From Duncan Gravill
Posted June 6, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Does anybody know if there is, or where I could find a score for this instrumental of Somewhere over the Rainbow?
Pieces like this one should be learned by ear.
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 sheetmusicplus.com. I tried to find out who the artists are, but nobody seems to know or care to give them credit.
Here is the song's score: www.wikifonia.org/node/1072
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!
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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