Misty - Arrangement with chords & melody - Jazz guitar lesson
Misty is a jazz standard written by Erroll Garner following a 32-bar progression in the key of Eb including some common chord sequences as II-V-I, I-VI-II-V. A very popular ballad that has crossed over genres of music for the past 50 years (1959). This post in analysis of this song reffering to the realbook including a youtube video lesson about a chord melody arrangement for jazz guitar.
Quick analysis of Misty (real book)
There are two sections. Here is the chord progression and a quick analysis referring to the real book :
Ebmaj7 | Bb-7 Eb7 | Abmaj7 | Ab-7 Db7 |
Ebmaj7 C-7 | F-7 Bb7 || 1st ending G-7 C7 | F-7 Bb7 :|| 2nd ending Eb6 | % |
- Pick up measure: Bb13 = V of home key (Eb major).
- Bar 1: Ebmaj7 (Tonic Eb).
- Bars 2 & 3 : Bb-7 Eb7 | Abmaj7 | This is a II-V-I in the key of AbMaj7.
- Bar 4 : Ab-7 Db7 . This is a II-V in the key of Gb but the resolution doesn't go to Gb as it theoretically should.
- Bars 5 & 6 : Ebmaj7 C-7 | F-7 Bb7 is a I VI II V sequence in the key of Eb.
- Bars 7 & 8 (first ending) : G-7 C7 | F-7 Bb7 . This is a III-VI7-II-V7 sequence in the key of Eb.
- Bars 9 to 14 : Same as bars 1 to 6.
- Bar 15 & 16 (second ending) : Eb6.Home key
Section B (Ab Major New Tonality, Eb modulating to Ab)
Bb-7 | Eb7 | Abmaj7 | % |
A-7 | D7 F7 | G-7b5 C7b9 | F-7 Bb7
- Bars 17,18,19 & 20 : Bb-7 | Eb7 | Abmaj7 | % | II V I sequence in the key of Ab.
- Bars 21 & 22 : A-7 | D7 F7 | ....Am7 is the bii of Ab. You can consider it as a II-V sequence in the key of G that goes to the V7 of Ab.
- Bar 23 : G-7b5 C7b9 ...minor II-V in the key of Fmin.
- Bar 24 : F-7 Bb7... major II-V of original tonic key (Eb).
Bars 25 to 32 : same as the second part of the A section.
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