This Can't Be Love: Diana Krall

This Can't Be Love: Piano Diana
Love Scenes (Diana Krall album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In 1938 Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers wrote This Can't be Love from The Boys from Syracuse. It's played in the Key of G with a moderate 4/4 tempo.

The Intro goes like this:

G/D  D7  G/D  D7/C  G6/B  am7  D7

G                    D7             G          D7
In Verona my late cousin Romeo
G                            D7                G
Was three times as stupid as my Dromio
                     B7                       Em       A9
For he fell in love and then he died of it,
G/D  C#dim7/D  Am/D  D7
Poor half-wit!

Play Smoothly

G6                                          C7      C13
This can't be love, because I feel so well,
      G                         G6  Am7  D7  Am7  D7
No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs.
G6                                       C7       C13
This can't be love; I get no dizzy spells,
      G/D        A7b9  Am9  D7  G  C6  C7
My head is not in the skies.

 G/B                F#m7      B7                      Em
My heart does not stand still; just hear it beat.
                  B7#9  E7#5(b9)  A9
This is too sweet to be love.

 G6                                        C7       C13
This can't be love, because I feel so well,
                G6/D  C#dim7/D  Am7  D7  G  Am7  D7
But still I love to look in your eyes.




G6                                          C7      C13
This can't be love, because I feel so well,
      G                         G6  Am7  D7  Am7  D7
No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs.
G6                                       C7       C13
This can't be love; I get no dizzy spells,
      G/D        A7b9  Am9  D7  G  C6  C7
My head is not in the skies.

 G/B                F#m7      B7                      Em
My heart does not stand still; just hear it beat.
                  B7#9  E7#5(b9)  A9
This is too sweet to be love.

 G6                                        C7       C13
This can't be love, because I feel so well,
                G6/D  C#dim7/D  Am7  D7  G  C7/Bb  Am7  Am7/D  G
But still I love to look in your eyes.

This is a cool backing tack for you to play along with.



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Piano By Ear Chart

Piano By Ear Chart: LadyDpiano



I've posted about inversions many times... You know, a rearranging of the notes that make up a chord. With any note that involves 3 notes, the arrangement looks like this for a C chord.

CEG       EGC    GCE     CEG
1-3-5      3-5-1    5-3-1    1-3-5

I thought I'd share a chart with you that lists the Key (combination of chords used in a song), the name of sharps and flats (raising and lowering note 1/2 step),  scale and chords (3 notes played together). I think it's important to know this information, especially if you want to be free of reading sheet music all the time! Look it over and let me know what you think.

KEY      NAME of #'s                     SCALE                                  CHORDS

C              0                                       C D E F G A B C                    C, F, G

G             F#                                       G A B C D E F# G                 G, C, D

D            F#, C#                                 D E F# G a B C# D                  D, G, A

A            C#, F#, G#                           A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, A       A, D, E

E           F#, G#, C#, D#                     E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E       E, A, B                                     

B          C#, D#, F#, G#, A#              B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B      B, E, F


KEY    NAME of b's                          SCALE                                      CHORDS

F           Bb                                         F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F                 F, Bb, C                                            
Bb        Bb, Eb                                   Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb             Bb, Eb, F

Eb        Eb, Ab, Bb                            Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb            Eb, Ab, Bb

Ab       Ab, Bb, Db, Eb                     Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab          Ab, Db, Eb

Db       Db, Eb, Gb, Ab, Bb               Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, C, Db       Db, Gb, Ab

Gb       Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb         Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, F, Gb     Gb, Cb, Eb

If you're interested in learning about chords, the type of chord and how to form it, here's the chart.

How To Make a Chord

CHORD TYPE                                FORM                                         SCALE DEGREES

Major  Chord                                    1-3-5                                              1-3-5
Minor Chord                                     Flat the 3rd                                    1-3b-5
7th Chord                                          Flat the 7th                                    1-3-5-7b
Major 7th Chord                               Add the 7th                                    1-3-5-7
Augmented Chord (+)                      Sharp the 5th                                  1-3-5#
Diminished Chord                            Flat the 3rd 7 5th                            1-3b-5b
Diminished 7th Chord                      Flat the 3rd, 5th. bb the 7th            1-3b-5b-7bb
2nd Chord                                         Add the 2nd                                    1-2-3-5
6th Chord                                          Add the 6th                                     1-3-5-6
9th Chord                                          Add the 9th to the 7th chord           1-3-5-7b-9
Suspended Chord                              Drop the 3rd and add the 4th          1-4-5


Hope this helps! If you're looking for more information on chord theory, you may be interested in an audio series from Hear and Play called, Chord 101 & 102





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Love Letters: Diana Krall

Diana Krall: Love Letters l LadyDpiano
Diana Krall 99 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 With Valentine's Day approaching, this popular song that I love to hear from Diana Krall, is slow and smooth. Hope you enjoy playing this one in 4/4 time.

 Love Letters

(Theme from the Paramount Picture LOVE LETTERS)

Words by Edward Heyman
Music by Victor Young

Written in 1945
From the album, The Look of Love

Key of D, play moderately slow with expression.

Intro

D  D/C#  Bm  Gm/Bb  A7sus  A7

        D                D/C#
The sky may be starless
        Bm                Bm7/A
The night may be moonless
       G6               Em7               A7sus  A#dim7
But deep in my heart there's a glow
      Bm              D7/A
for deep in my heart
  G                     Gm6
I know that you love me
        D/A             Em7        G/A  A7 D  Ddim7  D
You love me, because you told me so


Modulate to G


 G                                              Em/G
Love letters straight from your heart
 Am/G        F#dim7/G           Gmaj7
Keep us so near while we're apart
 C#m7b5  F#7b9 F#7 Bm  Dm/A  E7
I'm not alone in the night
Am             Fdim7/A  E7/A  Am  Cm6/G  D7   
When I can have all the love you write

 G                          Em/G
I memorize every line
Am/G    F#dim7/G         G7  G7b9
I kiss the name that you sign
 Cmaj7         Am7b5           D7
And darling, then I read again
G/D   G/B        Bbdim7
Right from the start
 Am7           C/D                D7b9(13)  G6  Bbdim7  Am7  D9sus D7
Love letters straight from your heart


Repeat from Key of G




 Ending


 Am7            C/D             D7b9(13)  G6  C6/G  G6
Love letters straight from your heart


 Chord Breakdown (Slash Chords)

Intro

L.H. / R.H.

D/F#A
C#/DF#A
B/DF#B
Bb/DGD
A/EGE

D/F#A           The sky may be
C#/DF#A       starless, the
B/DF#B         night may be
A/DF#A        moonless, but
G/BDE          deep in my
E/BDA          heart there's a 
A/GDE          glow
A#dim7         for
B/F#BD         deep in my
AF#/CDA      heart I
GD/BDA       know that you
GE/BbDF#    love me, You
AF#/ADA     love me be-
EB/GDF#      cause you
A/GBD          told
A/AC#           me
D/F#AD         so!
F/G#BD
DF#/AC

Modulate

G/ABD          Love letters
G/GBD          straight
GD/F#BD      from your
GBE/GBE      heart
GE/AC           keep us so
GF#/CEbA     near while a-
GF#/BDF#B  part
C#G/BE         I'm not a-
F#G/A#EA#   lone in the 
B/DF#D          night
A/DF
G#/DE
AE/CE            when I can
AF/BDG#       have all the 
A/CEC            love you
G/CEbA          write.
F#CD
G/ABD            I mem-o-
G/GBD            rize
GD/F#BD       ev'ry
GE/GBE         line
GE/AC            I kiss the
GF#/CEbA      name that you
GF/BDFB        sign
CG/CEB          and darling,
A/EbGD          then I red a-
D/DAC            gain
D/GB               right
B/GDA           from the
Bb/GC#F#      start
A/GCE            love letters
D/CEG            straight
D/CEGA         from
D/EbF#B         your
G/BDEG         heart
G/EACD
GG/BDEG

You may be interested in Chords 101 & 102

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