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Strangers in the Night 1966 #1  &  Won 3 Grammys

Doo be doo be doo!!! See you already are humming the tune!!! Here is another trio – written very simple – well there are a few harder runs! but I can call this a Level 2.5.

You can goose the arrangement up a little – the left hand can play a latin bass style!

NOTES FOR PERFORMANCE:

  1. =80 – same speed as the 2nd half of Those Were the Days
  2. Key of F
  3. Start at Letter D
    1. Every note – represents the notes in the chord needed – so everyone is UNISON in the rhythm.
    2. It is hard to play legato on repeated notes – so hold the note to it’s fullest!
    3. Key here is G Major (F#)
    4. Measure 61 has first counter melody and rhythm going on.
    5. Ends with a Ritardando – last 2 measures – the 3rd part has a run that will continue to slow down.
  4. 2 before Letter C – 1st part
    1. Chromatic runs (can play 1st note only for 2 counts UNTIL IT IS LEARNED)
    2. Letter C – I got bored and added a little FLAVOR to the melody
  5. Beginning – Same as letter D – all unison rhythm
    1. Letter C – 2nd & 3rds – holding chords – this is meant to HELP add POWER to the section – so PLEASE Crescendo and Diminuendo into and out of the 2 measure phrases

About the Song:

Strangers in the Night” is a popular song credited to Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. Kaempfert originally used it under the title “Beddy Bye” as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed.

Reaching number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart, it was the title song for Sinatra’s 1966 album Strangers in the Night, which became his most commercially successful album. The song also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Sinatra’s recording won him 3 Grammys in 1967

  1. Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
  2. Grammy Award for Record of the Year
  3. Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist for Ernie Freeman at the Grammy Awards of 1967. Hal Blaine was the drummer on the record and Glen Campbell played rhythm guitar.
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