#1
Resiliance (yes, credit where credit should be) just had a great idea: Every month (or whatever time period, but not longer than a month) someone analyses a jazz standard. Chords should be given, functions of the chords, keys, functions of the melody over the chords, lick ideas etc.

I'm willing to go for it! I need to push myself into some new standards and this would be a fine way to do it. So, tell me if you're interested!

First standard: Blue Bossa? Anyone have a problem with that? No? Good!

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EDIT: Might also be cool for all of us to upload the song so we can listen to how we all do it

SECOND EDIT: If you have any ideas on which standards you'd like to see.. Feel free to post.
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#2
Yes, great idea

No, seriously, I'm already looking forward to it. I'm also hoping this will spark some life into those old MT buggers that seem to be tired with the same old questions and threads over and over.

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#3
That would be so awesome. Not only do I love jazz, but I love to learn about it, and talk about some new interesting music theory related issues. This is just the tops! Get to it ASAP.

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#4
Great idea.
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#5
Sounds like a great idea, i look forward to seeing all the jazz buffs discussing theory so i can try and pick up some of their wisdom!
#6
Autumn Leaves, 'Round Midnight, Stella By Starlight, Summertime, Girl From Ipanema, Spain, All The Things You Are, Black Orpheus, Minor Swing, Cantaloupe Island, Billie's Bounce, Donna Lee, All Of Me, Take Five, Birdland, I Hear A Rhapsody, My Favorite Things, Take The A Train, Watermelon Man, Nardis, But Beautiful, Fly Me To The Moon, How High The Moon, Rhythm Changes, Misty, Satin Doll, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, All Of Me, Cherokee, Caravan, Time After Time, On Green Dolphin Street, Body And Soul, My Funny Valentine, Embraceable You, Days of Wine and Roses, Someday My Prince Will Come, ...

Some standards for your consideration.
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#9
First thing that came into my mind when I saw this thread was, "Oh, hell yes!". Seriously, like nightwind said: this has to happen, now.

I've been trying to get into jazz lately and this would just be great
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Autumn Leaves, 'Round Midnight, Stella By Starlight, Summertime, Girl From Ipanema, Spain, All The Things You Are, Black Orpheus, Minor Swing, Cantaloupe Island, Billie's Bounce, Donna Lee, All Of Me, Take Five, Birdland, I Hear A Rhapsody, My Favorite Things, Take The A Train, Watermelon Man, Nardis, But Beautiful, Fly Me To The Moon, How High The Moon, Rhythm Changes, Misty, Satin Doll, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, All Of Me, Cherokee, Caravan, Time After Time, On Green Dolphin Street, Body And Soul, My Funny Valentine, Embraceable You, Days of Wine and Roses, Someday My Prince Will Come, ...

Some standards for your consideration.


Oh that list is filled with amazing songs. I actually just took the time to learn 'all the things you are' on guitar as we have learned it in vocal jazz this part year. Such an awesome song, along with most all of those.

But I would love to see this happen, as I love jazz and to get some more pieces out there would be awesome.
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I believe this is an awesome thread. First off, I think we should start with "All the Things You Are" it's just filled with really good examples and such. This is just a suggestion, also a song I didn't see was "There is No Greater Love" which is awesome. Another I don't think I saw was "Misty" which is one of the best jazz standards.
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I believe this is an awesome thread. First off, I think we should start with "All the Things You Are" it's just filled with really good examples and such. This is just a suggestion, also a song I didn't see was "There is No Greater Love" which is awesome. Another I don't think I saw was "Misty" which is one of the best jazz standards.


Ya 'Misty' was on the list, and I think we should do 'all the things you are' as well. Thats a perfect song to introduce people to jazz. And I dont know if this was on the list, but 'so what' is an awesome song as well. My brother did that in jazz band back in the day.
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Btw, how would it be decided who analyzes what and when?

Whoever wants something can go for it. ASAP. Let me know if you've finished it and make a thread, I'll sticky it.

EDIT: Blue Bossa will go first, because that's a relatively easy one. We don't want to scare of nonjazzers, do we?
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And I dont know if this was on the list, but 'so what' is an awesome song as well. My brother did that in jazz band back in the day.


Thing is... So What is modal, it's got only two sections of two different chords. Would be a bit short if you ask me
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#18
Sure, maybe I can finally understand what jazz is now
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Thing is... So What is modal, it's got only two sections of two different chords. Would be a bit short if you ask me


Hmm, good point

So ya, I did have the music for Blue Bossa, but I lost it in the last move, so someone else will have to take that.
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#20
I will build many churches for anyone who can analyze Mediterranean Sundance.
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