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Daily Licking 027: Chorus 6 of Mr. P.C.

Its like he has an army of chord assassins and uses ninja fingers that shoot fire to create music that regular people will never be able to comprehend. Because they don't have tiger blood.

No, not that guy, oh please, that guy is a mere insignificant napping earthworm compared to the ridiculoso orignal, tiger-blooded, martian rock star, sick of pretending he is not special, musical genius F-18 that is - Coltrane.

Just wanted to clear that up once and for all.

And as exhibit A, let us delve into chorus number 6 from said maniac.


Major on Minor
Note - I included the last measure of the previous chorus since the notes are tied over. But if I refer to a measure number it is within chorus 6, don't count that hold over measure.

One thing he does during this chorus a lot is to imply other chords over the ones going by, exactly like when he played the G arpeggio/four note cell in front of C in the previous choruses. In fact, he does that same thing again, except this time he does it in front of the F, in measure 4. To make it even more ridiculoso, since the dominant chord for F is C, he plays a C maj outline before the F. Does he care it happens to be while a C min chord is going by? What do you think? Of course he doesn't care. So there he goes, implying C major while there is a C minor chord, so he can set up the F minor in the next measure.

5 of F ch6.jpg

He busts out one implied chord he hasn't played so far, and that is a Bb chord during the F min, so what would be the IV (four) chord. Goes right up the arpeggio and includes the 9th/2nd.
Bb on F.jpg

And on the G chord, he plays right up a straight D minor 7th chord. And then at the end, he does one of his other favorite tricks, hopping to a chord tone a half-step away. He ends up on C on the very last beat of the measure, and then that lets him just scoot over one half step away to the 7th of the next chord, C.

D on G.jpg


Do I even need to mention the fact that it is not a minor 7, but instead, of course,he uses the major 7 (a B natural) on the C minor chord? I didn't think so. Cuz, thats what he does.

B on C.jpg


And just to make absolutely sure, he holds that note. For almost the entire measure. Just lets it ring right through. Doesn't care. Sits on it. Major 7 on a minor chord. 3 beats. Doesn't care.

And then in the very last measure he goes back to setting up the upcoming chord, a C minor again since he is at the top of the tune, with its dominant chord, and he outlines a complete G9 chord, all the way down.

Trane at half speed
Chorus 6 at 230 bpm
bass lick 4/4 tempo 230 | Cmin7 r4 r8 f8~ f2~ |CMin7 f4~ f8 eb8 f8 eb8 r8 f8~ |f4 eb4 f4 r4 |r8 g gb eb d f eb c |b8 r16 a16 b8 d c d e g |Fmin f e eb d c ab g f |bb c d f bb4 bb8 ab |Cmin7 g eb d f eb c r4 |r4 r8 bb+8 r8 bb8 bb4~ |Ab7 bb4 gb8 bb db4~ db8 bb16 gb16 |G7 eb8 r8 c+4~ c8 ab16 f16 d f a c |Cmin7 b2~ b4 b16 g a b | a8 f d b g+8 r8 r4 |
Chorus 6 at 90 bpm
bass lick 4/4 tempo 90 | Cmin7 r4 r8 f8~ f2~ |CMin7 f4~ f8 eb8 f8 eb8 r8 f8~ |f4 eb4 f4 r4 |r8 g gb eb d f eb c |b8 r16 a16 b8 d c d e g |Fmin f e eb d c ab g f |bb c d f bb4 bb8 ab |Cmin7 g eb d f eb c r4 |r4 r8 bb+8 r8 bb8 bb4~ |Ab7 bb4 gb8 bb db4~ db8 bb16 gb16 |G7 eb8 r8 c+4~ c8 ab16 f16 d f a c |Cmin7 b2~ b4 b16 g a b | a8 f d b g+8 r8 r4 |

1 comment:

Palacinka sa kremicem said...

dude i think the reason you don't have comments on your posts is because they are so good!!! ppl just say "no comment"... really keep up the good work you're awesome

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