Eric's Homemade Stuff

An infrequent blog of stuff I make, including music.

Building Phase Dance - Part 3

This is part 3 of a series on learning the tune, “Phase Dance” by Pat Metheny. Here’s part 1 & 2:

Part 3

I’ve been working on the intro to the piece. I’m adding the bass line and right hand for the second chord of the intro. Here’s the part.

This is the core of the tune to me. I need to be able to play this smoothly. I’ve been hitting this pretty hard and I’m up to a 150bpm and it’s almost feeling smooth. The melody has the same bass line so working on this seems to be a good way to solidify the piece. Here’s my progress so far.

Intro 1