The Way You Look Tonight Tutorial
In this lesson we are going to explore the tune “The Way You Look Tonight”.
We start by playing through with left hand voicings and then talk in length about the 1625 progression and how you can use it to develop introductions. This is a perfect tune to demonstrate this because the 1625 progression is repeated throughout the form.
In part 2 we’ll be covering the usual stuff including, firstly creating bigger two handed voicings, and then incorporating upper structures, suspended harmony and passing chords.
“The Way You Look Tonight” is an unusual jazz standard. It’s 68 bars long which is over twice the length of the standard 32 bars which most jazz standards follow.
We’re still working with an A-A-B-A form, however each section is 16 bars as appose to 8 bars found in the more standard 32 bar form.