Body & Soul For Beginners
In this lesson we create a beginner arrangement of the jazz piano classic “Body & Soul” using just roots, 3rds, and 7ths in our voicings.
3 Modulations In The Form
Body and Soul is a challenging tune to play. The A sections are in Db Major and then the tune modulates twice in the bridge, first to D Major, and then a whole step down tot C Major, before returning to Db Major for the final A section.
A Simplified Arrangement
We are going to be playing just roots, 3rds, and 7ths, and also pay special attention to the b7ths falling to 3rds in the 25 and 251 progressions.
We’re also going to add in a few extra chords here and there to create smoother transitions between the different sections of the tune.