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Audience With King

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A parody of the version created by Producer Bill Szymczyk which managed to win a Grammy. This version is optimized for guitar. Hopefully you will find some hours of enjoyment playing your axe against this backing track.
The tune features minor harmony and is in B. This version is 88 BPM. The chord structure of the original is straight forward. Because this version features three keyboards there is a lot of liberty taken with the original chord sequence... the hard part about this one is not the minor harmony, or the daugy voicing anyway. As the chords go by you have to anticipate the change of F# minor to Gmaj7. This is the turn around section. To succeed on this one play inside on these chords.
Included on both ends of this memorial track you will find contemporary voicings in the tonic. These are like book ends for the masterpiece. The chords are diatonic to B minor and feature some hip voicing. Attempt to follow the scalar motion. Once you get that under your fingers improvise. You will find it impossible to play clams if you stay inside.
Once you have the book ends down in B, modulate your response to the chords a fifth up or forth down. You will find a whole new sonic dimension... continue to modulate as suggested... viola! The star cycle appears...

Have fun and work hard. The King did.

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First TV appearance 1968 "What is your goal?" "Play the best I can. Reach as many people as you can in as many countries... In other words, I'd love the whole world to be able to hear B.B. King singing and play the blues."
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Uploaded: May 15, 2015 - 07:39:29 PM
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2015 - 10:31:44 AM Last Played: Sep 07, 2017 - 11:16:58 PM
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Dadai.2 said 859 days ago (May 15th, 2015)
the thrilling Blues Boy is gone... Daug - great take on this old favorite. BB would be proud...
Daugrin said 859 days ago (May 15th, 2015)
Hello Jack
Thanks for stopping by... hope you get some use out of this with that tenor!

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Dadai.2 said 854 days ago (May 20th, 2015)
If I can get...
some time, I'd like to give it a shot. My plate is full at the moment with some unexpected non-music concerns. "Life is what happens while you're making other plans..."
KCsGROOVE said 859 days ago (May 16th, 2015)
long live the king
very cool work on the keys here, Daug
really enjoyed this!
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Daugrin said 856 days ago (May 18th, 2015)
Hello KC
Thanks for stopping, appreciate your shout out.

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PeterB7858 said 853 days ago (May 21st, 2015)
Audience With King
Nice Steely Dan style opening leads to a fine tribute to B.B. Had fun jamming'. The thrill lives on. Thanks, Peter.
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Daugrin said 853 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
Hello Peter
Glad to hear you got some use out of the thing. Funny about the thing living on... so many anti-music consumers around... in a few years there will be no ears left at all. Enjoy yourself.

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Moviz said 853 days ago (May 21st, 2015)
keywork Daug...... a top track and really enjoyed, regards M
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Daugrin said 853 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
Hello Mo
Thanks for dropping by... appreciate the shout out Sir!

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Philip18 said 852 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
Audience with the King
Makes me want to get a guitar in my hands...
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Daugrin said 852 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
Hello Philip
Take a crack at it there my friend. I made it for that purpose.

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rok41 said 852 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
You've done well here, Daug. Lots of cool layers and interesting harmonic choices. Outside the block for sure, great backer. Would have love to have heard your guitar lead over the top, or did I miss a version prior to this one?
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Daugrin said 852 days ago (May 23rd, 2015)
Hello Chris
Have not thrown down on this one, made it for the B.B. King fans who might need to get something out on the occasion of his demise.
It is possible to play B Minor blues scale right over the top of the whole thing. If one has ears, and can hear the different colors used, there are many hip substitutions present and you can make the changes.
Additionally, the bookends offer and opportunity to use the star cycle over some contemporary harmony.
Have fun.


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