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Transcribed by Mikko Hilden

Analysis John Abercrombie "Ma Belle Helene"

Dmi11
 

                   
3 3
D dorian

A¨ma7(#11)/G

                  
F#7sus4
1
  
  

G phrygian F# mixolydian

                
C/F
5
      
B¨7sus4
  
 
F major or lydian B¨ Mixolydian

       E¨ma7(#11)/D
  
E¨ma7(#5)
  
      
9
    
       
3 3
E¨ lydian augmented E¨ lydian

      
D¨7sus4 Gma7(#11)/F#
                
13
 
    

3
D¨ Mixolydian F# phrygian

17 F#/B
      B¨/B
                        
D/A¨ C/A¨

       
B Major or lydian B¨ triad with a chromatic G melodic minor A¨ Lydian augmented
approach note

21 A¨7sus4
                                   

       
A¨ Mixolydian 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Transcribed by Mikko Hilden
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     
         
Ama7(#11)/G#
  
G7sus4
      
25
           

G# phrygian G mixolydian (the F# is a cromatic neighbour note)

                          
D¨/G¨

    
29 B7sus4 
 
  
B¨ minor pentatonic D¨ Lydian (interesting)! B mixolydian

          
Ema7(#5)
33  Ema7(#11)/D#
 
                      
E lydian augmented D# phrygian (with some chromatic notes)

      
A¨ma7(#11)/G
D7sus4
       
     
37
                    
 
D mixolydian G phrygian

         D¨/A  


G/C E¨/A
41
  B/C        
      

G triad B triad A locrian A lydian augmented

B¨/A
                   
A7sus4 Dmi11
45

      
3
A mixolydian ¨13 A phrygian D dorian

    A¨ma7(#11)/G


    
 
49
       
 chromatic G phrygian