Autumn Leaves – Les Feuilles Mortes – Classical Guitar


autumn-leaves-classical-guitarAutumn Leaves” is a popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song, “fr: Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”), with music by Hungarian-American composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. It seems that the chords of this song have been taken from a Russian song, however, is definitely one of the most played by the musicians Jazz Standard. The song is in AABC form. “Autumn Leaves” offers a popular way for beginning jazz with classical guitar and become acquainted with jazz harmony as the chord progression almost Consists Solely of ii-ii-V-I and V sequences Which are typical of jazz. It was originally, and is most commonly, performed in the key of G minor, but is Also played in E minor and other keys (which they are also more comfortable with classical guitar).

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