Joy Spring

A bebop standard by Clifford Brown.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Oct 1, 2011 • LESSON CODE: UL412 • VISITS: 39

ukulele guitar ANY playalong leadsheet Subjects: jazzrepertoirebebop

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Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter.

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Joy Spring - Leadsheet to Play-along Track
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Leadsheet for the premium play-along track for the Clifford Brown classic, Joy Spring.

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Joy Spring - Premium Play-along Track
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Joy Spring - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
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The Clifford Brown standard. A bit challenging and a fun song to play.

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Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles.

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

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QuickStart Progressions Mixolydian Track 1 - Rock, Play-along Track
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Joy Spring

Impromptu Jam - January 30, 2008, Joy Spring. Curt Sheller and Pat Lenz on Dale Unger's American Archtop 7 and 6 string guitars.

This was performed at Dale Unger's Nazareth Guitar Institute.

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