Someone To Watch Over Me Tutorial
Welcome to part 2 of this advanced tutorial on “Someone To Watch Over Me”.
The tune follows a standard 32 bar AABA form and there is also a 24 bar introduction which we are going to include in the arrangement.
In part 1 we created an advanced arrangement of the 24 bar introduction and now we will move straight into the head of the tune.
In this lesson we will create some complex voicings and melodic fills, we will introduce a stride left hand style, and finally we will tag the last few bars of the form to create a powerful and dramatic ending.
All 3 A Sections contain slash notation which can make the form and chord changes intimidating for beginner students.
Slash notation is easy to read and interpret once you understand the basic principles, check out the related lessons below for more information.
Listen To Notable Vocal Versions
If you are not already familiar with the lyrics, then I’d highly recommend that you spend some time to listen to the notable vocal versions.
Learning and memorising the lyrics will helps you with phrasing the melody and also express the meaning of the lyrics musically in your performance.
One of the more challenging aspects of this tune is the descending bassline which is achieved through the slash notation.
Slash chords indicate that we are not playing the root of the chord as the lowest note of the voicing.
This is typically used to achieve a specific bass note movement.
Check out the related lesson above for more information on reading and interpreting slash notation.