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What would you play on these changes?

Discussion in 'Music Theory [DB]' started by dhosek, Dec 21, 2004.


  1. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    More an idle curiosity. Think Gershwin-esque showtune. Changes every two beats.
    F6 Bb9 Do DbM7
    If I can ever find my DP4 install disk, I'll record it for people to hear the melody and what I do with these changes.
     
  2. oliebrice

    oliebrice

    Apr 7, 2003
    London, UK
    well, to state the obvious, that would depend on the melody and what everyone else was doing...
     
  3. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    OK, fine, be that way. When I get back from Mexico, I'll make a quick recording as soon as I find my DP4 install disk.
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  5. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    F major
    Bb Mixolydian
    D diminished
    Db Lydian

    Common Tones:
    F, G, Bb

    There's a paint-by-numbers approach. Could change depending on melody notes. I'd practice those scales and modes in a bunch of different places on the neck, look for some triads within them, practice them in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, and all that good stuff.

    Walking over this could go FF, BbBb, DD, DbDb.
    Well that's if I was playing! ;)
     
  6. Depending upon, well, EVERYTHING, this COULD work as quarter notes:

    F A Bb D F D Db C

    F6: F A
    Bb9: Bb D
    Do: F D
    DbM7: Db C

    This is just off the top of my head, though. I offer no warranties. Offer void where prohibited by law. Results will vary. If conditions persist, please contact your doctor....
     
  7. Fred W

    Fred W

    Feb 21, 2002
    Bronx, NY
    Roots? Fifths?