Scrapple From The Apple, Charlie Parker

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Scrapple From The Apple, Charlie Parker

As performed in this interview!

While interviewing Trey Hensley we happened to start talking about Charlie Parker. I played one of the only Charlie Parker heads that I know, Scrapple From The Apple. The tune has an A part and a B part, the A part being a contrafact of Honeysuckle Rose and the B part being a Rhythm Changes bridge. I know the A part melody fairly well but the melody Charlie Parker plays over the bridge I think is improvised. You’ll see in the tab I left the melody blank over the Rhythm Changes bridge. Hopefully this helps someone learn the head to this killer tune!

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(Advanced guitar tabs generally include a very ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above (with extra extensions and variations), kick-offs, tags, and improvisation that drifts far from the melody at hand. Expect to come across hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more in all kinds of combinations as well as syncopation, triplets and other rhythmic challenges. These tabs are excellent if you want to get inside the head of another improviser and explore the choices that an advanced flatpicker might consider.)

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As performed in this interview!

While interviewing Trey Hensley we happened to start talking about Charlie Parker. I played one of the only Charlie Parker heads that I know, Scrapple From The Apple. The tune has an A part and a B part, the A part being a contrafact of Honeysuckle Rose and the B part being a Rhythm Changes bridge. I know the A part melody fairly well but the melody Charlie Parker plays over the bridge I think is improvised. You’ll see in the tab I left the melody blank over the Rhythm Changes bridge. Hopefully this helps someone learn the head to this killer tune!

Consider donating through the yellow button at the bottom on the site! Some transcriptions are free on the website, but that doesn’t stop you from keeping the site alive. Your contribution and interest is always appreciated!

(Advanced guitar tabs generally include a very ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above (with extra extensions and variations), kick-offs, tags, and improvisation that drifts far from the melody at hand. Expect to come across hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more in all kinds of combinations as well as syncopation, triplets and other rhythmic challenges. These tabs are excellent if you want to get inside the head of another improviser and explore the choices that an advanced flatpicker might consider.)