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#1963245 - 09/23/12 04:03 PM Want Examples of "Stabbing" Chord Style
TromboneAl Offline
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I'm trying to put a little of what I call "stabbing" chords into my playing. Perhaps there's a better term for this, but here are some examples of what I mean:

Starting at 1:35

Starting at 7:08

Starting at 2:12

Can you supply some better examples of this style of playing? Any other thoughts?


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#1963675 - 09/24/12 12:49 PM Re: Want Examples of "Stabbing" Chord Style [Re: TromboneAl]
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How about these:

Billy Boy


Edited by jazztpt (09/24/12 12:51 PM)

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#1963869 - 09/24/12 06:27 PM Re: Want Examples of "Stabbing" Chord Style [Re: TromboneAl]
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Thanks. Yes Red Garland seems to do it a lot. Here's another example:


In most cases the stab comes just ahead of the beat, often with this pattern:

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#1963900 - 09/24/12 07:29 PM Want Examples of "Stabbing" Chord Style [Re: TromboneAl]
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If anyone is attempting to find examples of these in written transcriptions, they would be notated, without triplets, as follows:

|| eighth rest, eighth note (perhaps tied to a quarter note on the second beat, a quarter note on the third beat with a "house roof" over the top of its head, an eighth rest , and an eighth note (perhaps tied to a quarter note on the first beat of the new measure) | measure of rest :||

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