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.