Harmonic Analysis (RMA) Worksheet for the song: 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. WikipediA :
- Bluesette is in 3/4 time and the keys of Key of G
and Key of Bb
. Typically plays as a
- Harmonic Principles used: Full Diatonic , Partial Diatonic/Secondary Dominant , and Internal Modulation harmonic principles.
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.
(V of VI)
(V of V)
(V of IV)
( II V of VI ) *
( II V of II )
( II V of IV )
*A Chained Secondary Dominant II V of V Cycle
Any V chord resolving up a perfect fourth or down a perfect fifth to, what would be preveived as its I or in this case a III chord – a direct substitute, can be preceded by it's II chord.
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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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