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Tune-Based Instruction,
"Song For My Father" Breakdown 1.
All right.
Welcome to the song section of
Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe.
Teach you some songs some
common songs that you can use to play, you
know, on your own or along with others.
Maybe you'll get inspired to start a band
or start hooking up with other musicians,
or maybe you just like to
jam along at your, at home,
you know, working on your ideas.
This song is played it's called Song For
My Father by Horace Silver.
So let's first go through
the chords of this song,
and we got F minor 7.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
[MUSIC]
This shape you know, if you wanna,
if you don't recognize these shapes go
back to the basic guitar section and
also general tricks and techniques.
You will find some more chords and
even more advanced chords within the jazz
section and advanced jazz section.
[SOUND] So F minor.
[SOUND] F minor 7 [SOUND]
That's the first chord.
[SOUND] Or even.
[MUSIC]
Like this voice, you know,
I like this one F minor 9.
[MUSIC].
Second chord is
[MUSIC]
E flat 7
[MUSIC]
Or E flat 9.
[MUSIC]
D flat 9.
[MUSIC]
D flat F, B, and A flat.
And this was E flat G.
[MUSIC]
D flat and F.
And this was F, A flat, E flat and G, so.
[SOUND] Two, three, four,
one, two, three, four, one,
two, three, four, E flat start, two,
three, four, one, two, three, four.
And here, C sharp, no C sharp 9,
C7, sharp 9, C, E, B flat, and E flat.
[MUSIC]
Sometimes you can do a chromatic
slide here from E flat.
[MUSIC]
E flat 9, D9, D flat 9.
[MUSIC]
And this chord.
During the melody.
[MUSIC]
The, the, the common chord is a sus,
like a C7 sus 4 instead
of this altered chord.
This is made more for the solo.
[MUSIC]
Or
if you wanna add a jazzy flavor you can
change this note [SOUND] On the F minor 9,
the E flat to an E.
[SOUND] So you get like a minor, major 7.
Same thing goes comes again one more time.
[MUSIC]
Or that chord.
If it's just you playing
[MUSIC]
E flat 7 again, 9.
[MUSIC]
F minor 9.
[MUSIC]
D flat 9 and then.
[MUSIC]
This is like C7,
sharp 9, sharp 5.
[MUSIC]
The same chord at the end with a major B
flat on top if you wanna do the melody.
[MUSIC]
So one more time
[MUSIC]
E flat 7.
[MUSIC]
D flat 7.
[MUSIC]
C7, sharp 9.
[MUSIC]
And you can do the C7.
The sharp 9 is a turnaround.
[MUSIC]
Two, three, four, one, two, three, four,
one, two, three, four, one, two,
three, four, one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Then I do the 7 sus.
[MUSIC]
Bridge.
[MUSIC]
And that's the whole song.
So the form is like an A, A, B, you know?
One, two, three, four, one, two,
three, four, one, one, two.
[MUSIC]
It's like eight bars, each A section.
So 16 bars of, of eight,
eight plus eight, eight plus eight,
A one, A two and then
[MUSIC]
Another eight bars, the bridge.
[MUSIC]
So this song has like 24 bars.
[MUSIC]
And this.
[SOUND] C7 kind of sus chord is like this.
C, B flat, D, and F, or higher, over here.
C, B flat, D, and F.
It's like a B flat triad on top of C.
So, if you wanna analyze the song.
It's an F minor.
An F minor is the relative
key of A flat major.
[MUSIC]
So A flat major scale
[MUSIC]
Starting from F.
[MUSIC]
Will be
the same as F Aeolian, a pure minor scale.
And if you wanna learn about the scales.
If you're missing something,
missing some knowledge,
please go back to the other sections.
Basic guitar knowledge and
also the basic jazz section where I
teach all the modes, these scales.
[MUSIC]
So F Aeolian, and
that's the same as A flat major.
And the key's kind of F, F minor.
You can also, for this first chord,
if you wanna, instead of this.
[MUSIC]
The pure minor.
If you're gonna
[MUSIC]
Make a little jazzier sound.
[MUSIC]
You can add this note.
[MUSIC]
The D instead of the D flat.
Make it an F Dorian.
[MUSIC]
Same as E flat major starting from F.
[MUSIC]
I like to use both.
It depends when.
And.
[MUSIC]
Next chord that would be like,
if you're in the key of A flat major or
F minor,
this is like the dominant to,
dominant to A flat major.
[MUSIC]
And then it's the scale would be.
[MUSIC]
E flat Mixolydian which is
the same as A flat major Ionian or same as
[MUSIC]
F Aeolian starting from E flat.
So you can actually use the same notes for
this, these two chord.
[MUSIC]
Then the D flat 7.
It's like a tritone substitution.
Right?
This something you can go back and
check up to.
I have a whole,
a whole section of the tritone
substitution in the jazz block, so.
[MUSIC]
In an,
its like a G7 is being
replaced here by D flat 7.
[MUSIC]
Leading to a dominant,
leading back to the minor tone and chord.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction "Song For
My Father" Breakdown 2.
So, on this chord, the scale is
the Lydian flat 7 from D Flat,
which is the same as D mixolydian, but
with a sharp 4, D,
D Flat mixolydian with sharp 4.
[MUSIC]
The same goes for this E flat chord.
[MUSIC]
If you wanna add this.
[MUSIC]
This note.
[MUSIC]
The sharp 4.
[MUSIC]
Flat 5.
[MUSIC]
You can do it as well if you create
some tension.
[MUSIC]
Or just use it as an approach note just,
as well, as you can use the E as
an approach note in a minor chord.
[MUSIC]
This
is also something I've been
teaching in the previous blocks.
So.
[MUSIC]
D flat.
Lydian flat 7.
Which is the same as A flat melodic
minor starting from D flat.
[MUSIC]
Here comes this chord.
[MUSIC]
The dominant either sus 4 or
if the sharp 9 leading back.
And then I'm using,
you can either use the altered scale.
The super Locrian from C.
[MUSIC].
This is something you will find
in the advanced jazz block.
Super Locrian in C.
The same as D flat melodic minor 7th step.
[MUSIC]
Or we can use this Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
From C.
C, D flat, E, F, G.
A flat, B flat, C.
[MUSIC]
And if
you play that same scale then afterwards
over the F minor chord starting on F.
[MUSIC]
Then you get the F harmonic minor,
which is another flavor.
[MUSIC]
Or if you want to add a 6th.
[MUSIC]
And get the melodic minor.
[MUSIC]
Also works fine over the minor chord.
I mean, these are a lot of
scales to keep track of.
If you prefer to approach this from
a more, from a point of view where you're
using your ears, you can work around some
of these notes up in the pentatonic.
[MUSIC]
F.
[MUSIC]
A flat.
[MUSIC]
B flat.
[MUSIC]
C.
[MUSIC]
E flat to F.
[MUSIC]
Here you have to replace this note.
[SOUND]
The C to.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
To B.
[MUSIC]
To make it work over this chord.
[MUSIC]
This makes it,
this is a easier way of doing it or
you just use your ears.
[MUSIC]
Working with triads and, and
arpeggios, like.
[MUSIC]
To get to know the chords.
[SOUND] Before being able to.
[MUSIC].
So, I'm not thinking about
these scales when I improvise.
I know them.
And I learned some of
this stuff through them,
some of this song notes that I can use.
But, I'm merely, I'm more or
less improvising just using my ears and
I'm not thinking too much,
now it's time for that scale.
I just hear melodies
going through the chords.
I hear the changes.
So that's where hopefully we'll end up
if you practice this way, you know.
Just using the scales as basic devices,
some note.
Just a couple of notes that you can
incorporate into your musical language.
[MUSIC]
But
it doesn't hurt you to be able to
explain what it is and to analyze it.
Then for the bridge.
This chord again.
[MUSIC]
Mixolydian one more time.
[MUSIC]
I like this approach note A.
Back to F minor.
[MUSIC]
Either the Aeolian or the low Dorian.
[MUSIC]
D Flat again, C,
either the altered scale or
the harmonic minor.
[MUSIC]
And then back to the original chord.
[MUSIC]
Final melodic idea.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Bridge.
[MUSIC]
Longer lines.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] Longer.
[MUSIC]
Now, I'm using chromatic notes in between
the notes of the scale
[MUSIC]
Where I find, where I find it suitable.
[MUSIC]
This is how people learn,
check out the Jazz block and
the Advanced Jazz block for
some ideas about how to
use chromatic notes.
And I will teach you
the melody too of this song.
The melody goes like this.
[MUSIC]
C, F,
A flat, C, B flat,
A flat, B flat.
A flat.
F.
A flat.
F.
E flat.
F.
E flat.
C.
E flat.
And I like to do it with octaves.
So I use this note.
Play it one octave lower.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Is E flat.
[MUSIC]
D and D flat.
And then you have F.
[MUSIC]
And G.
So same thing
[MUSIC]
Two times.
[MUSIC]
You come to F and G.
Here comes the bridge.
[MUSIC]
E flat, D flat, F.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
F, E flat.
G.
[MUSIC]
E flat, D flat, F, and
then A flat, B flat.
So.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
As you can hear,
I improvise too with these
octaves using the pentatonic
[SOUND] and also the scale.
[SOUND].
[MUSIC]
We're doing
these slides to
make it sound jazzy.
[MUSIC]
So play, let's play a little bit more of
this back, this backing track.
[MUSIC]
Tune-Based Instruction "Song For
My Father" Performance 2.
[MUSIC]