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In a few weeks i have to perform in the second recital class of the year (I'm going back to school to finish my degree and I'll be in 3rd/4th year.
I've decided to play solo, on bass clarinet. I've also decided to play a piece that I have memorized (to show the young pups that that's how it's supposed to be done.) I was having trouble deciding whether to play 'Serene' by Eric Dolphy or 'Misterioso' by Monk. While walking around on my lunch break (and wishing I was home practicing) I realized that it would be possible to do both (they're both blues and I can modulate through a few keys from one to the other.)

So here's what I'm thinking: (in Bass clarinet keys)

Serene head in (in F)
1st chorus: (serene original key)
[ FMj7]Bb7]Eb7]FMj7] [Bb]Bb]F7]Eb7 Ab7] [G7]C7]BbMj]Bb7]
2nd chorus: (serene down Mj 2nd)
[EbMj7]Ab7]Db7]Eb7] [Ab]Ab]Eb7]Db7 Gb7] [F7]Bb7]AbMj]Ebm Ab7]
3rd chorus: (misterioso up a 5th)
[G7]C7]G7]G7] [C7]C7]G7]G7] [Am]D7]G7]Dm G7]
4th chorus: (misterioso original key)
[C7]F7]C7]C7] [F7]F7]C7]C7] [Dm]G7]C7]C7]
Misterioso head out (in C)

The cool thing about Serene is that the last two bars of the form are a IV Major7 which makes the modulation down to Eb (and then to G) a nice, easy resolution.

What do you think? I'm going to give it a whirl when I get home from work.
 

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Sounds like fun...
 

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When I got home and started playing I realized it should be this:

Serene head in (in F)
1st chorus: (serene original key)
[ F7]Bb]Eb7]F7] [Bb7]Bb7]FMaj7]Eb7 Ab7] [G7]C7]BbMj]Bb7]
2nd chorus: (serene down Mj 2nd)
[Eb7]Ab]Db7]Eb7] [Ab7]Ab7]EbMj7]Db7 Gb7] [F7]Bb7]AbMj]Ebm Ab7]
3rd chorus: (misterioso up a 5th)
[G7]C7]G7]G7] [C7]C7]G7]G7] [Am]D7]G7]Dm G7]
4th chorus: (misterioso original key)
[C7]F7]C7]C7] [F7]F7]C7]C7] [Dm]G7]C7]C7]
Misterioso head out (in C)

(Some Dominant and Major Chords switched around.)

It's going to take some solid work, but that's why I give myself challenges. To better myself as a player.
 
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