Welcome to this jazz standard lesson on Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael.
Written in Eb Major, the tune follows a 32 measure A-A-B-A form. We’re going to start the tune with some simple voicings, as outlined on the lead sheet. This will give us a basic understanding of the harmony and the melody.
We will enhance our arrangement, creating more complex harmonies and melodies and we will also reharmonise parts of the tune.
Many of the rehamornisations I use are from the recordings I have listened to, which highlights the importance of this in your musical development as a student of jazz piano.