Autumn Leaves [Harmonic Analysis]

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The Form: A B
Most usual Key: E Minor (G Major Scale), also common in G Minor (Bb Major Scale)

[A]      
II V I IV
Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7
VII / II of Em III7 / V of Em VI (I of Em)  
F#m7b5 B7 Em Em
II V I IV
Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7
VII / II of Em III7 / V of Em VI (I of Em)  
F#m7b5 B7 Em Em
[B]      
VII / II of Em III7 / V of Em VI (I of Em)  
F#m7b5 B7 Em Em
II V I  
Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Gmaj7
VII / II of Em III7 / V of Em II / V in D Maj II / V in C Maj
F#m7b5 B7 Em7 A7 Dm7 G7
VII / II of Em III7 / V of Em VI (I of Em)  
F#m7b5 B7 Em Em

 

* Note - the chords shown above are from my own composition "Fall Off Trees" which happens to have the same chord changes as Autumn Leaves, but as they use the same harmonies it's worth looking at here!

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