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3/25/22 "Summertime"
« on: March 25, 2022, 04:20:05 PM »
3/25/22 "Summertime"

Every Chromatic player has to play Summertime (in A minor) once in a while. That's the law. While I won't say "A monkey can do it," it IS pretty easy to play . The trick, however, is not just to pay the right notes, but rather to make it sound good. Here's a Symphony and a guy with a trumpet



And here's a Karaoke (both in A minor)

Karaoke version

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2022, 05:28:03 AM »
I used to play it regularly, can't think why I stopped.  :-\  8)

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2022, 03:48:32 PM »
I just tried it. and tried to make it wail a bit. I was able to get somewhat of a bend by sorta opening and closing my jaw and pinching the note. I get a waiver, but I suppose one has to be able to bend notes on a diabolic to get the full effect.

Thanks Age, that was fun to try.

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2022, 05:05:31 AM »
It has been a while, but I think I used to slur some of the notes together, on chromatic, rather than just playing them, (must dig out the music & give it another burst).

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2022, 01:00:58 PM »
Such a lovely tune...wasn't familiar with this one. I think I heard my son practice this on keyboard... maybe it was this one. Need to check... In that case notation should be available, though sounds simple enough to try this by ear.

I do get fascinated by these beautiful themes... I already have Autumn Leaves in Am on my list, then there's Lara's theme...
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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2022, 03:17:26 PM »
Yeah, I still play it, good for practicing minor keys.

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2022, 10:53:39 PM »
I just love minors. (Mus bee my Hungarian roots ;D)
Here's one that lights me up, and it's a great number to play along with:
My sister sez we might be related to this girl :-\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cIvCSNrWzY 

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2022, 10:14:40 AM »
I used to play in Dm (most blues oriented players play this way).

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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2022, 10:18:57 AM »
Played it on stage last week. :-)

It definitely should be on the list for every harmonica player!
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Re: 3/25/22 "Summertime"
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2022, 04:02:24 PM »
Hi everybody!


What a nice song and beautiful music to play along with.
I have played it for years but I suspect I still sound like a schoolboy trying to play.


There is something missing, but I don't know what? ;)
How do you play Summertime? :)
I would be very happy to hear you comments on that question.


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