A Work In Progress: On Being a Musician by Chick Corea

A Work In Progress: On Being a Musician by Chick Corea

By Chick Corea

Out of print self released ebook through Chick Corea with a few of his insights into taking part in the piano, comping, making time, composing, and his own regulations as a musician.

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Hardly a 'secret', admittedly, but neither should it be seen as just a novice trick in use around 1963. The Beatles regularly composed with this idea in mi nd. Anthology I confirms it in action as early as June 1961, when it opened 'Cry For A Shadow' (the John and George Shadows-style instrumental), while, four years later, the same idea accounts for the entire verse of 'Run For Your life' on Rubber Soul. o~~~ , - ...... , ,j I -- ,- j j ",-," Fast-forward a few decades and contemporary pop maestro Dave Stewart sums it up in a nutshell; 'The sound of the major chord followed by its relative minor is the archetypal sound of fifties pop, but musicians never seem to tire of its effect.

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