This scat was really difficault to do. When i first starting doing it was so sure it was in C major, but the hint is in the title BLUES! Once i was able to revise the fact it was in the blues scale it came a lot easier to do.
There are a lot of notes squeezed into this scat even tho it is particularly short.
the notes in C Blues are: C/Eb/F/Gb/G/Bb/C and uses the formula 1 b3 4 b5 5b 7 8
THE MELODY - The melody uses all the notes in the scale and more with added naturals that then resolve to the note in the scale. This gives it a lazy swing feel.
THE HARMONY - The chords used to back the melody are C7, F7 and G7. The harmony provide is upbeat and major sounding.
CHORD TONES - the chords tones are not fully followed here because of the accidentals notes the singer hits then slide up to.
IMPROVISATION - C Blues scale
SOLO 2 - So What
'So what' was a great solo to transcribe. There are not many chords in the song so getting to grips with what scales were being used were a lot easier. I got a little direction after my first attempt with Robin which was great. I was missing a lot of tied notes, dotted and groups of notes. It was a bit like dotting the i's and crossing the T's. After my revised copy it was a lot clearer where i was going wrong
The solo i transcribed was the trumpet solo.
the notes in C Major are: C/D/E/F/G/A/B/C HOW EVER THE MODES BEING USED ARE D Dorian and Eb Doorian.
THE MELODY - The solo sounds just like C major but as its the dorian it is starting on the 2nd note in the scale which makes is a dorian mode. The solo is based around the middle register of the instrument and does really do anything that stretches the dynamics to any really high or low notes. The tone is chirpy and melodic.
THE HARMONY - The chords that are being used support the solo are D7 and Eb7. D7/D/F#/A/C and Eb7 - Eb/G/Bb/Db The melodic development of the chords are pretty basic but it
CHORD TONES - The chords used are D7 and Eb7, the sequences repeats 8 bars of each the notes that are played are all within a low E and high E on the treble clef.