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Offline loumt123

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« on: June 07, 2007, 07:02:10 PM »
Where we analyze some standards. The structure of the song, how the melody works, how the chords work, etc.

   I, for one, would be interested.
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 08:03:33 PM »
I agree, it would be a very interesting topic! [:p]

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 09:05:07 PM »
Ok; so I just took ten minutes to analyze Donna Lee quickly. Tommorow I will scan what I've completed. I am torn on two parts- I think there is a modulation in the piece but I'm not sure how to indicate it through roman numerals (or even what key it is in for two measures..could be a number of things I suppose). Also, the form of the song.

 I will upload and if anyone wants to take a crack at it they are more then welcome.

Just making sure is it legal to upload?
 

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Offline bno

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 10:14:49 PM »
I don't see that there would be a copyright problem with uploading chord changes and an analysis.  I'll have to break out my RealBook and look at what I've got.  Very ambitious project.  I don't recall there being a true modulation, but as I'm singing it in my head, I think I know where you're talking about.  Two bars does not a modulation make.  Funny thing is I can't play this on guitar, but I used to know it on piano.  I probably haven't played it in 20 years.  This will be fun...
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Offline simonlock

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 12:08:35 AM »
I'll love to take part in this.

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Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 02:49:28 AM »
I noticed all the ii-V-I chords in the song "I Remember You" by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer. They are used to change keys. Maybe three key changes in short order and it sounds good, no abrupt wonder where the music went sound. The deal is that ii chord, that's what sets up the smooth key change. The ii chord is out of the preceding key but does not sound dissonant. Just smooth. I'll guess there is a chord common tone or a melody common tone but I haven't had time to really check it out.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 08:41:38 AM »
Another fun way to change keys is ii V7 V7 V7 V7 V7 I (the key you want to end up at)

In other words go through the cycle of fifths(or fourths) on the dominant chord. So in the key of C:

dm7
G7
C7
F7
Bb7
Eb7
Abmaj7


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Offline prjacobs

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 08:53:53 AM »
Or..... substitute every other dominant with the classic flat 5th substitution and you get

dm7
G7
Gb7
F7
E7
Eb7
Abmaj7

Will the circle be unbroken?