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djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
edited September 2005 in Repertoire Posts: 1,018
Hey Michael, thanks for posting that Jimmy Rosenberg real audio video of him playing Wave in your video archive. I am really really inspired by Jimmy on this one!

I was looking at the chart on page 49 of the Green Cosimini chord book and trying to understand the tune before I try soloing over it.

Can anyone help me understand diatonically how this song works?

To me the first 4 bars are 4,6,2,5 in G. The second 4 bars are a mystery to me, my best guess is they are 4 bars of leading chords in a chromatic line into the final 4 bars which are ii7, 5, 1 in Dm??? LOL

Finally, the B section seems to be 2,5,1 in F followed by 2,5,1 in Cm ????

Any critics or geniuses want to help me out here? I would appreciate the knowledge of how to understand this tune. I would appreciate some discussion on this. Show some balls and reply.

Comments

  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,155
    Hi Jon,

    Glad you like the vid....Wave seemed to be Jimmy's theme song as a kid...


    For soloing I think it's best to think in terms of key areas:

    So the first two bars are D major

    the next 4 bars are G (ii-V-I)

    Then it just cycles through dominants starting on F#, to B, to E, and then A
    which resolves to D.


    Does that help?

    'm
  • kimmokimmo Helsinki, Finland✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 170
    Wave seemed to be Jimmy's theme song as a kid...

    Matcho Winterstein suggested to play Wave (in G!) in Samoreaux last summer, and he tried to launch it multiple times with different players (gm c7... and off to head), but no one seemed to know the tune, so it never got played.
  • djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
    Posts: 1,018
    thanks Michael... that gives me some stuff to think about and that helps a lot... :-)
  • kimmokimmo Helsinki, Finland✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 170
    So the first two bars are D major

    the next 4 bars are G (ii-V-I)

    Then it just cycles through dominants starting on F#, to B, to E, and then A
    which resolves to D.

    Just watched the video, it's awesome!

    BTW Jimmy, too, plays it in G, so the above key areas transpose up one fourth.

    And his intro/interlude goes gm-d7#9, so it is different than how Jobim wrote it.

    Superb playing!
  • djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
    Posts: 1,018
    thanks Kimmo. that will also help out a lot.
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,155
    Oh yeah....he is playing it in G. Every other recording I have of him he plays it in D.

    'm
  • djangologydjangology Portland, OregonModerator
    Posts: 1,018
    Jimmys intro on this video seems like:

    [code]|----------------------|-
    |-3--3-3--3----4-4-----|-
    |-2--2-2--2----2-2-----|-
    |-3--3-3--3----4-4-----|-
    |-2--2-2--2----3-3-----|-
    |----------------------|-
    Dm6 Cdim[/code]

    am I close? im also thinking it might be Gm6(3rd fret) to Fm6 (5th fret)

    here are the chords i came up with... can someone correct me?

    [code]A
    Gdom7 Cdim D-7 G7 Cdom7 C-6 B7 E7
    A7 Eb7 / D7 Gm Fm6
    B
    C-7 F7 Bbdom7 % Bb-7 Eb7 Abdom7 D7[/code]
  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,155
    i haven't studied this recording closely...which is evident in the fact that i didn't even realize it was in G!

    maybe someone else can help..


    'm
  • Tom ConwayTom Conway Maui, HawaiiNew
    Posts: 30
    I think the video is amazing! The kid makes most adults sound like rookies. Gypsies don't use steroids do they?

    TC
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