Transcription: Ain't Misbehavin'
Composer: Thomas "Fats" Waller / Andy Razaf / Harry Brooks
Freddie guitar is quite audible in this brief transcribed passage as the only other instrument is Red Callendar's double bass. This is another recording that disproves two widely held beliefs about Freddie's style: 1) He always played three note chords. 2) He always changed the chord voicing on every beat.
Freddie places the majority of the clearly sounded notes on the 4th string and the 3rd string. The transcribed notes show only the pitches that can be definitely discerned. The chord diagrams provide suggestions on what muted notes may have been sounded simultaneously with the transcribed notes.
Important: The chord diagrams illustrate probable fingering forms used by Freddie Green based on extensive research conducted by the primary contributors to this web site. As there is no video record of this recording session, Freddie's exact fingerings will never be known.
Transcribed by Michael Pettersen