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Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'

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Subject: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,B.B. Cone
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 11:44 AM

Can anyone provide the chords for George Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day', in the key of F please.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 07:15 AM

http://www.songtrellis.com/picture$800


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,B.B. Cone
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:50 AM

Thanks! Odd way of writing the chords, though, I assume Fma7 is actually F7 rather than Fmaj7 as Dm7 and Am7 are written as Ami7 and Dmi7?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 10:01 AM

Fma7 is Fmajor(maj) 7, not F7. Minors are written as mi


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 10:06 AM

Ah! Thanks for the clarification. I'd always seen minors written as 'm' before.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 07:40 PM

I think these chords are a little more elegant, and a little less complicated than the ones from songtrellis. I worked the arrangement out myself back when I did club dates--If you're not familiar with chord charts,   each backslash marks a measure, And you play two counts for each chord symbol. Good luck!

A Foggy Day

George and Ira Gershwin

||:Fma7Fma7/Db9Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/F° F° /Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/Cm7F9/Bbma7 Bma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Am7 Am7/Ab7 Ab7 /Gm7Gm7/Gb7Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Db9 Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/F° F°/Gm7 Gm7 /C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/Cm7 F9/Bbma7 Bbma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Fma7 Gm7/Am7 E9/ Am7 Ab7/Gm7 Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Gm7 C9/:||


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 07:41 PM

That last was from me.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,B.B. Cone
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 04:31 AM

Again, thanks! But what's the F chord with the circumflex above it and the little circle by it?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 12:35 PM

That should be "F diminished". Don't know where the letter 'A' and the cicumflex came from-they weren't in the text I posted!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 12:47 PM

And if it's easier, you can play a Db9 (or Db7) in place of the F diminished chord.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 05:48 PM

Fdim is easy - 1st string 1st fret, 3rd string 1st fret, 2nd and 4th strings open


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 06:24 PM

It is true that that is an F diminished chord, but it isn't a very good one, because it doesn't have any bass notes in it. If you play the Db7 (Which you'd do by playing a C7 chord position one fret up) you'll have the Ab from the F dim chord on the bottom. And Db7 is actually an F dim triad, with an added Db, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 07:29 PM

I revised the chords with a Db9 in the place of the F dim, which really didn't need to be there.

A Foggy Day

George and Ira Gershwin

||:Fma7Fma7/Db9Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/Db9Db9 /Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/Cm7F9/Bbma7 Bma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Am7 Am7/Ab7 Ab7 /Gm7Gm7/Gb7Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Db9 Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/F° F°/Gm7 Gm7 /C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/Cm7 F9/Bbma7 Bbma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Fma7 Gm7/Am7 E9/ Am7 Ab7/Gm7 Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Gm7 C9/:||


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 07:32 PM

Sorry, this is better.

A Foggy Day

George and Ira Gershwin

||:Fma7Fma7/Db9Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/Db9Db9 /Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7Fma7/Cm7F9/Bbma7 Bma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Am7 Am7/Ab7 Ab7 /Gm7Gm7/Gb7Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Db9 Db9/Gm7Gm7/C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/Db9 Db9/Gm7 Gm7 /C9C9/

Fma7 Fma7/Cm7 F9/Bbma7 Bbma7/Eb9 Eb9/

Fma7 Gm7/Am7 E9/ Am7 Ab7/Gm7 Gb7/

Fma7 Fma7/Gm7 C9/:||


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 08:43 AM

nice


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,B.B. Cone
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 04:07 AM

Thanks for all the help - after years of playing only traditional or traditional sounding songs I've teamed up with a jazz flautist and thought it only fair to learn a couple of things from his territory.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 04:45 AM

You are to be commended. People who play "traditional" music can sometimes get a bit edgy about jazz. For guitar players, particularly, it is a journey into new territory. Really worth it, though...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 06:37 AM

At the risk of starting WW3, why the major 7th for the first chord? The melody note is C so why bother?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 01:17 PM

A fair question, Stan. The short answer is "because I like it". It's strictly a matter of taste.
You can play any"F' that you like. I play the four note Fmaj7 in first position-

1-2-2-1-x-x

I am very fond of that sound--I I think it gives it a modern feel, and it gives a really solid sound in the bass. If you notice, I like to have the chords move by half steps as much as possible. It gives a nice jazzy movement in the bass, that is, if you use chord positions with th root on the Low E and A strings.

Check the Songtrellis chords that Loki linked to above, and you'll see that it's possible to play the song in the same key with very different chords, and that gives it a different feeling. It all depends on what *you* like....


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 01:39 PM

You can't argue with "because I like it".

I did a search and found this. It claims to be the Fred Astaire version.

Check these

You have to make your own decisions as to timing but the bits I could get sound closer to what I remember. It also has the verse.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 01:47 PM

Not very much different but a lot easier to follow is this one

G       Fm6    Am7          D9   
A foggy day       in London town

G       Gm7 A7          D9
Had me low      had me down.

Gmaj7       G9       Cmaj7       Cm
I viewed the morning         with alarm;

Gmaj7       E9          A7               D9
The British museum          had lost its charm.

G          Fm6       Am7                   D9
How long, I wondered,       could this thing last?

G             Gm7       A7       D9
But the age of miracles    hadn't passed,

G         G7   C9       A9-5
For suddenly          I saw you there --

            G    Am7    Gmaj7
And through foggy London town

C6       Em7    A7   Am7   D7   G
The sun was shin - ing ev' - ry - where.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Gershwin's 'A Foggy Day'
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 11:38 PM

I hate those kind of charts, because you have no idea where the measures start and end, and those chord extensions that sound so nice when a piano plays the tune rubato just plunge me into confusion. You cleaned them up nicely.

What seems to be a profound difference between our chord progressions--You have Fm6 where I (transposed to G) have Bb9, isn't at all--if you add a Bb to the Fm6 chord, you've got Bb9--it all comes down to how you voice the chord.


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