 6?
    I could understand if we jumped into the next higher octave, but it's in the same range as the Root.
    Is it an option on the 'decoder'?
    Forces one to think more like a soloist?
  5. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It was just convention, there isn't usually a distinction about the octave, so the 2nd/9 is usually called the "9" same with all the others, 11=4, 13=6. If all the notes are put into a chord like:

    C E G B D F A
    R 3 5 7 9 11 13

    Then the d note is the 9ths of the chord, so no matter what octave it is in, it gets referred to by that. But you are totally right, same as the 2.
  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Cool! :)
  7. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks Roy!

    That means a lot coming from you!