Presentation on theme: "Thrill Is Gone This is a standard minor blues: Form is: –||: Im | | | | IVm | | Im | | bVI|V7| Im | : || Song is in the key of Bm: –||: Bm | | | | Em |"— Presentation transcript:
Thrill Is Gone This is a standard minor blues: Form is: –||: Im | | | | IVm | | Im | | bVI|V7| Im | : || Song is in the key of Bm: –||: Bm | | | | Em | | Bm | | G|F#7| Bm | : || We will start with an outline of the beginning solo which is also the introduction to the song.
Start by listening to the record
The first 4 measures are all in Bm. If you look closely you will see that most of the notes are chord tones. If you think of the chord as a Bm7 then all but the 3 Es are chord tones. This entire section is played in 7 th position. Not even one note is out of that position. The scale used for this is the B minor pentatonic scale in the E from. Make sure that you learn that scale. (e)
Start at 10th position At this point play in 7 th position. The melody on the G to F#7 is really exciting. But for the G it is the 5 th of the chord to the 6 th to the 5 th back to the 3 rd of the chord. F#7 is the 7 th to the 6 th back to the 7 th. Again chord tones. Then the Bm Uses the 3 rd and the root. The double stop at the end is the root and 5 th. Chord tones all the way. While not adventuresome it is very melodic this way and works well in this song. Lots to think about with this.
Thrill Is Gone Parts This whole first section is a Bm7 arpeggio except for a couple of notes
Bending Notes This could be a whole course but we will start with the basics. On the first 2 strings you always bend the strings upward towards the sky. On the bottom 2 strings you must bend them downward. Typically the middle 2 strings are also bent up but could be bent either way if you are only bending one note and not holding another note. There are a variety of bends that need to be accomplished.