Whitney Houston: Saving All My Love For You

So, time has passed and along side millions of viewers, we said our good byes
to Whitney Houston. Her memorial service was very moving and indeed, it
is truly evident that she loved the Lord. Perhaps she is singing in the angels choir.
I believe so. With Whitney's God-given gift, her beautiful voice, we continue to
play and sing her songs and her gift goes on! Do you have a favorite? I would like
to post some of Whitney Houston's songs and perhaps you will find one to play.




Saving All My Love for You (Music by Michael Masser ©1978)

Intro
G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11
G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11                     
A few stolen moments is all that we share

G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11                     
You've got your family and they need you there. 

Em7                 A7               Em7            A7
Though I try to resist being last on your list. 

Em7 Em7/D  C  G/B  Am7    D11
But no other man's gonna do.

       C     Bm7    Am7 D11  G maj 7  Em7 Am7 D11
So I'm saving all my love for you.

 
It's not very easy living alone. 
My friends try and tell me. 
Find a man of my own. 
But each time I try I just break down and cry.
Cuz I'd rather be home feeling blue. 
So I'm saving all my love for you.


B                Bb dim              B
You used to tell me we'd run away together.
D                               A             D Dmaj7 
Love gives you the right to be free. 

F#7                                      B7
You said, be patient, just wait a little longer. 

       A9    Am9         Am7 sus 4    D11 D
But that's just an old fantasy. 

I've got to get ready .
Just a few minutes more. 
Gonna get that old feeling. 
when you walk through that door. 
Coz tonight is the night. 
for feeling alright. 
We'll be making love the whole night through. 
So I'm saving all my love. 

Yes I'm saving all my love. 
Yes I'm saving all my love for you. 

No other woman is gonna love you more. 
Coz tonight is the night.
That I'm feeling alright. 
We'll be making love the whole night through. 
So I'm saving all my love. 
Yeah I'm saving all my love. 
Darlin', yes, I'm saving all my love for you. 
For you. 
For you. 
For you 
Higher Praise.com 

I'd like to share these chords I'm using in the Key of A

Saving All My Love For You

Whitney Houston

Intro

Amaj7  F#m7  Bm9  D/E  Amaj7  F#m7  Bm9  D/E

Amaj7F#m7Bm9D/E
few stolen moments is all that we share   

Amaj7F#m7Bm9D/E
You've got your family and they need you there.

F#m7B/F#F#m7B/F#
Though I try to resist being last on your list.     

A
F#m7/
G#m7
C#7
But no other man's gonna do.

Dmaj7  C#m7Bm7D/EAmaj7F#m7Bm9 D/E
So I'm saving all my love for you.            

It's not very easy living alone.
My friends try and tell me.
Find a man of my own.
But each time I try I just break down and cry.
Cuz I'd rather be home feeling blue.
So I'm saving all my love for you.

G#m7C#7F#m9Bm9
You used to tell me we'd run away together.
E7Amaj7

Love gives you the right to be free.            

Eb7sus4                    Ab7Dbmaj7
You said, be patient, just wait a little longer.

F#m7
B7Dmaj9/E


But that's just an old fantasy.           

I've got to get ready .
Just a few minutes more.
Gonna get that old feeling.
when you walk through that door.
Coz tonight is the night.
for feeling alright.
We'll be making love the whole night through.
So I'm saving all my love.

Yes I'm saving all my love.
Yes I'm saving all my love for you.

No other woman is gonna love you more.
Coz tonight is the night.
That I'm feeling alright.
We'll be making love the whole night through.
So I'm saving all my love.
Yeah I'm saving all my love.
Darlin', yes, I'm saving all my love for you.
For you.
For you.
For you

Music Chord Breakdown

Amaj7 = A/C#EG#

F#m7 = F#/AC#F#

Bm9 = B/DF#AC#

D/E = E/DF#A

B/F# = F#/D#F#B

G#m7 = G#/D#F#C#

C#7 = C#/BD#G#B

Dmaj7 = D/F#AC#

C#m7 = C#/ EG#B

F#m9 = F#/EF#B

E7 = E/G#DF#

Eb7sus4 = Eb/DbEbAb

Ab7 = Ab/CEbA

Dbmaj7 = Db/AbCF#

Dmaj9/E = E/F#AC#E

Awhile back I wrote about bass lines. They are definitely in this song,
Saving All My Love For You.

Did you know that Errol Garner, the jazz pianist, was left-handed? So, I got to thinking about left-hand parts on the piano and how much time I have invested in piano practice to improve and strengthen my bass lines in music.

I've always been comfortable playing a melodic line with my right hand but when it comes to playing Alberti bass or Waltz bass, I seemed to need the extra practice, playing left hand notes separately until they were polished and then adding both hands together to hear a more balanced sound.

To achieve this, let's take a look at music and see how a composer will write harmony parts in many different ways.

1. Block chords look like all of the notes are stacked together, like a snow- man, and you play them together at once. You will find many blocked chords for your left hand in rock and roll and hymns, too.

2. Broken chords are when the left-hand plays the notes of a chord but one at a time. You can approach this by playing oom-pah rhythm or some say, boom-chick, like a repeated pattern of a single note followed by a chord. You will hear this in Ragtime in Scott Joplin music.

3. Arpeggiated chords make up notes of a chord that are played one at a time, like an arpeggio. They are found in Classical piano music and Pop music.

4. Alberti bass is when the notes of each chord is played starting with the bottom note, on to the top note, middle note and then up to the top note again.

5. Waltz bass is where the first note of the chord is on the down beat, the first beat of the measure and followed by the other notes on beats 2 and 3. It is played with a strong beat in a 3/4 time signature. This ballad style allows your right hand the freedom to pull out the melody line and just let it flow.

This is the basic introduction to left-hand movement. More advanced rhythmic patterns would include off-beats, swing and slow jazz waltz, to name a few. Plus, there is Latin rhythm to learn, such as Bossa Nova, Mambo Tango, Cha Cha, Rhumba and Samba.

No matter what level you are on, with many of the left-hand parts listed above, you can incorporate them into your music for rhythm practice.

You might be interested in this music resource if you're a singer:
Vocal Mastery System  (affiliate link)






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