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Understanding the Jazz Standard There Will Never Be Another You (Chords Analysis)

Welcome to episode 161 of the LJS Podcast where today I go over an in-depth analysis of the jazz standard “There Will Never Be Another You.” This is a fantastic tune that has a lot to teach us about traditional diatonic jazz harmony, with a few fun surprises along the way. Learn how to start approaching this great jazz standard.

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I really believe that in order to take a great solo over a jazz standard, or any song at all, that you need to understand how that song works.

Yes, we need to be able to use our ears and that’s obviously the most important thing when it comes to being a jazz improviser.

However, I believe that understanding how chord progressions work, how chords function and the context of the entire song – all of this is really important.

And that’s why I like to spend some time analyzing jazz standards, going over how they work, and try to dig deep inside of them.

I believe that if we have this mentality, we have this knowledge, everything is going to be so much easier for us when it comes to actually composing in the moment, a.k.a improvising.

So today I’m going to be going over a very popular jazz standard  There Will Never Be Another You and we’re going to take a deep-dive look into that and try to see what’s going on with the harmony.

In this episode:

1. Why There Will Be Another You is a great standard to study

2. Chord Analysis of There Will Never Be Another You

3. The Jazz Improv Rule, and why it’s important for becoming a great jazz improviser

Here’s the chords analysis I discuss in the episode:

There Will Never Be Another You (Chords Analysis 1)There Will Never Be Another You Analysis 3

Thanks for listening to this episode of the Learn Jazz Standards Podcast. If you aren’t already, make sure you are subscribed on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

I look forward to having you join me in the next episode!

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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