Presented here you will find 4 intermediate versions of Indita Mía. It is assumed that you have played all four versions of Indita Mía presented on the beginning page. On this page, we take the previous arrangements and add three concepts to the bass line:
One, we add a "passing tone" in the bass when we change from tonic/"primera"/"G" to dominant/"segunda"/"D7". Whereas when normally playing a "G" chord we alternate between G and D in the bass (the root and fifth of the chord), in the last pair, we substitute a "B" note in the bass for the final "D". This "B", while still part of the "G" chord, announces the upcoming change and also leads nicely to the "A" note in the bass that will follow, as part of the D7 chord.
Two, we add a scale to the left hand when we change from dominant/"segunda"/"D7" to tonic/"primera"/"G". In lieu of the final D and two left hand chords of the dominant, we substitute the scale D-E-F#, leading nicely to the "G" of the tonic chord. This scale announces the chord change before it happens. This gesture and the previous help fellow musicians immensely when playing unfamiliar songs, as they announce upcoming changes in the chords BEFORE they happen. Ever been in a car when some says "turn left here" when you're already into the intersection? Isn't it much nicer to say "at the next corner, turn left"? That is what you're doing when you play these passing tones and scales. They also sound pleasing and make the music more interesting.
Thirdly, we add an"adorno" in the bass, a decorative musical passage that fills out the bass line and makes it interesting. It is the descending notes G-E-D-C-B-A-G immediately after the D-E-F# when changing from the D7 chord to the G chord at the end of each verse.
Version 1 is an intermediate solo, with a single note style of bass lines and 2 note left hand chords. link
Version 2 is the same, but with left hand octaves and 3 note left hand chords. link
Version 3 has only octaves in the bass for the left hand, for when a guitar/vihuela is playing the chords. link
Version 4 is the same as 3, but with right hand chords. mariachi accompaniment style. link
I highly recommend that you master all four versions before proceeding onto the more advanced arrangements.
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