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Thread: Lady is a Tramp

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    Lady is a Tramp

    I've been asked to accompany a vocalist on guitar performing this song.

    The Lady is a Tramp.

    I'll be given the music this weekend and will perform at the end of April.

    I'm not nervous about performing it necessarily, the audience will be friendly (seniors birthday party)

    But I don't know anything about the song, although I have heard it of course.

    The singer also wishes me to play in a different key so I shall need to transpose the piece. I'm not worried about that either (although I may come back with further questions...)

    I also have to sing some harmonies...I'm ok with that but would prefer not to. No choice though. And this probably means I will have to keep the guitar simple at parts where I'm expected to sing.

    Finally I am undecided as to whether I shall pre-record a backing track for myself or just play it acoustic plus vocals...

    Any initial help/tips/hints from you guys?

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    strickly tramp

    cool song!

    seems like you have time enough to figure everything out.
    you only have to play one song?

    you want to make a backing for practice, or do you want to use it live as well? cheating?

    i haven't played the song myself, but if i can be of any help let me know.

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    Undecided about the backing track...I think it might make it a bit more "full" but on the other hand don't want to restrict what I have to do live.

    Only the one song which is cool, the rest of the evening is taken care of by a band.

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    If it were me I would do the whole thing live.

    As for the transposition, you could learn it in the standard key and use a capo to raise the key to the level the singer needs it in.

    I would also try to work out a solo break based on the melody line of the song to spice it up a bit. But that's just me.
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    That's what I'm thinking Gordon, except if I go off on a solo I'll need the backing track!

    Thanks for the tips.

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