Very important song in my studio. Melody starts in mid-range, leaps up, back, down, and back. Excellent for re-training a voice that tends to make changes in jaw/tongue tension for pitch variation, for accommodating leaps and for crossing-the-break work. Note the odd form. Rodgers uses the same melody three times in a row, first two in e and third in A, then the bridge is really the coda. Fun improv tune because of that minor/major. Also, try putting two bars of 3/4 together as 6/4, then drop every sixth beat: great 5/4 jazz tune!
Marty Heresniak, Voice Teacher, Actor, Writer, Singer
Quoted from: Heresniak, Marty and Christopher Woitach, Changing the Standards -- Alternative Teaching Materials. Journal of Singing, vol. 58, no. 1, Sep./Oct. 2001.
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