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Exploring the Harmony, the Counterpoint, and Moving Lines of ‘If You Never Come to Me’



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In this video, Davy Mooney explores the Antonio Carlos Jobim tune “If You Never Come to Me,” and particularly the version on the album “Elis and Tom” (where the song is called by “Inutil Paisagem”). Mooney explores the harmony of the tune, as well as the counterpoint and moving lines that characterize so many of Tom Jobim’s compositions.

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