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Harmonica Lessons: "Sweet Georgia Brown"

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[MUSIC]
Okay now we're going to do an advanced
lesson on Sweet Georgia Brown.
You should actually watch
the intermediate lesson first,
cuz I explain the way the chords work.
That it's basically the VI,
the II, the V and the I of F.
So, it's D7, G7, C7,
and F major 7, or F6.
[MUSIC]
To the V, to the I, and then to the III,
which is the V and VII of the VI chord.
[MUSIC]
And
you can play the whole melody on a C harp.
[MUSIC]
I lay that out on the intermediate lesson.
But now, I'm gonna solo over the tune
with some more bebop things.
This lick here that I showed you,
[MUSIC]
which is the major scale and
the mixolydian combined.
[MUSIC]
You can
use it over
all these
chords.
I'm gonna do a little bit of
that kind of playing, and
try to follow the chord changes more
than I did in the intermediate section,
where I was trying desperately
not to play overblows.
So, here we go with it, once again,
a C harmonica, Sweet Georgia Brown.
[MUSIC]
Second
octave.
[MUSIC].
So, I threw in a bunch of overblows, and
just trying to play the notes that go
along, and a little bit of
a Charlie Parker lick in toward the end.
And, try to follow the
[MUSIC]
follow those chords down the [SOUND]
that's the real chords.
It's F7, E7, E flat 7, D7, G7, C7,
F6 or
F major 7 whatever you wanna call it.
So you can follow these things as much or
as little as you want.
As long as you don't make terrible
mistakes of playing major
sevenths where you should be
playing sevenths and vice-versa.
This is a fun song to play on and
the chords have a sort of
a momentum that carry you through.
So enjoy yourself, have fun with this,
and send me a video on it.
[MUSIC]