Hi Folks, This week we work on my arrangement of the head to Mood Indigo. The first part is as a chord melody and then the second section is single notes for the Harry Carney clarinet melody. Of there are many ways to harmonize the melody but I chose to start with major 6th chords which are beautifully melodic and when going to the Bb 7 chord adding a ninth on top keeps it close voiced which gives it a Ellingtonian flair. Have fun learning this beautiful piece of music.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 1:06 Breakdown of Chord Melody
Loop 12:10 Practice Loop of Chord Melody
Loop 13:20 Variations and Closing Thoughts