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wkriski

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Does anyone know what Ted was doing at the end of Watch What Happens around 3:46 regarding the expanded key? I'm looking for text explanations on the topic and maybe specific written examples of what he did there. I did see something on expanded key in the lessons but it didn't sound like what he was doing.

Thanks!

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That is really cool sound there!!

 

I tried to transcribe it and it seems that it is pretty simple and strong diatonic melody in E, harmonized with same voicing throughout that consists second inversion major triad  (third on top) over bass note fifth below its root (very steely danish, if you will). And all this over E bass drone.

 

From 4:20 to 4:30 (in Youtube time)

 

1st phrase: E/A  -> D/G -> A/D -> G/C (melody: G# -> F# -> C# -> B)

2nd phrase:  C/F -> B/E -> E/A -> D/G   (melody: E -> D# -> G# -> F#)

3rd phrase:  G/C -> E/A -> C/F -> B/E (melody: B-> G# -> E -> D#)

 
About fingerings Ted used: it seems that first two chords of phrase are on e,b,g and d strings and 3rd and 4th are on b,g,d, and a strings.  
 

I am not sure if the third voice from top (i.e. 5th of the triad) is actually played/heard, though. Hope this helps and any corrections are welcome!

Sampo

wkriski

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Thanks a lot! I think you nailed it. It is quite simple as it repeats.



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I created a tab version of it see attached.

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Will and Sam:

That is so cool.  Thank you for that.  When I heard those chords I was completely lost as to what he was talking about.  But now I see where the cords are from.

Awesome job.  Now I have to go practice some more.


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Very cool.
Will and Sam - thanks for writing this up.
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I was thinking that those chords have a very "Eric Johnson" or "Allan Holdsworth" sound to them.  Then the song "Fred" from Tony Williams' Lifetime  came up on my iPod (With Allan Holdsworth playing) and the opening chords sound a lot like the ending chords on the Watch What Happens video.

I opened up my AH book "Search for the uncommon chord" and he did have a transcription.  Sure enough, it's the same concept.

Here's a youtube video with Allan and his band playing "Fred".  The opening chords are the stacked 4ths voicings we're talking about here.





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