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John Scofield guitar transcriptions | Altered lines | "Wee" Bridge

Wee - Rhythm changes

Wee (a.k.a Allen's Alley) is a fast bebop tune composed by Denzil Dacosta Best, an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer. This is a "rhythm changes" chord progression in the key of Bb, 32 bars AABA form.

Basic rhythm changes form :

A section

| Bbmaj7 G7 | Cm7 F7  | Bbmaj7 G7 | Cm7 F7 |
| Fm7    Bb7 | Ebmaj7 Ebm7 | Dm7  G7 | Cm7 F7 |

| I   VI  |  II  V  |  I   VI  |  II  V  | 
| II   V  |  I  IV  |  III   VI  |  II    V |

II-V-I in Eb major on bars five and sixth.

B section

The bridge is based on a dominant cycle progression (cycle of fourth) that gives a III-VI-II-V chord progression :

D7 | % | G7 | % | C7 | % | F7 | % |

Wee ryhthm changes progression :

If we refer to the real book :

A

| Bb6   Gm7 | Cm7  F7 | Dm7 G7 | Cm7 F7 |
| Bb6   Bb7  |  Eb6  E°7 | F  F7 |  Bb6    |

B

D7 | % | G7 | % | C7 | % | F7 | % |

Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 1

 

Scofield jazz guitar lesson with tabs - Wee

 

 

Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 2

 

Scofield jazz guitar lick transcription with tabs

 

 

Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 3

 

John Scofield jazz guitar lick with tab

 
 
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