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snyprrr

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'Perry Mason' Theme: Park Ave. Beat
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:44:25 AM »
C minor

C minor/A bass

D+

G7+


That's the progression, four chords over and over; but I'm having trouble figuring out the actual 'mode' as I'm trying to do some exotic 'orientalism'(?) soloing on top of the progression.

I know there's one 'C minor' that has a leading 'Bb', and another 'C minor' that has 'B' as the leading tone. But this progression has BOTH. Do I switch 'modes' between the second chord and the third chord,... or,... can you tell me what's going on here? (I'm not talking about the 'misterioso' section in the middle: that's self explanatory).

HELPPP!!!! :'( :'( :'( Thanks!!


PARK AVE. BEAT (aka 'PERRY MASON' THEME)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAIbMKb7eY

ibanezmonster

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Re: 'Perry Mason' Theme: Park Ave. Beat
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 09:59:22 AM »
I didn't try improvising over it, but have you tried
this scale:
C D Eb F# G A Bb

for the first three chords, and then switching Bb to B on the very last chord?

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Re: 'Perry Mason' Theme: Park Ave. Beat
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 11:17:21 AM »
I didn't try improvising over it, but have you tried
this scale:
C D Eb F# G A Bb

for the first three chords, and then switching Bb to B on the very last chord?

A variation on Greg's idea…

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snyprrr

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Re: 'Perry Mason' Theme: Park Ave. Beat
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 07:36:51 AM »
I didn't try improvising over it, but have you tried
this scale:
C D Eb F# G A Bb

for the first three chords, and then switching Bb to B on the very last chord?

A variation on Greg's idea…



Ah! Between chords 3-4, not 2-3?!?! Yes, I'll try.

Is this the 'Harmonic Minor' with frills?

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Re: 'Perry Mason' Theme: Park Ave. Beat
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 09:06:48 AM »
Ah! Between chords 3-4, not 2-3?!?! Yes, I'll try.

Is this the 'Harmonic Minor' with frills?
I'm not really fluent with jazz theory/terminology. I might call the first scale G harmonic minor or (more analytically) C dorian with sharp 4. And I might call the second scale in my example C natural minor or C aeolian.
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