Print and download in PDF or MIDI Resignation. This song is originally in 7/8 turned it into a lead sheet. Original: Brad Mehldau | Elegiac Cycle.

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And I think it does, at least I know what to practice to be able to play over it. Avoid generic titles “Best ever! Submit a new link.

[Piano] Improvising over/voicing some pretty funky chords on Brad Mehldau’s “Resignation” : Jazz

Want to add to the discussion? Posts that don’t resination them will be removed. Jazz subscribe unsubscribereaders users here now New to Jazz? But for now, forget all the passing chords. I think I’m rather familiar with jazz chord and scale theory, but this is something else.

Hey whoever gilded me, thanks! The next two measure are in Bb IV, I. Once you break it down you can really get a handle on it! The A sections are basically: It’s pretty clear a few of resignatio chords are wrong, or not spelled right nomenclature.

Now the Abmi6 to Bbmi ma7 is really just B major to B minor. Ab and D are tritone subs of each other, and the melody plays b7, 5 and 11 of a D7 chord anyways. One more thing to note, one of the many cool things Brad does, is play the Gminor 1st measure a sections as a G7 V of c immediately to get to Cminor in the 2nd measure, much like you would in a minor blues to get to the iv chord on the 4th measure.


And of course Mehldau really has defined his own trio sound, so that is pretty clear off the bat here. No pictures of text.

The A section is pretty straightforward, the trouble starts at measure 9. And secondly, what scales might I use when improvising over them? Use of rresignation site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Then the next two measure are really just C minor, Fmi as the iv chord, then i and V7 leading to the Abminor.

Don’t put your whole collection, that’s useless to the discussion. I’ll post the chords here as well:.

Artist – Title Year. I also put a star next to the ones that are particularly tricky, either in themselves or because of the surrounding chords. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Album cover are ok, however get the conversation started!

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I use the term “funky” pretty loosely. Log in or sign up in seconds.

Sorry I didn’t reply sooner, I wanted to give it a proper try, see if it made sense when I was actually sitting by the piano.


As far as playing over it, try and always reduce changes to their core elements of what the FUNCTION is of each chord, and what tonal center you are in. The chord they are playing is a Bma7, if it was really an Eb7 then there would be a Db, but playing that over the actual harmony makes it pretty clear that’s not correct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Submit a new text post. Heated discussion and debate is expected and encouraged, but personal attacks will not be tolerated. Jazz Listening Club currently: Jazz submitted 2 years ago by Epistimi Piano. First of all, how could I voice them on piano? Secondly, don’t always trust lead sheets!

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Awesome, if you have any more questions or thoughts hit me up! Thank you so much for this!

Anyway, I’m looking at Brad Mehldau’s “Resignation” and it contains some very unusual chords.