Guitar and Piano Transcriptions

Court And Spark

Piano music transcribed by Dave Blackburn

Author Notes:

The short but sweet opening to one of the great albums of the 70's. None of the sections are similar enough for repeats to be used so it is written out in "long form".

Points of interest include the 3 against 4 rhythms between the hands, the parallel (not relative) major/minor tonalities of E and E minor (by now a familiar feature of Joni's composing, as well as Paul McCartney's incidentally) and the frequent use of suspended "chords of inquiry," as she called them.

Dave Blackburn

[Original Sibelius file, compatible with Sibelius 7+]

This transcription is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.
You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
Copyrighted material contained in transcriptions is used in accordance with 'Fair Use'.

Comments on this transcription

Comment using your Facebook profile, or by registering at this site.

You must be registered and log in to add a permanently indexed comment.

beatntrack on

Your feedback is welcome. I can be reached at

Facebook comments