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Sounds like the tempo is about right to me. On the LH boom chucks, you can drop the thumb just ahead of the pinky using an octave boom, and if you want to break the LH chord up, play the pinky tone ahead of the other two.
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I "hear" a bass note run during "since there's no place to go", leading into the higher phrase and conclusion of the lyrics idea in "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." Not that I could necessarily figure out what the run is, but that's what I hear in my head So what I'd do is, either figure out the run, or figure out what is possible to substitute, given my ability. Necessity is the mother of invention for me. But I like the playful sound you're getting here - cheerful for the holiday.
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Loc: Northern, Northern California
Thanks for the tips.
Yes, I hear you regarding the F#, but I like it, and it follows my Bass Rules (OK to approach chord root by half step).
I "hear" a bass note run during "since there's no place to go", leading into the higher phrase
Me too. I hear it starting on the word "go," and it would G, A, Bb with tenths, leading up to playing a B for the root of the diminished chord. It sounds good, but for now I'm going to keep it simple and stupid.
Nice strongly played jazzy arrangement. My wife plays a bit of stride and here are some suggestions I coaxed out of her. She agrees with Ellsa about using more 10ths in the left hand... if you can't reach 1 and 10 together, rolling 1-5-10 is perfectly acceptable. But she goes a bit further suggesting omitting most of the comping in the left hand, to distinguish it from typical jazz, and maybe even doing a little syncopation there. You might also want to try to figure out a way to throw some triplets into the right hand, and maybe swing it a little if you want to maintain a jazz feel.