Smooth C minor - Complete

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  1. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    Here is another of the Andy Usher backing tracks. This is a nice one to let the notes linger a little bit and leave some space. Smooth C minor. I took the first 1:38.

    Smooth Cminor - TZ
     
  2. Paleo

    Paleo An Old Fossil

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  3. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    Loved that delay you had going there! Excellent job and you definitely need to come back for seconds. By the way, my wife tells me frequently that I am not good at finishing projects around the house, so it should come as no surprise that I stopped playing in the middle of the progression:p.
     
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    Paleo An Old Fossil

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    It's understandable. It's quite a long form.

    And (for anyone interested)....

    The first 24 bars repeat (A B - A B), so one might logically think they will continue to do so.

    However, there's a bridge (C) between every two 24 bar (A B) sections.

    I crossed that bridge when I came to it. :sneaky:

    A:
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G

    B:
    Fm / G / Eb / Fm
    D dim / G / Cm / Cm

    A:
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G
    Cm / Bb / Ab / G

    B:
    Fm / G / Eb / Fm
    D dim / G / Cm / Cm

    (Take me to the bridge already.:whistle:)

    C:
    Ab / Ab / Bb / Bb
    Fm / Fm / G / G
    Ab / Ab / Bb / Bb
    Fm / Fm / G / G
     
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  5. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    thanks @Paleo . that will help a lot with following it along.
     
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  6. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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  7. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    I had to dig though my desk drawer to find my old lighter! Great playing.

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  8. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. I just threw the track into reaper and played the C minor pentatonic. If I had known the track was this involved, I would have probably just skipped on by it.
     
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  9. Paleo

    Paleo An Old Fossil

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    It's not really all that "involved" just because there are 7 different chords.

    They are all in the Key of C minor. (Except what would "normally" be Gm is raised to G Major.)

    So the C minor pentatonic (or natural minor) works just fine.

    Except for that G chord. Hmmmm..... o_O
     
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    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Wow! This tune just screams DRAMA! Excellent job by all. Now let's see if I can screw up the ending.

    ***RECORDING IN PROCESS!***

    OK. It's dead, Jim (and TZ, Paleo, Many Moons, artyman, and MikeS)!

    @MikeS, your out time is listed as 9:41, but I didn't hear anything past about 9:20, so I chimed in where I heard your last portion and listened again before uploading. I don't think I stepped on you, but if I did, my apologies.

    https://fuzzypinkstrap.com/VJR/2020/Smooth Cm-TZ-PL-MM-arty-MS-PR.mp3
     
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    Paleo An Old Fossil

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  14. MarcV

    MarcV Blues Newbie

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    TZ: your killing me with the chord changes. There's are reason the 90% of all songs are the 12 bar form :love:
    I basically used Cm, Bb, Ab, and G pentatonic and had no idea most of the time what chord I was playing to. I think I ended at end of form but not sure...
    Enjoy.
    Have not listened to earlier one but Paleo great job on this round.
    Took it to 4:20

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/oah1y87wfu816mj/Smooth CM-Paleo(TZ)-MV .mp3?dl=0
     
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  15. Elwood

    Elwood happy camper

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    I am beat, this is all I got. :sleep:

    Mira again, (it's so light and fun...it hasn't even been on a wall hanger yet, sits right here beside the amp. :)

    4:20 - 5:52 https://dl.dropbox.com/s/l7v293d3swolue3/smooth2cm-po-mv-ew-.mp3?dl=0

    Thanks Paleo, for putting a bit more time on the clock with this one! :thumbup: All you guys right from Tz on have been sounding so good here, I really wanted to chime in. (y)

    This is a fine track @Ted_Zeppelin !!! :thumbup: I listened to this and it's like a score for a movie or something. I see how @Paleo got hooked on this one, maybe some of the best I have heard from you too Paleo! (y)(y)(y) TZ, you start this off so nicely, :thumbup: we got to hear @Many Moons again, :Beer: and @PapaRaptor just did one of those "how in the world did he do that?" :Beer: pieces, those and all the other sweet lines from Arty and MikeS, MarcV...Yes!!! :Beer::Beer::Beer:

    I have to admit I just "white caned" it though what I did. I saw the chords kindly posted, once I got past Cm I got confused and winged it. :whistle: I just can't think through these like you guys.

    I did get hit with the "dummy dart" again! I recorded right where Marc did...I thought the track was idle and I would get away with it, wrong! It worked out good though (and I sure had it coming!). I had run through the earlier piece of this several times and had kind of a feel for how it moves. When I started again later in the progression it really didn't hamper me that much since I didn't get on to the progression anyway! Works for me.

    This is just a fine way to spend my 1000th post. Playing in the VJR with all you guys!!! :Beer:
     
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  16. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Neither can I Elwood, I winged it as well.:) (I just disguised it well):ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: That was some sweet playing Elwood, so just keep on doing what you're doing, you followed Paleo and Marvs' excellent contributions seamlessly and beautifully.(y)(y)(y)
     
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  18. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin I’ll agree with you so that both of us are wrong.

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    I'll give it another go to see if I can spice my last take up a little.

    ***RECORDING***

    I finished this one off from 7:14 til the bitter end. I added some delay (thank you Paleo) and threw in a few 2's and b6's for some semblance of the natural minor scale.

    Smooth 2Cminor-PO-MV-EW-RT-TZ-Complete
     
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