My One & Only Love

My One and Only Love Tutorial

My One & Only Love is a jazz ballad written by Guy Wood. The tune follows a 32 measure AABA form and is usually played in the key of C major. The A section is very busy melodically with lots going on and very few sustained notes or rests.

The slash chords in the A section look quite intimidating but in fact they are quite straight forward once you understand what is being implied. Slash chords are used to imply that a specific bass note must be played.

Moving onto the B section, the tune is a lot calmer with much more space which offers a nice contrast to the melodically busy A section.

Score, Transcription & Midi File

To download a .pdf copy of the chord changes and full transcription… head over to the Transcription Library on the Pro Member dashboard . A midi file is also available to run through your favourite midi programs.

  • Matt

    How would this arrangement compare to what you might play during a show? I understand you might improvise after playing the head, but would you play the head in a much more sophisticated way?

    • Hayden

      Hey Matt, it depends on the setting… if I’m playing solo piano it would be very similar to the arrangement in this lesson but as you pointed out, also with an improvised section. However, if I was playing in a band with a bass player I would be playing a much simpler arrangement using mostly left hand voicings. Hope this helps, Hayden

      • Matt

        Great. Good to know.

  • Adam Powell

    Will you be breaking down those lovely runs your threw in at the beginning of the lesson?

    • Hayden

      Hey Adam! Yes sure thing we actually look at that long line over the the minor 251 in this lesson: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/half-whole-diminished-scale/ – it’s a half whole diminished scale line… the HW Dim is a great scale to choose over altered voicings and in particular over minor 251s. We will be exploring more diminished scales patterns and diminished harmony tricks in upcoming lessons. Cheers, Hayden

      • Adam Powell

        As usual, a step ahead of the game. Thanks for all you do. Cheers