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  "Riot" by Herbie Hancock

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 HalfNelson
  
"Riot" by Herbie Hancocksubmitted:
2010/10/30 08:56:37
revised:
2020/10/30 04:04:48



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This transcription of "Riot" is based on the version played on Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like A Child". The tune is also recorded on Miles Davis' "Nefertiti" with slightly altered structure.

The composition includes an unconventional EmMaj9 (add b6) chord, which implies E harmonic minor scale (1, , 1, 1, , 1, ). The bass creates a strong and active counter-melody - or more like the leading melody - to the chord at introduction and bars 10 - 13 of the melody chorus.

The chords at bars 6 - 9 of head are a rather enlightened guess - the chromatic movement through
the short progression sounds agreeable to me though. The solo section on the recording is harmonically more eventful.

:) Ville





 
 Barnabass
Re:"Riot" by Herbie Hancocksubmitted:
2011/09/05 16:08:44
revised:
2011/09/05 16:08:44


I noticed a few differences----when it does the section in 3/4 the chords are a bit different....as well as the chord that precedes that section.
1st time: Dsus13 - A/G - F0 - B7/F#
2nd time: A-7 - A#0 - B-7 - Emaj7/D# proceeded by Dmaj7#5/E

ALL BEST!!!

 
 HalfNelson
  
Re:submitted:
2020/10/30 03:50:11
revised:
2020/10/30 04:04:48



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The alternate melody line is from Miles Davis' "Nefertiti".

The 3/4 part harmony differs from recording to another. The given chords for the 3/4 part are from Robert Glasper's recording. On Miles' version I hear the 3/4 part changes going like: |D-11 |C7/Bb |FMaj7 |F7b5 |. On "Speak Like a Child" the 3/4 part harmony varies on each repeat.

- Ville -

 


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