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September 2, 2009

And Now Something For The Guitarists

It’s been a while since I posted something about guitar-playing… It’s been a pleasure to embark on the BerkleeMusic course, Chords 201. Along with the assignments, I’ve been adding some solo chord arrangments of standards to my practice routine. It’s been a while since I’ve done this much work, in this style, for a sustained […]

It’s been a while since I posted something about guitar-playing…

It’s been a pleasure to embark on the BerkleeMusic course, Chords 201. Along with the assignments, I’ve been adding some solo chord arrangments of standards to my practice routine. It’s been a while since I’ve done this much work, in this style, for a sustained period of time.

Today, I spent an hour working on the old tune, God Bless The Child. My goal was to keep the melody line in tact and try for an open chord sound. You can download the pdf of my arrangement here. And, here’s a quick clip,

[audio:https://fernandogros.com/audio/gbtc.mp3|titles=God Bless The Child|artists=Fernando Gros]

I’ve stayed with the chords as per the Real Book, but there are one or two deviations (bonus points if you can spot them, since my chart has the same Real Book chords spelt out), where the chord I arranged and play slightly differently to what the Real Book suggests.

Enjoy.

Responses
Steve 13 years ago

Beautiful, Fern. And thanks for the chart 🙂

Toni 13 years ago

Thanks Fern. I’ve downloaded the chart, and will try to have a go sometime. Jazz is a relatively closed book (and burned & buried book too) for me, so I don’t know the ‘original’ but your arrangement sounds good.

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