Transcription: Nails

Composer: Buster Harding
Transcription starts at 0'19"; ends at 1'15"
From the album: Basie in London
Leader of the session: Count Basie
Recorded: September 6, 1956
Reissued on CD: Verve 833 805-2

These thirty-six measures illustrate Freddie Green playing the blues. The tune's form is a twelve bar blues. The majority of the notes are played on the 4th string. If an upper note is added, play the added note on the 3rd string.

For instructions on how to play "one note" and "two note" Freddie Green chords, see my article written for Down Beat entitled: Distilling Big Band Guitar: The Essence of Freddie Green.

Transcribed by Michael Pettersen, March 2001

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