on the other forum, we were talking about moon river and what we can do.

i mentioned that a lot of the big time players often reharmonize not just the chords, but on melody notes.

so for blue moon, well, there some beautiful things you can do.

for simple chord reharmonization, i have utilized a descending bass line.  these changes are for the first part of the song.

| c          | g/b            | am9         | c/g    |
| f          | c/e            | bm7b5       | bb7#11 |
| am7        | gm7  c7b9      | fm7         | e7#9   |
| am7  am7/g | f#m7b5   f7#11 | em7  ab7#11 | dm7 g7 |

now, it's a slow and beautiful song. all henry mancini songs are beautiful, except for maybe one or two tv show songs.

how about that harmonizing each melody note? this is a good thing to look at and work on. makes you sound pro :)  i'm only going to do the first to lyric lines here, but that's more than enough to get you started.

c    bb7 am7 f     dm7  db7 c
moon riv er, wider than a   mile

gb7 f     em11 dm7 g7 cm7    bb7#11  bm7b5  bb7#11  am7
i'm cross ing  you in style, some    day    old     dream....

see?  very very cool. also, everyone should know this tune. it's an amazing song!  post some midis!
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