October 9th, 2006

beartato phd

(no subject)

Another nice guitar pattern, although I can't really play this at tempo at all. I wish I could. I spend so much time going from like major I to II7, I didn't realize what a nice dissonant setup it is to go from minor i to II7.

Bm Bm Bm Bm
C#7 C#7 C#7 C#7
Em Em Em Em
F#7 F#7 F#7 F#7
Where each of those is as below, with a moderately fast shuffle-like bouncy sixteenth-sixteenth-eighth-eighth-eighth rhythm.
Bm
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----4-------4---|
|---------4-------|
|-0h2-------------|
|-----------------|
C#7
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----4-------4---|
|-0h3-------------|
|---------4-------|
|-----------------|
Em
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----0-------0---|
|-0h2-------------|
|---------2-------|
|-----------------|
F#7
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----3-------3---|
|-2h4-------------|
|---------4-------|
|-----------------|

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ETA:

No, actually I want to hear something like

Bm Fo Em F#7
Bm Fo Em F#7
Bm D7 D#o Em
C#ø F#7 Bm F#7

or maybe

Am B7 Dm E7
Am B7 Dm E7
Am C7 C#o Dm
Bø E7 Am E7
beartato phd

(no subject)

Caught the CMU jazz band playing in Maggie Mo. I must have looked like a total freak standing there with my ear glued to the door trying to remember what the name of the piece they were playing was. I only figured it out once I got back to my computer and went through my Mingus mp3s — I was sure it was him, at least, since it sounded like it, and I think the guy who's the director is a huge Mingus fan. Turns out it was "Theme For Lester Young".