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Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy #2818168 02/20/19 08:58 PM
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Hey there,

Here is a cool, notated arrangement of Over the Rainbow I found not too long ago. I am the person playing. Any stylistic suggestions?

Anybody else have any suggestions on cool, notated arrangements of standards?

Peace <3

Mickey

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Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2818461 02/21/19 04:11 PM
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There's a good one in the ABRSM 2016 Level 6 book; here's one recording (not my own -- I'm working on it, but nowhere near finished yet):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTB4SI63jVE


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Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2818889 02/22/19 02:39 PM
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Hi Mickey

Firstly well done. My only criticism is that it lacks a bit of smoothness, i.e. the dynamics are a bit jumpy.

I highly recommend Nikki Illes 4 volumes of sheet music (each with CD of her playing it):

Jazz in Springtime
Jazz on a Summers Day
Jazz in Autumn
Jazz on a Winters Night

These contain notated versions of Jazz Standards, standards (including a lovely version of Over the Rainbow) and Nikki's own compositions. All the arrangements are inspired by great Jazz artists. Written out solos are included and the standard is in the grade 4 to 7 ABRSM range I'd say.

My only criticism is that chord symbols aren't included, which would be helpful for your own improvisations.
Nikki is a professional British Jazz pianist who contributes to the ABRSM as well.

Cheers


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Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2818914 02/22/19 03:42 PM
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Simon, I think it's "Iles" -- one "L".

Books available from multiple sources, and thanks for the tip!


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Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2819137 02/23/19 07:54 AM
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Hi

My mistake, yes it's Nikki Iles.

Cheers


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Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2822144 03/02/19 10:09 PM
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I like these two versions of Over the Rainbow the best:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01UP1PcmD_g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dqO3ExnOEo

The Jarrett version is available here and other places on the web:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vhWoMqgtvM

Re: Over The Rainbow - arr. Shanaphy [Re: donatipiano] #2894842 09/27/19 12:42 PM
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Thanks for all of your suggestions!


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