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Ted’s Arrangement, with compilation pages by Paul Vachon

Ted's Original Lesson sheet

My compilation pages, changes and comparisons

Here's a compilation of Ted's arrangement of Gershwin's "A Foggy Day." The three charts I have of this song are in the key of F, and the melodic rhythms are inconsistent with each other. I used the Real Book chart as a guide, but had to make some adjustments in order to fit the words in, so please forgive me if it's not exactly what you've heard or played before. I think it works pretty well...and of course you can modify it according to your preferences.

Ted did a couple arrangements of this tune - this one is in D, and he did another more difficult version in Bb that will be posted at a later date.

Ted's page is pretty self-explanatory. Its in what he calls "outline format" which means "You must add some of the missing repeated melody notes" and follow the notation to see if some notes are omitted or different from Ted's grid boxes. There are a few melodic variations.

Also, Ted didn't write a "1st ending" turnaround - he went straight to the ending. So, if you want to repeat the piece you'll have to supply your own I-ii-V turnaround. Or, I'm sure Ted would advocate that instead of a regular turnaround, you do a modulation at the first ending and then repeat the whole thing in another key. I know he liked moving up (or down) in minor 3rds, so perhaps modulating to F would be nice: Dmaj7 - Gm7 - C9 --> to top in F. This sounds pretty good and seems to fall in the hands nicely.

-- Paul


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