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allansto

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Hi everyone I need some help
Im learning a new song and skill
In order to help me
It will require you to listen to this u tube hit by the masters Apprentices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LafnnpCuBAA
At 1min 25 sec in.............. the brass does a climb up the scale like so...
daba,daba,daba,daba, three or four times.
Can anyone tell me what that's called and how to play it???????
Regards
Allansto
 

Nick Wyver

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Don't know what you'd call it but it sounds like (on a tenor sax):

F# F# A# A# B B C C#
E E G# G# A A A# B
B B D# D# E E F F F#
E F F#
 

jbtsax

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Nick Wyver nailed it. It is almost a blues scale but the third is major rather than flatted.

I recognize this as a portion of a very common walking bass line used in the blues. It consists of

Root, M3, 4th, #4th, 5th [4th 3rd 5th Root] or Root, M3, 4th, #4th, 5th, [6th, b7, M7, Root]

It is also reminiscent of the last half of the Be-bop scale which contains both a flatted and major 7th (leading tone)
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ta Ti Do
 

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