All Hail the King



All Hail The King, dedicated to the great pianist Nat "King" Cole, is in the style of the changes to Kurt Weill's Mack the Knife. Louis Armstrong, Dick Hyman and Sonny Rollins are among those who have recorded great jazz versions of that tune. Here, we're in the key of A Major, and in sixteen bars we'll go through all the voicings you may already know.

Song: All Hail The King

Key of A: F#, C#, A#

Time Signature: 4/4,  Quarter Note = 160

Chord Chart:

AMaj7  A6 / AMaj7 / Bmin7 / E7

Bmin7 / E7 / AMaj7 /

C#min7 / Bmin7 / E7

Bmin7 / E7 / AMaj7   F#min7 / Bmin7  E7

Chord Breakdown

L.H. / R.H.

A/EG#C# and A/C#EF#A // A/C#EG# to G#C#E //B/AD#F#, DF#AB // E/BD#G#

B/ADE // E/G#DE // A/G#C#E, AG#/F#, G#, A, B (r.h. single notes)

F#E/C# to A // EAC#/F to A // AD/D, C#, B, A // G#D/G# to B

ADF#/E // G#BD/E // G#C#E/E to AE/E // AD/ to G#D/

This exercise is taken from the Beginning JAZZ KEYBOARD Book by Noah Baerman. You'll find tons of Jazz music resources at Jazz Music Shop Jazz Sheet Music.

Have fun with this song and by the way, if you're interested in more information regarding these kind of chords, visit voicing-7th-chords.

Let me know how this works for you.

Best,








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