Developing Introductions – As Time Goes By
This is the 2nd lesson in a 3 part study of the tune "As Time Goes By".
We start by creating an introduction using the last few bars of the tune that incorporates the most memorable motif. First we’ll play through using the original chords, and then we will extend and alter the voicings so to create more interesting and sophisticated sounds.
Next we’ll look at rehamonising the chords to add harmonic interest.
In the second half of the lesson we construct a much longer introduction using the chords from the bridge of the tune.
These principles can be applied to any tune you are working on. Always remember to look at melody and chords for inspiration when introducing a tune.