Sting acoustic version of Ain't No Sunshine - anybody chart it out yet?

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  1. Guitardave

    Guitardave Supporting Member

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    Got a request to learn this particular arrangement for a gig Saturday. Interesting re-harmonization with a key modulation for the solo and last verses. The vamps and solo parts are pretty straightforward. I'm interested in friendly voicings for the keyboard parts in the main verse/chorus. Hoping someone with with a better grasp of jazz harmony may have already tackled it. Not overly concerned with copping the exact keyboard voicing - really just after the overall tonality.

     
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    It starts in A minor, the change goes to Emin7, then the "walkdown" is Fmaj7 Emin7 Dmin7 G Amin7
    then it modulates to Cmin7 for the solo & stays there for the rest of the song, doing the same thing (in C- this time) for the next section: Gmin7, then Abmaj7 Gmin7 Fmin7 Bb Cmin7
    light & love
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  6. Guitardave

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    Thanks! I just spent a little while working it out and have gotten pretty close to the chord voicings they are using. I'll post them (or a video) - much easier than trying to tab them out.
     
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    Damn ... now that arrangement deserves the 'hip' word qualification.
    If anything does ...
    Knocked my socks off ... Loved it!!
     
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    Man, that was fabulous!

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    That does sound nice.
    I've always been a fan of this version. Frisell's sound in this video is to die for.

     
  10. Guitardave

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    Cool - thanks for finding that. Now I can listen to the rest of that performance.

    The keys on this version just knocked me out. That's a big part of what makes it so interesting compared to the hundreds of other covers of it. Funny to discover that it's David Sancious - I've liked his playing since high school when I started listening to Springsteen. He's also no slouch on guitar.
     

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