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All The Things You Are

Written for the 1939 Musical "Very Warm for May".

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Dec 9, 2019 • VIEWS: 75 • LESSON CODE: UL501

Instruments: leadsheet playalong Subjects: jazzrepertoirestandard

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All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are is a song composed by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Kern" target="_blank">Jerome Kern</a>, with lyrics written by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Hammerstein_II" target="_blank">Oscar Hammerstein II</a>. It was written for the musical <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Warm_for_May" target="_blank">Very Warm for May</a> (1939), where it was introduced by Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, and Ralph Stuart. It was later featured in the film Broadway Rhythm (1944), and was performed during the opening credits and as a recurring theme for the romantic comedy A Letter for Evie (1945). The song ranked in the top five of the Record Buying Guide of Billboard, a pre-retail listing which surveyed primarily the jukebox industry. Recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, and Frankie Masters propelled the song during its initial popularity.


An example of how to play through the chords of All The Things You Are on a "C" tuned ukulele is available in my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

All The Things You Are - Premium Playalong Track

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Desafinado - Premium Playalong Track with Guitar Melody Played

I, (Curt) originally created these tracks to perform over for gigs and this was a demo for booking gigs.

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Performance Notes for All the Things You Are

Here's how I remember the melody of All the Things You Are:

  • All the Things You Are moves through several keys with the chords following a cycle of fourths in two sections. Fm7, Bbm7, Eb7, Abmaj7, Dbmaj7
  • The Dbmaj7 goes up a half step to Dm which is a II V I of the next key, C major
  • The Cmaj7 turns into Cm7 and a cycle of fourths follows, an one and on.
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All The Things You Are Playalong Track with Guitar taking the melody

Main Song Download(s)

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All The Things You Are - Lead Sheet
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All The Things You Are - MP3 play-along track
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Song Road Map

Tips and tricks for remembering a song.

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.

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Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

The Big Six Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles. These chords include: Seventh , Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five, Diminished Seventh, and Augmented Seventh. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele • Updated: Apr 3, 2020

The six essential scales are: Blues Major Pentatonic Mixolydian Dorian Aeolian and Ionian From the six essential scales, you can get through a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music. A scale is simply a collection of pitches or notes, not really a "this is a Jazz scale", "this is a Blues" or "this is a Rock scale". It's how a scale is used that really matters not its name.

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These are the related song files, resources and assets for All The Things You Are at this time.

All the Things You Are - Chord Lead Sheet
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All The Things You Are - Lead Sheet
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All the Things You Are - Demo Recording by Curt Sheller over the backing tracks
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All the Things You Are backing track demos with guitar taking the melody and solos.

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Updated: Jan 10, 2020

QuickStart Scale Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore the ukulele's full potential as a musical instrument. Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads keeps a sharp focus on essential arpeggios and their fingerings. All material is covered in every key.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Updated: Nov 24, 2009

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire. Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part "jazz" chords.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm, The Foundation and Workbook 1
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Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning
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Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles! Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With a broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the ukulele's fingerboard and fingering principles you're well on your way.

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Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions Updated: Jan 1, 2003

These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book "Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele" for use with on-line and private students.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.

Core Ukulele Chords - The Big Six Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Core Chords for Ukulele, The Big Six - From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary. Beyond basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and a core set of 4-part chords. There are just too many chords shapes too memorize.

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