Bluesette

Harmonic Analysis Worksheet (RMA/HA)

Published: 09 Mar 2023 Updated: 12 Mar 2023Visits: 93Code: ULHA-Bluesette

INSTRUMENTS: Harmonic-Analysis Main: Any Others: ANY
Subjects: Theory • Progressions • Harmony • Analysis • Rma

Bluesette


Harmonic Analysis (RMA) Worksheet for the song: Bluesette.

Bluesette

Bluesette s a jazz standard, composed by Toots Thielemans. First recorded by Toots Thielemans in 1961, with lyrics added by Norman Gimbel, the song became an international hit. It has since been covered by over one hundred artists. (wikiwand) ·

Chords

Gmaj7 F#m7b5 B7 Em7 Gmaj7 Dm7 Cmaj7 Cm7 F7 Bbmaj7 Eb7 Abmaj7 Am7b5 Bbm7 Ab7 Bb7 Ab7

Theses and many other chords where covered in the Learn A Chord A Day series of lessons.

Harmonic Analysis (HA)

A Harmonic Analysis (RMA/HA) and its worksheet are intended to show the function of the chords, the harmonic principles used, the keys and tonalities the song explores. And, can be used for scale selections and chord and scale substitutions.

A Harmonic Analysis Worksheet is not intended to be a leadsheet and minimal leadsheet information such repeats, fines, D.S., D.C., codas have been used in preparing the worksheets.

1st, 2nd Ending, Turnbacks …

A re-harmonization, in Red can be simple, sticking pretty close to the original composer's intentions or complex and a whole new set of chord changes.

Gmaj7
F#m7b5
B7
Em7
A7
Dm7
G7

I

III7
( V of VI)

II7
( V of V)

I7
( V of IV)

( II V of VI ) *

B Mix-2-6

( II V of II )

A Mix-2-6

( II V of IV )

G Mix

*A Chained Secondary Dominant II V of V Cycle Backdoor Progression .

Cmaj7
Cmaj7
Cm7
F7
Bbmaj7

IV

IV

II

V

I
Bbmaj7
Bbm7
Eb7
Abmaj7
Abmaj7
I
II
V
I
I
Am7b5
D7
Bm7
Bb7
II
V
III
bIII7

Any V chord resolving up a perfect fourth or down a perfect fifth to, what would be perceived as its I or in this case a III chord – a direct substitute, can be preceded by it's II chord.

Bb Mix+4

Am7
Ab7
Gmaj7
(TB: D7 )
II
bII7
I
V

Ab Mix+4

Ralph Patt Vanilla Book

Checkout the Ralph Patt Vanilla Book Vanilla changes for Bluesette • The Vanilla Book uncovers the basic ("Vanilla") chord changes to over 400 of the most commonly played jazz standards to help the jazz player learn the basic changes and allow the player to add embellishments and substitutions on a solid framework.

Embellishments to basic chords such as added 6ths, 9ths, 13ths, flat 5ths etc. are usually determined by the melody notes and the style of music being played.

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Jean “Toots” Thielemans was born in Brussels, Belgium on April, 29 1922. He played accordion at the age of 3 and started playing harmonica as a hobby. His first guitar, won on a bet.

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