My Romance Tutorial – Left Hand Voicings Study
My Romance is a popular jazz standard originally written in the key of C major. The tune is also often performed in the key Bb Major and you can find both of these versions in the Real Book.
My Romance follows a 32 measure A-B-A-C form and the tonality is primarily major. The tune can be played as both a ballad and at a medium swing tempo.
We’re going to start off by running through the form with left hand voicings which are suited to faster tempo arrangements or if you are playing in a band. We’ll then revisit the changes and add in some bigger two handed voicings that are suited to solo ballad performance.
I’m going to break down the steps I go through to create a full arrangement and also give guidance on how to create tune-specific introductions.