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Author David Luebbert
Posted 4/4/11; 11:47:26 PM
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Coolness in Public Ideas

Check out this neat submission that was sent to Public Ideas yesterday.

This is a score of tall extent, so if you scroll to the bottom of the score image, you can press the Play button on the controller that is visible there to hear what they did.

Whoever sent this in did a better arrangement for "The Girl of Ipanema" than the one I've had listed in The Changes for years.

The arrangement that I posted exactly followed the changed that were published in Volume 1 of the Berklee Real Book, the source for harmony that I had at the time.

These new changes are better than that. They are not Jobim's changes for the song (for reference, here they are), but they are closer to what a jazz musician would play for the song today.

I like these enough that I've replaced my original arrangement with the one posted in Public Ideas. This person, who submitted from IP address, also did a nice looking arrangement of Richard Rodgers' The Last Time I Saw Paris that matches the changes we already have posted. The printed version looks beautiful by comparison with the original posting in The Changes, because the layout code that serves Tunetext is so much more capable today.

They also did an untitled third arrangement that sounds like it must be a chord arrangement of a well-known tune, but I can't figure out which one yet. The bridge sounds like Ellington's "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), but the A sections don't match.

If anyone can recognize (or if the author is willing to email me), I'd love to ID the song that owns that harmony.

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