Jazz Guitar Standards

This is a list of jazz standards I am compiling which will contain performances/recordings, transcriptions, backing tracks, sample solos, chord melodies, analysis and links to other recordings. I think focusing on songs is the best way to drive the learning process of jazz guitar. And it’s definitely more fun! I’ll be manually ordering these alphabetically over time.

All Blues
All of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
‘Round Midnight
Stella By Starlight

Jazz Guitar Standards – Green Dolphin Street

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Yours truly doing a jazz guitar solo, Robert Conti…

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Jazz Standards – My Funny Valentine

Posted on Jan 16th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

My Funny Valentine is a popular standard from 1937 written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. My Funny Valentine chords Miles Davis Jim…

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Jazz Standards – ‘Round Midnight

Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

'Round Midnight was created by Thelonious Monk in 1944 and is a very popular standard (ballad). If you want to learn to play jazz guitar this will be…

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Chord Melody – All The Things You Are

Posted on Jan 10th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Here's a sample of the chord melody. Play the chords from the grid and note the melody below and you have the chord melody! For a PDF of the full…

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Jazz Standards – Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves is a popular jazz standards and is probably one of the easiest songs to get started with if you want to learn to play jazz…

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Jazz Standards – Autumn In New York

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Autumn in New York was written by Vernon Duke. Here is the Autumn in New York lead sheet. Autumn in New York Chet Baker…

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Jazz Standards – Stella By Starlight

Posted on Jan 5th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Stella By Starlight is a jazz standard and ballad written by Victor Young. Here's the Stella By Starlight lead sheet. Here's a Stella…

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Jazz Standards – Body and Soul

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Body and Soul is a popular jazz standard and is a ballad. Here's the Body and Soul lead sheet. My favourite performance is Chris…

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Jazz Standards – Blue Bossa

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013 - By wkriski - 1 Comment

Blue Bossa Chords Blue Bossa was written by Kenny Dorham. Pat Martino Blue Bossa Pat Martino transcription Blue Bossa Kenny Burrell…

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Jazz Arpeggios – Body and Soul

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

I like to apply arpeggios to an actual song rather than spend too much time on separate arpeggio exercises, but a good way to get familiar with the…

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