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I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Guitar Lesson by Kirk Lorange

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What a great old tune this is. Written by George Bassman way back in the 1930's, it became a hit thanks mostly to Tommy Dorsey and his big band (listen to it here) and I did a version of it way back in 2006 which I uploaded to YouTube, one of my very first uploads. That was a fairly snappy rendition on my nylon string. I've had many requests to turn it into a lesson and here it is.

Key of D, as per the Dorsey original and I'm in Dropped D tuning ... as usual. I do love Dropped D.

The chord progression for this is sublime and very unusual. It starts in D and changes key just about every chord. I could write out the Roman numerals for it but I won't because they would make very little sense. Just about every chord is an 'outside chord'. It's perfect progression to practice chord tone soloing over because thinking scales would tie your brain up in knots ... I would imagine, anyway. It's been so long since I thought 'scale' that I can't remember much about them. But, if you're thinking chords, it's a piece of cake. In fact I have often used this progression to show examples of chord tone soloing.

Unlike the last lesson I uploaded (Somewhere), this one is fairly easy to get your fingers around. Of course I have been playing this tune for years now, so I do know it well, but it's not all that difficult. The one thing you will find tricky is the timing. The version I played here slows down and speeds up, so much so that tabbing it out was nearly impossible, but that was the effect I wanted. You can, of course, phrase it any way you want.

I changed a couple of things about this version. After the middle eight I went up an octave for the repeat of the verse and changed the melody line in a couple of spots. This version is closer to the original.

It's a short little ditty so it won't take you long to get it down, and once you do you're going to have lot of fun playing it. I sure do, and I've been playing for twenty years or so now. I never get tired of it, and I LOVE improvising over it. Those chord changes really keep you on your toes! And, of course, the secret to chord tone soloing is to be able to see the whole fretboard as 'the chord of the moment'. And the 'trick' to being able to do that is the main lesson that my course 'PlaneTalk' teaches. Why wait any longer to learn the 'Easiest yet most powerful guitar lesson you will ever learn'?

OK, until next time, tha's it from me.



For a mere $4.95, you can download the Guitar Pro file and a printable PDF of the tab/notation of this lesson. The fee helps me to pay for the hosting and running of this site and allows me to create more of these lessons. Click here to order it. Thanks!