The man who invented modern pop song phrasing!
Frank Sinatra was an iconic American jazz-oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor.
Frank’s legacy might best be summed up by Stephen Holden who wrote for the 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide: “Frank Sinatra’s voice is pop music history. Like Presley and Dylan – Sinatra will last indefinitely. He virtually invented modern pop song phrasing.”
Songwriting from this era can have very complex chord progressions that are not found in many of today’s contemporary hits. The serious songwriter should study these types of compositions carefully.
From a melodic point of view, the recordings that have become jazz standards are a must to learn, especially if Frank Sinatra recorded them! We can all learn from the way Frank phrased them.
Frank Sinatra tunes | Related pages
All Of Me
You can learn how to play All Of Me by Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.
| Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | D7 | D7 |
All of me, why not take all of me…
You can learn how to play Angel Eyes by Frank Sinatra using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
| Am Am/G Am/F# Am/F | Am/E Am/Eb |
Try to think that love’s not around…
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Learn how to play Baby Won’t You Please Come Home by Clarence Williams using chords, lyrics, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.
| D7 | B7 | Em7 | A7 |
Baby won’t you please come home, ’cause your mama’s all alone…
Fly Me To The Moon
You can learn how to play Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.
| Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars…
Love Me Tender
You can learn how to play Love Me Tender by Elvis using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.
| D D/A | E7 E7/B | A7 | D D/A |
Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go…
My Funny Valentine
You can learn how to play My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, the original recording, and cover versions.
| Cm | Cmmaj7 | Cm7 | Cm6 |
My funny Valentine, sweet comic Valentine…