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Take Five

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King Tubby - Reggae 5/4 + 4/4

King Tubby => and the Riddles version is transposed to an easier key.
Take Five original Piano Key and King Tubby Tenor Sax Key
There's an 8-bar A section and an 8-bar B section. The A section has an ascending lead in four-quavers. Starting on : A-flat Guitar || B-flat Sax The B section has a riff that repeats in a descending pattern. starting on: D-flat = C-sharp for flute / guitar || E-flat tenor sax 𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮......

King Tubby

King Tubby Chords


Chord Chart for Bluesette

1. Cm B 2. Cm B 3. Cm B 4. Cm B
5. Cm 6. Cm 7. Cm 8. Cm
9. A 10. G# 11. F# 12. G#

King Tubby A - Section Chords

Originally this tune was played with only two chords, but later the B section was given pretty alternative chords

Guitar Chords King Tubby Key
A Section
Db7 Abm7 -/- Db7 Abm7 -/- Db7 Abm7
Db7 Abm7 -/- Db7 Abm7 -/- Db7 Gb#5

B - Section

B - Section
A MAJ 7 | Gbm6 Abm7 Dbm7 Gbm7 B7 E Maj7 E7#5
A MAJ7 Gbm6 Abm7 Dbm7 Gbm7 B7 Eb m 7/4 Ab7
This tune is in 5/4 time in the E-flat minor key. Just two chords apart from a bridge which is a cycle of fourths.
Concert Eb | Bb
Bb Sax part F | C
E-flat minor is a minor scale consisting of the pitches E♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♭, C♭, and D♭. In the harmonic minor, the D♭ is raised to D♮. Its key signature consists of six flats.
It could be easier on flute, but might sound better on soprano sax

Dave Brubeck's classic, "Take Five" uses only two chords throughout, for both the main melody and the subsequent improvisations. It's in a minor key (We've chosen F here, but the original the more challenging Eb minor, which has all the flats of D-flat major) and the whole piece rocks back and forth between chords I and V of the scale - F and C, only instead of the traditional major chord on the fifth, we have instead a minor 7th.

So the resulting pattern is F minor - Cminor7

ptrsnkm take five chords

piano tutorial- Take Five- Dave Brubeck

Take Five Sheet Music How to tackle the tune

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