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Jazz Studies Applied Curriculum for Guitar

Jazz guitar students are required to memorize fifty of these standards and jazz classics. When a student comes to his/her lesson and wants to pass a tune, s/he must bring a copy of the tune and a blank cassette tape. The student is required to present a copy of the selected tune(s) to the instructor one week before trying to pass the tune. The student must be able to play the melody, improvise a solo over the chord changes, comp the changes for the instructor’s solo, play the melody again and end it without referring to the sheet music. If there are any mistakes, the student must try to pass that tune on another day. With the approval of the instructor, tune substitutions are allowed.

A Foggy Day

Groovin’ High

Our Love Is Here To Stay

Afro Blue

Half Nelson

Over the Rainbow


Have You Met Miss Jones


All Blues *

Here’s That Rainy Day

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

All of Me

How High the Moon *CM

Prelude to a Kiss *CM

All of You

I Can’t Get Started

Quiet Nights

All the Things You Are *CM

I Love You


Alone Together

I Remember You

‘Round Midnight *

Angel Eyes *CM

I Should Care

Satin Doll *CM

Au Privave

I’ll Remember April

Scrapple from the Apple *

Autumn Leaves * (G&Bb)



Back at the Chicken Shack

Impressions *

So What *

Billie’s Bounce *

In a Mellow Tone


Blue Bossa *

In a Sentimental Mood

Some Day My Prince Will Come

Blue in Green

In Walked Bud

Song For My Father *


In Your Own Sweet Way

Sophisticated Lady *CM

Body and Soul *CM


Soul Eyes

But Beautiful

It’s You or No One

Speak Low



St. Thomas


Joy Spring

Star Eyes

Con Alma

Just Friends



Like Someone in Love

Stella by Starlight *CM

Darn That Dream *CM


Stolen Moments *CM

Days of Wine and Roses *CM


Stompin’ at the Savoy

Donna Lee *

Misty *CM

Straight No Chaser *


Mood Indigo


Emily CM

Moonlight in Vermont CM

Summertime *


My Foolish Heart

Take Five

Every Thing Happens to Me

My Funny Valentine *CM

Take the “A” Train *

Foot Prints

My One and Only Love *CM

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Four *

My Romance

The Song Is You

Freddie the Freeloader

My Secret Love

There Is No Greater Love

Gentle Rain

Night in Tunisia *

There Will Never Be Another You

Georgia On My Mind

Now’s the Time *

Thrivin’ from a Riff *

Giant Steps *CM

Oleo *

Tune Up

Girl from Ipanema *

On Green Dolphin Street *CM


God Bless the Child

Once I Loved

Well You Needn’t

Gone With the Wind

One Note Samba

What Is This Thing Called Love

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat CM

Ornithology *

Yardbird Suite *

* Required
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