My Funny Valentine Tutorial Part 2
In part 2 we build upon the theory that we covered in part 1 of this tutorial.
We start by adding some ornamentation and interest to the melody. The main melodic motif is very repetitive and so we explore some alternate ways that it can be played and phrased. We then look at some bigger extended chord voicings and harmonising the melody in 3rds.
Moving into the bridge, we now add 2 handed voicings and passing chords. The minor 251 progression in the final few measures of the bridge is a nice place to add some altered voicings and upper structure triads.
For the final A section, we now harmonise the melody using 6th intervals which creates a nice contrast to the previous use of 3rds in the melody. We also add some subtle fills in our right hand and incorporate arpeggio runs in our left hand.