Classic Soul Tune

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 53

    Maybe you remember my earlier lesson about the funk brothers

    [...]The Funk Brothers was the nickname of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. They recorded hundreds of great hits, including "My girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and much more. These great musicians recorded hits for Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Wonder etc just to name a few...

    They formed a specific sound that until now is really popular in today's soul music, for example Joss Stone, Simply Red, Chaka Khan and many more.[...]

    So today I made another lesson with an even more typical and realistic sounding Soul/Motown touch. The similarity to the classic song "Sitting On the dock Of The Bay" is very obvious here. :-D

    Here are the parts of this song:

    A Part 0:00-0:23
    | F A7 | Bb Bb/C | F A7 | Bb Bb/C |
    | F A7 | Bb G79/B | Bb/C | Bb/C |

    B Part 0:24-0:42
    |F | A7 | Bb7 | G7 |
    |F | A7 | Bb7 | A7 |

    C Part 0:43-1:09
    | Dm | F/C | Bb7 | G7 |
    | F A7 | Bb G79/B | Bb/C | Bb/C F |

    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro file you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 10, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Vendra Luxury Rev

    The profiles are available for purchase here:

    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 100 BPM

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