However, since I am trying to select chord positions on the fret board that help with chord-melody. Brent and I are currently working on two new posts each with a list of standards every jazz musician should learn early on- Easy Jazz Standards and the 10 Mother Tunes. I'll show you how to play with a new sense of joy and fluency! Hey, think of the turnaround as a harmonic device using tri-tone substitutions for the domV's on ii V progressions. I hope this helps! History and Analysis of “Autumn Leaves” Philippe Baudoin Introduction [This article is a revised portion of a larger work that will be published as Encyclopedia of 2500 Jazz Tunes — A Thematic, Historical, Musicological, and Discographical Catalogue.] From : Cannonball Adderley "Somethin' Else" Blue Note Records BLP-1595. Trumpet Transcription. Download. And the older musicians I worked with at the beginning of my career always played it in in G minor as well. Hi!

That’s right-C just means “concert.” Those tunes are a good starting place. 3 pages. I don’t know what instrument you play, but not all instruments are in the the Concert key of C. Some instruments transpose to another key, and so they are playing different notes than a piano. Autumn Leaves is usually played in mid tempo Swing style. So why did The Real Book put it in E minor? “Why is Autumn Leaves played in the key of E minor?”.

Jazz. or at least that is what the trombone player I play with whines about all the time.. lol . I think the original sheet music for piano was published in Em. Powered by WordPress

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Check out this lesson in our Index of Jazz Articles: This is a good lesson to get some foundational and important chord voicings to apply to all of these tunes. Best of luck! Cannonball Adderley’s version, with the famous trumpet solo by Miles Davis, is in G minor.

Trombone used to be my major instrument in high school. Check out Stanley Jordan’s version of Autumn Leaves: Please email me at if you're interested in Skype lessons. Get free jazz licks plus watch and listen to great jazz trumpet.

And the older musicians I worked with at the beginning of my career always played it in in G minor as well. So I decided to browse You Tube a little bit to see if I could find some good ideas. There are cool Jazz trumpet videos and Jazz trumpet solos as well [...]

Steve Swallow’s blending of pop and jazz in his tune “I’m Your Pal”, I’m Beginning To See The Light: Duke Ellington’s chords vs. the Real Book’s. Autumn Leaves.

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Thanks for your honest question. My walking bass is pretty lame compared to that. Duration 3:05. Thanks for the info about the original key. Anyway, all that to say that a trombone IS a Bb instrument because the first position overtone series starts on Bb, but they are also a C instrument as far as the written notes go, as the trombone is non-transposing (concert pitch).

Bennett plays it in original key, I just saw this! Trombone players using LJS would look at the parts for C instruments for the chords.

All 'Dem Leaves (based on the chord changes to Autumn Leaves) - Solo Sheet - Trumpet $4.50 PDF SheetMusicPlus. However, this overtone series is written C, G, C, E, G, Bb (flat in pitch), C, D, E…even though it sounds a whole-step lower than written.

“Autumn Leaves” is the most important non-American standard. The song consists of 32 bars, subdivided in four 8-bar sections in an A A B C format.

I recently join this site and I'm trying to figure out "How learn jazz standards"? The trombone is NOT a transposing instrument, even though it’s technically a Bb instrument.

Where the chords or transcriptions are? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The trombone is a Bb instrument because the overtone series begins on a Bb. First of all, this key is commonly played in two keys, Concert Bb/Gm and Concert G/Em. The trumpet and trombone are exactly one octave apart in pitch. © Copyright 2018 - Learn Jazz Standards, LLC, Access monthly jazz standard studies, and courses,, You may find recordings and a play along in E minor here. Was it a piano/vocal arrangement? Continue reading... Their ain't nothin' wrong with being a copy cat, as long as you copy the right Cat. It’s a great question and the fact of the matter is that I don’t really know the answer. Trumpet, Flugel, Arranger, Composer. To illustrate, a trombone player and trumpet player could be playing a concert Bb an octave apart.

I think the sheet music I saw wasn’t the very original version. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The trombone player would be thinking Bb, and the trumpet player would be thinking C, even though they are both playing a concert Bb. Low and behold, guess what I found? At least the copy of sheet music that I bought from eBay, which was published in 1947 and 1950 by Ardmore music and priced at 75 cents, was in the key of Em.

Oddly enough, however, the trumpet is a transposing instrument, and so what sounds a Bb the trumpets actually is written as a C. Their open overtone series SOUNDS Bb, F, Bb, D, F, Ab(it’s flat in pitch, however), Bb, C, D…just like the trombone, but an octave higher. You are right that trombone is a Bb instrument, BUT it’s written parts are in concert pitch (C). Disclosures. Check out his music at For example in Gm, you would start with Gm C7, Fm Bb7. What happened to cause this abrupt change?

When I click on right of requested song, i can get the sheet music with chord names.

Is there a link or place on this site where you talk about or recommend specific jazz guitar voicings on these tunes? Hello, I was just wondering, doesn’t autumn leaves have a chromatic turnaround in the B2 section? We have included only recordings in G minor below.

eb7 dmin7 db7 cmaj7 (chromatic turn around).

Much thanks Bob – now we’re on the authentic trail!

Hey Ron He teaches music at the Idaho Arts Charter School, and is the jazz adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University. A first half consisting of two A sections, and a second half consisting of a B and a C section. We don’t write out the chords in bass clef for trombonists or bass players because we just have the chords, not the melodies, and so the written clef doesn’t make a difference. All the jazz greats, after all, played it in G minor. Wikipedia has a nice article on transposing instruments if you need more information. A really cool and awesome trumpet solo of Freddie Hubbard taking a ride on Autumn Leaves. licks. You have entered an incorrect email address! And then, all of a sudden, newer generations began playing it in the key of E minor (the first chord is Am).

video Block. However, if you play tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, or trumpet, you are a Bb instrument; in order to sound good with a piano, you have to transpose all of your notes up a whole step. First position notes are Bb, F, Bb, D, F, Ab(it’s flat in pitch, however), Bb, C, D…depending on the air support and tightness of the player’s lips (embouchure). I am pretty sure the trombone is a Bb instr. But no, his version is in G minor too.

Since the original edition of The Real Book recommended Bill Evans album “Portrait In Jazz” at the bottom of the Autumn Leaves page, I thought that maybe Evans had recorded it in E minor himself. Thanks Mike! I wonder if it was published with the English lyrics in Em somewhere. But the “real” question is this: Why did the original compilers of The Real Book put the tune in E minor? Learn more . I love autumn leaves and also enjoy listening to the sung version in French by Edith Piaff. No, sorry, the original key is “D minor. (You can read the Autumn Leaves page HERE.)

I’ve been recently working on the chord changes to Autumn Leaves. I love the way you played that walking bass to autumn leaves.

After performing at Carnegie Hall, for Broadway shows, and at NYC's Blue Note jazz club, I'm now dedicating myself to teaching piano students all over the world how to improvise with a new sense of joy and fluency. . Vita Jazz Band.

it really helped and saved me lots of frustration, what would be the main jazz standards i would have to learn if there are any, i know a couple that are ment to be important in learning jazz, (autumn leaves, misty, all the things you are, blue bossa and the girl from ipanema), i really don’t understand this, do i need to learn all the pdf’s for Bb/Gm, and what’s with the notes after them (C, Bb, Eb). Freddie Hubbard Solos. (And with female singers, it sounds more operatic than jazzy.).

Michael, glad you asked! Stay tuned! Don't miss a lick!Enter your email address: This blog was created for trumpet players (and all other musicians) interested in finding some new Jazz

Sweets, Cool Freddie Hubbard Autumn Leaves trumpet solo, I’ll Close My Eyes – Blue Mitchell trumpet transcription, Woody Shaw transcription – There Will Never Be Another You, Roy Hargrove trumpet solo over fast blues. In broader terms one can also view the song as consisting of two halves. My theory lies in the melody itself. Thank for explaining all this and,of couse, for sharing it!!