Wednesday, January 18, 2006

PLAYING OUTSIDE THE CHORD SEQUENCE

OK everyone knows about playing on the extension of the chords. i/e C7 becomes Bb etc;
Try looking for tunes that are vertical rather than horizontal. 'Autumn Leaves' is perhaps the easiest. Better still 'Stormy Weather' or while were on the subject 'Stormy Monday' Think up the chords and don't try to play everything at once. Leave the audience hanging, rather like an after dinner speaker who drops the volume so that people will have to lean in forward to hear. This is after you have grabbed their attention mind. I should point out that I am writing this for myself also. Go to it