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12 Essential Tunes
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: