Frenchman Street Blues Tutorial
In this lesson we explore the tune "Frenchman Street Blues" and create a solo piano arrangement.
The song contains the elements of a simple blues arranged into a sophisticated harmonic package which contains all of the flavours and melancholy to create an authentic New Orleans Blues sound.
Form & Harmony
The tune follows an AABA form. Each section is 8 bars long which is a common format for New Orleans style blues.
We arrange the tune in the key of F and we explore a range of passing chords, substitutions, and reharmonisations to enhance the basic 8 bar blues form.
Frenchman Street Blues Arrangement File Type: pdf
Frenchman St Blues Harmonic Analysis File Type: pdf
Frenchman St Blues – Audio File File Type: mp3
Frenchman St Blues – Midi File File Type: midi