Score for Somewhere over the Rainbow

June 6, 2011 at 01:55 AM ·

Does anybody know if there is, or where I could findĀ a score for this instrumental of Somewhere over the Rainbow?


Replies (4)

June 7, 2011 at 12:25 AM ·

Pieces like this one should be  learned by ear.

June 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM ·

That may be true, Charles, but unless Duncan is a first class jazz improviser it's probably not helpful.

That said: the problem (if you will) with jazzers is that they aren't known for always writing stuff down.  I don't think it's likely that you are going to find *this* exact arrangement.  You can, however, find the original song and a number of fakebooks on  I tried to find out who the artists are, but nobody seems to know or care to give them credit.


June 7, 2011 at 02:32 PM ·

Here is the song's score:

Apply rubato and grace notes here and there, and improvise a little, then you will have something pretty close, but better - it's your own version!

June 13, 2011 at 04:04 PM ·

Thanks for the replies,

I have been trying to pick it up by ear actually, but I thought that it would just be easier if I could find the score or a similar score.

Thanks for the link Joyce Lin it's not the exact score for this version but it is very helpful.

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