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 :
| 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.
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 :
| Bb6 Gm7 | Cm7 F7 | Dm7 G7 | Cm7 F7 |
| Bb6 Bb7 | Eb6 E°7 | F F7 | Bb6 |
D7 | % | G7 | % | C7 | % | F7 | % |
Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 1
Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 2
Altered lines on "Wee" bridge | Part 3
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Last edited: 21/11/2017