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GUEST,jeff On not knowing chords - and not helping (123* d) RE: On not knowing chords - and not helping 18 Dec 10

Been playing for over thirty years and STILL have trouble 'hearing' the difference between a 1 chord and relative minor when in a multi-instrument track. There are subtle 'passing tones' at times easily missed, too. And I went through the 'Mickey Baker' jazz chord book years ago! Still have it. Developing one's ear is a relentless process that takes time. Jumping down someone's throat for asking a novice question is really unacceptable.

Had the privledge of a personal relationship w/Steve Goodman, Carl Martin, Jethro Burns, etc. in Chicago years ago and to a man when I would approach them w/a musical question they would sit with me until I got it. Was playing alot of swing in those days. And they didn't make me feel like shit for my reward.

Also, I recall driving myself crazy trying to figure out 'Hear Comes The Sun' w/o a capo because some jazz player told me it was cheating. Finally I said, "Eff him" and got myself a good Jim Dunlop and have been using one ever since. Shubb for the studio and Kyser for the stage.

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