Stevie Wonder's approach/technique

Discussion in 'Technique and Posture' started by markmorgan10, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. markmorgan10

    markmorgan10

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    Hi

    Can anyone provide any resource for learning Stevie Wonder's technique. I have a few transcription books - but they don't seem that accurate (or maybe Im playing them wrong :))
    I mean I recognize the songs - but the keyboard bits seem to be simplified.
    Are there any funky piano players there - if so it would be great to hear some pointers/tips


    Mark.
     
    markmorgan10, Nov 2, 2009
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    Tex Arcana

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    I don't know if it's of any help, but I was trying to jam along with Stevie's performance at Glasto the other week. At first, I though he was playing in some really weird keys, but then I realised that they were the ones with lots of black notes in them - which kinda makes sense for a blind guy, I suppose.
     
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    Not being funny, but why would playing in keys with lots of black notes be easier for a blind person? I'm just curious to know what your reasoning is.
     
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    Maybe more of a Black Church thing... I've played in lots of black "sanctified" churches, and in some, EVERYTHING is played in Db, Ab, Ebm, Gb hexatonic, etc.no matter what the original key was.
    I even met some guys that would transpose everything TO Db or Ab.
     
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