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Thread: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor

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    Default I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor


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    Default Suggestions

    I usually play:

    bar 2/10: | D- C |
    bars 6-8: | F F#o | C/G G7 | C C7sus |

    And the C#o chord at the end is optionally A7b9

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    Feel free to post your alternate version.
    )BOB

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    Default Not that much different, really

    But here you go...
    I Wish I Knew by Billy Taylor

    In the original recording, Taylor plays funky gospel style in F, then modulates up to Ab as the feel shifts to a more straightahead swing.

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    Thanks. It's easier for members to try out your suggested changes using the player when it's posted.
    )BOB

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    Default I wish I knew how it would feel to be free

    As-per-Nina-Simone version

    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 11-06-2017 at 03:18 AM. Reason: Moved to existing song thread

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    Thanks for your post.
    Helpful info about posting songs and lists here:
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    )BOB

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    This is a medley combining I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free with Horace Silver's The Preacher. I used this backing track for a piano concert I gave in 2016. It's very long and repeats the same material because I wanted to vary the 2/2 with the 4/4 sections.

    The scheme is as follows:
    I Wish in 2
    I Wish in 4
    Preacher in 2 (2x)
    I Wish Solos in 4 (2x)
    Preacher in 2 (2x)
    I Wish in 4
    I Wish in 2

    I Wish I Knew Medley-Rev JE - Billy Taylor

    Cheers,
    Jer
    Jerry Engelbach
    Pianist • Arranger • Composer
    Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México
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