Sweet Georgia Brown in D

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  1. mrizzone

    mrizzone Pianissimo User

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    Hello! My wife is undergoing a migraine attack so I can't practice. I complied transcribing SGB as I play in the guitar. Corrections/comments are apreciated.

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  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Check the number of beats in mm 16, 28 and 32.
     
  3. mrizzone

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    Solved, thanks!
     
  4. jiarby

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    Why does the D key signature only have one sharp?
     
  5. mrizzone

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    Well, i named it "D" since is the first chord of the 4ths cycle, this song is written in constant modulation and don't have a specific key. G mayor is the key that fits with the minimum of alterations.
     
  6. Dupac

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    More simple: no C# in the score, every C is natural.
     
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  7. TrumpetMD

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    Thanks for posting, and for inviting comments.

    Sweet Georgia Brown was one of the first songs I learned to improvise with ... along with Blue Bossa, Equinox, and a few others.

    Technically, the song is in the key of F. It happens to start on a dominant 6 chord (D7), and eventually resolves to F at the end.

    Mike.
     
  8. mrizzone

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    Thanks for you comment Mike!

    Blue Bossa, great song, i learn it in my 20's... nowadays I hate it! :) Take a lot of effort to learn and play properly (not saying improvise) and was very frustrating.
     
  9. TrumpetMD

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    Yes mrizzone. And Blue Bossa is in a tough key for trumpet players. As written, you have to hit a few high A's. But if you take it down an octave, you have to get out some low G's. Nowadays, I usually play it down an octave on flugel as a slow bossa.

    Mike
     
  10. Branson

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    Other than the wrong key, chords and a few wrong notes, I thought it was fine.

    Write me and I'll send you a better example.

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