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Nov 7, 2011 | 6:14 PM EST
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14.6 MB
6 min 23 sec
3.43 / 5.00

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Rated 3.43 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Hi everybody,

This is a solo piano blues number, but I recorded it on a digital piano using MIDI and then ran in through a sampler which hopefully gives it a decent bit of sound quality. Not entirely sure what the right category is for a blues number played in a jazz style on piano, but jazz seemed to fit better than blues.

Needed some practice in the D major pentatonic, which is basically the same notes as the B blues scale and is exactly the same as the B minor pentatonic, so I wrote a little blues number. It's a bit derivative of Coltrane's "Blue Trane", which I just learned pretty recently, but hey there are worse tunes to cheat off of. So anyhow, it's blues song in B, "B is for Blue" seemed to fit ok as a title.

Hope you like it.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not bad

It seemed a little plain to me, not to give it a bad rating because of that. You may have been going for that, I just felt like it was a little simple and plain. Not bad though. :)

malcolm81 responds:

Well the song structure is really simple on purpose, the progression is just a 12 bar blues without the shuffle in bar 10 (bars 9 and 10 are both Gb7+9 chords) using somewhat altered harmonies, and I mostly only strike the chords every other bar. That being said the overall effect is not supposed to come across as bland, I kind of try interpret the chords differently and to move in and out of it a bit to get contrast. I'll let it sit for a little bit and give it another listen, maybe I didn't manage to get enough interest in with the improvisation. Maybe some of it is just the choice of style though, so maybe this just isn't your tune ;). Anyhow, thanks for the input.