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Chiefman1031 2013-06-24 16:20

Help with miles Davis all blues piano intro
 
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JIfdYs8WErM

The link above is the miles davis classic all blues. I am on a mission to transcribe every one of the songs on kind of blue, but I can not for the life of me figure out the intro (piano). I would appreciate it if someone with a better ear can hear what bill Evans is doing. It is important bc not only is this played in the intro, but continues through the first chorus and is an anchor in the first min. Huge thanks for any help.

3rdFloorSound 2013-06-24 20:17

That was a little tough! I imported it into reason and stretched the crap out of it: I'm pretty sure he's alternating between E2/A2 and G2/A2

Chiefman1031 2013-06-25 04:28

So in the upper portion of what's going on, he's playing an A2/G2 (right hand) trill and maybe a G1/E2 (left hand) in the lower portion. But that doesn't sound quite right. The right hand Definiatly plays an A2/G2 trill, I'm just not sure about the rest. He is also using the sustain pedal somewhat spuratically which makes it diffucult for me to hear the pitches sometimes. Thank you for confirming that major 2nd trill up to, it still feels like something's missing.

3rdFloorSound 2013-06-25 18:18

Really hard to say, but it sounds like its all in the second octave to me and that there's an illusion of it being lower in the one note just because of the dissonance.
-----A2-----A2-----A2-----A2-
----G2-----G2-----G2-----G2
E2-----E2------E2-----E2-------

Edit: Removed the A from above the E's and I think that's the ticket.

The bass seems to be doing G, D, E, D, F, D, E, D, G - embellishing a little on the horn line.

Chiefman1031 2013-06-26 03:38

Thanks so much, I just saw this and will try tomorrow. Thank you very much for taking the time to help!

Chiefman1031 2013-06-26 03:42

Pretty sure that is it! Did you slow it down 50% and listen to pitch by ear or did you have some sort of pitch detection? I'm pretty sure your right on the money!

3rdFloorSound 2013-06-26 05:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiefman1031 (Post 1346047)
Pretty sure that is it! Did you slow it down 50% and listen to pitch by ear or did you have some sort of pitch detection? I'm pretty sure your right on the money!

Oh great!
Well I remembered what I'd done with the first try when I stretched the audio and tried to figure it out by ear, then just played with different ways of doing that trill. Realized that trilling the two diads with one hand was damn near impossible but that a single note vs a diad was completely doable (though at like half speed in my case lol).
The bass was pretty easy, but after I posted I checked online for sheet music and it's out there if you run into any more tough spots - though none of it includes the notes for the trill for some reason.


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