Original Compositions (entry 1)

November 13, 2014

I have decided to post a few of my original compositions from time to time with a small discussion on some aspect of the piece.  For the first piece of the series, I decided to pull a piece I wrote many years ago in the style of a 'typical' jazz standard, whatever that may mean.  Below is the original score. . .

 

 

Looking back on this tune, there are many things I wouldn't do the same were I to revisit it. . .That being said, I think there are some good things happening in it.  Personally, I don't really like the melody I wrote for the 'B' section.  It is not quite as melodic as I would like.  I think I did a nice job of cycling through a few different key centers without making any awkward leaps.  The D diminished chord moving to the Ebmaj7 is questionable by my ear upon revisitation. . . what do you think?

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