So Long September

Frank Sinatra Album Photo

Saying goodbye to September! 

Here is a timeless song with a daunting melody. Great song by many different artists. An American treasure, for sure. If you have the time, here are a few videos to see and hear. I have the song on vinyl. It's a timeless song and a bit sad, yet life is eternal.

Nat King Cole

Chet Baker

Tony Bennet

Jimmy Durante

Willie Nelson


September Song - Bing Crosby, 1946

                                         September Song Sheet Music

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Song Lyrics with guitar chords for September Song - Bing Crosby, 1946







"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey






What Is Jazz?

What Is Jazz?
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Mark Levine, the author of The Jazz Theory Book said, "A great jazz solo consists of:

1% magic

99% stuff that is

Explainable
Analyzable
Categorizable
Doable"

I think once you learn a lot of music theory, you'll get to the point where you no longer need to think about theory, if you know what I mean. Charlie Parker once said, "Learn the changes and then forget them." In other words, get beyond the theory.



  • HOW JAZZ MUSIC WORKS 
Jazz is like a musical language. When the musicians play, it's as if they are talking to each other in jazz language. Most jazz music is based on a tune or a theme. The tune might be made up specifically or it might be based on a popular tune. A jazz group, or line-up has two parts: the rhythm section and the front line.

  • THE FRONT LINE 
Front-line instruments are the ones that play solos during a jazz piece. They are given this name because the players usually stand in front of the rhythm section. Front-line instruments include the clarinet, trombone and the right-hand side of a piano.

  • THE RHYTHM SECTION 
The rhythm section is a part that keeps a steady pulse. It also plays harmonies for the front-line instrument to improvise over. Rhythm section instruments include the bass guitar, double bass, drums, and the left-hand side of the piano.

  • RHYTHM AND SYNCOPATION
Most rhythms have a regular pulse or beat. Normally the stress, or accent, comes on the first beat, in a measure. In Jazz, the stress sometimes comes on the second beat, or in between the main beats. This is called syncopation. A tension is created between the steady pulse and the syncopated rhythm.

  • JAM SESSIONS
When musicians get together without an audience and experiment with tunes, it is known as a jam session. It is during sessions like these that most Jazz evolves.

  • COMPOSING JAZZ 
Although jazz involves lots of improvisation, there are some fixed elements in a piece. Instead of writing down every note, jazz composers provide a rough outline, usually consisting of a tune and the chords that go with it. Chords are two or more notes played or sung together. They are usually written as chord symbols, which tell the musician which chords accompany a tune. The musicians improvise around this hotline. Most jazz composers base their work on music they come up with during jam sessions.

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  • All You Need Is Seven
I love playing 7th and 6th chords. The changes in this tune are in the style of the standard tune Don't Blame Me, popularized by Charlie Parker. Give it a try!

CMaj 7 = C/GBCE

Fmin6 = E/BbDEG

Emin7b5 = E/BbDEG

A7 = A/AC#EG

Dmin7 = D/CDFA

G7 = G/DFGB

C6 = C/EGAC

Dmin7 = D/DFAC

D#dim7 = D#/D#F#AC

Emin7 = E/DEGB

A7 = A/AC#EG

Dmin7 = D/CDFA

G7 = G/GBDF

CMaj7 = C/BCEG

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All the best,






"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey

Diana Krall: How Deep Is The Ocean

Diana Krall
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I love this song, How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)! It has a moderate tempo with 4/4 time signature in Key of Eb.

Here's how I play it...

HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
(Irving Berlin, 1932)

L.H. / R.H.


Cm                     G+/B
How much do I love you?
Cm7/Bb         Am7b5
I'll tell you no lie
Gm                     D7/A  D7
How deep is the ocean?
Gm                     Bb9/F  Bb9
How high is the sky?

Eb                Eb7               Ab9
How many times a day do I think of you?
F7b9                          Bb7#5  Bb7  G7/B
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?

Cm                      G+/B
How far would I travel
Cm7/Bb              Am7b5
To be where you are?
Gm                    D7/A
How far is the journey
Gm                   Bb9/F  Bb9
from here to a star?

Eb       Eb7  C7b9
And if I ever lost you
Fm                          Fm7b5
How much would I cry?
Eb/Bb                  F9
How deep is the ocean?
Bb7                     Eb
How high is the sky?




Do you have a favorite Diana Krall song? Let me know if you need help with the chords. Because today is Pirate's Day, I think I had this song on my mind!

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Best,






"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey

How to Play You Are Loved


  • Josh Groban


Joshua Grobin is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number-one best selling artist in the U.S. with over 21 million records in the nation. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide. For more information, visit Wikipedia, Josh Groban




Intro 
G - D - Bm - A (2X)


G              D
  Don't give up 
Bm               A               G
  It's just the weight of the world 
      D                  
When you're heart's heavy
Bm           A              G
I...I will lift it for you 
              D
  Don't give up 
Bm            A            G
  Because you want to be heard 
   D
If silence keeps you 
Bm           A              D
I...I will break it for you 
G    D                A         D
Everybody wants to be understood 
     G      D    A
Well I can hear you
D G    D      A          D
  Everybody wants to be loved 
G          D     A
Don't give up

         D  A   G
Because you are loved 

D - Bm - A

G             D
 Don't give up 
Bm              A               G
 It's just the hurt that you hide 
      D
When you're lost inside
Bm             A                G
I...I will be there to find you 
            D
Don't give up 
Bm              A             G
  Because you want to burn bright 
     D
If darkness blinds you 
Bm           A                D
I...I will shine to guide you 
G    D                A         D
Everybody wants to be understood 
     G     D     A
Well I can hear you
D G   D      A           D
 Everybody wants to be loved 
G         D    A
Don't give up
        D   A    G
Because you are loved 

D - Bm - A


G - D - Bm - A   To finish(overlapping vocals)

You are loved 
Don't give up 
It's just the weight of the world 
Don't give up 
Every one needs to be heard 
You are loved 



I like to play the song in the Key of D, with a moderate tempo, 4/4 time.
  • Chord Breakdown
Intro (2 x's)

GG/GBD
DD/ADF#
BB/BDF#
AA/AC#E

Verse

GG/GBD
DD/ADF#
BB/BDF#
AA/AC#E
GG/GBD

DD/ADF#
BB/F#B
AA/AC#
GG/GBD

DD/ADE
BB/BDF#
AA/AC#E
GG/GBD
DD/ADF#
BB/F#B
AA/AC#
F#/F#AD

F#F#AD
G/DGD
D/DF#A
A/AC#
A/AC#A
F#/ADA
G/BDG
D/ADF#
A/AC#E

F#/F#AD
G/DGD
D/DF#A
A/AC#A
F#/ADA
G/BDG
D/ADF#
A/AC#E
DF#/AF#
C#E/AE
G/DGBD

2nd ending

D/ADF#
B/F#DBD
A/AC#F#
G/GBD
D/ADF#A
B/F#BDF#
A/EAC#

G/DGA
D/ADF#
B/F#BD
A/AC#E
G/GBD
D/ADF#
B/F#BD
A/EAC#

G/DGA
D/ADG
B/F#BD
A/AC#E
G/BDA

D/ADF#
B/F#BD
A/AC#F#
G/GBD
D/ADF#
B/F#BD
A/EAC#

* G/GBD
D/ADF#
B/F#BD
A/EAC# * repeat and fade

*optional ending
A/EAC#
G/GBD



You Are Loved







"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey

Learn To Play Words by the Bee Gees


The Bee Gees


Described as a "lush ballad," this song was a best selling single in 1969. It was also included in their 1970 Gold Album.

Words and music by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.

Key of G, 4/4 time and play moderately slow.


  • Bee Gees Tab


Verse 1:

   G
 Smile an everlasting smile
                        A [2: orchestra implies A6]
 A smile can bring you near to me
       D7
 Don't ever let me find you gone
                    C/G     G
 'Cause that would bring a tear to me

Chorus 1:

       Bb
 This world has lost its glory
                                F
 Let's start a brand new story now, my love
        G
 Right now there'll be no other time
                     A       D7
 And I can show you how, my love

Verse 2:

 Talk in everlasting words
 And dedicate them all to me
 And I will give you all my life
 I'm there if you should call on me

Chorus 2:

       Bb
 You think that I don't even mean
                  D  [N.C.]
 A single word I say
             G                        D7
 It's only words and words are all I have
                     G     D7
 To take your heart away

[repeat verse with wordless vocal]

[repeat chorus 2]

Coda:

 (2X, second time acapella):

             G                        D7
 It's only words and words are all I have
                     G     D7
 To take your heart away

Tag:

 G      D7/F#      G  D7    G [arpeggiate]
 / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  /
 
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  • Chords to Words (arranged by David Sherman)
G = G/GB Smile an everlasting smile; a smile could bring you 

A = C#/EA near to me. Don't

D = F#/DA ever let me find you gone 'cause that would bring a 

C = GC/E tear to

G = G/BD me. This

Bb = Bb/BbD world has lost its glory; let's start a brand new story

F = F/AC now my love. Right

G = GB now, there'll be no other time, and I an show you

A = C#/EA how, my

D = C#/EA love

G = GG/DB Talk in everlasting words and dedicate them all to me, And

D = F#/DA I will give you all my life, I'm here if you should

C = CG/E  call to 

G = G/BD me. You

Bb = BbBb/FD think that I don't evern mean a single word I 

D = F#/AD say, It's only

G = G/GB words, and words are all I 

D = A/F#A  have to take your heart a 

G = G/BG way

D = D/AF#     It's only

G = G/B words, and words are all I

D/F# = F#/A have, to take your heart a-

G = GB/DG way.

D7 = D/AC

G = G/AB

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