Really enjoying the book, giving me a real impetus to practice.
I was a bit unsure what i was doing transposing lick 1 but it might apply to other licks.
In the example which starts on C theres a grace note on Eb going to the E which is track 23 in the audio recordings.
If i transpose this to F it works the same.
But if i transpose so it starts on D then to add the grace note i would need to brush off F and then onto F# which doesn't feel natural or else messes with the fingering if i use two fingers to do it. In all the videos ive watched i haven't seen anyone brushing up from a white note to a black note, so Im guessing that this isn't really done in the tradition but I don't know for sure.
Without the brushed note it sounds a bit too clean. In D for lick 1 i tried brushing off the G# and onto the A which sort of works but then i wondered is that losing the sense of the lick a bit. and its a bit tricky. It takes a bit of practice so i don't want to go down this road if its frowned on or something or not the way the afficianados do it.
So thats it basically. Question is if transposing the grace note means you would be brushing from a white note to a black note do people forget about it, try to use some odd fingering to get a similar affect or brush a different note if theres a better candidate.
I thought maybe as well there were go to keys with the boogie woogie and i wondered was that related to the availablity of the grace notes. id like to learn to transpose the licks anyway as its a good exercise i think. Gets the different keys lodged in my head somewhere.
Hi Marty, you are correct! In keys where the major third is a black note, there is no way to pull off a similar effect of "bending the notes" unless you use two fingers. In D I use my 2nd finger on F, and my 3rd finger on F# if I want to get that same sound. This means my 5th finger would have to play the A on top and then move to the B for the second part of the lick. Hope that helps ;-)