going to play a tune now that you're all
familiar with I'm sure.
It's a Hoagy Carmichael tune called
Georgia on my Mind.
And it it's, Hoagy Carmichael wrote so
many great songs and his music is
And this is a great example.
Georgia on my Mind is a great example of
Because, all through the years from when
it was first written.
I'm not sure, I think it was written in
the, in the 30s.
So many people have interpreted this.
And probably the, one of the, the greatest
the many great versions by Ray Charles.
And it's still being recorded today.
So what this does is, what we can do here
we're going to bring in elements of the
blues, into this.
So I'm going to bring.
It, some of the expressive techniques that
we've been using.
You know, bending notes.
You know, which we're,
which we're more familiar with in, in the
guitar, the rock guitar world.
That kinda feel.
That's the kinda thing that
we want to superimpose on top of the, the
kinda jazzy feel.
Real nice and relaxed and.
Keeping the melody clear.
Let that melody really sing out.
Think of Ray Charles.
That's the kinda feel we wanna get going
That's just a few ideas for
you in terms of the, the, the feel.
You know, just the, just feel free cuz
this isn't note for note.
I just want you to, to watch what I play
and, and, and, you know, get the,
the feeling of of what I'm doing.
Again, you'll also see our great friend,
the tenths will appear when we get into
You know, that mid,
that part in the middle.
With our little line in the middle.
I'll just play it with the tenths.
So, you know that sound.
And we can put little lines in the middle.
we're getting really into the practical
stuff of all the things that we've been
This is where it all comes in.
This is where you draw upon the, the
knowledge that you've been gathering.
And again, this isn't written out so I
want you to use your ears and your eyes.
We've got the overhead camera.
We're going to slow everything down as
you can see everything, everything that's
So, you know, bring in some of these
Have that kinda, put a little blues
in there, on kinda super imposed that on
the, the jazz side of things.
And just really mess around with this,
don't play note for note.
Just come up with some of your own ideas.
And if you'd like to do a video and of
yourself playing this.
And you know I'd love to see it and send
in and I'll do a response.
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