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12 Essential Tunes

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Here is an example of how you might go about learning a jazz standard.

This song has amazingly similiar chord changes to one of the songs on the list-you figure it out ;-). It is a 32-bar tune; it's form is A-A'. That means that the first 16 bars ("A") are mostly repeated again, but with a slight difference ("A' ").
this example is primarily in the key of "G", although it changes key throughout, as jazz songs often do.

a line by line analysis follows:
12 Essential Tunes - Page 2