Darn That Dream Tutorial
In this 2 part lesson, we create an arrangement for the well-known standard ‘Darn That Dream’. The tune is written in the key of G Major and follows an A1 A2 B A2 form.
The melody features lots of chromaticism which can be challenging to harmonise in places. We’re going to jump straight in with two handed chords but we will also add variety with some rootless left hand voicings.
In terms of theory, we will cover the usual stuff like extended and altered harmony, upper structures and inner voice movement. Then we’ll also introduce some more examples of pentatonic and diminished harmony.
You can find a link below to many great recordings of the tune. Remember to spend at least a quarter of your daily practice time listening and transcribing and this will do wonders for your improvisation skills and general musicality.