Blame It On My Youth is typically played as a ballad and therefore this arrangement focuses on rich chords, leading tones, and inner voices to capture that perfect lush sound and chord progressions that you’re looking for. In terms of chords, this arrangement uses a few different alternate II – V – I progressions that are quite striking to the ear.
This sheet music is a re-harmonized introduction played in a rubato feel. It uses line cliches and leading tones to make your chords sound rich, congruent, and on purpose. It’s great to learn these types of chord voicings for use in other jazz standards.
Included with this package are:
- Professionally notated sheet music with chord symbols for improvisation
- MIDI file download to use with your DAW
- An MP3 recording of Paul Tobey performing this arrangement.
To see Paul Tobey’s tutorial on how to approach this important jazz standard please watch the video below: