SongTrellis
Music and Musical Know-how For You

Members
Join Now
Login

Home | How-Tos | Directory | Our Composers | The Rhythms | Play Rhythm | Rhythm Web | Tonematrix | Chord Grid | The Changes | Song Discussions | Public Ideas | SongTrellis Recommends... | Video Links | Great Performances | SongTrellis Music Editor | The Lessons | Jukebox | The Animations | Our Contributors | Latest Topics | Tunetext | Workscore Chord Entry | Chord Entry By Grid | Workscore Composer | Music Tool Lore | Harmonic Interval Palette | Harmony Projects | Search | Video Demonstrations | Playlists | What's a Songtrellis? | FAQ | Feedback


Flamenco Sketches

Composer Miles Davis    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 1/21/02; 11:29:01 AM
Msg# 2353 (top msg in thread)
Prev/Next 2352/2354
Reads 29636


Download track using:   

Chord progression for Miles Davis' Flamenco Sketches, as requested. The chord sequence used here follows those used behind Miles' performance on "Kind Of Blue"

This is a modal tune whose structure is determined by the soloist. The soloists on "Kind Of Blue" thought of this as a sequence of four modes, played in prescribed sequence for however long the soloist wanted them to go on. It's performance depended on Bill Evans picking up their musical cues that they were moving to the next mode. Also, the tune does not have a written melody. It's completely improvised

Miles did 4 bars of C MA7, 4 bars of Ab7sus4, 4 bars of Bb MA7, 8 bars of D7(b6b9) and 4 bars of Gm7. Coltrane emulated Miles except he ended with 5 bars of the Gm7.Cannonball did 10 bars of CMA7, 4 bars of Ab7sus4, 8 bars of GMA7, 8 bars of E7(b6b9), and 4 bars of Em7. Evans chose to do 8 bars of CMA7, 4 bars of Ab7sus4, 8 bars of BbMA7, 4 bars of D7(b6b9), and 4 bars of Gm7.

The scores I'm publishing use E7(b9b13) which has the same spelling as E7(b6b9). This is due to a current limitation in my music editor which will be eventually relaxed.

You can find a transcription of the entire Flamenco Sketches performance and all of the other "Kind of Blue" performances in the "Kind of Blue" transcription published by Hal Leonard.

Printable GIF image of the score for this progresssion.

Launch the SongTrellis Excerpt Service for this track (Follow the link)

Customize this piece: Prepare scores for transposing instruments. Transpose the score to a new key. Change tempo. Clip an excerpt for your own practice, study, or composition work. Loop that in your browser or download it if you wish.

Video Demo: Excerpt Service Basics   Video Demo: Saving Excerpts

Listen to a "Flamenco Sketches", Track #5 from Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue" in Windows Media Viewer format (courtesy of Amazon.com)

blog comments powered by Disqus

Please join our community at SongTrellis. Our contributors welcome your comments, suggestions and requests. As soon as you join the site (or login if you are a member) a response form will appear here.

To include this sound in a page, type "Flamenco Sketches 3", including the quotes.

Check home page to learn about newly submitted tunes, chord progressions, and rhythms.

 




Last update: Monday, January 21, 2002 at 12:11 PM.