Ted’s Arrangement, with compilation pages by Paul Vachon
Ted's Original Lesson sheet - June 26, 1989 (As given to a student in a private lesson)
My compilation pages, changes and comparisons
Here is my compilation page for Ted's "Winter Wonderland"...with additional contributions from Steve Brodie (chord boxes in blue) and me (chord boxes and chord names in red). I hope this makes it easier to read through the arrangement.
Ted didn't quite finish his arrangement, so this is one way that he might have done so. I took the liberty to add the chord names in red.
There is one controversial chord in this arrangement—at least the name I've given it may be questionable: the A17/G in measure #5.
Ted talks about this "mysterious 17th chord" a few times, including on the DVD seminar he did at Musician's Institute on 6/6/93. He explains it as a dominant 7 (sus4) chord with a natural 3rd above the 11 (or 4).
What else could you call that chord? Em11/6/G ? …or Gadd9(#11, no 3rd)? To me it has that 17th sound that Ted demonstrated. You also could try to voice it as: A (open 5th st.), G, D, E, C#. Think about it.
You could also try adding a C#7 chord in the 2nd ending, just before going to the Bridge.
One point of interest about Ted's chords in measures 5 and 6: the fingers for the top three strings on the A17 - A9 - B7 remains the same, just simply slide them down. And then on the B7 - Em, the fingers on strings 5, 3, 2 remain the same... again, just slide two of the voices up. Very slick, Ted!