Panic attack!

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Panic attack!

Post by wineaux » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:42 pm

I'm at Common Ground on the Hill for a week of bass classes with Missy and songwriting classes with Chris Jones. I might become the first bass player to die of pure panic. Friday, I'm supposed to play "Sweet Georgia Brown" in a bass quartet with Missy AND play "Wheel Hoss" with Jim Hurst. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't played "Wheel Hoss" for the first time ever today and I'm playing "SGB" for the first time ever as soon as I log off here!

Much depends on Mom, of course. She's still hanging in. I had two tough tests in back-to-back classes today, playing and singing "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Maybe not the best song to have to play under the circumstances.
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by JUUZEK » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:53 pm

Hang in there- you'll do great!

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Re: Panic attack!

Post by lowendrick » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Both tunes become pretty easy once you've played thru them a few times. The changes are not difficult.

Do you want the changes layed out here or do you have them already?
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by wineaux » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:03 am

I'm good on WH. I just have to forget that Jim Hurst is standing next to me! And I'm ok on the chord structure of SGB. We haven't started arranging yet thigh, so I don't know want part I'll be playing. By the way, the fiddle part on wheel Hoss will be played by a cello! We're a very inclusive band!
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by MollyKay » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:04 am

Dave…you will do great. You are in great company that will guide you all the way. :D

I am still off work recovering…I could meet you for coffee and a pep talk if you needed it. Common Ground seems to fall on a week when it is so hot, but of course it is mid-July. I saw Mark Schatz with Claire Lynch Saturday, best sounding bass and player at the festival. ;)

Rick…if you can line out those two songs would be great. On Thursday night as the jam was forming they were playing this song (SGB) and I was totally lost. I found, on a song that has lots of odd chords I do best to write out the chord progression with the number of beats below the chord. This may not be the best way to line it out but it worked for me. I learned Dear Old Dixie this way. I kept missing the G chord before the EADG progression. Once I lined it out I knew what was missing.

Good luck Dave and great piece on Kenny Baker at the bluegrass blog. It is sad to think the first generation of bluegrass pioneers is sadly dwindling to a hand full of members. Earl, Doc, Ralph and George Shuffler are all in their mid eighties. I am happy I had the chance to be in each of their presence when they made great music.
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Post by lowendrick » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:26 am

Here is SGB. Each space represents one measure. I think it lays out in an obvious way. Most people play it in the key of F, so that first chord is D7 (VI7). Those VI and III chords are probably all minor, I am not sure, but on bass I only play the root and five here so it's irrelevant for me. Busta may shed more light for us.

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VI7--- VI7--- VI7--- VI7---
II7--- II7--- II7--- II7---
V7--- V7--- V7--- V7---
I--- Io--- I--- III7---

VI7--- VI7--- VI7--- VI7---
II7--- II7--- II7--- II7---
VIm--- III7--- VIm--- III7---
I--- VI7--- II7-V7- I-III7-
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by bustamelon » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:38 am

Looks right to me.
On the 1st part, it's all dominant (7th) chords, like you have.
On the end of the second part I think of it as modulating (changing keys) to D minor -- but good luck notating that in Nashville numbers! So it just goes from D minor to A7. If you want to get fancy, you can change the A7 bar to a half measure of Em and a half measure of A7.

The only difference I would add (again -- fancy!) is the descending chords on the turnaround: so the last line becomes:
F E7 | Eb D7 | G-7 C7 | F (E7 Eb7)

Here's a good lead sheet for it I found on the 'tubes:
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by lowendrick » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:44 am

bustamelon wrote:Looks right to me.
On the 1st part, it's all dominant (7th) chords, like you have.
On the end of the second part I think of it as modulating (changing keys) to D minor -- but good luck notating that in Nashville numbers! So it just goes from D minor to A7. If you want to get fancy, you can change the A7 bar to a half measure of Em and a half measure of A7.

Here's a good lead sheet for it I found on the 'tubes:
http://www.wikifonia.org/node/941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thats a cool lead sheet. As I follow it at my desk I realize that is precisely how I play it with those runs down from F.
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by lowendrick » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:57 am

WHEEL HOSS

I-VII /I-VII /I-VII /V-I
I-VII /I-VII /I-VII /V-I

I /I /I /I
I /I /I /V(2 beats)/I /I
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Re: Panic attack!

Post by rkparrish » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:29 pm

I like the lead sheet but I can't read music. How can i get this in tabs?
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