Print and download in PDF or MIDI Resignation. This song is originally in 7/8 turned it into a lead sheet. Original: Brad Mehldau | Elegiac Cycle.

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One more thing to note, one of the many cool things Brad does, is play the Gminor 1st measure a sections as a Mdhldau V of c immediately to get to Cminor in the 2nd measure, much like you would in a minor blues to get to the iv chord on the 4th measure. Then the next two measure are really just C minor, Fmi as the iv chord, then i and V7 leading to the Abminor. Once you break it down you can really get a handle on it! Jazz submitted 2 years ago by Epistimi Piano. No pictures of text.

Anyway, I’m looking at Brad Mehldau’s “Resignation” and it contains some very unusual chords. First of all, how could I voice them on piano? Now the Abmi6 to Bbmi ma7 is really just B major to B minor.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. The next two measure are in Bb IV, I.

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The A sections are basically: Submit a new link. But for now, forget all the passing chords.

Gesignation post the chords here as well: Posts that don’t follow them will be removed. Ab and D are tritone subs of each other, and the melody plays b7, 5 and 11 of a D7 chord anyways. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I use the term “funky” pretty loosely. As far as playing over it, try and always reduce changes to their core elements of what the FUNCTION is of each chord, and what tonal center you are in.

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And I think it does, at least I know what to practice to be able to play over it. I’ll post the chords here as well:. Jazz Listening Club currently: Don’t put your whole collection, that’s useless to the discussion.


I also put a star next to the ones that are particularly tricky, either in themselves or because of the surrounding chords. Want to add to the discussion? Artist – Title Year. The chord they are playing is a Bma7, if it was really an Eb7 then there would be a Db, but playing that over the actual harmony makes it pretty clear that’s not correct.

[Piano] Improvising over/voicing some pretty funky chords on Brad Mehldau’s “Resignation” : Jazz

Hey whoever gilded me, thanks! The A section is pretty straightforward, the trouble starts at measure 9.

I will first go over the obvious mistakes, and then lead you in the direction of renaming, or interpreting the changes in a way that makes sense to voice resiignation blow over. Album cover are ok, however get the conversation started! I haven’t had much luck transcribing much of it, but I did find a lead sheet.