The Secret to A Great Melody, Body & Soul w/ Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, & Diana Krall.

For Activity #3 of the Songwriter Online Project, I talk about the song Body and Soul and let all of the songwriters in on an important secret to composing melodies.

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Comment by Connor Peavy on November 4, 2013 at 2:35pm

great video and awesome post. The idea you talked about kinda goes along with the deep listening that Darcy James Argue talked about. it can be the same song but it's the little things that make it. and sometimes more then others you really have to listen deep to find the differences but it's there 

another song that comes to mind kinda like that is "fix you" by coldplay  
there are few different versions out there that are the same song but it is the changes that make it fit for each different artist,here few versions ,all same song but each has it's own feel and they make it there own  
http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Fix+You+The+Angry+String+Orchestra/3PiP...

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Fix+You/2nugyx?src=5

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Fix+You/3IJPWX?src=5

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Fix+You/4ixbGi?src=5
 

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on November 3, 2013 at 7:49pm

Aram I'm so glad you chose a standard, and especially "Body and Soul". It's fascinating to watch how each of these performers interprets the song. Also I think your secret (which I will make everyone watch so I don't give it away!) is SO TRUE.

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