Every Time We Say Goodbye Tutorial
In this lesson, we’re going to create a solo piano arrangement of Cole Porter tune ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’. This song is played in many different keys, but we’re going to cover it in the original key Eb, also adding the verse into the arrangement.
If you’re not familiar with a term verse, it is an introduction to the tune, both musically, and lyrically. Almost all the Broadway/movie tunes contain a verse, and they are definitely worth checking out.
Notable Recordings To Listen To
There are plenty of great versions to check out, from old ones like Benny Goodman to new, like Fred Hersch and Mulgrew Miller. It’s important to point out that when learning a new song you should listen to as many vocal versions as possible.
Check out for example Ella’s version, also Chet Baker, and one of my personal favorites Cecil McLorin Salvant video from youtube. It’s also a good exercise to sing and learn the melody, and also you will get familiar with the lyrics.