Transcription: Cherry Point
Tune: Cherry Point
Cherry Point is a twelve bar blues based on dominant 7th chords. In this transcribed excerpt, Freddie Grenn primarily employs a tritone voicing played on the 4th and 3rd strings. The tritone provides the 3rd and 7th of each dominant seventh chord.
To truly appreciate this transcription, it is essential to hear the recording. Freddie subtlely alters the length of different beats and often glides into a voicing from a fret or two below.
The chord diagrams illustrate probable voicing forms used by Freddie Green based on extensive research conducted by the primary contributors to this web site. As there is no video record of this recording session, Freddie's exact fingerings will never be known. Note that Freddie often used his left thumb to mute or partially depress the 6th string.
For instruction on how to play one note and two note voicings, see or technique section.
Transcribed by Michael Pettersen