Coltrane Changes

I recently practiced to play over Coltrane Changes once again.

Coltrane Changes are a chord progression where
the tonal center is essentially descending in major thirds.

For example like in Coltrane’s Giant Steps: ⎪B      ⎪G         ⎪Eb    ⎪
combined with dominant chords:                 ⎪B D7⎪G  Bb7⎪Eb    ⎪

Besides his own compositions like Giant Steps or
Countdown Coltrane applied these progressions
as chord substitutes over several standard tunes:

  • But Not For Me
  • Body&Soul
  • Confirmation became 26-2
  • How High The Moon became Satellite
  • What Is This Ting Called Love became Fifth House

Here I have written down some Solo-Lines over Coltrane Changes in different keys.

Click to see the notes and tabs for guitar here: COLTRANE CHANGES SOLO LINES

 

Loving The Alien

Loving the alien is a song written and recorded by David Bowie.

He performed this song in a stripped down version with just Bowie on vocals
and Gerry Leonard on guitar during the Reality Tour in 2003 and 2004.

Bowie remarked that this arrangement was perhaps
“the way it should have always been done.”

I’ve written down the chords of this arrangement exactly like in the video for you to play,
notice the little guitar loop (you need a loop-station for this..) which is indicated as well.

Click to see PDF here: LOVING THE ALIEN

James Burton Style Country Lick

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James Burton’s trademark “chicken pickin'”
style – bright, crisp and concise –
is one of the most unique sounds in
country music, and a huge influence
on rock guitar as well !

Here’s a good example of his style with
a short Country Blues lick working over
an E7 chord, written down in notes and tabs.

Click for the PDF here:
JAMES BURTON STYLE LICK

You can listen to the lick here:

 

Hope you enjoy!
Marcus

Marcus Klossek Electric Trio Swirlin’ Times – Out Now

Hello everybody,

we are absolutely happy that our new album SWIRLIN’ TIMES is out now!
The music pretty sums up everything we‘ve done so far.

Marcus Klossek Swirlin' Times

Marcus Klossek – acoustic & electric guitars
Roland Fidezius – bass
Philipp Bernhardt – drums

Watch the Album Trailer here:

Tracklisting:

  1. SWIRL
  2. POLYMER BEACH
  3. BRONC BUSTER AND THE PAINTED LADIES
  4. MIS TAHITI NEVER LIES
  5. BY HOOK OR CROOK
  6. UP A LAZY RIVER
  7. ONE STEP BEYOND HAPPINESS
  8. DILEMMAS DON’T SOLVE EASILY
  9. NO REASON FOR A LOVEBIRD TO DIE
  10. ALL ALONG MY RAZOR-EDGE
  11. BY NIGHT

Total Time: 51:17

All compositions written and arranged by Marcus Klossek
except Up A Lazy River by Hoagy Carmichael

Recorded October 23&24, 2014 at Zentri.Fuge Studio, Berlin
Engineerd by Tito Knapp

Mixed and mastered by Tito Knapp and Marcus Klossek
November 2014 at Zentr.Fuge Studio, Berlin

Art Direction and Design by Sandy Amerio
Photos by Sandy Amerio
www.amerio.org

Released by Unit Records, Switzerland
www.unitrecords.com

Special thanks to Roland Fidezius, Philipp Bernhardt,
Tito Knapp, Harald Haerter and Sandy Amerio

You can get SWIRLIN’ TIMES right here in the Shop
or at Amazon, iTunes and stores everywhere.

And feel free to write comments!

All the best,
Marcus