Askaterine – Chuck Wayne
A beautiful, plaintive samba. On the recording, Chuck Wayne plays the melody in four-note voicings; we have a guitar chord melody part with tab, as well as a top-line melody transcription and also a transcription of Chuck's solo.
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- Recording: Chuck Wayne - Tapestry
- Recorded on: 1963
- Label: Focus (FM 333)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Samba)
- Guitar - Chuck Wayne
- Bass - Ernie Furtado
- Drums - Jimmy Campbell
There is an intro which vamps a "Tadd Dameron" turnaround, establishing the groove. The coda, which quickly fades out on the recording, is a different vamp alternating G major and D minor.
Chuck Wayne plays the melody in four-note voicings, and varies the melodic rhythm a bit. A top-line melody transcription and a chord melody part (with TAB) are both available, plus Chuck's solo; click on Guitar Corner for more details.
To help you in studying Wayne's performance on Askaterine, we have three different transcriptions available: one for the voicings used by Wayne in his chord melody, one for Wayne's phrasing of the chord melody, and one for Wayne's solo.
With the voicing transcription (tablature notation included), you can study the exact notes and fretboard positions used by Wayne in his chord melody, allowing you to analyze his harmonic palatte and understanding of the fretboard. Then, with the transcription of Wayne's phrasing, you can connect the voicings with Wayne's rhythmnic sense by harmonizing the respective melody notes. Our guitar chord melody part shows the voicings Chuck uses for the melody. These are four-part "drop 2" voicings outlining the changes. This part includes the tab notation.
For all guitarists, especially those at a beginner to intermediate level, this song is a perfect way to expand your chordal vocabulary and develop your linear skills.
On the recording, Chuck overdubbed an additional rhythm guitar part, with quiet, steady comping behind his chord melody and solo.
February 27, 1923 – July 29, 1997
Born Charles Jagelka, New Yorker Chuck Wayne was a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger noted for distinctive bebop style and legato technique. He became an expert in the banjo, mandolin and balalaika as a child, focusing on swing. He was heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz. He became prominent in the early 1940s on NYC's 52nd Street and in Greenwich Village where he made the transition to bebop. Influenced by Oscar Moore and Charlie Christian, and horn players of the day like Coleman Hawkins and Charlie Parker, Chuck made his way into Woody Herman's big band and later worked with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, spreading the bebop revolution with recordings like Groovin' High and Blue 'n' Boogie. Read more...