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Lesson notes

Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi collaborated on many of the early Traffic songs and many of them have a very distinctive feel, a somewhat mysterious mood.

40,000 Headmen is an example of one of these, starting with a minor single-note melody, then using chords with some emphasis on non-chord tones, meaning notes other than the root, third and fifth.

This lesson is done as an ear training exercise, so be sure to listen to the original and live versions, as well as the Listen segment.