Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Tutorial
In this lesson we’re going to create a solo piano arrangement of the ballad “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Otto Harbach.
Originally from a 1933 musical Roberta, it has been recorded numerous times since then. Good versions to check out are recordings by Thelonious Monk, Teddy Wilson, Keith Jarrett and Glenn Miller Orchestra.
When learning a new song, I highly recommend you listen to as many vocal versions as you can. It’s a nice way to sing and learn the melody and you will also become familiar with the lyrics. For example, Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole have great versions of this song.