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Waltz n°2, the Elliott Smith tune

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Elliott Smith wrote some wonderful tunes and Waltz n°2 is certainly one of them. I find myself humming the tune all day long.

I thought it was intresting to see how it would hold up as a simple jazz tune.

I think it does...

What's wonderful, harmonically is the way all temporary 1-chords are approached with a dominant chord. That makes it sound bluesy without being a real blues.

You can download the song here, in BIAB format. Band in A Box will look for the right style, like the one I use and can be found in the MODAL Pack 1 . But you can substitute it with a different style.


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