The Nearness Of You Tutorial
The Nearness Of You is a jazz ballad written in the key of F Major. The tune follows an A1-A2-B-A1 form and there is also a 4 bar extension at the end which makes the tune 36 measures long.
We’re going to start with some simple two handed voicings and then create a more interesting arrangement by reharmonising the changes and adding in some upper structure triads, block chords and chord substitutions.
We also look at some interesting ways to reinforce the melody by mirroring the melody in both hands, similar to four way close style piano voicings.