seeking your help to clean up this score ("Christmas is Coming", Guaraldi)
I have tackled one of my favorite piano solos, the jazzy Guaraldi tune "Christmas is Coming", but would value your help addressing some of the outstanding items. It's based on work by Caleb Xu and others, and those details are in the End Note of the score, attached. To my knowledge, this score with the solo section is not available anywhere else (free or paid).
Here are some areas I'd value your help. It's arguable that these should be separate posts, but I'm going to at least start with a single post.
In section [C], I'd love to have the chord symbols all together above the treble staff, but as you can see the F and G sometimes have no anchor notes up there, so those symbols stay lower. I tried vertically offsetting them higher, but then when I changed the layout (I think to Page View or perhaps adding back in other instruments), then the grand staff got a huge white gap between staves. So I gave up on the offset and put it back to what you see here. Suggestions?
Also in the solo [C], what's the best way to capture that jazzy, funky timing? As you can see, I've done it using dotted notes, but it definitely doesn't sound like the original. I run into this a lot when notating jazz. Suggestions on how to notate this timing??
What do you call that poly-chord type arpeggio at the end that is common in jazz songs? It appears to be an F stacked on an EbM13. I'd love to understand this better. Is it just a fully-loaded EbM13 (with 9 and 11)? Is there a name people use for this type of ending?
Anyone want to take a shot at making the Drum part match the recording? Or at least better than what we have?
How about the walking bass on the solo? That part would be great to have scored out :-)
Any other suggestions or corrections you'd like to offer??
Thanks in advance!
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