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Bric à Brac

Postby justjack » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:06 am

Hi all,

I posted this over at DjangoBooks as well:
http://www.djangobooks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1510
but I'd like to get as many people involved as possible. If you play this tune, chime in with whatever tips/charts/etc. you might have...in the meantime, here's the original post [and if you follow the link above you'll find a downloadable audio file of the tune in question]:

Hi all,
I'll add to this in a bit (though anyone can feel free to jump in ahead of me), but I just wanted to get this audio file up before I head off to work today. It's Joseph Reinhardt's Bric à Brac, a bracing little tune that ought to be played more often, I think. This particular version comes from a 1960's recording (Vivian Willerstein (vln), Henri Adel (gtr), Patrice Caratini (b), Guy Hayat (dr), but it's also found on the Joseph Reinhardt Live in Paris disc.

Also, you can watch a video clip of Joseph playing the tune here:
http://tinyurl.com/kgsq2

And post 2:
I haven't really done my homework ahead of time this month, so let's all try to think of this one as a collaborative effort-I can use the help! I'll at least get us started...

A) Harmony:
I've heard this tune in a few different keys, but for this thread I'll assume it's in G. A quick listen leads me to something like this (note the 10 bar A sections as opposed to the more familiar 8 ):

G |G |G |G |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab |G |G |
G |G |G |G |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab |G |G |
the bridge I'm not at all certain on, but the basic sound is something like:
E(aug?)| % |A(13?) |A(#5?) |Am7 |Am7b5 | D7b9 |Daug |
it actually seems a lot simpler than that, but just playing alone here, I like the descending line on the B string starting with the A13 (all the chord shapes I'm using are pretty standard)...feel free to emend...
G |G |G |G |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab |G |G |

Looking at the video clip mentioned earlier can be instructive, too.

B) Head:
A quick sketch; played using octaves:

--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
----4/5---4/5---4/5--4/5--5\3---5\3----10-9----8-7---6-5---
--3-----3------3-----3----------4------4--------8------6--------

I haven't worked out the B section yet...I'm a bum. One other interesting note is that is goes out on the B section instead of returning to a final A.

That's it for now-discuss!
Best,
Jack.
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Postby Manouche » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:36 am

Hi Jack, what a boppy tune- thanks for posting it. At first listen I'd say its a classic AABA (ending on the B section as you say) with A:
|G | | | |Ab| | | |G | |
and B:
|D+| |E7#9|E7b9|Am7| |Am7b5|D7|

The head, using your notation showing the lower octave note
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
----4/5---4/5---4/5--4/5--5\3---5\3----10-9----6-5----3-2--
--3-----3------3-----3----------4------4--------8------4--------

I guess you did a typo as this line is actually shown in your video (note the symmetrical pattern)

BTW I note from their website:
http://www.pigalle44.nl/page2/page14/page14.html
that Pigalle44 do a version, now I bet thats worth hearing!
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Postby justjack » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:37 pm

Manouche wrote:The head, using your notation showing the lower octave note
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
----4/5---4/5---4/5--4/5--5\3---5\3----10-9----6-5----3-2--
--3-----3------3-----3----------4------4--------8------4--------

I guess you did a typo as this line is actually shown in your video (note the symmetrical pattern)


Oops! Good catch, it should indeed be what you've got there.

Thanks,
Jack.
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