so I'm learning this song for a duet performance. I can play the walking bass line and even the chord progressions on bass, i can even tap out the intro chords when the lyrics start in a Stu Hamm or Victor Wooten fashion (just an example so you don't question why I'm playing chords on bass). However, in the very beginning of the song the piano runs through (what I believe to be) an Eb chord. Now let me remind you I don't play piano, i play violin, autoharp, and bass so I'm not very familiar with any piano techniques. But let me assure you I've heard this style of a run up before. I've tried several ways of tapping out this chord in a very fast manner but I just can't seem to hear out all these notes, or quiet frankly, what's going on here. Any help is appreciated, this may be a tiring question but maybe someone can lend me an hear. Thanks everyone! Wonderful community of music wizards here.
Sounds like a diminished 7th arpeggio to me - same sort of thing that starts 'I Will Survive', except this rolls from Eb up to C. Taking the song into Ab.
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