Embraceable You Jazz Piano Tutorial
Welcome to this tutorial on George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You”.
Widely quoted as one of his finest compositions, the harmony and melody can be challenging to play in places with unusual chord changes and large interval leaps in the melody.
In this lesson, we cover the tune in the original key which is G Major.
The form and chord changes are great for applying many topics covered in the PianoGroove course such as:
- major and minor 251s
- tritone subs
- diminished chords
- suspended harmony
- upper structures
- minor line cliche
We will be incorporating all of these areas into the arrangement.
This is a 2 part lesson. In part 1 we will create an introduction and then work through the A1 and B sections.
In part 2 we will then increase the complexity of the chords and voicings to create a climax in the second half of the tune. Finally we will discuss repurposing the melodic motifs as an improvised ending.