Transcription: I Got Rhythm

Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
From the album: Count Basie - Wild & Swingin'
Leader of the session: Count Basie
Recorded: July 23, 1968
CD: Fuel 2000 Records 302 061 352 2
Transcription: starts at 0'06"; ends at 1'02"
Tempo: 158 beats per minute

This thirty-seven measure transcription illustrates Freddie playing "one note chords" on the Gershwin standard, "I Got Rhythm". The guitar is quite audible on this live recording made by Radio Europe 1 at the Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan les Pins, France.

There are no surprises; Freddie's part stays within the range of a perfect fifth, F to C. The transcribed notes show only the pitches that can be definitely discerned.

For details on playing "one note chords", see the Lessons and Techniques section of this web site.

Transcribed by Michael Pettersen
April 2004

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