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jammin with The Black Keys
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June 14, 2012 - 11:31 am
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Okay, so I was first going to put this vid up and say that it was me dancing, but a lot of you would soon guess that this guy is considerably older than me and quickly flush  it out as a ruse.

So here's my real question - I LOVE The Black Keys and the music they play just drives me and hits me to the core; I don't even know what genre their music would be considered so I put it here; I would so enjoy being able to jam with some of their music ("Howlin for You" is another of my favs); how do you go about doing that???

Would I necessarily need to find the sheet music to figure out the key and chords/notes that it's in?  Is there a key progression that I can play within, sort of making it up as I go?

A few months ago I learned Blackbird because I had hoped to play along with the Beatles, but I apparently learned it in a key other than what they played it in (back then, I assumed that if there was sheet music on a song that it must be in the key the artist performed it..... uh, not so lonely boy), and I haven't taken the time to transpose it.  I don't want it to be that much work, I just want to jam along.

Anyone have any ideas how to do this; or are any of you already doing this with your favorite music?  I just don't know how to start.

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June 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm
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There is a website called, I'm not sure if it is something that would interest you or not.  I was looking for the violin solo from Dust in the Wind and I found it one there ('s so super HARD!!  I figure that I am about 5 years away from being able to play that!).  I also found the sheet music for Schindler's List.  I'm not sure if there would be Black Keys stuff on there or not...if there isn't, there should be!!

Their song, Next Girl, is pretty jam worthy!  😉

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

--Winnie the Pooh


June 14, 2012 - 5:15 pm
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Thanks Cherie, I'll check that out!!!

I'm right there with you on "Next Girl", the vid is hysterical, but what great soulful music to "feel" with the violin.

I'll let you know if I find anything useful.  Thanks

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