song actually has a, a great connection
with jazz guitar history.
In 19, I think it was in 1927 or 1920, 28,
a very young Bing Crosby, made his first
movie called the Big Broadcast.
And Bing Crosby was, was singing with the
Paul Whiteman Orchestra,
who absolutely superstars in the 20s.
And the guitar player was Eddie Lang.
And for a long time Eddie Lang was Bing
Crosby's guitar player.
And in the movie, if you ever get to see
it, there's a,
there's a scene I think in a hotel room.
And Bing Crosby singing with Eddie Lang,
So, if you ever get to see that, if you
ever manage to find it.
And this was Bing Crosby's first hit, it,
it's called Please.
And what I'm gonna try and do here is just
going to take things up just a,
just a notch here ah,in terms of tempo.
And just get that feel, that kinda rolling
Of let's think like a,
a piano player playing a little bit of
stride, very light stride going on.
So again, you know, as we've been talking
about, that's all based around tenths.
So I'm gonna be playing these tenths and
putting some melody on the top,
bringing that melody out.
I'm also gonna do a little thing at the
Which is really important because when I
show you some of these things,
I play them, I just pick a key which for
Sometimes because I want to use some open
Sometimes I just think it feels, feels
right in that key.
Or sometimes just because I, I find a key
that is good for
me to demonstrate the, the tune.
So I'm gonna play this in the key of C.
But right at the very end for
the last after the last bridge, I'm gonna
go into D-Flat to go up a semitone.
Which is a key that, guitar players
sometimes try to avoid.
But I'd like you to think about that.
When you play any of these.
If you, once you've, you've, you've kinda
learnt them, and
you feel really confident, and, push
yourself a little bit further.
Say right, now I'm gonna play it in
Try another key.
So, that's what I'm gonna do here, is I'm
gonna play Please in the key of C.
And right at the very end go up to D-flat.
So play around with this tune.
It's, it's a lot of fun if you get that
that rolling feeling of the the left
hand a little bit stride on the, on the
piano and bring out the melody.
Change the key a little experiment with it
put in some of your own little lines and
here and there if you can.
And, if you want to make a video, a short
of you playing that please send it in, and
I'd love to give a response.
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