Like Someone In Love Tutorial
Like someone in Love was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and is one of the great jazz standards. The tune is written in the key of Eb Major and follows a 32 measure A1 – B1 – A2 – B2 form.
The melody is characterised by upwards leaps which offers an interesting contrast to the descending bass movement which falls by half and whole steps in the first A section. We’re going to look at some ways we can develop the melody to really bring out this element of the tune.
Harmonically, everything is relatively straight forward, lots of 25s and 251s as to be expected. There is some slash notation in the first A section which can look tricky to navigate at first glance but once you understand the movement that is implied by the composer, it’s pretty straight forward to voice and to play over.
We’re also going to look at another application of block chords which can be used to add movement and interest over bars containing static harmonies and melodies.