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Last Updated August 3, 2020, 3:43 pm 🖶

Watermelon Man

Two Herbie Handcock Tunes in the same key

  1. Cantaloupe Island

    1. Vamp & 2 3 4 &
      𝄾 ♪ ♪♪
    2. Head Start Two low eighth note stabs (VAMP) .... & 2 3 4 & | (HEAD) DA DA
  2. Watermelon Man

    1. Vamp & 2 3 &.... | & 2 3 &.....
      𝄾♪ ♪♩𝄾 𝄽♩♪♩𝄾
    2. Head Start Long high Eb note ... & 2 3 &... | DAAAAAAAA (over 1 2 3 4 | 1 ..da da da da daaaaa ....

      Then repeat this long note phrase but starting on a Long high F note (Tenor Sax = Long F then long G
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Slow Tempo

With lots of modern jazz nonsense bobbp fast stuff to spoil the slow pace. LW

Tenor Sax Solo - Transcribed by Carles Margarit

Triad Pair improvisation ideas

Piano

Piano comping the 16 bar form

Cantaloupe Island - Piano Sheet PDF Watermelon Man - Piano Sheet PDF

SKA - Baba Brooks Band