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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Let’s have a look at playing it in root position.

Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Remember there’s 2 ways we can play it: we can play it colla voce - out of time - and we can play it in time. Let’s, first of all, just go through the chords. I mean I’ve given you an example of the chords - you don’t have to just play this There’s a Ray chord there, we’ve got a flat 9 and a flat 5

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds We do the same thing there, and then C minor

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds then A flat minor

Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds Then the middle 8, we’ve got a flat 5 here

Skip to 1 minute and 11 seconds and then, I don’t know how to get it in

Skip to 1 minute and 16 seconds You probably don’t need the B flat in the A chord because you’ve got it in the tune. And then

Skip to 1 minute and 29 seconds Some people play a G sharp chord here, and sort of - I don’t know really

Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds maybe a diminished

Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds There’s a sus that is resolving - that shape I told you about for C

Skip to 2 minutes and 5 seconds Then I’m going to play a pedal A flat and A flat sus and D flat major over the top.

Skip to 2 minutes and 19 seconds We’re talking about question and answer and so the question and answer I’m going to play at the beginning

Skip to 2 minutes and 31 seconds and then I’m going to do some dominant pedalling

Skip to 2 minutes and 40 seconds so there’s a dominant pedal of F because we are in B flat. Similarly, we can do a dominant pedal on the next bit.

Skip to 2 minutes and 53 seconds Notice how I am getting the chords to agree. In the third bar the first (part of the) tune is on the “and”, and I’m playing

Skip to 3 minutes and 6 seconds making the chords agree and then if I want to come down here, probably need to play the chords in root position.

Skip to 3 minutes and 16 seconds OK, dominant pedal? John Taylor does a lot of dominant pedalling in the middle of this

Skip to 3 minutes and 28 seconds or staying on the (A)

Skip to 3 minutes and 34 seconds and then dominant pedal

Skip to 3 minutes and 48 seconds Let me have a go now, and I might do some bits where, occasionally, I might roll the chord. I might put in some um-chicks and some chick-ums. I don’t really know because I haven’t decided how I’m going to play it, but what I do know is that I’m going to get to the interlude and I’m going to play that in time. So I think I’ll play the tune colla voce, I’ll play the interlude in time and then we’ll see if we can pick up into the playalong.

Playing "In Your Own Sweet Way" in root position

Playing “In Your Own Sweet Way” in root position out of time before playing it in time with a playalong.

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