When a commercial cookbook has a recipe for Gumbo, they are always timid with how much spice they tell you to use. They'll call for ridiculously small amounts, like a teaspoon of sassafras or a half teaspoon of Tabasco, because God forbid anyone complain that the Gumbo is too spicy. But I like the taste of sassafras and Tabasco, so I pour that stuff in there. And I think that is basically approach to chords. When you make your 13th or 9th or Sus chords, the distinguishing tone is right there on the top and bottom of the chord where you can taste it, not subtly folded into the middle.
6 days ago
Hi all, I live in Perth, Western Australia and have returned to the piano after a break of 30 years (kidds and career got in the way !!). I am thoroughly enjoying working through the on-line tutorials and have purchased the " Boogie book". I have a question regarding integrating two of the licks into 12 bar blues format (Lick 1, tracks; 34 and 35). I have learnt these tracks (walking base is still challenging !), but can't figure how to do the chord change for 12 bar blues. Each of the other tracks in the book have the pick up note for the chord change as the last note of the measure, making the change sound "right", but the tacks noted just end, with-out a pick up note. I would really appreciate some help with this, as I like tack 35 in particular and want to be able to use it in full 12 bar blues chord changes and combined with other variations / licks. Regards, Dave M