Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good

This is an interesting tune.  It is a pretty standard AABA 32 measure song.  The most identifiable aspect of the song is the repeating circle of fifths during the "I got it bad..and that ain't good" refrain.  It is a III-VI-II-V-I (B7-E7-A7-D7-G) progression.  I wanted to take that away and see what was left to play with.  I basically used a Cmaj to Cmin change over that entire passage.  I wanted it to be a quieter, more static sound.  When you change the chord structure, I think you need to stick a little bit closer to the melody when improvising.  It's a way to signal to the listener where you are in the song.  This is a fairly small and inwardly directed rendition, but I decided to put it up.  I hope you enjoy it.

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