George Duke

Music Theory

Sadly, George Duke has past on to the next life.


This has to be the greatest version of this song. Just listen for the taste, musicality, feel and how the musicians are all playing off of  each other.


Music has to be felt and you should really study this video. There’s nothing complex about the arrangement, the chord, or the licks. But boy does it have soul!


You know, all four musicians could play 1000 notes per beat and make it sound great, but they’re not. They’re listening for the grove (notice how simple the drums and bass are – simple, groovy and solid) and trying to playing something in the gaps where it need a little magic sprinkled.  Plus the 1 note solo George plays is better than some who play 1000 note solos.



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