"The Days Of Wine & Roses" Tutorial
"The Days Of Wine & Roses" is written in the key of F Major and follows and A-B-A-C form.
We start by playing through with some simple voicings. Pay attention to the chord changes and identify the common progressions such as 25s and 251s. This will help you memorise the tune, and also prepare you for the improvisation studies for this jazz standard.
Playing With A Rubato Feel
For this arrangement, we will be playing in a rubato fashion so you will hear that I stretch the bar lines in places to achieve this effect. We will be applying and demonstrating lots of important jazz theory such as upper structure triads, and we’ll also introduce interesting applications of drop 2 harmony.
Related Lessons – Block Chords & Drop 2 Harmony
The introduction lessons on block chords are an important area of study. Check out the tutorials on the "4 Way Close" and also "Drop 2 Voicings". This will give you the theoretical understanding to apply these voicing techniques to the tunes that you are playing.