been thinking about a number of tunes, a
number of songs that are,
are kind of in the jazz repertoire that
most people are familiar with.
So I thought I'd, I'd come up with
something on Summertime,
which everybody knows.
Cuz it goes back to Porgy and Bess.
As a lot of a jazz tunes actually have
their origins in in musicals in and
They were really just adopted by by by
But I thought this would be quite fun.
What I'm going to do I'm not doing if I
play this live which I don't
do very often.
But if I do, then I, I kinda extend it and
there's all kinds of things that I do.
The one I want to do here, is do a very
simplified version for
you to then have fun with it and embellish
And I'm gonna incorporate a few things
when we actually come to the section after
playing the tune.
I'm not going to ask you to come up with
improvisations on the chord sequence, but
we've just going to a vamp.
And I'm gonna start out with a, a kinda a
call and response.
this kinda thing goes back to sorta part
of the New Orleans tradition.
And probably, probably had its roots in
the Church, I think, so.
This is this call and response where you,
you set up with, this could be,
sometimes this is done with, with, with
But we can actually do this with
So we have this
And what's nice about this too,
it's our old friend.
Any of you that have started out, and, or
come from a a blues and
rock background of.
All know the minor pentatonic,
also usually known as the, the Blues
So that's all we're gonna do in that, is
we're just gonna improvise and, and
come up with some ideas, call and response
on, on the Blues scale.
So again, I'm going to play the melody
kinda simplified version.
Again, you can kinda embellish on that as
much as you want and
really have some with this.
I'm also going to do some kinda left hand
I'll try and put some of these things in.
Hammer-ons and pull-offs.
And also, I'm gonna,
I'll find some octaves.
Can be very effective too.
there's tap notation for you for this
tune, to help you out.
But what I would like to do is to say to
This could be a time an opportunity for
you to kinda break yourself of that habit
On, on, having the music written down.
And just try and, try and learn this by
But the, the tab and notation are gonna be
there for you.
And you may even wonder as well, there's a
very strong tradition within,
within jazz of actually transcribing,
transcribing the music yourself.
So, you may want to listen.
If you don't want to, actually learn it,
just by listening and
then playing along to it.
Then listen to it and really transcribe it
yourself, kinda, work that out.
That, that can be, that's another very
good way of developing your ear and
at the end of it you've got your, your
transcription written out.
So you can try that too.