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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    Giant steps on the guitar

    Helo every one. At the moment i am working on playing the Coltrane tune Giant steps. In about 200 years i might be good at soloing over the chord changes. The chord changes are B maj 2 beats D7 2 beats G maj 2 beats Bb7 2 beats EbMAJ 4 beats A minor 2 beats D7 2 beats Gmaj 2 beats Bb7 2 beats EbMAJ 2 beats Gb7 2 beats B maj 4 beats F minor 2 beats Bb7 2 beats EbMAJ 4 beats A minor 2 beats D7 2 beats G maj 4 beats Db minor 2 beats Gb7 2 beats Bmaj 4 beats F minor 2 beats Bb7 2 beats EbMAJ 4 beats Db minor 2 beats Gb7 2 beats. Greg Howe plays giant steps on the cd A GUITAR SUPREME . This cd is a must for any guitarist into fusion. See you soon FUNK JAM
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    Recruit, Pianissimo
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    Are you going to put a clip of you playing this on here??

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    You should try playing the melody with octaves on the A and B string, beginning at the third fret.
    Are you sure those are the chords?
    If you can build up the melody with octaves, you can seque into "Third Stone from the Sun", by Jimi Hendrix.
    John Coltrane would approve of that.
    "After the Rain" and "Alabama", by John Coltrane, also provide clues for "Giant Steps".

    As Cheryl Crow sang, "I derailed my own train with Coltrane".
    I hope that conductor stops for you.

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