Laura's Theme / Somewhere My Love

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Laura's Theme / Somewhere My Love

Postby ajbremer » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:14 am

I've been practicing this tune daily now and its coming along. I think this is one of the more difficult Chet tunes because he displays a lot of his more difficult styles like his tremolo and his double harmonics (is that what you call it?).

I only know of 2 versions and one is his recording of Somewhere My Love on 'Chet Goes to the Movies' and an awesome video of Chet playing it on the Porter Wagner show. His recording goes at 122 bpm but on the show he played it around 150. On the show he ends it with some beautiful harmonics (check the link out at the end of this post)

Here he is on the show:

As far as his tremolo is concerned, I want to be sure I understand his technique. The tune is in 3/4 time and I'm pretty sure he's hitting: pami, pami, pami, etc. That is to say: Thumb, ring finger, middle finger, and then index finger.

You can find the tab to the version from 'Chet Goes to the Movies' here:
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Re: Laura's Theme / Somewhere My Love

Postby Norm » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:34 pm

There is a classical standard called "recuerdos de la alhambra"
Most classical guitarists play it. Chet has a version of it too.

It is said that by learning this song you learn the technique because the song teaches the technique. I guess that is fair to say and when played perfectly it is a wonderful piece.

This lass is one of my favorite renderers of the song
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples:
That should do it.
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