|The classic Song, “I Love You” was written by Cole Porter as a result of a challenge by actor Mont Woolley for him to write a hit tune with the words “I Love You” in the title and then repeated throughout the song. The song became a hit and Porter won the bet…..Many artists have recorded the song over the years, I list some of my favourites below.|
|Guitar Chord Progression Analysis|
|I use the descending major 7th at the beginning of the tune as a way of remembering the descending major 7th interval. In my online guitar course I go into a lot more detail about musical intervals. Suffice to say that in the A sections of the tune there are more leaps going on adding tension to the music while in the B section we have more stepwise motion. This tension in the A sections is added to by the opening chord, a m7b5. The song makes extensive use of the II-V-I progression with lots of added b9’s and and b5’s. These chords may at first seem a bit difficult to get your head around if your not used to playing them but it really is just a matter of familiarity. In my beyond TABS guitar course which can be streamed directly from the forum I list the chord chapes I use to play these chords. Remember, just because the guitar has 6 strings it doesn’t mean you have to play all of the 6 strings.|
| Julie London
Album – Julie is her Name Vol 1 & 2
I just love Julie Londons voice. This version starts with just the vocal and guitar
Tal Farlow Album
Album – Tal’s Finest Hour
One of my favourite guitar players, in this classic version version Tal plays it at speed.
Oscar Peterson Trio
Album – Walking the Line
Listen out for the guitar slipping in to playing four to the bar through the middle eight. This is a classic strumming rhythm in swing music, something I cover in the guitar course
Album – Everything I Love
A more modern version of the tune from Elaine Elias.
|Which artist’s version of I Love You would you recommend? Tell me about it and I can feature it here|