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    What was the first jazz standard you learned to play on the guitar?

    I started with Autumn Leaves (like a lot of people I guess ).

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    Autumn leaves too

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    Night and Day I believe.

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    Green Dolphin Street

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    Summertime.

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    Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

    (In about 1980, after many years playing blues and ragtime)

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    Misty and Girl from Ipanema


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    Don't Blame Me.

    Sid Margolis showed me a chord melody for it. That was his way of teaching chords. He'd write them out on a grid and circle the root. My job was to learn them at every fret, by name. This was possible because I'd already learned to read all over the neck, so I knew the notes.
    Last edited by rpjazzguitar; 08-12-2021 at 11:11 PM.

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    one off the beaten track

    When Sunny Gets Blue

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    Girl From Ipanema, or maybe Bye Bye Blackbird when I was about twelve.

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    On the Sunny Side of the Street.

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    I'll get my coat.

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    Rockin Chair. I had my lil arrangement memorized for a while before I even became fluent on guitar.

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    Misty.

    Still one of my favourit. My friends father, who was a jazz organ player, many times mentioned, how amazing that Stan Getz leads the melody "through the tonic" (means the starting phrase not only 3 notes, the major seven note preceded by the tonic). It was 40 years ago, but I still recall his voice when playing the head.... and some point I also use that phrase.

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    A one note samba.

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    Worked out my own arrangement Mancini's Charade. I still don't know how I did it. I was a teenager and fairly new to guitar and came up with an arrangement totally by ear.

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    All the things you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksaric
    All the things you are
    Jumping into the deep end.

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    Cherokee...only kidding! Autumn Leaves.

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    Have you met miss Jones ?

    Probably not the optimum first tune
    I still find playing smoothly through the B section a challenge

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    Shoeshine Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabor
    Misty.

    Still one of my favourit. My friends father, who was a jazz organ player, many times mentioned, how amazing that Stan Getz leads the melody "through the tonic" (means the starting phrase not only 3 notes, the major seven note preceded by the tonic). It was 40 years ago, but I still recall his voice when playing the head.... and some point I also use that phrase.
    I love Misty. It's my earliest tune that I had good command of. I learned it on piano which was the 2nd instrument I learned and now my main instrument (focusing on Hammond). The first tune I learned as a beginner on my 1st instrument, electric bass, was Blue Monk.

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    Blue Bossa.

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    Satin Doll, IIRC.