"The Nearness Of You" Beginner Jazz Piano Tutorial

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In this lesson we are going to arrange the tune “The Nearness Of You” using simple voicings containing the roots, 3rds, and 7ths.

“The Nearness Of You” is a true jazz classic and is a staple part of the jazz piano repertoire.

The Form & Harmony
The tune follows an AABA form which means that almost 75% of the tune contains the exact same chords and voicings.

The final A section does have a 4 bar extensions and so that’s an important point to remember.

The tune contains lots of common progressions including major 251s, minor 251s, and also 3625 turnarounds which can be voiced in many ways.

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