#1
Hello,
I want to know what's happening on the first 4 "chords", or should i say voicings, played by horn players in the intro on this song.
They sound very nice and also different but familiar.
It's like there's tension and resolvement inside each single chord while they're being played.
Im guessing it's how the horns and bass are set up together but i really have no idea so that's why im here, tell me everything.

On the Sunny side of the Street - Louis Armstrong
Last edited by Ignore at Apr 2, 2013,
#2
Edit: Nevermind, I couldn't hear the bass at all on my computer speakers.

It sounds like a I iii IV V to me. The one chord is in second inversion (the fifth is in the bass), so that makes it sound a little different. The I and iii both had some extensions. I definitely hear a 9 added to the I chord and a 13 added to the iii chord. The IV chord is a maj7 and the V chord is actually just two notes, it sounds like it's missing a fifth.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
Last edited by food1010 at Apr 3, 2013,
#4
food has it.

C69/G - Em7 - Fmaj7 - Bb7 (C/Bb will also work)

C/Bb and C69/G
---3
-5-3
-5-2
-5-2
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-6-3
Last edited by mdc at May 25, 2013,