I'm Leavin' You by Howlin' Wolf - Complete Summary

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Piece:
I'm
Leavin'
You
Composer:
Howlin'
Wolf
Melody
Point
Bar
number
Vocal
melody
consists
of
series
of
1
Bar
3
and
4
bar
phrases
­
working
from
Dominant
to
Tonic
(bar
3)
and
sometimes
to
Subdominant
(bar
4)
Blue
notes
of
Bb
and
F
natural,
clash
with
diatonic
harmonies
Pentatonic
shapes
based
on
F,
G,
Bb,
C
and
D
Fruity,
Gay,
Bibs,
Can,
Duck
Guitar
lines
are
more
complex
with
use
of
Blues
scale
w/
flattened
5th
as
well
as
3rd
and
7th
Dialogue
between
vocal
and
lead
guitar
Slides
and
bends
on
guitar
and
vocals
Guitar
licks
based
on
blues
scale
Harmony
Point
Bar
number
12
bar
blues
sequence
of
G7
­
C9
­
G7
­
D7
­
C9
­
G7
­
Db-D9
(chromatic
approach
to
V)
I
-
IV
-
I
-
V
-
IV
-
I
1
-
4
-
1
-
1
-
4
-
1
Last
bar
prepares
ear
for
return
to
tonic
In
the
next
repetition
of
the
sequence
7
+
9th
extension
chords
­
especially
Improv
section
in
piano
7th
chords
have
no
cadential
function
Tonality
Point
Bar
number
G
major
throughout
Modal
inflections
in
Blue
notes
in
vocal
+
instrumental
parts
No
modulations

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Rhythm
Point
Bar
number
4/4
time
with
shuffle
rhythm
Triplets
Scotch
snap
Bar
21
Snare
drum
backbeats
on
beats
2
and
4
Syncopation
in
all
parts
at
times
Bass
guitar
plays
root
of
chords
in
`swung'
quavers
Texture
Point
Bar
number
Mostly
homophonic
in
the
verses
Dialogue
between
voice
and
lead
guitar
­
typical
feature
`Stop'
time
textures
Verses
2,3,5,6
Punctuating
chords
on
the
1st
beat
of
those
bars
+
Triplet
fill
in
the
4th
­
leads
to...…read more

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Stop
time
at
opening
Coda
(fade)
51-end
Improv
vocal
lines
over
repeated
guitar
riff
Instrumentation
Point
Bar
number
Wordless
`whoo'
vocalizes
accompany
the
1st
part
of
the
guitar
solo
Guitar
solo
punctuates
texture
with
characteristic
chords
Rhythm
guitar
plays
shuffle
rhythm
Lead
guitar
opens
with
typical
Blues
introductory
figure
Slides
and
bends
in
lead
guitar
part
Piano
`comps'
chords
throughout
­
improvising
with
basic
sequence
with
7th
+
9th
extensions
Bass
guitar
plays
root
of
chords
in
`swung'
quavers
Drum
plays
shuffle
rhythm
with
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