Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

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BlindLemonJeff
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by BlindLemonJeff » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:06 am

Hey first post, here just wanted to say I love the site especially the section on the Layla album, makes it very easy to figure out those songs. Anyways, I've been playing around with nodoby knows you... and I had a question if anyone could answer. It says the song is in the key of C and that you can play licks using the C minor pent. which sound right, but the solo for the song is in A minor pent. which also sounds right. I am little confused about this could anyone help?

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Re: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by Blindboy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:57 am

The relative minor of C is A minor. Therefore you can play A minor pent. in C major. Just end your phrases on the C instead of the A...
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Re: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by weelie » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:25 am

i would assume it's c major pentatonic they talk about, not minor? C major penta has the same notes as A minor penta.

I think this song should be an exercise in aiming the chord notes.

If you play a minor penta at 5-8 fret, see the "open g chord" five frets up for the c chord. Then "open c7" up 4 frets for e7. Then a major barre at 5th fret. D minor barre at fifth fret. Etc.

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Re: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by DeepDrummer » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:10 pm

Blindboy wrote:The relative minor of C is A minor. Therefore you can play A minor pent. in C major. Just end your phrases on the C instead of the A...
I have searched the world and wracked my brain to try to figure out how the relative minors and majors can be used and that one sentence just made things clear as crystal. Copied/pasted/resized to 12" block letters and pasted onto my wall. Thank you SIR!!!
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Re: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by 12bar » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:38 pm

DeepDrummer wrote:I have searched the world and wracked my brain to try to figure out how the relative minors and majors can be used
Obviously you didn't look here: http://12bar.de/basics.php , especially http://12bar.de/basics.php#morescales :big_smile:

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Re: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Post by DeepDrummer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am

Oh man I did not. 12bar, you may not realize just how much information you have on this site here. It is endless and thanks for that. Nice stuff. Thanks so much. It's a long old learning curve eh? So much to learn and so little memory left to do it with. heh heh.

And welcome to the best blues room in the world Blind Lemon Jeff.
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