Re: [Harp-L] in memory of elizabeth reed
The tune is in a minor which fits so perfect on the chromatic. You can use the chromatic to play
the head. I
played along to the song and it works great. if you are more comfortable on the diatonic,
switch to the diatonic
when soloing over the a minor progression, g in third position or an Oskar a minor which
works better imho. It
even modulates to Bb minor for a brief part in the beginning of the tune which is nothing
more than button in
and there you are. If you have a chromatic, work on the head of the song or even see if you
can figure out the
harmony that Dicky Betts is doing on the second guitar...cool stuff. This is tune worth
working on, it may take
awhile but it will be worth it. There are a couple of areas that you will be glad you are using
a chro. because
there is a couple Gb's and Eb's that will necessitate you using a chro. good luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: Garry Hodgson <garry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:07 am
Subject: [Harp-L] in memory of elizabeth reed
> at the jam the other night, the band started playing the allman
> "in memory of elizabeth reed". i was able to play along, sorta, in
> third-ish, but decided after a bit that i didn't know the song, and
> shouldn't try
> and learn in on their nickel, so i bowed out. but it's a great
> song, and now i'd
> like to figure it out. listened twice on the way to work today,
> and played
> around a little, but can't seem to get it sounding right.
> so, does anyone have any thoughts on how best to play this?
> position, key, etc?
> what would really help is if you could explain your thought
> process, i.e. how would
> you analyze this song to decide on the approach you recommend?
> Garry Hodgson, Senior Software Geek, AT&T CSO
> nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.
> do something.
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