Tonight You Belong to Me

Harmonic Analysis Worksheet (RMA/HA)

Published: 10 Mar 2023 Updated: 15 Feb 2024Visits: 58Code: ULHA-YB-242

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Subjects: Theory • Progressions • Harmony • Analysis • Rma

Tonight You Belong to Me


Harmonic Analysis (RMA) Worksheet for the songs: Tonight You Belong to Me.

Tonight You Belong to Me

Published 1926 by C & J David Music Company, Anne-Rachel Music Corporation, Mills Music Inc

Tonight You Belong To Me • is an American popular song, written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David. The first ever recording was made by Irving Kaufman in 1926 on Banner Records. In 1927 Gene Austin recorded it and the song became a major hit. Another popular recording during this time was by Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orchestra.

The song was revived by Frankie Laine in 1952, and recorded again in 1956 by Patience and Prudence, whose version reached #4 on the Billboard charts; they recorded it again in 1964. It was also recorded in 1956 by Lawrence Welk with The Lennon Sisters, and by the duo of Karen Chandler and Jimmy Wakely. In 1964 "Tonight You Belong to Me" was recorded by George Maharis in a sweet swing style on the Epic label. (wikiwand) ·

The song was sung as a duet by Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters in the 1979 film The Jerk, with accompaniment on ukulele and cornet.

The song was covered by Eddie Vedder and Chan Marshall (of Cat Power) on Vedder's second solo album, Ukulele Songs (2011).

Tonight You Belong to Me is in the The Daily Ukulele 365 Songs for Better Living book.

Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing.

Chords

G G7 Cmaj7 Cm6 D7 E9 A7

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

C Tuning Chords

Starting Melody Note and 1st Interval

  • Start on P5 &aarr; P4.
  • C Tuning, Low or High G

    INTERVALS: Root=note that begins a scale of the starting key; C is C, D is D, Am is a, Em is E, etc... m=minor; M=Major; P=Perfect; D=Diminished; A=Augmented. • ↑ is up/ascending; ↓ is down/descending;

    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 roadmap information such repeats, fines, D.S., D.C., codas have been used in preparing the worksheets to somewhat mirror the leadsheet in the Daily Ukulele book..

    Sections, Verse, Chorus, 1st, 2nd Ending, turnbacks …

    The worksheets will show 1st, 2nd Ending, turnbacks, etc. as in indicated the Yellow Book. You should start to recognize that 1st endings typically always return to a previous or verse or section. With a 2nd ending, a transition to a different section, a or chorus. Harmonic Principles are used for these repeats and transitions.

    If turnbacks chord are not indication for the these 1st, 2nd Ending will indicate recommended chord(s) in parentheses or as an alternate harmony in Red . Typically the last measures or turnbacks will be a chord that resolves to and harmonically leads you to the next section or turning you back to the same section.

    Reference Key

    This is the key of the source leadsheet.

    • Tonight You Belong to Me is in the Key of G .

    Harmonic Principles Used:

    Harmonic Analysis (HA) Worksheet

    Visit the Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection series of lessons for information on creating a Harmonic Analysis Worksheet

    Song Form:

    A A B A

    G
    G7
    Cmaj7
    I
    I7
    IV

    To Coda

    Cm6*
    G
    D7
    G
    IVm
    I
    V
    I

    C Dorian

    *NOTE: You might ask why the composer used a Cm6? This is where analyzing the melody reveals a B note in that measure. A B against a B♭ in a Cm7 will definitely be a bit dissonant. Cm6: C E♭ G A does not no contain a B or B♭ You also might want to use a C Melodic Minor (C D E♭ F G A B C') scale which has a B in it.

    1.

    2.
    D7 :||
    G
    Cm6
    Cm6
    V
    I
    IVm6

    C Dorian

    F9
    Cm6
    Cm6
    G
    Cm6
    E9
    IVm6
    I
    IVm6

    VI7
    ( V of II)

    A Mix+4

    *NOTE: This Cm6 E9 is actually Cm6 mis-named F9 , and a single beat Chromatic Approach Chord to the E9.

    D.S. al Coda

    A7
    D7
    V

    A Mix+4

    Coda

    G
    G
    I

    Scale Selection

    Once a Harmonic Analysis has been completed then scale selections can be made. These scale selections can be either vertical and horizontal choices. And, really only needed if you are going to take a solo or embellish the melody with added notes.

    Scale Abbreviation Legend

    Traditional Scales: Maj: Major (Ionian), Dim: Diminished, WT: Whole Tone, Har Min: Harmonic Minor,
    Contemporary Scales: Minor Pent: Minor Pentatonic, Pent: Major Pentatonic, Blues,
    Scale/Mode Names: Ion: Ionian (Major), Dor: Dorian (Minor), Phrygian: Phrygian, Lyd: Lydian, Mix: Mixolydian (Dominant), Aeol: Aeolian (Natural Minor), Loc: Locrian

    Checkout LESSONSeries : Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection or download the Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection book. And the QuickStart Series of Scale and Arpeggio books.

    RMA book cover QS1UKES book cover

    Performance Notes

    Tonight You Belong To Me is a standard AABA form.

    Intro

    Don't just play G to Gsus4 for the Intro . What Lyle Ritz plaed on the sound track of The Jerk is not that hard.

    The original recording on the movie soundtrack is by the late, great jazz ukulele master, Lyle Ritz.

    C Tuning, Low or High G

    C Tuning, Low or High G

    Play it like Lyle Ritz

    Verse: 1st and 2nd Endings

    Endings are intended to lead you, harmonically either back to the same section or transition to a new section. Typically two measures in length with the first measure the Tonic chord of the preceding chords. And the second measure, a chord that functions as a dominant chord to the next chord.

    1st Ending

    1st Ending Turnback leads back to the I chord — the G

    C Tuning, Low or High G

    C Tuning, Low or High G

    2nd Ending

    2nd Ending leads to the IVm6 chord — the Cm6 using it's V chord G7

    C Tuning, Low or High G

    C Tuning, Low or High G

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