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Hi everybody, this time
I want to enclose a transcription that I use very much in my lessons.
is a very interesting didactic piece by Nathan East, utilizing a "funk"
phrasing. This way of playing is often found in ballads where we don't
want to play a straight walking bass in "4", but we aim at obtaining a
more modern sound.
Almost, we always find the tonics on the chords, but the
passing notes between the chords are important (usually the thirds or
a chromatism). Furthermore it's important the F min
arpeggio on the fourth movement in the bar 48 and the consequent closing
on the third and fourth movement of the following bar with the A flat
It's interesting to notice that in the bar 13 if we substitute the
notes A flat and G flat respectively with G# and F#
we obtain a E 9 chord. So I suggest to use the E chord fingering in that
In a few cases (where it can help you) I put the fingerings (numbers
above the notes) and the strings (roman numbers underneath the notes), to use as
Since it has me requested, I put an mp3 file of the piece with and
without bass (where YOU can play over it) and a midifile of the bass line
only. People who are not very keen on reading can appreciate that: it can be a
As a matter of fact there are many who can play, but not all can write
what they play!
This time you are gonna have some fun, ain't it? Ciao, Toni.
Piece with bass
- MP3 (2.2 MB)
Piece without bass - MP3 (2.2 MB)
Bass line - MIDI
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