Monday Music Quote: Duke Ellington



 
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

Duke Ellington

 

Piano Chords

Dm7        G7      Dm7    G7
 Cigarrette holder, which wigs me,
 Em7      A7        Em7  A7
 Over her shoulder, she digs me,
 Cm/Eb  D7      Abm7 C#7   C7    - C#dim
 Out cattin' that Satin Doll.
 
 Baby shall we go out shippin',
 Careful amigo, you're flippin',
 Speaks latin, that Satin Doll.
 
 C     Gm7      C7
 She's nobody's fool,
        Gm7         C7           Fmaj7
 So I'm playin' it cool as can be.
      Am7       D7
 I'll give it a whirl,
     Am7           D7           G7
 But ain't for no girl catchin' me!
 
 
 Telephone numbers, well, you know,
 Doing my rhumbas with Uno,
 And that 'n' my Satin Doll.

Exit: D7 - G7 - C7
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/duke_ellington/satin_doll_crd.htm 
 
If you love Duke Ellington, you'll want to check out this very cool book. 
I have it in my library and refer to the songs often.
 
 
 
 
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Monday Music Quote: Groovin'



Groovin'
 "Groovin'" is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number one hit and one of the group's signature songs.

Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is indeed a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. Instrumentation included a conga, harmonica, and an effective, Cuban-based bass guitar line from ace session musician Chuck Rainey.

D         Em                     D       Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D         Em                         D       Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
F#m                Em
I can't imagine anything that's better 
F#m                 Em
The world is ours whenever we're together 
F#m                      G      A 
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of . . . 

D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . down a crowded avenue 
D         Em                     D      Em
Doin' . . .  anything we like to do
F#m                                Em 
There's always lots of things that we can see 
F#m             Em
We can be anyone we want to be 
F#m                         G        A 
And all those happy people we could meet just . . . 


D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D        Em                          D        Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
D     Em    D      Em
Ah-ha-ha [3 times] 

F#m                     Em
We'll keep on spending sunny days this way 
F#m                             Em
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away 
F#m                      Em
I feel it comin' closer day by day 
F#m                     G             A 
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly . . . 

D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D          Em                  D        Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
D          Em                  D        Em
Ah-ha-ha [3 times] 
(fade out)

 http://cleantab.com/groovin-guitar-tab/rascals/v1 
So, this is what I play:

Bb             Cm7              Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb
Really, couldn't get away too soon.
Bbm7               Cm7
I can't imagine anything that's better,
Bbm7                       Cm7 
The world is ours whenever we're together.
Bbm7                            Cm7   Ebm7  F9
There ain't a place I'd like to be, instead of...

#2.
Bb             Cm7            Bb 
Groovin' . . . down a crowded avenue.
Bb     Cm7                 Bb 
Doin,' anything we like to do.
Bm7                    Cm7
There's always lots of things that we can see.
Bbm7                Cm7 
We can be anyone we want to be.
Bbm7                                Cm7  Ebm7 F9 
And all those happy people we could meet just...

#3.
Bb             Cm7              Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb
Really, couldn't get away too soon.
            Cm7
No, no, no, no.
Bbm7                         Cm7 
We'll keep on spending sunny days this way.
Bbm7                           Cm7
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away.
Bbm7                    Cm7 
I feel it comin' closer day by day.
Eb            Dm       Cm7
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly...
Bb             Cm7         Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb 
Really, couldn't get away too soon...(fade.)

 Felix Cavaliere (born 29 November 1944, Pelham, New York) is a music producer and musician, having performed in The Young Rascals group during the 1960s. He later produced albums by a variety of artists, including Laura Nyro's 1970 opus, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, and Jimmie Spheeris' 1973 album The Original Tap Dancing Kid.

Monday Music Quote

 "One day Otis Redding (another Atlantic artist) came to the studio."

-- Felix Cavaliere




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House of the Rising Sun

Bourbon Street (New Orleans)Image by ~MVI~ (enchanted in camiguin) via FlickrAre you familiar with this 60's song? Where did you first hear it?

It is always nice to know where these tunes come from and also what their lyrics mean. The House of the Rising Sun is a folk song from the United States. Occasionally called Rising Sun Blues, it tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans. I used to think that they were talking of drugs, now I see that it was just gambling. Depending on the version, the song may be sung from the perspective of a woman or a man.

The songs origins are somewhat curious though. Was there ever really such a place in New Orleans that inspired the lyrics to this song? I guess it depends on whom you ask. The song most definitely relates the story of a young boy led into a life of misery at a house of prostitution or gambling in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Two of the best-known renditions of the song are by the English group The Animals in 1964, which was a number one hit in both the United States and United Kingdom. The earliest recorded version dates back to 1932 by Clarence (Tom) Ashley as Rising Sun Blues, and it was recorded again in 1934 by The Callahan Brothers as Rounders Luck. With the evolution of folk music in the 1940s and 1950s, the song went through numerous incarnations, by such notable singers as Josh White, Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter, Pete Seeger and Woodie Guthrie. As the 1960s rolled around, both Joan Baez and Bob Dylan made a stab at recording the song.

This 70s classic and has a nice progression for strumming and finger picking as well. On the piano, you can arpeggiate the chords.

In this song, it is easy to find those bass notes for each chord. Also you can do some variations on those bass lines. Play with them and see what suits you best.

l Am C l D F l Am C l E E l
l Am C l D F l Am E l Am Am l

Look at how many views of this song:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pRV9QCXLtHQ

 Lyrics to House of the Rising Sun

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

------ organ solo ------

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one


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A staple of classic rock and oldies radio stations, The song, House of the Rising Sun, is a staple of classic rock and oldies radio stations, for sure. Now it is your time to play it!

 All the best,



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Music Quote: The Most Beautiful View (Crazy For You)

NSYNC

Welcome to Monday Music Quote

 The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.  ~Author Unknown




Lyricist:

Christian Hamm

Performer:

*Nsync

Genre:

Pop

Scored For:

Piano/Vocal/Chords

I have the piano chords for you! The time signature will be 4/4, with dance rock rhythm. The song is in the Key of C.

Chorus

                   Fmaj7              E7
Wherever I go, whatever I do,
Am7                                                   D9
Whenever my heart is crying out for you

                   Fmaj7               E7
Wherever I go, whatever I do


I'm crazy for you



Verse

 Am                 Dm/A  E7/G#  Am7

It's not easy to be alone
                        Dm/A
It's not easy to fall in love
           Bdim/A                            E7sus/A

Every night I just get down and pray
 E7/G#                    Am  E7sus E7  Am

That you come my way
 

                          Dm/A    E7/G#  Am7
I've never had a girl like you
                                      Dm/A

I've never known what love could do
                             Bdim/A              E7/sus/A

Wish you'd come baby and set me free
 E7/G#         Am  E7sus

I can't let it be, yeah

 

I wanna, I wanna rock with you
 

I'm gonna, I'm gonna make it true
 

I wanna, I wanna rock with you
 

I'm crazy for you
 


I'm waiting for the phone to ring
 

And all the wonder love should bring
 

All the things darling I left behind
 

Please give me a sign
 

A little smile would light my life
 

A single touch would blow my mind
 

Girl you know, by now you've got to be mine
 

Til the end of time 


I wanna, I wanna rock with you
 

I'm gonna, I'm gonna make it true
 

I wanna, I wanna rock with you
 

I'm crazy for you

So, I'd rate this one beginner/intermediate. Do you have a favorite NSYNC song? 

If you'd like to polish up on your chords, here's a workbook (theory book) I use and refer to often for reference, 300 page course book






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Monday Music Quote: Walt Disney

Monday Music Quotes: Walt Disney

"All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. " -- Walt Disney

 Did you see the movie or hear of this song? It is a fun one to play! With Halloween coming up, I thought I'd post a few songs this month, nothing scary, really!



Cruella De Vil
 From the movie, 101 Dalmatians
 Music and lyrics by Mel Leven

Bb -       Bb9
Cruella De Vil
Eb -       Eb9
Cruella De Vil
   Bb  -       Bb9
If she doesn't scare you
   Eb -       Eb9
No evil thing will
   Bb   -
To see her is to
F#    -       Cm
Take a sudden chill
G9    -  C7    -    F9
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

    Bb -       Bb9
The curl of her lips
    Eb -       Eb9
The ice in her stare
Bb   -       Bb9
All innocent children
    Eb -     Eb9
Had better beware
       Bb   -       F#    -  
She's like a spider waiting
        Cm 
For the kill
     C7   -  F7  -   Bb
Look out for Cruella De Vil

   D7
At first you think
               Gm
Cruella is the devil
    D7
But after time has worn
         Gm
Away the shock
    C7
You come to realize
You've seen her kind of eyes
F#9
Watching you from underneath
  Cm7/F  -  F9
A rock!

     Bb -    Bb9
This vampire bat
     Eb -    Eb9
This inhuman beast
    Bb     -    Bb9
She ought to be locked up
    Eb -    Eb9
And never released
    Bb     -
The world was such
  F#       -      Cm
A wholesome place until
C7  -    F7     -   Bb 
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

C#dim7 F9

Bb -       Bb9
Cruella De Vil
Eb -       Eb9
Cruella De Vil
   Bb  -       Bb9
If she doesn't scare you
   Eb -       Eb9
No evil thing will
   Bb   -
To see her is to
F#    -       Cm
Take a sudden chill
G9    -  C7    -    F9
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

    Bb -       Bb9
The curl of her lips
    Eb -       Eb9
The ice in her stare
Bb   -       Bb9
All innocent children
    Eb -     Eb9
Had better beware
       Bb   -       F#    -  
She's like a spider waiting
        Cm 
For the kill
     C7   -  F7  -   Bb
Look out for Cruella De Vil

   D7
At first you think
               Gm
Cruella is the devil
    D7
But after time has worn
         Gm
Away the shock
    C7
You come to realize
You've seen her kind of eyes
F#9
Watching you from underneath
  Cm7/F  -  F9
A rock!

     Bb -    Bb9
This vampire bat
     Eb -    Eb9
This inhuman beast
    Bb     -    Bb9
She ought to be locked up
    Eb -    Eb9
And never released
    Bb     -
The world was such
  F#       -      Cm
A wholesome place until
C7  -    F7     -   Bb 
Cruella, Cruella De Vil

 ****************

Here it is in a different key.

 F#7             B7
    Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil
        F#7                       B7
    If she doesn't scare you no evil thing will
        F#            F#°            D#m
    To see her is to take a sudden chill
         G#              C#7
    Cruella, Cruella De Vil


     F#7                  B7
The curl of her lips, the ice in her stare
      F#7                  B7
All innocent children had better beware
       F#            F#°             D#m
She's like a spider waiting for the kill
 G#                     C#7            
Look out for Cruella De Vil...


  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
     D5                      C#5
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
    D5                           C#5
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Riff2
Cruella De Vil


        F#7            B7
This vampire bat, this inhuman beast
       F#7                     B7
She 'outta be locked on and  never released
     F#                F#°             D#m
The world was such a wholesome place until
    G#       C#7            
Cruella, Cruella De Vil Yeah!


  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
     D5                      C#5
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
    D5                           C#5
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Riff2
Cruella De Vil


    Bb               D°            D#m
At first you think Cruella is the devil
    Bb              D°            D#m
But after time has born way the shock
     G#
You come to realize
     G#
You seen her kind of eyes
     A                          C#
Watching you from underneath a ROOOOOOOCK!


  E5 F#5    B5
         Cruella De Vil
     D5                      C#5
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
    D5                           C#5
To see her is to take a sudden chill


  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
     D5                      C#5
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will
  E5 F#5    B5
Cruella, Cruella De Vil
    D5                           C#5
To see her is to take a sudden chill
Intro        
Cruella De Vil
Riff2
Look out for Cruella De Vil 
 
So, look out for Cruella De Vil! 
 
Here's another cool movie with great music!

The Lion King (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
 



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Instant Transposer: Major and Minor Chords





Do you know your major and minor chords in every key?
I have  been playing with my new software, Instant Transposer.

Looking at the chart, the first keyboard shows the Major Chords in root position, while the second keyboard shows the minor chords in root position. 

Keep in mind that you can change and invert a chord 3 ways. Now you can see the major/minor chords in all 12 keys.

Absolute
C
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
C
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
Db
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
D
DbEbF#AbBbC#EbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbF#AbBbC#EbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
Eb
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
E
DbEbF#G#BbC#D#GbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbF#G#BbC#D#GbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
F
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
Gb
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
G
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbF#AbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbF#AbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
Ab
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
A
DbEbGbAbBbC#EbF#G#Bb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbC#EbF#G#Bb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
Bb
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbDbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
Absolute
B
DbEbGbAbBbC#D#F#G#A#
CDEFGABCDEFGAB
DbEbGbAbBbC#D#F#G#A#
CDEFGABCDEFGAB

If you are new to the piano and consider yourself a beginner, you might want to look at this music resource, Gospel Keys 101
With the holidays fast approaching, you will learn how to harmonize the melody in your right hand while playing chords with your left.

Best,




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