The Minor II V I is a difficult progression to have options for. In this video I am going to demonstrate 6 variations of Stella by Starlight Guitar chord melody options that you can use on this song and on other Minor II V I options.
It should help you get some different ways to approach the minor II V I and not play the same things all thet time.
The examples are going from the original and I also made one with Coltrane Changes, so there is a bit of Jazz history in there as well!
Most of the examples you can easily use on many minor II V I cadences, and some are a little more specific but can still give you some ideas for a way of working on your own arrangements and reharmonizations.
If you know one I didn’t talk about then please leave a comment!
The Content of the Stella By Starlight Video
1:25 #1 Original Changes of Victor Young
1:42 Analysis – The Original harmony and the dim chord!
3:18 Finding great harmony by NOT thinking in Chords
5:17 #2 The Real Book Changes
7:01 #3 Eø Natural 9th
8:30 F7 as a Lydian Dominant – Why It Works
9:11 #4 Phrygian Dominant
9:26 Analysis – What is a Phrygian Dom7th
11:15 #5 Major II V Cadence
11:33 Analysis – A great trick also for solos!
13:38 An Extra Level of Hancock in this version
14:13 #6 Coltrane Changes
15:57 #7 Coltrane Changes 2.0 – a more musical approach?
16:44 What is your favourite Reharmonization for this song?
17:10 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page!
Corinna Danzers Great Video with the original Changes: