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My Funny Valentine

Click below for the fingerings that I use to play a jazz chord-melody arrangement of Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers' 1937 standard My Funny Valentine from the Broadway show "Babes in Arms."

The "A" section features the definitive example of a Descending Minor Cliche. Richard Scott in his "Chord Progressions for Songwriters" explains: "Inserting the Am(M7), Am7, and Am6 (all embellishments) in the Am one-chord progression creates the Am-Am(M7)-Am7-Am6 Descending Minor Cliche. This combination of substitutions creates a descending chromatic A-Ab-G-Gb line in the middle voice of the chord while the bass note remains unchanged."

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