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  • albert_d

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I’m sitting in my solarium just mellowing out with you. Nice chord progression.

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 5, 2022 at 2:42 pm

      😊👍

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Hi @Marty69 , that sounds really nice what you’re playing👏🤩👏 I can’t make out all the chords – looks like a lot of major7 chord shapes🤔 I saw that you opened with a Cmaj7 and then played what looked to be an Fmaj7. I’m going to assume this is in the key of C and therefore I’m going to play notes in the C scale🎸 When I come up with something, I’ll record and post it so you can see what I’m doing😱 In the meantime, I just want to say that this is a wonderful original and I really enjoyed listening🙂 Thanks for posting👍😎 P.S. Let me know if I’m wrong about the key.

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 5, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      Hey Bill, you are right on! Cm7 Fm7 and Dm7 G Looking forward to your post.

      😊🧙‍♂️😎👍

    • N-lightMike

      Member
      September 20, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      @Bill_Brown and @Marty69 and @Kitman ;

      Cmaj7 has a major 3rd and major 7th. Cm7 has a minor 3rd and minor 7th.

      The key of C uses a Dm and a G. C and F are major.

      The key of Bb uses a Cm and Dm. F is major and G is minor.

      The key of Eb uses a Cm and Fm. D is diminished, G is minor

      Cm7: C, Eb, G, Bb

      Dm7: D, F, A, C

      Fm7: F, Ab, C, Eb

      G: G, B, D

      Eb has a Bb, Eb and Ab that occur naturally. The G is your 3rd degree, and it is common to turn the minor chord into a major chord. The D, being the diminished, would work using a Dm7 instead.

      I would try using the key of Eb to solo over this.

      However, the sound will always win. Whatever sounds best to you is what is right.

      I thought you did a good job with your solo, @Kitman , but I do think there were a few notes that sounded out of place. The above should help you to see what notes to avoid over what chords. Over all, I think Eb would be the easiest.

      MG 😀

      • Bill_Brown

        Member
        September 20, 2022 at 3:41 pm

        Hi @N-lightMike (like the new handle btw), I believe when @Marty69 listed the chords he was playing, he meant Cmaj7, Famj7 etc. Yes he wrote Cm7, Fm7 etc., leaving people to think he’s using minor chords. But if you watch his fretting fingers in the video closely enough, I think you’ll see that the chords he’s fretting are maj7 chords. That being said, I’d love to hear your opinion on the scale/notes you feel we could be considering (besides C) when @Kitman or anyone else wants to (virtually) jam with him on this track 👍🎸

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        September 22, 2022 at 12:48 pm

        Ok, that changes everything, @Bill_Brown .

        So, in the key of C, you have Cmaj7, Fmaj7, Dminor7, and G major. So that would make sense. Only the 1 chord and the 4 chord in any key has a major 7th chord, which has a leading tone. So the 4th note is only one half step away from the root. All the other chords in the key, have a flat 7 chord (people mistakenly call it a dominant 7 chord all the time). The 2 minor, the 3 minor, the 6 minor, and the 7 minor flat 5 all have a minor 7, which means the 4th note is 2 half steps, or frets, away from the root note. Now, here’s the thing, only 1 major chord has a minor 7, and that’s the 5 chord. The 5th degree in a key is called… wait for it… the dominant. So a dominant 7 is any major chord with a flat 7 and it is an out of key chord unless is it the 5 chord of the key you are playing in. The minor 7 chords have a flatted 7 note, but they do NOT have a “dominant 7” note.

        So in the above example, if you added the fourth note to the G major chord, it would be an F natural, not an F#, and would therefore be 2 half steps below the root note G, or 10 half steps above the root note assuming G was the lowest note in your chord. A major 7th is 11 half steps above the root and the octave is 12 half steps. A minor 7th is 10 half steps above the root.

        So if you wanted to bend the ear, you could play the notes of the Fmaj7 over the C chord, but then play the C7 over the F, which would mean throwing some Bb’s in there just for fun. You ear would hear F major for that moment. But then make sure you emphasize the B note in the G chord and the Cmaj7 chord to pull the ear back into C major.

        And then there’s always the “blue” note. Notice the the blue note is “between the 4th and 5th”. But slow down, that’s not helpful at all unless you mention it’s the augmented 4th in the minor scale. It’s actually between the 2nd and 3rd in the major scale. Since I relate everything back to the major scale, that is how I remember it. So in the key of C, if you play the Eb it sounds very cool. But then, you can play literally any note if you put into the right context. The flatted notes will give is a bluesy feel. Why not sharped notes? Simple, you have sharps in most major scales. But F and C become sharped right away in the progression, G major and D major. So, C minor and F minor happen in the flat keys.

        All a matter of perspective. But that’s why those notes bend the ear without making is sound “wrong”, because they come from the flat keys.

        MG 😀

      • Kitman

        Member
        September 21, 2022 at 8:53 am

        Thanks @N-lightMike , I will give it a try.

  • Guerra6007

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Enjoyed listening to your work, Marty! Sounds very good, makes me think of
    America’s early songs, but I think it’s all yours. Thanks for posting!

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 5, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you @Guerra6007 I have a few more I may post. I know how to put the music together but not the words. 😊🧙‍♂️😎

      • David_Sonn

        Member
        August 6, 2022 at 5:48 pm

        I agree that it is a bit reminiscent of America’s early sound, which is a good thing.

      • Marty73

        Member
        August 7, 2022 at 4:35 pm

        Yes and I am from that time… I’m going on 72 and will keep playing till I can’t anymore. You might say

        I am running a race called “Life” Glad you enjoyed. 😊🧙‍♂️😎

  • stevieblues

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    That’s an awesome original song Marty69! 👏🎸😎 Thanks for sharing your video with us. 🎬🎸😎👏

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks! 👍😎

  • Kitman

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this original with us @Marty69 . The chord progression and your use of 7th chord voicings did make for a mellow enjoyable listen! 😎🎶🎸👏

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you! 😊😎

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    August 6, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Sounds great! Very smooth, some nice relaxing music.

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:32 pm

      👍😊😎

  • David_Sonn

    Member
    August 6, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Very nice and soothing. Please do share some more!

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you… working on others. 😊🧙‍♂️😎

  • AttyTJ

    Member
    August 8, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Lovely, Marty, truly lovely.

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you @AttyTJ 😊🍸😎

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    Member
    August 8, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Nice. You are a mellow fellow @Marty69

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      LOL Thanks! 😊🧙‍♂️😎

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    August 11, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Hey @Marty69 , thanks for letting me jam with you🙏🤩🎸again! I had a lot of fun doing it, hope it was fun for you too👍😎🤘

    • Marty73

      Member
      August 11, 2022 at 5:34 am

      😊👍

  • Kitman

    Member
    September 18, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Hi @Marty69 I hope you don’t mind that I used your original song “Mellowing” for a little bit of improve practice. Here is the result! 😎

    https://youtu.be/Ybeej64K0Wg

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      September 19, 2022 at 7:58 am

      That was very nice @Kitman 🤩 I like how your improv started out with more chord tones than scale notes – 👏👏🎸

      • Kitman

        Member
        September 19, 2022 at 12:20 pm

        Thanks @Bill_Brown for taking the time to have a listen and for the feedback. I truly appreciate it. 😃

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    September 19, 2022 at 4:14 am

    VERY nice picking. Nice tune too. at times it reminded me of the great Glenn Campbel song “By the time I get to Phoenix”. you are a “Playa!”

    • Kitman

      Member
      September 19, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to watch and listen and for your feedback @Mrfredsporty ! I really appreciate it. 😀

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    September 20, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Very cool sounding chord progression, @Marty69 .

    MG 😀

    • Marty73

      Member
      September 23, 2022 at 5:24 am

      👍

  • Marty73

    Member
    September 21, 2022 at 6:12 am

    👍

  • KevinZ

    Member
    September 21, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Great work @Marty69 always liked America and your original had that easy going feel well done 👏👏

    • Marty73

      Member
      September 21, 2022 at 10:58 am

      Thank you KevinZ 😊🧙‍♂️😎

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